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PTSA Special Needs Committee

mindfulness for parents workshop -- April 17, 7-8:30pM at Iron Horse Middle school MPR

The San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs Special Needs Committee is pleased to present a "Mindfulness For Parents Workshop".

We hear a lot about Mindfulness but what is it and how do we do it? Join us for a Mindfulness for Parents Workshop, hosted by the SRV Council of PTAs Special Needs Committee.

Mindfulness: With self-directed intent, settling the mind so that our brain and body can be available to be non-reactionary, kind, and thoughtful in response to an exciting or nerve-wracking moment. To get closer and closer to non-reactionary, we also need to practice watching our judgments.

The goal of this workshop is to give everyone sitting in the session the felt sense of mindfulness practice. We will practice some which will allow parents to get an idea of what a sitting would feel like to develop more mindfulness than they have now.

Wednesday April 17th, 7-8:30pm at Iron Horse Middle School Multi-Purpose Room

This FREE workshop will help parents start to begin this practice and participants will walk out with ideas to use this practice at home with their families with "cheat sheets" and other helpful ideas. Please RSVP here

DVHS PTSA Special Needs Presents:  Emergency Preparedness for Special Needs Students -- April 18, 6-7:30pm

DVHS PTSA is pleased to host this Special Needs Presentation. What Safety and Security procedures does DVHS have in place specifically for Special Needs students? What happens if there is a lock down or an evacuation? What can you do to ensure your student is prepared to handle an emergency?

Join Officer Katie Williams for an interactive session to address these concerns and more:

Thursday April 18th, 6-7:30pm, DVHS Commons

Effective communication between the school, teachers, parents and students can promote a clear and cohesive strategy in the event of an emergency. Please contact Anita Kant at or Sanjog Kaur at with questions.

Helping Behaviorally Challenging Students, And While You're At It, All The Others -- May 9, 4-5pm at Cal High

Lost   Found Special NeedsDr. Ross Greene wrote the book, Lost and Found to address how we can all work together to address challenging student behavior.  The mission is to understand and help behaviorally challenging students in ways that are non-punitive, non-adversarial, skill building, relationship enhancing, collaborative, proactive, and most important helpful.  Come join us as we learn together with Liz Angoff, Ph.D., Licensed Educational Psychologist and School Neuropsychologist!

Thursday, May 9,, 4-5pm, Cal High Theater, 9870 Broadmoor Drive, San Ramon

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.

Upcoming Events

Recreation Therapy FlyerFriday Fun Festivities: Game Night!

Friday, March 15th, 5:45pm

Ages 14+ Activity #2856


Alcosta Senior and Community Center

Enjoy the opportunity to have a fun night of games!  This Recreation Therapy is designed for participants with developmental disabilities with various activities that will involve sequencing skills and will encourage socialization and communication with peers.  Light refreshments will be provided. Invite a friend and come join us for a night of learning, socializing and having fun!



Parent Information Night

March 21, 2019

We invite you to an open house for parents of students who are attending the Transition Program next year. Our teachers will discuss their programs and provide an overview of the curriculum. A short question and answer session will follow the presentation. As parents, we want you to have an opportunity to understand and gain insight about our Transition Program. We hope you can join us!

Transition Program

Thursday, March 21, 2019, 6-7pm

Del Amigo High School Library

189 Del Amigo Rd. Danville

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.