CAC NEWS

VENTURA COUNTY SELPA, DECEMBER 2020

INFORMATION FOR FAMILIES AND CAREGIVERS OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

A collaborative partnership of

school districts, staff, students, parents/families, and community agencies

Supporting Equitable Learning, Programs and Access

for ALL students.

HIGHLIGHTS FOR DECEMBER

December 3, 2020

International Day Of People With Disabilities


2020 Resources


"NOT ALL DISABILITIES ARE VISIBLE"


On December 3 this year, during the annual celebration of people with disabilities, the 2020 theme ‘Not all Disabilities are Visible’ also focuses on spreading awareness and understanding of disabilities that are not immediately apparent, such as mental illness, chronic pain or fatigue, sight or hearing impairments, diabetes, brain injuries, neurological disorders, learning differences and cognitive dysfunctions, among others.

December 7-11, 2020

Inclusive Schools Week


2020 Resources


"THE TIME FOR INCLUSION IS NOW"


Inclusive Schools Week is an annual event sponsored by the Inclusive Schools Network (ISN) and Stetson & Associates, Inc., which is held each year during the first full week in December. Since its inception in 2001, Inclusive Schools Week has celebrated the progress that schools have made in providing a supportive and quality education to an increasingly diverse student population, including students who are marginalized due to disability, gender, socio-economic status, cultural heritage, language preference, and other factors. The Week also provides an important opportunity for educators, students and parents to discuss what else needs to be done in order to ensure that their schools continue to improve their ability to successfully educate all children.

ANNOUNCEMENTS/EVENTS/RESOURCES

Community Advisory Committee (CAC)

CAC Meeting via Zoom


February 1, 4 - 6 p.m.


You are invited, please join us!


The Ventura County SELPA has a Community Advisory Committee (CAC) that facilitates communication between districts and families, has regular meetings to discuss issues with SELPA leadership, and provides parent trainings on topics such as the IEP process, behavior strategies, life after high school and social skills. The CAC promotes services and resources for special education students and their families. We meet in early September and on the first Monday of November, February and May. CAC Meeting Schedule

Distance Learning/Covid-19 Information

SELPA EVENTS

Behavior Basics in the Distance Learning Environment


December 2, 3 - 5 p.m.


Have questions about how to support your child and effectively deal with any behavior needs during distance learning? This workshop will provide strategies and supports to help you in the home.


Click Here to Register

Let Them Thrive! Unlocking the Doors to Academic Success in Remote Learning


December 8, 4 - 6 p.m.


This transition to remote learning can be challenging for students and families. But with the proper supports and strategies, we can create an environment where our students can find success in this new setting. Join Dr. Katie Novak for a four-part series created to provide you with the tools to help your children thrive in remote learning.


Event is full.


Please call to be added to the waitlist at (805) 437-1560.

Walking the Path Together Conference-The RoadMap for the Path


February 27, 8 - 11:30 a.m.


For families of young children with special needs and the professionals who support them.


Break Out Sessions


  • Learning to Learn
  • ABC's of the IEP
  • Sensory Needs

FUTURE SELPA EVENTS

You can find our Future Events List by clicking on the “Workshops and Conferences” tab. You can also find the fliers for any /all SELPA events by clicking the "Workshops and Conferences" tab on the SELPA website homepage and then clicking on the date.

RAINBOW CONNECTION FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER

For more information and to register or for ongoing Support Groups, Training & Activities go to:

www.rainbowconnectionfrc.weebly.com , call 805-485-9643 or 800-332-3679 or email us

at rainbow@tri-counties.org

TRI-COUNTIES REGIONAL CENTER

Tri-Counties Regional Center is one of twenty-one non-profit regional centers in California providing lifelong services and supports for people with developmental disabilities residing in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties.


TCRC provides person and family-centered supports for individuals with developmental disabilities to maximize opportunities and choices for living, working, learning, and recreating in the community.


https://www.tri-counties.org

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

Wellness Everyday


Fifth Annual Suicide Prevention Conference

Giving Hope a Voice


December 10, 9 - 11:30 a.m.

SELPA COMMENDATIONS

To nominate someone (Teacher, Student, Parent, Specialist) for "going above and beyond" in serving special education students and/or families, go to the SELPA website, click on "Information for Families" and look under CAC for an application.

VENTURA COUNTY SELPA

The Ventura County SELPA office is responsible for the implementation of the Ventura County Special Education Local Plan, and for ensuring a free appropriate public education to all students with identified disabilities according to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act PL 94-142 (amended by PL 108-446, 2004).



Emily Mostovoy-Luna - Assistant Superintendent
Sarah Fontenot- Administrative Assistant III

Local Plan Implementation
Interagency Coordination, Policies & Procedures
SELPA Office Operations
Related Staff: Adapted PE Teachers, Assistive Technology Assessment Center,
Orientation & Mobility Specialists, Residential Placement Consultants

Regina Reed - Director of Personnel Development
Barbara Rush - Administrative Assistant II

Program & Personnel Development
ERSES Program & COEDS
Behavior
Early Start
Related Services Staff: Social/Emotional Services Specialists, DHH Teachers

Joanna Della Gatta - Director of Technical Support and Transition
Juanita Delgadillo - Administrative Assistant II

SIRAS Support, Forms & Instructions
Private Schools
Pattern of Strengths & Weaknesses Model
WorkAbility Program
Transition
Related Services Staff: Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, WorkAbility Specialists