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Dennis Rastatter

Executive Director, Special Ed
Executive Director, Special Ed

Terry Freeman

Administrative Assistant, Ii
Administrative Assistant, Ii

Parent News

Welcome to the BVSD Parent Page for Special Education. This is where we post information about our current classes, presentations and events. If you would like to receive our monthly Parent Special Education News email, please sign up here

For families new to BVSD or to Special Education, here is our Special Education Welcome Packet

Parent Networks Groups meet monthly to guide parents to work with their children on independent living skills along with sharing resources, information and  experiences. 

Common Sense Parenting Classes are the parent component of our Well-Managed School model. These practical, skill-based classes help all families (with or without disabilities) and are usually offered at schools across BVSD throughout the school year. We are working on alternative ways to give parents access to this great parenting program.

Help for Families in our ILCs

Families who have children with significant support needs may be able to get help from Imagine (our local Community Centered Board serving people with Intellectual /Developmental Disabilities) but you have to be enrolled in Imagine in order to get emergency funding or possible in-person respite. Here is a letter explaining Imagine's services  The Spanish version is here.

If a student is not eligible for Imagine, has autism and lives in Boulder County, they may be able to access funding through Imagine's autism program.

Employment Supports for Young Adults 

The InterAgency Transition Team has created a series of posters to support young adults as they transition to adulthood. 

Guide to Navigating Adult Services in Boulder & Broomfield Counties is a guidebook created by parents to help other parents with accessing adult services and supports for teens with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities.

Recurosos Familiare
#1 Tecnología de Asistencia BVSD 

#2 ¿Dónde comienzo? Recursos Generales
#3 ¿Dónde comienzo? Recursos Especificos para Discapacidades
#4 ¿Dónde comienzo? Las Tres P’s: P2P, PEAK y PEP
#5 ¿Dónde comienzo? Recursos para Transición  

#6  Lenguaje Respetuoso