Parent Support Organizations

Matrix Parent Network & Resource Center (Matrix):

Matrix Parent Network and Resource Center is a non-profit organization for families of children with disabilities. Founded in 1983, it serves families in northern California, primarily in Marin, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma counties. Recognizing that parents are the best advocates for their children, Matrix strives to strengthen the supportive and advocacy roles of parents by offering support, information and training. For more information, go to http://www.matrixparents.org or call (415) 884-3535.

Dedication to Special Education (DSE):

Dedication to Special Education (DSE) is an all-volunteer organization committed to enhancing the quality of special Education in Marin County and connecting families, educators and the community.  DSE has put over $120,000 a year directly into classroom equipment, technology and teaching materials throughout Marin County with their Grant to Special Educators Program.  DSE also created the Technology Resource Center of Marin County.  Please visit www.specialed.org for more information regarding the following:

DSE Connects Online:

A way for families, educators, specialists, and other professionals to share resources and support students with learning differences in Marin County. Please visit http://www.bigtent.com/group/dseconnects for more information and to sign up for a free account.

Connections for Parents:

First Wednesday of every month during the school year, 9:30-Noon – Parent Connections.

DSE Playtime

For families with children 7 and under receiving special education services , first Saturday of the month during the school year.  2016-2017 DSE Playtimes

It Takes a Village:

Connects parents of Mill Valley School District students enrolled in special education to other district parents. It Takes a Village also offers educational events for parents that have children who attend schools outside of the Mill Valley School District. To learn more go to www.mvschools.org/itav.

Marin Autism Collaborative (MAC):

Connects families to resources related to Autism. MAC is a service of Lifehouse, serving developmental disabilities. To learn more visit www.marinautism.org or call (415) 472-2373.