BSPED Contact Information

BSPED Coordinators:
Jill Herschman and Robin Miller
Phone: (510) 290-3798
BSPED email:


The Berkeley Special Education Parents Network (BSPED) represents families of students in the Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) who have special educational needs. BSPED goals are to:
  • advocate for disabled students in the district
  • share information and resources
  • provide support for families of disabled students by helping to ensure that all eligible students receive appropriate services.


If you are already a member of BSPED and your email address has changed in the past year, PLEASE send us your updated information so that we don't miss you. Several e-tree addresses have bounced back as undeliverable recently.

If BSPED is new to you, or you know someone who can benefit by knowing us, or our families could benefit by knowing them, please contact us or forward this information to others.

Membership costs nothing and is open to ALL interested in improving education for students with special educational needs in our community. ( We are parents, grandparents, special & general ed students, siblings, teachers, IA's, administrators, BUSD Board Directors, disability rights advocates...)


BSPED NEWS: e-tree Information/Announcements of interest. Membership is open to anybody interested in Special Education issues at BUSD. Located at

BSPED FAMILY FORUM: A families-only discussion group restricted to parents/guardians of students in the BUSD with special educational needs. For more information contact