A group of parents started the Special Education PTSA in Spring 2006 in order to advocate more effectively for all students (grades PreK-12) with disabilities in the Seattle School District.
We work in partnership with local school-based PTA/PTSAs that seek to meet the needs of families involved in special education. Through our advocacy, the Seattle Special Education PTSA strives to improve programs and services at both the building and district levels.
Our Mission is to:
- To assist families of students with disabilities as they navigate the education system;
- To partner with parents and educators as we advocate for improvements in the special education system;
- To build bridges between the general and special education communities in order to bring increased educational resources and opportunities for all students.