Click here to join “Outside of the Box”, a live virtual program happening Wednesday, May 6th at 10:30am.

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.

Navigating Your Child’s Special Education Services During COVID-19 School Closures

School facilities are closed and public schools are providing home-based instruction, but what does this mean for IEP implementation? Join us to explore recent federal and state guidance to schools about their ongoing obligations to students, “continuity of service” letters, strategies for negotiating current services, and how to prepare for eventual compensatory services discussions.

Caroline Nelson’s 29-year career is a marriage of law and education, coupled with personal experience raising a son with a disability. She began as an educator, found her way from classroom teaching to law practice, and then back to public school as a special education Family Liaison and Transition Specialist. There, she focused on neutral dispute resolution, post-secondary planning and community outreach. Today, she has returned to private practice to teach, develop and create greater access to collaborative practices in parent-school relationships and strategic planning for parents of kids with special needs. She is mom to three remarkable and unique young adults. One has a disability that emerged in preschool, increased in complexity over time, and did not fully reveal itself until age 21.

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