Highline Special Needs PTA

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Family Resources

Sometimes, navigating Special Education can feel daunting. Especially when you are also navigating work, home, and family. 

That's where we can help. Here you can find resources and tools to help you advocate for your child.

Highline Special Education Family Liaisons

The Special Education family liaisons support the parents and families of Highline students engaging with special education services, to ensure that they are better informed, connected, and heard. You can view all of the resources they provide on their website

Family liaisons are available to: 

  • Assist and educate families navigating the special education system and IEP process
  • Attend IEP meetings with families, when available and requested 
  • Increase family’s advocacy in becoming a full participant in the process
  • Partner with families and school teams to create an effective approach for communicating around the IEP process
  • Support language accessibility in all communications
  • Provide families with information about relevant community resources

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Family Liaison Office Hours

Tuesdays, 11:00am – 1:00pm

Via Zoom: https://highlineschools.zoom.us/j/97680148866 

(Meeting ID: 976 8014 8866)


Drop in virtually to connect with Ellen about anything related to special education - questions, concerns, thoughts, ideas, etc. We’ll adjust and make changes to this format as feedback rolls in. There will be a waiting room, which may be utilized if speaking with someone else. Updates will be provided to folks in the waiting room via the chat feature. 


Ellen Mcguire



There are a lot of myths are out there about inclusionary practices. That's why the University of Washington Haring Center and the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction built out this handy sheet.

About Me Templates

- Valuable way to tell your team about your child

- Easy to set up and update regularly

- Creates connection between you, your child, and your support system

See a few examples here

2022-2023 Board Members

Rich Cross, President

Matt Lyman, Vice President

Maria Santiago, Treasurer

Kim Bobbitt, Secretary