The Dover Family School Alliance (DFSA) is a collaborative group that was founded in 2012 and is intended to support special education students, families & educators within the Dover, NH School District.
The DFSA’s mission is to be a resource for Dover parents of children with special needs and to provide access to relevant information, training, and emotional support. We aim to encourage an atmosphere of effective communication, understanding, and mutual respect among students, parents, educators, and the Dover community-at-large.
In the past year, we have hosted a number of events both formal and informal, launched a website and Facebook page to promote resources for families and educators within the Seacoast/Strafford County area, and facilitated connection among parents to other parents and educators to answer questions and provide emotional support.
In the future, we expect to formalize a recognition program for professionals working in special education (last year’s “Para-Palooza” was a great success!), create a parent-to-parent mentoring program, deepen our role as a resource for the Dover School District, and expand our training opportunities.
As a new organization, our program and service offerings are growing, and we welcome your ideas and suggestions!