VENTURA COUNTY SELPA, DECEMBER 2020
HIGHLIGHTS FOR DECEMBER
December 3, 2020
"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
"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.
Community Advisory Committee (CAC)
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
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.
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.
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.
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).
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
Program & Personnel Development
ERSES Program & COEDS
Related Services Staff: Social/Emotional Services Specialists, DHH Teachers
SIRAS Support, Forms & Instructions
Pattern of Strengths & Weaknesses Model
Related Services Staff: Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, WorkAbility Specialists