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Beachwood City Schools

Neurodiversity Family Network

Upcoming Events

Dr. Ross Greene Presents at Beachwood High School

Join us for an evening with Dr. Ross Greene, child psychologist and New York Times best-selling author of “The Explosive Child,” “Lost at School,” and more!

Dr. Greene will discuss his evidence-based model for understanding and addressing children’s challenging behaviors – the Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS) model. While many approaches focus on coercing compliant behavior via rewards and punishments, Dr. Greene’s CPS model suggests that challenging behaviors are symptoms of underlying problems that require attention. The model provides a structure for collaboration between adults–including parents, teachers, caregivers and the child–to identify and resolve those underlying causes.

In families, schools, psychiatry units, and juvenile detention facilities, the CPS model has a track record of dramatically improving behavior and dramatically reducing or eliminating discipline referrals, detentions, suspensions, restraints, and seclusions. The CPS model is non-punitive, non-exclusionary, trauma-informed, transdiagnostic, and transcultural.

  • Thursday, October 5, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. 

  • Beachwood High School Auditorium, 25100 Fairmount Blvd, Beachwood, OH 44122

  • There will be an opportunity for Q and A.

  • Sign up here for registration information. This event is FREE, but space is limited so attendees must preregister.

Future Events:
IEP Workshop
Exact date and topic TBD
Social gatherings
There will be 3 social events (in addition to the Kickoff Social) throughout the year. Dates, locations, and activities TBD
Neurodiversity Celebration
In partnership with the City of Beachwood
March (exact date and location TBD)
Organizational meetings
There will be 3 to 4 organizational meetings throughout the year. Dates, locations, and agendas TBD

Please check back regularly or join the group for updates on these events.

Mission Statement

To connect, support, and work towards full inclusion of families with students who are neurodivergent, disabled, and/or require adaptive education in Beachwood City School District through social events, community building, awareness campaigns, and educational programming.


This network is open to ALL Beachwood Schools families. We welcome participation from any members of our community who wish to be educated on and contribute to matters concerning neurodiversity, disability, and adaptive education in our district. The participation and cooperation of families of students who are neurotypical, non-disabled, and do not require adaptive education is necessary and essential in order to achieve full inclusion.

This is a comprehensive one stop shop with links to vetted online resources, and parent recommendations.
Visit our Resource Binder for helpful access to guides for parents, parent recommendations on service providers, ideas for what to do if your child is struggling, local recreational activities and more!  

 Visit us on FACEBOOK

Steering Committee

President - Yin Mei Lim
Vice President - Melina Aguinaga Meza
Member at Large - Christina Keller
Secretary - Jenny Julka
District Liaison (ex officio member) - Jennifer Polak
Working Subcommittees
Advocacy: Melina Aguinaga Meza, Christina Keller, Jennifer Carr, Jenny Julka, Hilary Rossen
Communications: Jenny Julka and Chante Thomas
Resources: Mittie Davis Jones
Social: Yin Mei Lim, Sarah Li, Emily Fitzpatrick, Esther David
Neurodiversity Champion Award: Jenny Julka
Goals / Bylaws: Melina Aguinaga Meza, Jenny Julka, Yin-Mei Lim, Chante Thomas / E. Maxwell Davis, Mittie Davis Jones, Christina Keller
Ad hoc committee for Ross Greene Event: Christina Keller, Jenny Julka
Please contact Yin-Mei for more information, or if you would like to join our mailing list and parent WhatsApp group.

Donate Here

Your tax deductible donations are always appreciated. Please make checks out to "Beachwood City School District", indicating "Neurodiversity Group" in the memo section. Mail checks to Beachwood Board of Education, 24601 Fairmount Blvd, Beachwood, OH 44122. To donate online, CLICK HERE!

Beachcomber News

Our group was recently featured in The Beachcomber, our BHS student newspaper. Please read it here:

Buzz News

Our group was featured in the June issue of the Beachwood Buzz. Please read it here. 

Watch this video that was created by the district to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day in March: