About Parents United . . .

Parents United is a coalition of 26 school districts in collaboration
with educators, community resources and related service providers
focused on empowering parents of children with disabilities to
become effective advocates and informed decision-makers. This nonprofit community-based organization provides regular informational
workshops featuring experts presenting a wide range of topics
relative to students with disabilities and their families. Parents United
began with 4 districts in 2002-03 and has grown exponentially.

Our Mission

The mission of Parents United is to present timely and relevant
information in a neutral forum for parents and professionals who work
with children. The lectures and presentations offered each school year
provide links, knowledge and networking to the community for the
ultimate benefit of our students.

The Board

Parents United is funded and governed by the special education
directors of the member districts. An Executive Board is elected for 2
year terms and the offices up for election are staggered so experienced
members are always on the Board. It meets at least 4 times a year to
determine programs, speakers, and operational procedures under the
adopted By-Laws.

Members of the current Executive Board are: