District Calendar:

June 2015
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June 01, 2015

5:00p.m. SHS Picnic Pops! SHS Courtyard
Staples High School Courtyard
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7:30p.m. BOE Meeting
Staples High School Cafeteria
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June 02, 2015

7:00p.m. CES 4th Grade Orchestra/4th & 5th Grade Chorus Concert
Coleytown Elementary School
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7:00p.m. KHS 5th Grade Concert
Kings Highway Elementary School
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June 03, 2015

7:00p.m. GFS 4th Grade Orchestra/4th & 5th Grade Chorus Spring Concert
Greens Farms School
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7:00p.m. SES 4th Grade Orchestra/4th & 5th Grade Chorus Concert
Saugatuck Elementary School
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June 04, 2015

7:00p.m. Long Lots 5th Grade Orchestra and Band/4th & 5th Grade Chorus Concert
Long Lots Elementary School
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June 06, 2015

SAT Exam - SHS IS a test site (All Day Event)
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7:00p.m. Staples High School Senior Prom
Stamford Hilton
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June 07, 2015

5:00p.m. - 11:59p.m. Scholar Athlete Dinner
Westport Inn
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June 09, 2015

7:00p.m. SHS/BMS Jazz Concert
Staples High School
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June 11, 2015

SHS Final Exam 8 & 5 (All Day Event)
Staples High School
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June 12, 2015

SHS Final Exam 7 & 6 (All Day Event)
Staples High School
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June 13, 2015

ACT Exam - SHS is NOT a test site (All Day Event)
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June 15, 2015

SHS Final Exam 3 & 2 (All Day Event)
Staples High School
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7:30p.m. BOE Meeting
Staples High School Cafeteria
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June 16, 2015

BMS Moving Up Ceremony (All Day Event)
Bedford Middle School
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SHS Final Exam 4 & 1 (All Day Event)
Staples High School
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CMS Moving Up Ceremony (All Day Event)
Coleytown Middle School
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June 17, 2015

SHS Final Exam Make-Up Day (All Day Event)
Staples High School
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June 18, 2015

Last Day for Students - Shortened Day (All Day Event)
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Web and Local Resources for Families

General Organizations

BEACH Center on Disability www.beachcenter.org
Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities www.Nichcy.org
National Council on Disability www.ncd.gov
National Easter Seals Society www.easterseals.com
National Organization for Rare Disorders www.rarediseases.org
National Organization on Disability www.nod.org
PACER CENTER, Champions for children with disabilities www.pacer.org
Parents helping Parents www.php.com
Special Olympics International www.specialolympics.org
Very Special Arts www.vsarts.org

 

Specific Disabilities

American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities www.aaidd.org
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association www.asha.org
Autism Society of America www.autism-society.org
Brain Injury Association www.biausa.org
CHADD Children and Adults with ADD www.chadd.org
Council for Exceptional Children www.cec.sped.org
Council for Learning Disabilities www.cldinternational.org
Department of Health and Human Services www.hhs.gov
Hydrocephalus Association www.hydroassoc.org
International Dyslexia Association www.interdys.org
Learning Disabilities Association of America www.ldantl.org
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill www.nami.org
National Center for Learning Disabilities www.ncld.org
National Center on Stuttering www.stuttering.com
National Down Syndrome Society www.ndss.org
The Epilepsy Foundation of America www.epilepsyfoundation.org
United Cerebral Palsy Associations, Inc. www.ucp.org
The Epilepsy Foundation of America www.epilepsyfoundation.org

Educational Resources

Assistive Technology www.closingthegap.com
Connecticut State Department of Education www.sde.ct.gov/sde/
Inclusion Press Homepage www.inclusion.com
National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) www.nasbe.org
National Parent Network on Disabilities (NPND) www.npnd.org
Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of America www.resna.org
US Department of Education www.ed.gov

LOCAL SUPPORT GROUPS

School-based groups, such as the PTA and Special Education Parent Reps, cannot provide the disability-specific support we often need. Following is a list of local support groups, recommended by PTA Council SpedParents Committee members.

Autism

CT Autism Spectrum Resource Center www.ct-asrc.org
CT FEAT (Families for Effective Treatment of Autism) www.ctfeat.org
Autism Society of Connecticut www.autismsocietyofct.org

 

 

Learning Disabilities

SmartKids with Learning Disabilities www.smartkidswithld.org
Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic www.rfbd.org
CACLD (CT Association for Children with Learning Disabilities) www.cacld.org
LDACT (Learning Disabilities Association of Connecticut) www.ldact.org

 

Down Syndrome

CT Down Syndrome Congress www.ctdownsyndrome.org

 

Tourette Syndrome

CT Tourette Syndrome Association www.tsact.org

 

Hearing Impairment

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing www.agbellct.org

 

Helpful to many families is Pizza Moms, an informal information sharing & support group. They meet for supper at 7:30 pm the first Tuesday of every month, at Post Corner Pizza in Darien. Contact Nanette Jordan at nanette618@gmail.com.  http://sites.google.com/site/pizzamomssite/

Bookmarked as a favorite website should be Spednet - www.spednet.org. Locally based and regularly updated with meetings and events, it is an excellent resource.

Lastly, please let us know about organizations that have been useful to you, we'd like to include them on this list. Contact your PTA Special Education school representative, or email us at SpedParents@Westport.k12.ct.us.