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Please see the Lake Washington PTSA Council’s website www.lwptsa.net/special-needs for all monthly meeting dates and topics, as well as many different resources for parents with children on IEPs and 504s. Some resources apply to all students and some to certain disabilities.


November Meeting :: LWPTSA Special Needs Group

Tuesday, Nov. 21 - Coffee at 6:30 pm, meeting at 7 pm --  LWSD Resource Center (Redmond Town Center)

Details: Amy Patterson of Washington ABLE Governing Board will discuss the ABLE act, its rollout in Washington and what it will mean for families 
Childcare: New this year, complimentary child care is available for meeting attendees. If you would like to sign up for this service, please email smcenroe@lwsd.org. Include your child's name(s) and age(s) at least three days prior to the meeting date. Please use the email subject line: Child Care at PTSA meeting. Last-minute drop-ins can only be accepted if space is available. There will be no food or drinks permitted in the child care area.                       More information


Getting Ready for College for students with IEPs or 504 Plans

Information for parents with eighth grade and high school students

The Lake Washington PTSA Council Special Needs Group and the Special Services department have created a document titled Getting Ready for College for students with IEPs or 504 Plans. This document addresses when and how to ask for ACT and PSAT/SAT/AP accommodations. This information is current as of September 2015.

Getting Ready for College for students with IEPs or 504 Plans is a summary to assist you in assessing the differences in requesting accommodations for the ACT, the College Board's PSAT, SAT and AP (Advanced Placement) tests. In addition to working closely with your high school's Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) Coordinator, we strongly recommend all families review each organization's detailed websites before you begin the formal application process. This document should serve as a short overview to help you get started.