Austin Council of PTAs
ACPTA includes all Austin ISD PTAs. We work to strengthen our local PTAs, develop leadership potential, promote PTA membership, and advance the goals, programs, and initiatives of National and Texas PTAs.
We aim to make every child's potential a reality in Austin. ACPTA hosts general membership meetings and provides training, workshops, board orientations, and other opportunities to connect PTA leaders, the district, and the community of Austin.
Read & sign the ACPTA's position statement about school vouchers!
Getting Up to Speed on SPED!
PTAs, families, students, principals and school campuses all have powerful roles to play in providing environments in which every student can reach their full potential. We invite all of our Austin ISD PTAs to open up conversations about students who need additional services. Those services (which include Gifted & Talented programs) and families are all around you! Special Education is support, not "a place." Inclusion has to be meaningful for students in the classroom, not just words on a page.
We're proud to share the slides from the presentation, "Navigating Special Education through Advocacy and Awareness," prepared by our September 30th membership meeting guest speaker and advocate, Deborah Trejo. Please contact us to share these resources with your PTA to begin a conversation about what inclusion looks like on your campus. Let's work together to help Austin ISD become a SPED leader and role model!
AISD teachers and administrators have been going through TEA required training, but it's important they have support from the parent population when they bring that training back to their campuses. Be prepared to understand and support their efforts. Also, think about inviting Deb or a Vela representative to your PTA, CAC, or Principal meetings.