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Dedication to Special Education

Dedication to Special Education is an all-volunteer parent organization committed to improving special education in Marin County. Dedication to Special Education is a community partnership in every way: parents, educators, and community coming together to benefit all children with special needs in the schools. We operate under the financial auspices of the Marin County Office of Education, qualifying as a tax-exempt public agency under IRS section 170(c)(1). While the Marin County Office of Education is our fiscal sponsor, we decide where the money goes.

Since 1997 we have raised over $2 million for our programs in Marin County. We created and continue to fund the Technology Resource Center of Marin, and have invested over $400,000 directly in the classrooms through our Grants to Special Educators Program.

Our success is dependent upon community partnership, and we strive to maintain and develop long-term relationships with our families, schools, and local businesses.


Community makes it happen!

We welcome your tax-deductible contributions.

California law prohibits us from accepting Prius Raffle donations online. Please contact us for tickets. Ticket donations are not tax deductible.


Classic Archery Shoot and Fundraiser! Saturday, May 10th

Join us (in partnership with Northwoods Bowmen's Club) for a day of fun, food and archery! Click here for more info.

Grants to Special Educators

DSE has approved $110,000 in grants to teachers throughout Marin. Click here for the list.

Prius Raffle

Thank you Toyota Marin for FULLY DONATING another Prius!

This year's Prius Raffle has concluded and we would like to congratulate The Kimball Family of Greenbrae on winning a new 2014 Prius! Thank you to all who participated for making this year's raffle a success! We raised over $50,000 for special education in Marin County!

Playtime Saturdays

Join us for playtime on the first Saturday of each month from 10:00 am to noon. Connect with other parents and kids from early intervention through grade 2. For information about the next Playtime Saturday, e-mail us.

Thank You Schools Rule Marin

DSE received $43,000 from Schools Rule Marin this year! We will be investing it in technology for classrooms and technology training for teachers.

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