Parent Support Organizations

  • Matrix Parent Network & Resource Center (Matrix):

    Matrix Parent Network and Resource Center is a non-profit organization for families of children with disabilities. Founded in 1983, it serves families in northern California, primarily in Marin, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma counties. Recognizing that parents are the best advocates for their children, Matrix strives to strengthen the supportive and advocacy roles of parents by offering support, information and training. For more information, click here to visit the Matrix Parents website or call (415) 884-3535.

    Dedication to Special Education (DSE):

    Dedication to Special Education (DSE) is an all-volunteer organization committed to enhancing the quality of special Education in Marin County and connecting families, educators and the community.  DSE has put over $120,000 a year directly into classroom equipment, technology and teaching materials throughout Marin County with their Grant to Special Educators Program.  DSE also created the Technology Resource Center of Marin County.  Please visit the Special Education website for more information regarding the following:

    It Takes a Village:

    Connects parents of Mill Valley School District students enrolled in special education to other district parents. It Takes a Village also offers educational events for parents that have children who attend schools outside of the Mill Valley School District. To learn more, please visit the Mill Valley Schools website.

    Marin Autism Collaborative (MAC):

    Connects families to resources related to Autism. MAC is a service of Lifehouse, serving developmental disabilities. To learn more, please visit the Marin Autism website or call (415) 472-2373.