The Mountain View Whisman Special Education PTA (MVWSEPTA for short) was founded in 2010 by a group of parents and teachers of students with a variety of special needs, talents and challenges in the Mountain View Whisman School District, in order to represent those students better.

In 2013 this Special Education PTA reorganized itself as a committee of the Los Altos-Mountain View PTA Council with the goal of reaching out to all students from preschool to high school in the Mountain View Whisman School District and the Mountain View-Los Altos United High School District. The needs of children in the Los Altos School District were already aptly represented by the Los Altos IEPTA.

We seek to make sure the voices of special needs students are heard and that open lines of communications exist between parents, students, teachers and the administration.

Becoming part of the special education community can be confusing and overwhelming, and we seek to help parents and students find their way and discover the strength of community and caring.