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

May 24, 2016

News and Events

PLEASE NOTE: Entry to the Tri-Valley SELPA is now through the Special Education Department Building 300. As of February 1, 2016, the door to the Special Education building where the Tri-Valley SELPA is located will remain locked. Accordingly, all visitors must enter through the main Pleasanton Unified School District Office and request that the SELPA be notified of your arrival.

    Annual MAKE A DIFFERENCE Awards Night

      The annual Make a Difference Awards night will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at Dublin High School. This award was 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. This is a “feel good” event for everyone. The SELPA provides the venue, refreshments, entertainment, award certificate, color photo nomination statement gift, set-up and all the details so you can thank that special someone. For more information about the 2016 Make A Difference (MAD) Awards please see our 2016 MAD Awards webpage.

    Special Olympics Northern California (SONC)
    Save the Dates! 2015-2016 Tri-Valley Special Olympics School Program

          May 10th: SONC School Programs Track & Field Competition / Grades Middle School through High School/Transition
            Place: Livermore High School, 600 Maple St, Livermore, CA
          May 24th: SONC School Programs Track & Field Competition / Grades K through 5th Grade
            Place: Livermore High School, 600 Maple St, Livermore, CA

    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.
      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.

    TRI-VALLEY SELPA BROCHURE (revised Aug 2014)
      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