2016 TRI-VALLEY SELPA/CAC ANNUAL SPECIAL EDUCATION ‘MAKE A DIFFERENCE’ AWARDS
The “Make a Difference” Awards were established by Tri-Valley SELPA and Community Advisory Committee (CAC) to celebrate the special education youth throughout our community and provide a unique opportunity for families to acknowledge individuals who have gone “above and beyond” to make a difference in the life of their special child.
Check out our 2016 "Make A Difference" (MAD) Awards webpage to view a complete list of the 2016 Tri-Valley SELPA/CAC Make A Difference Award recipients.
UPCOMING NON-SELPA EVENTS & PROGRAMS
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
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:
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.
TRI-VALLEY SELPA BROCHURE (revised Aug 2014)
Check out the latest Tri-Valley SELPA Brochure:
SPECIAL EDUCATION PARENT HANDBOOK (revised Aug 2014)
This Handbook is a useful resource for families seeking a quality education for their children with special needs:
"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