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Dedication to Special Education is the "PTA" for special ed in Marin County, California. Our mission is to provide learning 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 Tech Resource Center Marin; 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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Innovation and Community in Marin

  • 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 Flash

News from DSE

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Response to Nor Cal Fires

Our hearts are breaking for the hundreds of families displaced by fires. Here is a link to organizations stepping in to help. We encourage you to donate and do what you can for them.

Schoolbox Project

Thank you, Golfers!

We had another great year of golf, thanks to everybody who turned out to support special ed!


Tech Center Marin on TV!

NBC Bay Area featured the Tech Center updates!


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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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Classroom Grant Applications Now Open

Special educators in Marin public schools can apply for classroom grants until 5:00 pm on Friday October 27, 2017.


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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.

Upcoming Events

Nov
4

11.04.2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Nov
14

11.14.2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Dec
2

12.02.2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Dec
19

12.19.2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jan
13

01.13.2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm