Parent Resource Center Monday Message: 5.23.22

May 23, 2022
Good evening. Please be advised that the May Special Education Advisory Committee (ASEAC) meeting has been rescheduled. ASEAC will now convene on Tuesday, June 7th at 7pm. Registration information is forthcoming.

May is Better Speech and Hearing Month

May is National Better Speech and Hearing Month. The combined professions of audiologists and speech-language pathologists assist in the development of communication skills and minimize auditory deprivation for children and adults with hearing loss. This gives both children and adults the ability to communicate for successful daily living.


One new communication initiative thumbnail_IMG_1043that is being piloted at five elementary schools this year is AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) on the Playground. Communicating within different environments supports learning and generalization of skills. This initiative rethinks how we can support student communication in all environments, and fosters safety and socialization skills on the playground.
The Parent Resource Center joins APS in acknowledging and celebrating the important work of APS’ Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists. We are looking forward to welcoming Mr. Timothy Flynn, Jamestown Elementary’s Speech and Language Pathologist, for a Lunch and Learn focused on stuttering on June 8th. (Details are in our event section below).
To learn more about speech and language and audiology go to




Melwood, a local non-profit, is partnering with Marymount University to create innovative Halloween costumes for students who use adaptive equipment, similar to an initiative that took place last year in Hartford County. 

If you are interested, please contact Taquanda Dixon at

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Please visit the Parent Resource Center’s Events page for information on upcoming school and community events.