Community Advisory Committees (CAC). Have you heard of them? Ashley Lopez has and she has some interesting information to share! Every school in California is required to have this organization to facilitate communication between parents of children with special needs. Checkout Ashley’s committee here.
Ashley, who has a strong sense of advocacy and a seemingly endless supply of energy, realized that her CAC needed an “upgrade.” After some pushing and agitating Ashely came to understand that the community in this school district was not being well served. While she was able to secure services for her son, others did not have the same resources to do the same.
Listen as Ashley discusses her son, her efforts to provide the best placement for him and what parents can do to support their child and community through the Community Advisory Committee.
Mother to an amazing 13-year-old boy who has autism. I’m the Chair of the Community Advisory Committee in my school district. Love learning and helping others who are newer to the special needs education system.