supporting special education in the Upper dublin school district since 2005

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Get on Board is a skateboarding program designed to teach children with special needs the joys and benefits of skateboard.  1:1 lessons are provided free. This event will be held in doors at the Ambler Skateboard Academy (300 Brookside Drive, Unit C, building 19. Enter through gate D). Please contact Karen Salomon at for more information.  Space is limited. Reservations required.

UNDERSTANDING THE IEP ---- Oct 16 @ Maple Glen Elem. Library  7:00 PM

Presented by Kathleen Haigh of the PEAL Center. Learn your parental/guardian rights when it comes to your child's IEP. This presentation will address parental/guardian and student rights in the special education process. Particular emphasis will be given to the Procedural Safeguards Notice, received annually by all parents/guardians. This session will also provide tips and tools necessary to work collaboratively with your school team, as well as your role in the IEP process. Families can expect to learn: What their rights are in the IEP and other documents, What makes a good IEP, and What they can do to improve outcomes for their child.

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The topic will be “New School Year Challenges”, this format for the meeting is an open discussion. Parents are encouraged to ask questions, seek support on struggles they are facing and anticipating, and contribute their own on-the-ground expertise. If you are the parent of a child in public, private, or home school with ADD/ADHD like symptoms that are troubling you, please join us at the Upper Dublin Township building.

A forum in our community for parents to make connections and get support.  Share your successes, ideas, and concerns with other parents.

BOUNCE U EVENT - Nov 5 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Join us at Bounce U as we host our 8th annual family night for children with learning differences and their siblings. This event is limited to Upper Dublin township families.  Space is limited, reservations required. This is not a drop off event, parental supervision is required. For additional information and to reserve your space, please send your inquiry to  SPEAC will cover the cost of admission. This event will be held at Bounce U in Horsham.

Sometimes we all need a little support! If you are new or experienced within the district and want to connect with another parent who has a child with similar needs to yours, we can help! 

We invite all parents and educators to visit our website.  If you have websites or resources you would like to share, please email us and we will consider adding your information to our site. 

If you found something cool that helps your child, please share it with us.

Cool Stuff and some free or reduced cost programs. 

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The resources on this website,, are not intended as a recommendation, referral, or endorsement of any of the providers. SPEAC does not endorse any specific product, educational program, therapies, schools, service providers, practices of individuals, or websites. Information provided through this website is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as a replacement for legal or medical advice. Outside links on the website are done so for informational purposes only. The Special Education Advisory Council of Upper Dublin is not responsible for the contents or accuracy of the materials linked to We encourage users to carefully review and evaluate all services and decide what is best to meet the needs of their families.

SPEAC is not an advocacy group. We seek to work in a collaborative relationship with the School District of Upper Dublin. We are not meant as a replacement for legal or medical advice.


Our 2018-2019 Speaker Series is now available. Open to all.

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SPEAC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 
Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.   

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SPEAC is a district wide organization. Our members represent children with special needs throughout all the schools within the Upper Dublin School District.

The Special Education Advisory Council of Upper Dublin is a non-profit parent organization.  We support learning for all students and seek to ensure the needs of special education students are continuously identified and effectively addressed so that these students are given the opportunity to participate fully in the general education classroom. We provide education, information, support and resources to parents, teachers, school administration, and the community to increase awareness of the needs of these students.

is as important as our children and their future!


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In addition to our monthly speaker series, we host family events and informal get togethers for an opportunity to meet each other and discuss current issues.

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Our organization is comprised of committees that focus on specific areas.  If you are interested in starting a committee please contact us.


We are parents who want to help ensure the needs of special education students are addressed in the District.