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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.

Upcoming Events

IEP workshop
Sunday, Dec 4, 2022
3 - 5 pm
Board of Education
The workshop session will provide parents with the information they need to participate as informed members of their child's Individual Education Planning Team (IEP). The Workshop will be presented by Loraine Bees, Parent Advocate, and Jennifer Polak, Beachwood Director of Pupil Services. Please RSVP so that we can plan for each participant. Thank you and we look forward to an afternoon of learning together. 
Parent Meeting & Minecraft Playdate
Sunday, Dec 11, 2022
3 - 4:30 pm
BHS Marketing Classroom (parent meeting)
BHS Cafeteria (Minecraft playdate)
Parent Meeting
Sunday, Jan 22, 3 - 4:30 pm
Board of Education
Sunday, Feb 26, 3 - 4:30 pm
Location TBA
Parent Meeting
Sunday, Mar 12, 3 - 4:30 pm
Board of Education

Neurodiversity Fair
April, 2023 - Stay tuned for details!

Parent Meeting
Sunday, May 7, 3 - 4:30 pm
Board of Education

Steering Committee

President - Yin Mei Lim

Vice President - Melina Aguinaga Meza

District Liaison (ex officio member) - Jennifer Polak

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

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

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