Special Needs Advisory Council (SNAC)

  • Purpose:

    The Special Needs Advisory Council (SNAC) is organized to ensure that parents, school, staff, and community professionals come together to promote a shared decision-making process to plan and implement educational programs for students with special needs. Special needs students are those who have IEP's or 504 plans, those who are medically fragile, and those who are being considered for eligibility for special education within the Exceptional Children's Programs.

    The Council functions as an advocate for children with disabilities in the school system. The-major focus of the Council is system-wide issues as opposed to individual concerns. Individual concerns should be directed to the Exceptional Children's Programs Office. The purpose of the SNAC is to work collaboratively on the improvement of the quality of education for children with special needs in Union County Public Schools (UCPS).

    Special Needs Advisory Council Activities:

    • Serve as an avenue of public input for the improvement of special education and increase school and community awareness concerning children with special needs and their families.

    • Advocate for effective, coordinated, and comprehensive programs.

    • Provide workshops, learning opportunities, and information to parents and the school community concerning issues and programs for students with special needs.

    • Connect families with community agencies (e.g. mental health, vocational rehabilitation, etc.) and resources.

    • Make recommendations for needed improvements to the school system with regards to EC students and programs.

    • Communicate appreciation and support to those serving children with special needs.

    • The EC Director will present the Council's recommendations concerning issues, policies, and programs to the superintendent as appropriate.


     

    UCPS Special Needs Advisory Council 2018-2019 Meetings
    will be held on the Second Monday of the following months:

    September 9, 2019

    November 4, 2019

    January 13, 2020

    March 9, 2020

    May 11, 2020

    at 6:30 pm at the Professional Development Center

    CATA Campus

    600 Brewer Drive

    Monroe, NC

     

      

                              SNAC Members

                                 2019-2020 

    Names  Phone Numbers

    Cuthbertson

    Natasha Chow

    Christina Bagdasarian

     

    704-221-8758

    860-604-1143

    Forest Hills

    Laurie Maddex

     

    704-681-0844

    Monroe 

    Libby Conder

     

    704-650-1724

    Parkwood

    Alicia Jones

    Laurie Maddex

     

     

     704-607-0088

     704-681-0844

     

    Porter Ridge

    Lori Oliver

     

    706-631-4806

    Weddington

    Nicole Kibbee

     

    513-800-8903

    The Arc

    Melanie Miller

    704-261-1550

    UCPS

     

    Dr. Paige Moore

    704-296-6377

    Donna Brown

    704-296-6376

    James Eversole

    704-290-1510

    Dr. Brad Breedlove

    704-296-0824

    Linda Little

    704-289-2543

    Dr. Stephanie McManus

    704-290-1565

    Hillary Kroboth

    704-296-6374

    Susan Williams

    704-290-1500

    Dr. Wendy Gravely

    704-296-6389