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Neurodiversity Family Network

Upcoming Events

Parent/Caregiver Support Group
 
Sunday, March 3, 2024
2 - 4 pm
BHS Community Room
 
Join us for a support group discussion where we will go around and share our recent Highs and Lows and anything else you would like to talk about. All are welcome, whether or not you identify as a neurodivergent family, but due to the sensitivity of the topics that may be discussed, as well as privacy concerns, this meeting is intended for adults only. However, if you do not have childcare, or are otherwise unable to attend in person, we are hoping to offer the option to call in virtually, please indicate if you would like the virtual option on the RSVP form.
 
Agenda
 
Welcome, Goals and Ground Rules
Introductions
Highs and Lows
Open sharing
Feedback for next support group
Adjourn
 
If we have time left after adjournment, attendees are welcome to stay and socialize.

Future Events:
Adult Transition Discussion
April (exact date and location TBA)
 
Neurodiversity Celebration
Sunday, May 5, 2024
More details will be posted soon
 
Organization Meeting
June (exact date and location TBA)
 
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.

Membership/Participation

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: Log in to Infinite Campus (click "New User" if you don't already have an account). Select "School Store" from the main menu; Click on any "School Store"; Select "Community Store", then "Neurodiversity Family Network". Under "Recipient", select your name. Under "Price", enter your donation amount. In the "Comments " section, enter your full name and address. If you wish to make an anonymous donation, please let us know in the comment box.

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: