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Special Needs
Bellevue special needs PTA Mission

What We Stand For

Working Together for Students with Special Needs in the Bellevue Schools.

On this page you’ll find resources, links and important information from Bellevue Special Needs PTA.

every child. one voice.

Building Community and Bringing People Together

Wilburton Elementary PTA and Bellevue Special Needs PTA are committed to help every child in our community to reach his/her full potential.

We know that parent involvement directly affects student success and is of even greater importance for parents of children with special needs.

help and support

resources

 

1. Bellevue School District. Special Education Resources

Special education must conform to the student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP). An IEP is a written plan for a child with a disability that includes specific information about areas needing additional or special support, and the services that will be provided. The IEP may include instruction conducted in the classroom, in the home, in hospitals, institutions and other settings.

2. Bellevue School District Policies & Procedures

3. Bellevue Special Needs PTA website

On this website you will find information about Special Needs PTA but also events in the community, resources for families, links to reports and studies and much more.

4. Wrightslaw

Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.

5. The Arc of King County

The Arc of King County serves all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities across the lifespan: from prenatal diagnosis through end of life care. Our programs include: Information and Family Support for parents, guardians, and siblings; Supported Living Services for adults living in the community; Representative Payee for individuals needing financial management assistance; Homelessness Prevention for families at-risk of losing their housing; and Advocacy for self-advocates, family members, and community allies seeking to make our community more systemically equitable for all people.

6. Washington Autism Alliance and Advocacy 

Washington Autism Alliance & Advocacy is a personal advocate and legislative champion for children and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) & other developmental disabilities.

7. Office of The Education Ombuds

OEO works statewide with a small staff of less than 7 full-time employees to carry out three functions:

  • Support schools and families in resolving concerns that affect students in K-12 public schools in Washington State
  • Provide information and trainings to families and community stakeholders about best practices to reduce the opportunity gap
  • Serve as a valued policy partner on state committees that help to improve equity and access

 8. Children and Adults with ADD/ADHD 

Today, children with ADHD are eligible for special education services or accommodations within the regular classroom when needed, and adults with ADHD may be eligible for accommodations in the workplace under the Americans with Disabilities Act. CHADD is a success story, inspired by the desire of countless parents to see their children with ADHD succeed. From one parent support group in Florida, the organization grew dramatically to become the leading non-profit national organization for children and adults with ADHD. 

9. Understood

A private parent community with expert guidance and support. Brock Eide, M.D., M.A., and Fernette Eide, M.D., are internationally recognized authorities on dyslexia and learning differences. Together they wrote The Dyslexic Advantage and The Mislabeled Child, and founded the nonprofit organization Dyslexic Advantage. They live with their son in Edmonds, Washington.

10. Through Your Child’s Eyes

It’s one thing to read about learning and attention issues. It’s another thing to see them through your child’s eyes. Experience firsthand how frustrating it is when your hand won’t write what your brain is telling it to. Or how hard it is to complete a simple task when you have trouble focusing. Use these unique simulations and videos to better understand your child’s world.

11. 2E Bellevue-Eastside Facebook Group

This is a Facebook group is for Eastside parents/guardians of intellectually gifted/highly capable kids who also have learning or other disabilities. The group is also open to parents who believe their child might be gifted and disabled but have not yet been officially identified as such.

Examples of disabilities include ADD/ADHD, Aspergers, Dyslexia/Dysgraphia, Anxiety, Depression, SPD, OCD, ODD, Tourette’s, Visual or Auditory Processing Disorder, Chronic Illnesses (such as Diabetes, Migraines, Cancer), Blindness, Deafness, Use of a Wheelchair or even unspecified disorders that would benefit from a 504 Plan or IEP at school.

The purpose of the 2e Bellevue group is to share resources, experiences, and give each other support.

12. Bellevue Gifted Alliance Facebook Group

BellevueGifted.org is home to a number of gifted groups in Bellevue who are uniting to share information. We have current students and families throughout the District in different programs, as well as alumni, joining together. While there are a number of viewpoints, we all agree on having the right support available for each student.

13. Fathers Network

A Powerful Voice for Fathers and Families of Children with Special Health Care Needs.
We do our work by connecting men with each other and with resources and information, by training men to tell their story and advocate for change and by working to promote inclusion. 

 

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Location: 12300 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005

Telephone: (425) 456-4300

Email: bechtholdm@bsd405.org

School Hours: M-T-T-F: 8:00 am – 2:30 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am – 12:10 pm

Non-Discrimination Policy

Bellevue School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Title IX Coordinator: Jeff Lowell, (425) 456-4010 or lowellj@bsd405.org; Section 504/ADA Coordinator: Heather Edlund, (425) 456-4156 or edlundh@bsd405.org; Civil Rights/Nondiscrimination Compliance Coordinator Alexa Allman, (425) 456-4040 or allmana@bsd405.org. Mailing address for all three: 12111 NE 1st Street, Bellevue, WA 98005.

The Bellevue School District is also committed to providing a safe and civil educational environment that is free from harassment, intimidation or bullying. Report harassment, intimidation or bullying with SafeSchools Alert or at your school. The Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Compliance Officer is Patty Siegwarth.