Specialized Student Services Committee

Committee Work:

SpecialEducationThe Committee will act as a resource for parents of students in special education or those receiving special services/support by facilitating information sharing and making parents aware of both U-46 and outside community programs and resources available for their special needs child. The Committee also works to provide opportunities for parent engagement.

For the 2020/21 school year, the Committee will host and facilitate two informational programs.  These programs will consist of topics applicable to all special needs children regardless of age or disability and will be presented by either U-46 personnel or outside experts who provide services to special needs children. Please see our calendar listing here for up-to-date topics and meeting locations, or click on the link below to download the PDF version!


SPED_Flyer_20-21_ENG_1 SPED_Flyer_20-21_SPN

IEP Educational Videos

In 2013, the Committee worked with the U-46 Special Education Department to create an informational video titled “Understanding Your Child’s IEP”, which serves as the foundational video of our Special Education University series. Both English and Spanish versions are available for viewing online. We highly recommend watching the video whether you are new to the IEP process, or are just needing a refresher.

Click for the Understanding Your Child’s IEP English version here.
Click for the Understanding Your Child’s IEP Spanish version here.

Special Education Committee Resource Pages

Visit our resource pages for archived publications by event, and links to valuable resources, including national, state and local agencies.

  • Archived Publications
  • Resource Links

Meeting Information:

Please visit the SPED Committee Event List for dates, times, and locations.

U-46 Special Education
U-46 Special Education

Visit the U-46 Special Education Department for information on resources at your child's school and within the district.

Committee Co-Chairpersons

Sarah Thompson
Larkin High School

Sarah Siddiqui
Hilltop Elementary

Avita Odoom
Sycamore Trails Elementary

Chanda Schwartz
Prairieview Elementary
Recent Meeting Minutes

CAC General Minutes 02 06 2020 (136.4 KiB)

Special Ed Committee Minutes 09 18 2019 (114.4 KiB)

Special Ed Committee Minutes 04 16 2019 (159.5 KiB)

Recent Documents

Special Ed Committee Minutes 09 18 2019 (114.4 KiB)

U46 2020 Anxiety Presentation English (493.2 KiB)

Spanish U46 2020 Anxiety Presentation (343.6 KiB)