• Parental Engagement

    The Atlanta Public Schools (APS) Department of Special Education is committed to fostering a positive relationship with families of students with disabilities and providing engagement opportunities and resources to support parental engagement and student success.

    The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 focuses on the need for families of children with disabilities to partner with educators to create better outcomes for students. To support the important role of families in the educational process, staff from the Department of Special Education strive to create a collaborative community of parents and educators to increase student achievement for students with disabilities. Extensive research has shown that students achieve more in school when their parents are involved in their education.

    The Atlanta Public Schools’ special education programs are founded on the belief that students with disabilities will receive a quality education that will lead to meaningful academic, social, emotional, and behavioral outcomes for our students.


    For more information contact:

    Patrice Stokes

    Special Education Coordinator


    130 Trinity Avenue, S.W. | CLL Building

    Atlanta, GA 30303-3624

    Ph: 404.802.2621 | Fax: 404.802.1602

    Email: pstokes@apsk12.org



    For more information on families, please access theGeorgia Parent Mentor Partnership Website