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Special Needs

PTSA Special Needs Committee

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Thank you for all that you are doing to support your children while they participate in Distance Learning for the remainder of the school year. We realize that facilitating your child’s learning can be difficult and wanted to provide some virtual opportunities to incorporate strategies that will help you in this endeavor. Please take a look at this list and choose the ones that might be helpful for you.  Attend as many as you like and we look forward to meeting you in our Google Hangouts.  If these times do not work for you, the sessions with a Power Points and Handouts from the sessions will be available on our Special Education Resource Website.

Take Care,

Christine Koehne, SRVUSD Special Needs Liaison 552-5072 

All Google Hangouts will be held from 12-1PM (unless otherwise noted)


Wednesday, May 13th - “Adaptive PE Strategies for Distance Learning and The Importance of Movement Breaks” with Jeff Teach, Adaptive PE Teacher

Join with Google Meet:

Join by phone: +1 254-523-4326 PIN: 504 314 460#


Friday, May 15th - “Using Learning Ally and Other Strategies for our Students with Dyslexia” with Kristen Koeller, Structured Literacy TSA

Join with Google Meet:

Join by phone: +1 443-819-0224 PIN: 991 593 933#


Wednesday, May 20th - “Strategies to Help with Distance Learning” with Jon Wieland, Transitions Teacher and John Blake, Intensive SDC Teacher, SRVHS

Join with Google Meet:

Join by phone: +1 216-815-5223 PIN: 502 692 983#


Friday, May 22nd - “Strategies to Support Sensory Issues” with Meg Marini, Occupational Therapist

Join with Google Meet:

Join by phone: +1 317-934-0181 PIN: 739 412 525#

Resources for Parents and Guardians of Special Education Students during #COVID19

Virtual Field Trips


Who We are

SRVCPTA Special Needs CommThe San Ramon Valley Council of PTA’s Special Needs Committee fosters collaboration among parents, teachers, schools, and the community to support children with special needs. Many schools have a Special Needs Committee Representative on their local PTA/PTSA who represents the school on our Council Committee, provides information back to the school, and may plan programs or get-acquainted gatherings for the school site. Your Dougherty Valley High School Special Needs Committee Representatives for 2018-19 are Anita Kant and Sanjog Kaur.

What We Do

  • Provide information and support to parents and staff so they can help children with special needs succeed.
  • Help ALL children and adults understand and appreciate challenges faced by children with special needs.
  • Work legislatively to secure and retain adequate laws and funding for children with special needs.

Be sure to bookmark the SRV Council of PTAs Special Needs webpage, on which you can find information, resources and links. In addition, be sure to bookmark the SRVUSD Special Needs page, where information on Special Education in our district is available.

Join our Distribution List

We email information about our upcoming programs, as well as other local programs of interest to the community, through the SRV Council of PTAs. Please click on the Join Email List button to receive the monthly council newsletter which typically includes a Special Needs article. Also, during school registration, please select “Special Needs” on your interest form and you will receive information about campus events throughout the year. The Special Needs Committee also maintains a web site. Go to the SRV Council of PTAs Special Needs page. Our site includes information about our events as well as events and resources from other organizations dedicated to special needs issues in our community. To receive the quarterly Special Needs newsletter, please click on the Join Email List on this webpage.