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Autism Awareness Month – 2018

Statement to the San Mateo Foster City School Board on 19 April 2018. Thank you again for making this resolution for Autism Awareness month for 2018. I would like to take a couple of minutes to share with you what autism is like (at least as one parent). The cliché is that “every autistic child […]

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Co-Founders

Steve Davis (President & Director) steve@snkids.org (650) 278-7416 snkids.org was not the plan. I thought by now I was going to be designing board games or writing about computer security. When Eleanor and I decided to have kids, we also decided that it was important that one of us stay home with them. Eleanor’s career […]

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We Can Do Better

Snkids.org statement to the San Mateo Foster City School Board on 2018 Annual Special Education Report Thank you for bringing increased discussion and awareness to the issue of Special Needs and Students With Disabilities.  We hear frequently that we’re generally doing well, that teachers are content, and that we’re working as a team with parents. My experience and […]

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Special Needs Kids Summit – Thank you!

Between 60 and 70 people joined us last Thursday for the Special Needs Kids Summit. They asked great questions and we learned a lot from our panelists: John Bartfield (Director of Special Education, San Mateo Foster City School District) Carolyn Schwartzbord (Director of Special Education, San Mateo Union High School District) Dr. Mary M. Browning […]

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Easy Victories for Special Needs Kids

There are more than 1000 special needs kids in the San Mateo Foster City School District – almost 10 percent of our 12,000 students. Today, their performance is essentially average for special needs kids in California – 13% were performing at or above grade level in 2015-2016 for English and 12% for Math. I told […]

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Closing the School Performance Gap

There are more than 1000 special needs kids in the San Mateo Foster City School District – almost 10 percent of our 12,000 students. Today, their performance is essentially average for special needs kids in California – 13% were performing at or above grade level in 2015-2016 for English and 12% for Math. This is […]

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