Learning Services Home and School Association (LSHSA)
is dedicated to supporting the students and families in Ridgewood, NJ who receive special education services through IEPs and 504 plans.
LSHSA is a volunteer organization of parents who plan social, educational and outreach events and fundraise to support extra-curricular opportunities for children receiving Special Education services through Ridgewood Public Schools.
The LSHSA is not attached to one particular school. Instead, we serve families in all the individual Ridgewood schools and in out-of-district placements. Our primary goal is to support families going through the special education process, regardless where their child attends school.
We welcome families with children needing minimal academic support, those needing educational services because of dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, those receiving related services (such as Speech, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy), those with visual, hearing or physical limitations, as well as those all along the continuum of learning and developmental disabilities. We have information and resources that benefit all levels of educational programming from minimal to most severe.
Bi-monthly meetings are held throughout the school year with our membership and representatives of the Ridgewood Special Programs Office and the Board of Education. Social events alternate between day and evening events. The special education speaker series consists of multiple evening events throughout the school year.