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Ensuring Your Special Needs Programs Are Included in PTA Programming

July 30, 2021


Including all children and families is central to PTA and PTO missions - how do you make sure you do that? This episode will share how some school structures can create roadblocks, how to overcome those challenges, and how to ensure your school group is including all children. Our guest, a teacher herself, also has some great tips for how teachers can ensure they are feeling included as well.

About Our Guest, Dawn Menge, Teacher & Author

Dr. Dawn Menge has won forty-one International awards as the author of the Queen Vernita educational series including the Special Recognition Champion award from conquering disabilities with film festival.  She holds a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction, a Master's Degree and a Clear Credential in moderate/severe disabilities, and a Bachelor's Degree in human development. Dr. Menge has been teaching students with severe cognitive delays for over twenty years, lecturer and mentor. She has three children and five beautiful grandchildren and lives in Southern California.


Additional Show Notes:

Dawn refers to two children featured in her books - the two images she refers to are found below, in the order they appear. We hope you enjoy these images as well as Dawn's books.



This show is brought to you by K-12 Clothing. K-12 Clothing is a PTA-Dad created business focused on providing high-quality school apparel (spirit wear and uniforms) while increasing access to educational resources through fundraising in schools. Learn more at