Ability Awareness



If you have any questions or feedback and/or wish to volunteer, please email Regina Stoops, Ability Awareness.

Updated 3-2-19

Ability Awareness Week is a program run by the Pleasanton PTA Council Special Needs Committee in collaboration with our schools along with tremendous support from the district staff, the Special Education Department, parent liaisons and our incredible parents.

The goal for Ability Awareness Week is to make all students more aware and more empathetic about the diverse range of student abilities in our school district. Through this program, students learn about the challenges a child with special needs faces on a daily basis. The program activities vary between schools and may include assemblies, volunteers reading books about special needs topics, hands-on activities to experience various challenges, and adapted activities during PE. We hope that these fun activities will promote awareness and also educate students about how to ACCEPT–UNDERSTAND–SUPPORT everyone and their differences.

The success of our program is directly the result of the hard work and dedication of our school team leads, and our parent and district volunteers. If you or someone you know would like to join our team or have questions, please email Abilities Awareness.                

SNC Needs Volunteers During

Abilities Awareness Week at Hearst Elementary School

April 22-April 26
5301 Case Ave.
Pleasanton, CA 94566

We will Celebrate All Abilities the week of April 22nd - 26th. We hope this fun filled week of activities will promote awareness and also educate students about how to accept, understand and support their fellow students.

We are looking for volunteers to walk our students through hands on activities that briefly simulate different abilities during their Science Lab. Training and scripts will be provided. 

We are also looking for people to sign up for lunchtimes in the garden. Do you or someone you know, have a different ability that you would feel comfortable talking to the children about? We would love you to come in and give our students the opportunity to learn, how to respectfully ask questions, be compassionate and understand how to communicate effectively.

Please feel free to sign up for multiple slots! Thanks for making our week a success!

Important Notice: You must be cleared by the school district before volunteering. Please submit your volunteer clearance form to your child's school now (it can take several weeks before you are cleared to volunteer) so that you may volunteer 
for this event or the next Abilities Awareness Week event.

To Volunteer
Submit Your Volunteer Clearance Form Online 

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