Click here to join “Outside of the Box”, a live virtual program happening at 11am.

If you’re having difficulties, please refer to Zoom’s support information. Westbank Library is unable to provide tech assistance during the program. Please contact if you would like to schedule tech help or if you would like additional information regarding this library program.

The Five Rs of Navigating Virtual and Hybrid Special Education

Last spring’s temporary responses to school closures didn’t turn out to be so temporary. Now that we know virtual, hybrid and pandemic-informed instruction will last at least through the 2020-21 school year, parents need longer-term strategies. Join us to explore the “Five Rs” – a combination of mindset, tactics and legal guidance for helping your child get the most out of their public education as possible under our new circumstances.

Caroline Nelson’s unique law firm serves diverse young people with disabilities by helping the adults in their lives navigate special education/504 disputes and futures planning dilemmas through advocacy, mediation, facilitated IEPs, person-centered strategic planning, parent coaching, entity consulting, and speaking and training engagements. Caroline also collaborates with family and probate attorneys to assist divorcing or non-married parents to negotiate and weave into a divorce decree or other contractual agreement disability-specific educational, futures planning and decision-making issues–including how to plan for long-term co-parenting for adult children. Learn more about Caroline and her work at here.

Whether your child has been diagnosed with special needs or has particular challenges yet to be identified; whether they are spirited, struggle with reading or writing, or have sensory issues; whether they have learning, emotional, or behavioral differences, or fall into the quirky kid category, we’ll explore the means to help you help your child here in the Westlake area with monthly guest speakers and parent discussions. This series is targeted toward parents of children throughout Eanes ISD, whether in public, private, or home schooling, and is open to everyone.

Some past presentations are available on the Westbank Library YouTube Channel.

Questions?  Please contact Denise Bluestein at or Barbara Paier at