Lafayette Special Parents for Special Kids (SPSK)

We are parents of children with special needs and/or learning differences who reside in the Lafayette School District and came together to form a support, education and advocacy group.  Our mission is to share knowledge, resources and skills with fellow Lafayette parents whose lives are touched by special needs so that we all can benefit and learn from each others' experiences.  We're on Facebook at: SPSK and Early Intervention Parent Group!

Check out our upcoming events for up coming meetings and events

Check out  What's New to see what's new in special ed (SEED news, Ability Awareness and more!)


Our group usually meets once every other month during the school year.  Click on Upcoming Events,  for meeting dates.  We try to alternate meetings between days and evenings so that parents who work outside the home may join us.  We discuss: our kids, learning environments, IEPs, therapies, resources and other support services.  We try to have a guest speaker once per quarter.  

Our group is comprised of Lafayette parents of preschoolers, elementary and middle school students.  We have parent mentors at each school location.

Between our members, we have so much encouragement and information to share- please join us!

If you would like to host a meeting or have a suggestion for a guest speaker, please let us know.

Our Site

Our site was created and is maintained by our parent members.  It's a work in progress and we are always adding new information.  Our fonts may not always match but we have many valuable resources to share here! 

You will find information on and links to support and information groups and forums, on line newsletters, legal assistance, recommended activities, therapists and tutors in the Lafayette area, contact info for Lafayette mentor parents, recommended books and tools such as creating social stories for your children.


We have Parent Liaisons at each of our campuses.  To learn more about SPSK or to join our email distribution list, please contact:

Burton Valley Elementary: Merilee McCormick merileemccormick@comcast.net

Springhill: Shelly Hamalian 415-235-8600 or shellyhamalian@sbcglobal.net

Happy Valley: Kendra Quintella at kendraquintella@yahoo.com

Lafayette School:  Terry McLeod 283-3389 or garrymccleod@mac.com

Stanley Middle School: Terry McLeod 283-3389 or garrymccleod@me.com

Early Intervention: Carla Hilton carlahilton@comcast.net