Ridgefield Council of PTAs - Special Services

2017-2018 Vice Presidents of Special Services: John Collins



2017-2018 PTA Special Services Representative by School (hover over name for email address)

Barlow Mountain: Kaitlyn Hayes

Branchville: Louise Kennerley

Farmingville: Valentina Shehu, Stacey Grijns

Ridgebury: Lindsey Gerner

Scotland: Jessica Osserman, Wayne Floegel

Veterans Park: Jennifer Lewis Blackwell, Alycia Dodd

East Ridge: Allison Forrest

Scotts Ridge: Diane Terzis

Ridgefield High School: Sheryl Knapp, Christina Calabro

Outplacement Rep: OPEN

Alternative HS: OPEN

Pre-K Rep: OPEN

Transition: OPEN


2017-18 Committee Meetings for Special Service Reps:

11/28/17 - 9:15 AM - BOE Annex

12/20/17 - 9:15 AM - Leheny Room (School District Offices)
1/24/18 - 9:15 AM - BOE Annex Room

2/22/18 - 9:15 AM - BOE Annex Room

3/22/18 - 9:15 AM - BOE Annex Room

4/25/18 - 9:15 AM - BOE Annex Room

5/23/18 - 9:15 AM - BOE Annex Room


Useful Links:

Ridgefield Public Schools Special Education & Student Services Department

CT State Department of Education- Special Education

IEP Guide Page by Page (Dec 2015)

Transition Bill of Rights (May 2016)

Making the PPT Process More Effective for You (DDS/CTDOE)

Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center (CPAC)

Bringing Knowledge to the Table

State Education Resource Center (SERC)

IDEA-Building the Legacy (USDOE)

Frequently Asked Questions about Section 504 (OCR)

Parenting Special Needs Magazine

DDS-Family Support Groups


Local Organizations:

Smart Kids with LD


Dyslexia Society of CT

The Arc Connecticut

Connecticut Down Syndrome Congress

Connecticut Autism Spectrum Resource Center (ASRC)

Connecticut Allergy Association



Special Olympics CT - Email for Ridgefield Chapter

Holland Soccer (SCOR)

Holland Baseball (RLL)

Holland Basketball (RBA)

Best Buddies (RHS)

Ridgefield Friends (SRMS/ERMS)