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Dedication to Special Education is the "PTA" for special ed in Marin County, California. Our mission is to improve the quality of special education opportunities for students while connecting families for a stronger community. Ours is truly a community partnership, where parents, educators, and the wider community work together on behalf of the 4000 special education students in Marin.

We work in partnership with the Marin County Office of Education, and each year we raise about $150,000 for our programs: Grants to classrooms/schools; The Technology Resource Center; and Teacher Training. Our executive board consists of roughly 12 parents, and we support a much wider circle of volunteers and parents, connecting to make a difference for the kids.

Here you will find people who have blazed the trails of raising and educating a child with challenges. Join us, and you may find yourself developing some of the most meaningful friendships you'll ever have. 

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Helping Special Education in Marin County

  • We created the Technology Resource Center of Marin, giving students access to tools and strategies for learning and living.

    We created the Technology Resource Center of Marin, giving students access to tools and strategies for learning and living.

  • Volunteers creating community partnerships and lasting friendships

    Volunteers creating community partnerships and lasting friendships

  • Some kids need a little extra help to succeed. We fund grants to classrooms, teacher training and the Tech Center.

    Some kids need a little extra help to succeed. We fund grants to classrooms, teacher training and the Tech Center.

  • Community and family working for the children. We provide many ways for parents to get involved.

    Community and family working for the children. We provide many ways for parents to get involved.

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Community Partners

DSE is a proud partner of Schools Rule Marin, the first county-wide coalition of local school foundations coming together for all public school students in Marin. This year we received $63,000 from this fantastic fundraising project

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Thank you to our additional partners:

 

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News from DSE

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Thank You Marin Sanitary!

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$10,000 Tournament Sponsor for the DSE Golf Tournament Oct. 6


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Schools Rule Marin Event

Support this county-wide coalition supportiing every public school student in Marin. Wednesday June 28th.

DSE received $60,000 from Schools Rule last year!


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Site Innovation Grants 

We are thrilled to roll out our new Site Innovation Grant program! This is an opportunity for schools and districts in Marin to change the face of special education.

 

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Summertime Suggestions

Summer can be quite a challenge for us. Many of our kids cannot attend camps, and we get a little stir crazy looking for ways to fill those long, lazy days. Nikki Miller has come up with a list of suggestions!

 

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Transitions to Adulthood

Thank you everybody who turned out for our first Transitions to Adulthood parent meeting on April 27. We look forward to future meetings where we'll be discussing topics like:

  • Housing
  • Day Programs
  • Finances

Special thanks to Janet Lawson at Autistry Studios for hosting. Details about May's meeting will go out via enewsletter soon.

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 Prius Raffle was a big success, raising over $60,000 for special ed!

Thank you to all our volunteers and community partners!

 

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Save the Date!

Our annual golf tournament is set for October 6, 2017. Get ready to join us for another day of fun, while we raise money for classroom grants.

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The Technology Resource Center Grand Re-Opening

It was 2001 when we opened the doors of the Technology Resource Center, and we haven't looked back. We have been partnering with the TRC to boost it into the future with an $85,000 investment. Look for an invitatioin to join us in the fall to celebrate this undertaking and show off what's new.

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There are many meaningful ways to be part of our community.

 

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For Parents

We invite you to become part of our vibrant community, and offer many opportunities to engage with other parents and educators, as we support each other in improving special education in Marin.

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