The Special School District (SSD) of St. Louis County offers key resources designed to specifically support parents, guardians, and families in our county and beyond. There is an office dedicated to parent education and diversity awareness (PEDA) as well as a Parent Advisory Council (PAC), comprised of families working together to improve the education, confidence and social outcomes of each student served by SSD.
Family & Community Engagement (FACE)
The FACE office utilizes a number of strategies and resources to network with families in St. Louis County. Their priority focus includes meaningful inclusion, equity, family engagement, and collaborative relationships which will support student success and living their best self-determined lives.
Parent Advisory Council
The Parent Advisory Council consists of five parents or guardians, one member, and four alternates, from each of the 22 St. Louis County school districts, as well as the five SSD special education schools. The parents or guardians of students receiving special education services in that district or school elect SSD PAC members.
Rockwood School District is represented on this council by the following individuals: Ashley Harrison Lawson and Veronica Leach. If you have questions, want assistance, or information regarding SSD's PAC, please email us.
Dream Big Career Exploration Camp: July 24-28, 2023
Dream Big Summer Career Exploration Camp provides disabled students the opportunity to explore high-demand career opportunities at a variety of St. Louis' most inclusive companies.
At this 5-day camp, students with disabilities who plan to participate in post-secondary education can expect to tour corporations and interact with employees, learn about self-advocacy from disabled mentors, discuss post-secondary opportunities, independent living, financial literacy, and disability pride, and DREAM BIG about their future career goals!