Thursday, August 30, 2018

DCSEAC Support Groups - Upcoming Meetings

Need support? We're here to help! Please join us for our next support group meetings that fit your needs. For more information and additional meeting dates, please click here.

  • SSN (Significant Special Needs) Support Group - Tuesday, September 18 from 10-11:30am, Lone Tree Library, Event Hall Meeting Room 
  • Stronger Together - SED Families Support Group - Kick-Off Meeting - Thursday, November 1 from 6:30 - 8:00pm, Marisa Ala’s house, 4676 Briarglen Lane, Highlands Ranch, CO 80130

DCSEAC & Healing Our Youth Event

Get Educated:  Youth Mental Health and Wellness 
  • Wednesday, October 3
  • 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Cresthill Middle School

     To register for free, click here!
  • Listen to a parent’s perspective on raising a child with a mental disorder 
  • Learn important facts/statistics about mental disorders and the basic biology of mental disorders 
  • Learn  about the adolescent brain and teen substance use
  • Learn to identify unhealthy adolescent behavior  
  • Learn what treatments are available for mental disorders and the steps to take to access treatment 
  • Connect with experts and resources in mental health 
  • Talk one-on-one with mental health professionals 
  • 2 CE credits offered
  • Light refreshments include
      For more information, click here.

Community Partners

DCSEAC partners with a number of organizations dedicated to helping those with special education needs in our community. Please see the below links for current offerings!


Douglas County School District Board of Education Authorizes Bond, Mill Levy Override for 2018 Ballot

The biggest concern for Douglas County School District is growing funding challenges. On August 21, 2018, the Douglas County School District Board of Education voted to place a $40 million Mill Levy Override (MLO) and $250 million Bond on the 2018 ballot. If passed, these funds would stay local to help the 68,000+ students in Douglas County Schools. 

You might ask; what would these funds mean for special education? While we don’t have an exact answer, we do know that the funds would help the following areas, all of which have a big impact on students with IEPs. If you would like more information, please visit DCSD’s Funding Page.
  • COMPENSATION - Increased pay to help recruit and retain classified staff (i.e. special education teachers, EAs and transportation staff).
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT - Increased support for ongoing education of afore mentioned staff.
  • CAPITAL REPAIRS - Address school buildings issues such as heating and cooling systems, roofing, carpeting, fire alarm systems, plumbing, etc.
  • TRANSPORTATION - Replace aging buses.