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Stamford Coalition of Parents Expecting Success
SCOPES is group of parent volunteers dedicated to improving the lives of families in our community, especially those with children who can and should receive special education services. Working as a Committee of the Parent Teacher Council of Stamford, SCOPES will provide a parent support network and serve as a community resource on issues related to special education.

SCOPES is composed of an Advisory Board and two Co-Presidents. We have a Parent Contact at the schools listed below. If you have a question, or want to become involved, please contact one of our Co-Presidents or the SCOPES Parent Contact at your school.

Scopes Resource Directory 2013 - 2014 School Year.

Our key objectives include:

  • Providing outreach and a support network for parents, including a website that will provide access to relevant information and links.
  • Collaborating with Stamford Public Schools in an effort to continually improve the educational opportunities available within our schools.

Who will SCOPES help?

  • Parents and/or guardians of children from birth to age 21 who receive special education services-in or out the community.
  • Parents who think their child may have learning issues, behavioral issues, attention issues, who may not have many friends, or who is socially isolated.
  • Parents who are just learning about the special education process and Individualized Education Plans (IEPs).
  • Parents who need support and would like to learn to advocate more effectively for their children.

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Our SCOPES Parent Representatives are listed below. Please reach out to the contact at your school or to any one of our Advisory Board Members. To be informed of our events and news, join our e-mail list. To join go to the top right of this webpage and type your e-mail address in the grey box. Click “Join Now”. It’s that easy, and you can unsubscribe at any time!


Patty Clendenin donclendenin@sbcglobal.net   Lynn Rule
Amy LiVolsi Gragg amy@livolsilaw.com   Guisela Lombardo gslum@aol.com
Carol Ann McClean scopesvalue@gmail.com   Ida Lupinacci lupinacci@abilis.us
Stephanie O’Shea
stephanieo@optonline.net   Kathy Pia kprendy@optonline.net
Hallie Levine hzlevine@aol.com   Sonali Prabhakar sonaliprabhakar@mac.com
Monica S. Smyth smyth@abilis.us

CO-PRESIDENTS: Kathy Pia (kprendy@optonline.net) and Amy LiVolsi Gragg (amy@livolsilaw.com).

This Contact List is for members only and may not be used for business, political or religious purposes.

AITE     Scofield  
Monica S. Smyth smyth@abilis.us   Monica S. Smyth smyth@abilis.us
Cloonan     Springdale  
Mary Schiro schiro2004@yahoo.com   Guisela Lombardo gslum@aol.com
Davenport     Stamford High  
Beth Ford
Sonali Prabhakar
  Ida Lupinacci
Lynn Rule
Dolan     Stark  
Debbie Gibb
Stephanie O’Shea
  Stephanie O’Shea
Hart     Stillmeadow  
Lynn Rule threeinct@yahoo.com   Joanne Goodreds jgoodreds@optonline.net
KT Murphy     Apples Preschool (Rip)  
Carol Ann McClean scopesvalue@gmail.com   Kathy Pia
Sonali Prabhakar
Meredith Borski
Newfield     Toquam  
Caroline Smit
Kathy Pia
  Amy LiVolsi Gragg amy@livolsilaw.com
Northeast     Turn of River  
Gretchen Orr gretchencraig@yahoo.com   Patsy Schumacher
Rippowam     Westhill High  
Kathy Pia kprendy@optonline.net   Diane Ferber-Collins
Patty Clendenin
Monica S. Smyth
Rogers International   Westover  
Amy LiVolsi Gragg amy@livolsilaw.com   Melissa Gallaher-Smith stamfordmusic@aol.com
Carrie Jachimczyk ccjach@gmail.com      
Hallie Levine hzlevine@aol.com      


SCOPES strives to act with the highest integrity and offer the best possible service to all people who access SCOPES’ services. However, SCOPES is comprised of volunteers that do not have any special training. Consequently, SCOPES, its members and Advisory Board, shall not accept any liability for the information or advice which may be provided or incorporated by reference. SCOPES, its members and Advisory Board make no claims, guarantees or promises about the accuracy, currency, or completeness of any of the information provided. In no event shall SCOPES, its members or its Advisory Board be liable for any errors or omissions with respect to any information provided.

SCOPES is a Committee of the PT Council of Stamford

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Understanding your childs unique needs. Click here for an extensive list of links.
One page pdf overview on SCOPES.

Scopes Resource Directory
Directory for 2013 - 2014 School Year.

In the News
November 15, 2011 Stamford Advocate
Thumbs up for SCOPES!

Thumbs up to Amy LiVolsi Gragg and Carol Ann McClean for reviving a support service that is helping many Stamford parents. The two women have rebuilt the Stamford Coalition of Parents Expecting Success -- SCOPES -- an organization that provides information and support for parents of students with special needs in Stamford Public Schools. Read More>

November 13, 2011 Stamford Advocate
Parent's Launch Special Needs Group

A group of Stamford parents recently reconstituted Stamford Coalition of Parents Expecting Success -- SCOPES -- an organization that aims to provide information and support for parents of students with special needs in Stamford Public Schools. Read More>



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