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.

HIGHER EDUCATION Special Presentation

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Interested in college? Not sure if it is possible?

Students and parents, please join us for a special presentation by IN! The presentation will discuss college preparation, options for students with ID/DD to pursue higher education in Colorado, and how access to higher education can expand career opportunities. Judy Jordan, Principal of the DCSD Bridge Program will also be delivering a presentation about the Bridge Program. There will be a question and answer session after the presentations.

The Colorado Initiative for Inclusive Higher Education (IN!) is a non-profit founded in 2014 by educators, disability leaders, students and families who have a vision for better and more fulfilling career opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities (ID).

WHEN: Tuesday, January 28, 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)

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)