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Nominate Someone Who Has Made a Difference in Special Education

Pheobe Freeman is just one of the many professionals who works with Special Needs children in Lassen County.

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by Melissa Blosser, Assistant Editor

People who work with special needs children are often very passionate about their work and it takes a special personality. Having a child with Special needs can require the need for extra help, and individuals who have chosen a career path in helping children with special needs deserve to be recognized.

The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) and the Lassen County SELPA have come together to organize their first appreciation night where those who have made a difference in their child’s life can be appreciated.

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“We decided to hold this event because so many people in our community are touching the lives of children with special needs and are often overlooked,” said CAC president Jamie Stevens.Special education students, parents and teachers of students with special needs can nominate someone who had made a  difference in the lives of their child with special needs.

“I feel this is an important event that will build community awareness as well as honor those who take it upon themselves to go beyond our expectations,”said Stevens.

The appreciation night will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21 at the Meadow View School gym and parents of special needs children are encouraged to take the time to nominate an individual who they feel has made an impact.

People may nominate only one person per child in special education. For example, students can nominate someone they feel has made a difference in their education/life; parents can nominate someone who has helped them or their child with success; professionals may nominate one student or one parent or staff they feel has put forth great effort to succeed.

The appreciation night will include finger foods and fun along with appreciation for everyone nominated.

“As a parent of a child with special needs, I think it is important we take the time to really appreciate the people who go above and beyond to help our children or anyone who has gone above and beyond in Special Education,” said Melissa Blosser, Special Needs parent and Assistant Editor at

For more information or to get a nomination form, call the Lassen County Office of Education at 257-7266.

Forms should be mailed to the Lassen County Office of Education, Attention SEPLA, 472-013 Johnstonville Road, Susanville, CA 96130 by Thursday, Feb. 28.

Award recipients and their nominators will be notified by March 7th.


Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso Publisher/Editor
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