The Office of Student Services in Newton Public Schools is soliciting volunteers to serve on a new Disability Advisory Group (DAG). The Disability Advisory Group will advise the Assistant Superintendent for Student Services, Casey Ngo-Miller, and the Office of Student Services, on the following:
- Programming and services for students with disabilities
- The district’s work on anti-ableism
- Supporting the conditions for learning for all students with disabilities.
DAG shall be composed of 10 members representative of the diverse background and disabilities in our school and city community. It will include NPS staff, parents/caregivers, graduates, and community members. The goal is to create an advisory group that consists of a majority of people with disabilities to ensure perspectives shared are informed by lived experiences.The remaining members should be familiar with lived disability experiences as parents/caregivers or siblings of someone with a disability.
All DAG members must be comfortable with disability advocacy, and be willing to talk about their own lived disability experiences, challenges, or pride, as it relates to the work of the advisory group. The final advisory group will be selected by the Assistant Superintendent for Student Services.
Interested applicants should apply using the following Google form. Paper copies can also be obtained by contacting Casey Ngo-Miller via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 617-559-6025. Interested applicants who prefer or require a different format to apply should contact Casey Ngo-Miller. Alternative ways to apply are welcomed.