PAC

Mission Statement

The Novi Community Schools Special Education Parent Advisory Committee represents families with students receiving Special Education services in partnership with NCSD to empower each student to develop his/her highest potential through collaboration and communication.

The PAC:

  • Acts as a parent resource in collaboration with the Novi Community School District Special Education Department
  • Solicits information from parents of students who receive special education services regarding needed areas of program development
  • Participates in problem solving discussion with special education administrators for program improvement
  • Provides information, expertise, representation and participation in an advisory capacity to the administration

Email Address: novi.specialed@novik12.org

Novi Special Education PAC Representatives

  • Danielle Ruskin, Co-President
  • Jennifer Van Nortwick, Co-President
  • Debbie Mitre-Smith, Vice President
  • Sarah Carr, Secretary
  • Ellen Hulverson, Oakland County Rep
  • Natasha Goodman, Oakland County Rep
  • Nisha Curran, Above & Beyond Chairperson
  • Betty Ference, Board Member
  • Jorgia Basner, Board Member

Procedural Safeguards

"IEP 101" - created by Tom Kendziorski, Executive Director and Attorney at Law for The Arc of Oakland County

Special Education Informal Dispute Resolution Process 

Transition Planning: A Roadmap to your Future 

Oakland County Guide to Community Resources 

Oakland School Parents' Frequently Asked Questions About Special Education 

Early On Guide to Fun for Families

Oakland Schools Parent Handbook For Parents of a Child With a Disability

Summer Camp Opportunities for Students with Special Needs

  •  Friendship Circle
    • Providing support, year-round programs and summer programs for individuals with special needs
    • 6892 West Maple Road, West Bloomfield, Michigan 48322
    • Phone: 248-788-7878
  • Bloomfield SCAMP - summer program for individuals with disabilities ages 3-26+ in Metro Detroit