The RULER approach is the topic of the March meeting of the Island Parents Advisory Council on Special Education at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, at the YMCA.

Guest presenters are Donna Lowell-Bettencourt and Molly Cabral from West Tisbury School. They will talk about the importance emotions play in the advancement of social and emotional skills of children and adults. The RULER approach is a Yale-developed program designed to address the way emotions drive learning, decision-making, creativity, relationships and health. For more information, call 240-498-2090 or email