Pleasanton PTA Council Special Needs Committee Event

Fostering Self-Advocacy for Students with Special Needs

Presenter: Todd Gary, Special Education Advocacy Group

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Pleasanton Middle School, School Library
5001 Case Avenue, Pleasanton 


Advocate Todd Gary will challenge us to foster self-advocacy in our children. 
This high-energy presentation will provide us with powerful tools to examine our parenting and its impact, and empower us to release the potential of our amazing kids. We’ll explore the importance of self-knowledge, how to raise an “I can” child, distinguishing between product and outcome, fostering internal identity, tackling the crippling fear of failure, and the ultimate celebration (and terror) of letting go. Fun, fear and controversy is guaranteed!

Todd Gary is the founder of the Special Education Advocacy Group in Danville, the former Special Needs Liaison in SRVUSD, long-time scout leader, and the disciple of two amazing young men in their second decade of raising their father.

Register here for this free event!


The Pleasanton PTA Council presents the 2017–2018 Executive Board:

President: Robin Dias-Magnano
Executive Vice-President: Summer Bowers
Vice President, Student & Community Concerns: Noreen Senner
Vice President, Leadership Development: Mona Sethi
Vice President, Membership: Sara Campbell
Vice President, Advocacy: Angela Ramirez Holmes
Secretary: Katie Brunner
Treasurer: Jennifer Delp
Historian: Carrie Mitooka
Auditor: Tim Cortez
Parliamentarian: Kirsten Schwartz