Special Services

Chairperson:  Becky Gordon (becky at Gordon-zone.com)

Issaquah High PTSA is proud to support all students and families at IHS.  In the past, we have provided funding for the LRC II classroom, iPads, and fieldtrips. If you have any questions regarding funding or grants for the LRC classrooms or the students who receive special education services at IHS, please contact the IH PTSA Special Services Liaison.

IHS Activities

SIFF Club (Sharing Interests Forming Friendships) This club is made up of LRC II students and students from the general school population to form friendships through doing various activities together.  Advisor:  Carrie Duggan

Special Olympics Sports

Fall:  Bowling

Winter: Basketball

Spring:  Track and Field

Coach:  Rob Enghusen  jumpman75@hotmail.com

Issaquah PTSA Council Special Education Chair:

     Carrie Hipsher special-ed@issaquahptsa.org

District-wide committee

  1. issaquahstar.org
    www.facebook.com/groups/IssaquahSTAR

TIPS:  Tuesday Issaquah Parent Support

  • Who:  Issaquah parents and guardians of children with disabilities. 
  • What:  A chance to connect and discuss with other parents in a friendly environment.
  • When:  The first Tuesday of the month from 7:00-10:00 PM
  • Where:  Starbucks on Gilman Blvd (in front of QFC), 1460 NW Gilman Blvd, Issaquah WA 98027

 

Resources:

ISD Special Services                                                                                         https://www.issaquah.wednet.edu/district/departments/SpecServices

OSPI http://www.k12.wa.us/SpecialEd/default.aspx

Education Ombuds http://oeo.wa.gov/

     http://www.wrightslaw.com/

 

Upcoming Events

Parent Training Opportunities from the ISD Special Services Department and the Arc of King County.  These are open to parents, guardians, caregivers, and teachers of students with disabilities.

Special Education 101: Intro to Laws, the Special Education process, and parent and student October 23, 6:30-8pm at Maywood Middle School

Participating in IEP Meetings:  Strategies for effective collaboration with IEP teams
December 4, 6:30-8pm at Issaquah Middle School

Community Resources:  DDA services, respite care, behavior support, and more
February 15, 6:30-8p at Pacific Cascade Middle School

 

Athletes For Kids: A local non-profit organization that provides high school athlete mentors for children in elementary and middle school with physical, neurological, or emotional disabilities is currently looking for families who would like to participate in their mentorship program. AthletesForKids.org