Tri-Valley SELPA Dr. Sara Woolverton, Tri-Valley SELPA Senior Director
4665 Bernal Avenue
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Office Phone: 925.426.9144 Office Fax: 925.426.9142

January 24, 2017

News and Events

2016-2017 Tri-Valley SELPA and Special Olympics Northern California (SONC) School Program
    Special Olympics Northern California (SONC) has a wide variety of events throughout the 2016-2017 school year in association with the Tri-Valley SELPA, including Soccer, Basketball, Young Athletes Events, Track & Field, and End of the Year SONC School Programs Meeting.

    Coming up in October are the following Soccer Events:
    • October 6th: SONC School Programs Soccer Competition for K through 5th Grade at Amador Valley High School
    • October 18th: SONC School Programs Soccer Competition for Secondary Grades 6-12, and Transition at Amador Valley High School

    Youth Athletes Events coming in November:
    • November 30th: At Dublin Elementary School

    Download the flier for details on all events including additional events scheduled from Feb-May 2017: Save the Date with Young Athletes Events (1).pdf

PLEASE NOTE: The Tri-Valley SELPA and member districts do not endorse or recommend non-SELPA events, but strive to keep our parents and educators informed of opportunities for special education staff and special education students and their families. We do not advertise events by "private-for-profit" agencies.
    Livermore Special Needs Parent Group

      The Livermore Special Needs Parent Group is a parent group created by parents for parents. We actively partner with the LVJUSD’s Special Education Department to provide training, information and support for the parents or guardians of special needs children.

      Dates: 3rd Wednesday of Month (except December, July, and August)
      Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
      7:00 – 7:45 p.m. speaker presentation
      7:45 – 8:00 p.m. break
      8:00 – 8:45 p.m. support group sessions
      8:45 – 9:00 p.m. wrap up
      Livermore Valley Tennis Club
      2000 Arroyo Road, Livermore, CA 94550

      For more information, please check out our Parent Workshops, Groups and Events page.

    Pleasanton Council PTA: Do YOU Want to Support Children With Special Needs?

      For parents and educators in the Pleasanton Unified School District.
      The Pleasanton PTA Council Special Needs Committee is comprised of a group of highly motivated volunteers, with representatives from each school and PUSD, who are committed to the quality education of children with special needs. Come share your ideas and offer your unique perspective as a special needs parent or educator. It does not take a great time commitment to make a difference. The committee meets one hour each month during the school season.

      Click here for more information regarding Pleasanton PTA Council Special Needs Committee.

    The Easter Seals Kaleidoscope After-School Program

      The Easter Seals Kaleidoscope After-School Program is the only place providing after-school and summer programming to children, adolescents, and young adults with disabilities in the Tri-Valley areas of Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore and surrounding communities. Kaleidoscope provides a nurturing, structured, home-away-from-home environment where individuals ages 5-22 have the opportunity to experience the rewards of socialization, group participation, and the development of long term friendships.

      For more information, contact: Zach Lupton, Administrative Coordinator, Easter Seals Bay Area, Kaleidoscope

Recruiting Parents and Educators for the Pleasanton Council PTA Special Needs Committee
    Please check out the "Pleasanton Council PTA Special Needs Committee" flier to learn more about the council:

      • Who they are
      • Who they serve
      • What they do
      • What you as a parent or educator can do by filling a spot on the committee as a School Liaison or General Member

    Committee Flier: SNC Recruitment Flyer Updated 1-12-15.pdf

GET CONNECTED! Subscribe to Tri-Valley SELPA E-Connection
    Receive email notification of upcoming meetings, events, local non-profit agency opportunities, and special SELPA advisories on important special education issues through the Tri-Valley SELPA.

    Click on the SELPA E-Connection link (located on the right side of this page) to subscribe via the Pleasanton USD system.

    Member districts are ACOE, Dublin USD, Livermore Valley USD, Mt. House Elementary SD, Pleasanton USD, and Sunol Glen SD.

    Click here for CAC/SELPA flier for more information about the CAC and Tri-Valley SELPA: CAC flier13.pdf

Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP)
    BORP was founded in 1976, by people with disabilities to create access to the outdoors, to fitness, to sports and to recreation for a population that had been left out. In the 1970's, there simply were no recreation programs in the state specifically for people with disabilities. Initially started as a small student program at UC Berkeley, BORP has since grown to serve children, adults and families from all over the greater Bay Area. Over the past 30 years, thousands of people have benefited from our innovative programs, trainings, referrals and consultations.

    Click here to access our BORP webpage for additional contact information.

    Check out the latest Tri-Valley SELPA Brochure:

    This Handbook is a useful resource for families seeking a quality education for their children with special needs:
    Tri-Valley SELPA Parent Handbook_Rev 8-14.pdf

"DID YOU KNOW" HANDBOOK (revised Aug 2014)
    This Handbook contains valuable information for educators and parents such as:
    • Tri-Valley SELPA description, services, placement options, eligibility, and summary of procedural steps
    • Local support groups
    • Communication and contact information
    • Parent & educator workshop opportunities
    • Special Education terms and acronyms
    Did You Know rev 8-2014.pdf