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Parent Advocacy

Parent hugging child artSpecial education graphic
“We have no special needs children. 
      Just children…with special needs.”
         ~ Uwe Maurer
Welcome to Tassajara Hills Elementary’s Parent Advocacy page. YOU are the BEST advocate for your child and special education terminology, evaluation, implementation, and legal rights can be a very overwhelming experience for both you and your child.
If you are concerned or suspect your child is demonstrating a pattern of serious difficulty in school and frequently exhibits learning problems, please use the following information and available resources provided.
Special Education. What is it? How does my child qualify?
The Special Education Process- Referral, Assessment, and Placement sped processreferral & assessment
SRVUSD Programs and Services  programs & services
What is that? Common Special Education understood
Enrichment, Therapeutic, and Athletic Programs graphic
Eye Art "Y o u  c a n  o n l y understand people if you feel them in yourself.”  ~John Steinbeck
4 elements of empathy
One of the BEST ways to advocate for your child is to understand and experience first-hand what they are going through, both in and out of the classroom.
Take a moment to experience the most common developmental and learning disabilities.
ADHD/Attention Issues (11% of American children, ages 4 to 17, have the attention disorder)
Autism (On average, 1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls are diagnosed with autism)
Dyscalculia (Affects 6% of the population) understood
Dysgraphia (Affects 5-20% of students in any given population) understood
Dyslexia (Affects One in five students, or 15-20%) understood
Executive Functioning, Organization, and Time Management understood
Sensory Processing Disorder (Affects 1 in 20) youtube