Special Education Resource Group

SERG MISSION: To Empower This Generation and The Next

To support parents of children with special needs from ages 3 to 21 by...

  • Educating families within District 205 to increase awareness and gain support for individuals with disabilities in our community.
  • Connecting parents, educators and administrators to increase understanding and collaboration.
  • Providing information about resources in our community
  • Sponsoring programs on a variety of topics related to special education.
  • Providing resources for parents on topics of services, policies and procedures for children with special needs.

SERG is organized and funded by the District 205 PTA Council.

Parent Meeting - State of D205 Special Education Services

D205 Student Services Administrators shared the latest developments and improvements in our D205 special education resources for this school year. 

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Special Education Snapshots: January 2023 Parent Meeting

D205 parents heard helpful information about assistive technology, transition services and literacy curriculum in our latest parent webinar.

January Webinar speakers: Brigid Peterson, Tim Wealton, Samantha Skardzinski

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Introductions at 00:00
Assistive Tech starts at 00:45
Transition Services starts at 17:20
Literacy Curriculum starts at 37:30

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Monthly eNewsletter

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School Represented Name
SERG Co-Chair   Elena Cutri
SERG Co-Chair Mary Young
Madison Amy Mishma
Edison Jen Kasten Dotson
Emerson open


Micki Chan
Fischer Courtney Barcus
Hawthorne Emily Hyde
Jackson Samina Kapadia
Jefferson Cynthia Mares
Lincoln Ashley Galliart
Bryan open


Angela Hedworth


Dulce Renelli
Sandburg Laura Fischer
York Yolo Adams





SERG Representative Responsibilities

Are you interested in volunteering at your child's school, but have little time? Do you like sharing Special Education resources with fellow parents?

Being a SERG representative is an easy way of supporting your school community!

As a SERG school rep, you will be asked to do the following:

  • Gather parent feedback, questions, and issues about Special Education topics at your school.
  • Attend meetings to provide SERG information and to gather parent feedback:
    • Attend your school’s PTA meetings (monthly)
    • Attend SERG rep meetings (every 6-8 weeks)
    • Attend SERG parent meetings (a few times a year)
  • Distribute SERG information:
    • Submit SERG program information for the principal’s weekly newsletter.
    • Submit SERG program information for the PTA President’s weekly email.
    • Share SERG info with Resource Teachers and Special Education Teachers at your school and ask them to pass along to students and/or their room parents.
  • Partner with your school’s PTA committees to make events accessible to all students.

If you're interested in joining SERG as a rep, contact the current rep listed above or your school's PTA President.