What is AAPAC?

The Ann Arbor Parent Advisory Committee for Special Education (AAPAC) is a group of parents and guardians whose focus is on supporting children in AAPS who have IEPs or 504 Plans.

Our Executive Committee members and individual Building Representatives and Alternates provide parents and guardians with a helping hand to go to anytime with questions.

Here is the AAPAC Brochure, 2018-19

The Interim Executive Director of SISS (replacing Dr. Elaine Brown, who retired) is Concetta Lewis, lewisc@a2schools.org or 734 994-2318 ext. 52121. If you have concerns about your child’s special education, here is the SISS Responsibility Chart. It says who to go to first, and next, when you have concerns.

Here is the AAPAC Committee Report that Mary Duerksen gave to the Board of Education on June 28, 2017.  It gives a thorough description of what AAPAC does.

Here is an IEP Team Contact Form for a parent or guardian to keep track of the names and contact information for their child’s IEP service providers.  You can take it to IEP meetings to note service providers for the next school year, or to ask the special education teacher or case manager at the start of new school year. For contact information for SISS Assistant Directors, go to www.a2schools.org/Page/8746 or a2pac.wordpress.com. For AAPAC Building Representatives, go to a2pac.wordpress.com/current-reps/.

2018-2019 Meeting Calendar

6:15 – 6:50 PM with SISS team
7 – 9 PM general meeting

Location: Tappan Middle School
2251 E. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor
Media Center (2nd Floor), unless otherwise noted below

2018-2019 Meeting Schedule:

  • Monday October 1 – Dr. Swift and the SISS directors were introduced. And there wasan AAPS Board of Education Candidate Forum with a focus on special education for the eight candidates running for the four open seats on November 6–that was the feature of AAPAC’s first parent meeting of 2018-19 school year! Please come to inform yourself on your votes and to ask questions if you have some! (flyer, agenda, livestream)
  • Monday November 5: District Reading Initiative, Upper Level–Sarah Andrew-Vaughn, District Dept. Chair, 6-12, English Language Arts. Also, Secondary Sexual Health Education for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities — Shalyn Furton, Autism Spectrum Disorder Coordinator, SISS (flyer, livestream, safety care class flyer, safety care signup link)
  • Monday December 3, 2018: (flyer, agenda) “Updates and Enhancements from SISS and Instruction” from Concetta Lewis, Interim Executive Director, SISS, and Lee Ann Dickinson-Kelley, Assistant Superintendent, K-12 Instruction and “Adaptive Physical Education Updates” from Deak Swearingen, Adaptive PE Specialist, SISS
  • Next meeting: Monday January 7, 2019

    7:00pm: LeeAnn Dickinson-Kelley, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, will show Atlas, the new AAPS online curriculum map. This tool provides a comprehensive database for parents to see curriculum standards for every grade level and subject area.

    7:30pm: two webinars from Michigan Alliance for Families: Free & Appropriate Public Education and Least Restrictive Environment. (invitation, agenda)

  • Monday February 4
  • Monday March 4 – Adapted Summer Camps and Activities Fair
  • Monday April 1
  • Monday May 13
  • Monday June 3

Last updated December 19, 2018