Parent Liaison

Special Needs Parent Liaison

If you have questions or concerns, a Special Needs Parent Liaison is here to help!

The Special Needs Parent Liaison is a support for families of children with special needs and the staff who serve them. The Special Needs Parent Liaison is a neutral and confidential resource for families and staff, providing information, training and advice on special needs issues and topics, and supporting relationships between families and staff.


The Special Needs Parent Liaison works to help children succeed by fostering collaborative and productive partnerships between VUSD and families of children with special needs. Services are available to families and staff at any point in the special education process, whether the need is information, guidance, support, facilitation or dispute resolution. No referral is necessary to contact the Special Needs Parent Liaison.

Services Provided by the Special Needs Parent Liaison

Information, Assistance and Resources:

The Special Needs Parent Liaison can provide information, resources and assistance regarding both special and general education, including:

  • Eligibility for special education
  • Inpiduals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
  • Inpidualized Education Programs (IEP's)
  • 504 Plans
  • Accommodations / Modifications
  • Student Success Teams (SST's)
  • Procedural rights & safeguards
  • District and community resources for children with special needs, families and staff

Facilitation and Support:

The Special Needs Parent Liaison can facilitate and support relationships between families of children with special needs and the District. The Special Needs Parent Liaison, uses a neutral approach, focused on fostering the child's success through partnership and collaboration between families and staff. The Special Needs Parent Liaison can help by...

  • Having confidential discussions with families and staff
  • Conducting site observations, home visits or facilitating potential placement observations
  • Attending IEP, 504 or SST meetings
  • Attending staff meetings
  • Facilitating creative solutions

Special Education Word Cloud

Vacaville Unified School District

Educational Services Department

Angel Hixson


Angel is available to families and staff at any point in the special education process, whether the need is for information, guidance, support, facilitation or dispute resolution.

Angel Hixson
Special Needs Parent Liaison

Coffee Talk

Angel offers this time for parents to drop in and have a cup of coffee while discussing concerns and/or struggles. 

Coffee Talk is available every Monday school is in session. 

Days: Mondays

Time: 9:30-10:30am

Location: Shelley Dally Early      Learning Village 

Address: 621 S.Orchard Drive, Vacaville CA 95688

*Parent Liaison is available for appointments outside of this meeting time. 

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