April 2022 Parent Presentation - Preparing for an IEP

Our April Parent meeting featured Pepi Silverman, from Bridge Educational Advocacy, presenting information on IEPs.

Click the gray box below to see the 40-min recorded session.

Click for Recorded Session


Recording of Jan 2022 Parent Panel - Building Friendships 

As parents, we want our children to build trusted and meaningful friendships. 

In this panel, parents will share how they encouraged and fostered socialization for their child. Hear an honest discussion on which techniques worked well and which tactics they should have avoided.

Hear the replay at the link below.

Zoom Link


Managing School Transitions for your Student

Check out these resources as you plan for your student's transition from one grade or building to another.


Webinar Replay

2021-2022 State of D205 Special Education Services

D205 Student Services Administrators and our new Superintendent presented improvements and plans for this school year.

Hear the replay at the link below.

If prompted for a password, copy-n-paste: H8nFZB6*

Zoom Link

SERG MISSION - Empowering 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.

Monthly eNewsletter

If you would like to receive SERG news, please subscribe to the SERG Communication List here.


School Represented           

SERG Co-Chair   Elena Cutri
SERG Co-Chair   Mary Young
Madison Jeniffer Dotson

Ashley Galliart

Emerson  open
Field Micki Chan

  Courtney Barcus

Jeniffer Dotson  


Leigh A Tarullo


Andrea San Luis


Yolo Adams

Lincoln   n/a
Bryan Kristy Weseloh

Kim Ptak


Laura Fischer

York Angela Sebastian


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.