GOING TO COLLEGE – With Mild/Moderate needs – Special Presentation

Monday, February 3, 2020

Are you a student that has accommodations and wants to go to college?

Students and parents, please join us for a special presentation by a former HRHS student with Mild/Moderate accommodations about how she conducted her college search, her mother, Melissa Cermak (Assistant Director, Access Center, MSU of Denver) and Judy Jordan (Principal of DCSD Transition Bridge Program). We will be discussing the questions a prospective student with accommodations needs to be asking, the role parents play in this journey and the general services/requirements provided from colleges. There will be a question and answer session after the presentations.

WHEN: Monday, February 3, 2020

TIME: 7:00 PM – 8:30PM

WHERE: Cresthill Middle School Cafeteria

9195 Cresthill Lane, Highlands Ranch, CO 80130

Presented by: Douglas County Special Education Advisory Committee (DCSEAC)

DCL – Sensory Connections

Douglas County Libraries

Event Details

Sensory Connections 
Saturday, February 01, 2020  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM  
Highlands Ranch Event Hall A/B - Highlands Ranch Library
All-Ages, Families and Caregivers. 
This program connects sensory families with resources in the community as well as other sensory families. 
Join us for a sensory storytime, a conversation with a DCSD speech language pathologist and a fun craft. 
Register each person attending. 

Event Type(s): Children & Family, Branch Program, EventsAge Group(s): Children, Adult

Introduction to Music and Instruments – Milestone Pediatric Therapy Services

Join us for an 8-week class where students will learn introductory-level playing skills on the guitar, ukulele, piano, voice, and hand drums. Each session will focus on one of the instruments, including a session of musical experiences that would be used in music therapy. The course will be led by Bonnie Houpt, board-certified music therapist (MT-BC). The students will have a chance to learn new skills on each instrument, discover which instruments they like best, and play with their peers. Click Here for more information.

Class Schedule:

Saturday mornings from 10:00 am -11;00 am

Class is 8 weeks;

Starting Saturday January 25th – March 21st

(No class on February 15th) 

Night Light's

Night Lights, Inc. is a respite care organization for families who have children with special needs and their siblings between 1 month and 12 years old. Each child is paired 1:1 with a trained, background-checked volunteer. There is a nurse on site for all Night Lights events to tend to the children with medical needs. At each Night Lights evening, the children enjoy a variety of activities such as, sensory and gross motor play, arts and crafts, pet therapy, and movies while the parents/caregivers have the chance for self-care, a date, laundry, even grocery shopping. Read More ›

Parent Engagement Session

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Please join the Douglas County School District Special Education Dept. for a parent engagement session on 12/12/19 at 12:00 pm at the DCSD administration building. During this session, you will learn about the legal requirements of how special education evaluations are conducted. Please see the flyer for additional details.