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Beachwood City Schools

Neurodiversity Family Network

Mission Statement

To connect, support, and work towards full inclusion of families with students who are neurodiverse, 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

Upcoming Events

Playdate and Social Gathering
Sunday, March 12, 2023
2:30 - 4:30 pm
Location TBA
We will have flyers and handouts from the Connecting for Kids Eastern Cuyahoga County Resource Fair for those who were not able to attend last week.
RSVP to stay informed for the location announcement.
Parent Meeting and Playdate 
Click here to RSVP (recommended but not required) and to view the agenda
Sunday, April 16, 2:30 - 4:30
Beachwood High School
Parent Meeting
Sunday, May 7, 2:30 - 4:30 pm
Board of Education

Steering Committee

President - Yin Mei Lim

Vice President - Melina Aguinaga Meza

Member at Large - Christina Keller
District Liaison (ex officio member) - Jennifer Polak

Working Subcommittees 
Advocacy: Melina Aguinaga Meza, Christina Keller, Jennifer Carr, Jenny Julka, Hilary Rossen
Communications: Jenny Julka, Chante Thomas, Yuri Rossi
Education: Mittie Davis Jones
Social: Yin Mei Lim, Sarah Li, Emily Fitzpatrick, Nikki Dobens

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:

Meeting Minutes