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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 Flash

News from DSE

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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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Evening Connections Meeting!

Having difficulty attending our daytime Connections Meetings?

Join us March 30, 7-9 pm
Aroma Cafe
1122 4th Street, San Rafael
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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. This spring we are partnering with the TRC to boost it into the future. Look for an invitatioin to join us this spring to celebrate this undertaking and show off what's new.

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 For Solana Henneberry

We are deeply saddened to lose Solana Henneberry to cancer. We are offering friends an opportunity to contribute to an inscription in our water sculpture "Community" at the Village at Corte Madera. 

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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

May
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05.06.2017 11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

May
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05.25.2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jun
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06.03.2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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    Community Makes it Happen!

    We welcome your tax-deductible contributions! Dedication to Special Education operates within the Marin County Office of Education, an IRS Code Section 170(c)(1) educational organization. Our tax ID is 94-6022431. Our IRS exemption letter.

    Or make checks payable to Dedication to Special Education

    Mail to:
    Dedication to Special Education
    c/o Marin County Office of Education
    PO Box 4925
    San Rafael, CA 94913