President’s Message – March 2019

Happy Spring wonderful SEED community!

I hope you’ve all survived the long wet winter, and possibly popped in to one of our many fun and educational events over the past few months! One of the highlights for me was our first-ever book club where we not only got to read a wonderful book, A Regular Guy, Growing Up With Autism, about a local Lafayette family; but we were fortunate enough to have the author, Laura Shumaker, present and share some of her stories with us!

Over the past few months we’ve had some great parent education presentations, such as Surviving Homework, and Navigating the World of Dyslexia. We’re also thrilled to be including more and more of the high school community, with presentations like the very well-attended How to Best Prepare Your Student with Disabilities for College.

Seed has a few monthly events that are really more fun and social that anything (which is my kind of event)! such as our popular Monthly Breakfasts (the next one will be April 19that 9am); or our High School parents’ drinks at Metro (the next one will be April 11that 7pm). You might have even seen the fabulous article in Lamorinda Weekly about another of our regular events, our Spectacular Special Needs Parties (the next one will be April 20that 2pm). We hope you can show up and have some fun with us at any of these events!

While the end of the school year seems to be close at hand, Seed still has some wonderful events coming up. Our annual fundraiser, The SEED Speakeasy will be May 18th from 5:30-9:30pm. This is the biggest event of the year for SEED, and I know it will be an amazing time! Dinner, drinks, poker tables and a silent auction…all for a good cause, what more can you ask for?!? I hope to see you and your friends and family there decked out in your finest speakeasy attire!

SEED strives to meet the needs of all our unique kiddos in this community, so we will be holding a parent forum on April 15th at 7:30 p.m. We’re hoping to gather feedback from our community on areas of need and to update folks on any big picture work SEED has been contributing to. Please join us for snacks, drinks, and to share your thoughts!

For our older kids, we will have a first of its kind, Welcome to Acalanes High School District meeting on April 24thfrom 6:30-8:30. We are incredibly grateful to the Acalanes School District for collaborating with SEED to bring in a panel of staff and parents from each of the high schools, to share information on what to expect when you enter the Acalanes High School District.

Lastly, in case you can’t remember all the aforementioned dates, times and details, don’t fret! You can visit our gorgeous, new and improved website any time to find all this information and more!


Robyn Dobruck, SEED Co-President