RUSD CAC Parent Newsletter

Community Advisory Committee October/November 2022

Special Education Parent Meetings

Please join us at our meetings to learn and meet other parents who share our our experiences.

We invite all parents to join us!

Please register on the RUSD website.

Meetings: 3rd Tuesdays of designated months

*Business Meetings 4:00 pm

*Parent Workshops 5:00 pm

IEP Basic Training for Parents

*Tuesday, October 18, 2022 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Via Zoom, Visit Website for Registration Link

(Register to Attend)

Mild/Moderate Disabilities

*Tuesday, November 15, 2022 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Via Zoom, Visit Website for Registration Link

(Register to Attend)

CAPTAIN Evidenced Based Practices for parents

*Tuesday, February 21, 2023 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Via Zoom, Visit Website for Registration Link

(Register to Attend)

Very Special Arts Festival

*Tuesday, March 21, 2023 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, Location To Be Determined

Summer Planning, Camps, travel tips & free resources

*Tuesday, April 18, 2023 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Via Zoom, Visit Website for Registration Link

(Register to Attend)

Disability Awareness

October is

Down Syndrome Awareness Month

October 6- World Cerebral Palsy Day

ADHD Awareness Month

Earthquake Awareness

October 20: The Great Shakeout

ShakeOut Earthquake Safety Video Series

For Those with Mobility Disability:

November is

Epilepsy Awareness Month

November 1- LGS Awareness Day

Parents - Lets Remember our own Self Care

November 7- National Stress Awareness Day

Work with your teachers, school, or PTA, to promote this awareness with school wide activities.

RUSD Special Education News

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Telesis Academy Disability Awareness Campaign

We are happy to see Telesis Academy promote Down Syndrome Awareness this month! Please speak with your teachers and principal and encourage them to promote disability awareness at their schools.

STARS Program STARSbucks sales

Our RUSD Adult Transition students had their first coffee cart grand opening on 9/21/22! Our students sold coffee and bagged up treats. They were working very hard. They sold treats and coffee at the District office. Everyone was so happy at how well our students did. We are going to try to do this on a monthly basis!

Community Resources

Parents Place Family Resource Center

November Transition Conference from High School to Adulthood

Saturday, November 5, 2022 from 8:30am-1pm

Register now for Photos with Santa at Parents Place ! Call 626-919-1091

Photos will be taken Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 9am-3pm

REACH Parent Support Group
First Thursday of the Month 7pm-9pm

REACH Registration:

November 3, 2022- Patience and Planning for the Holidays

December 1, 2022- Holiday Social open discussion

Register at or call 626-919-1091

In–Person & Zoom Meeting (Mandarin and Cantonese Speaking)

4th Tuesday of Every Month 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

November 11, 2022

To register: Call Connie Kwok (626) 919-1091 or



If you would like to borrow a toy, book, activity box, or video, call us to make an appointment! Parents' Place activity boxes come with educational toys that address five areas of development: Language, Fine Motor Skills, Social-Emotional, Cognitive, and Sensory.

You may borrow up to one or two boxes at a time,

To set up an appointment please contact: Parents’ Place Family Resource and Empowerment Center: (626) 919-1091 1500 S. Hyacinth Ave., Suite B, West Covina., CA 91791


East San Gabriel Valley SELPA Community Advisory Committee in collaboration with the California Autism Professional Training And Information Network (CAPTAIN)

October 19, 2022, Wednesday, from 6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. on Zoom.

You can visit the Link to register for this workshop here:

TASK (Parents Training Center)

Register on website


IEP Parent Trainings on zoom (english and Spanish/Espanol)

October 20, 2022 Thursday 10:30am-11:30am

November 17, 2022 Thursday 10:30am-11:30am

504 Plans

November 29, 2022, Tuesday 10:30am-12:00pm

Apps for Spelling and Phonics

Friday, October 21, 2022 from 10am-11:30am

Marvelous Math Apps

November 18, 2022 Friday 10am-11:30am

Navigating Special Education

October 27, 2022 Thursday, 6pm-8pm

November 15, 2022 Tuesday 2pm

San Gabriel Pomona Regional Center


This is an online resource that offers training modules to parents; providing tools and techniques that will effectively guide parents on how to support their children by navigating the entire support system

To access this site, please Click here

State Council on Developmental Disabilities

SCDD Statewide Trainings

Mondays at 10am

All trainings will use the same Meeting ID# and Password, all year long!

Direct Link

Meeting ID# 829-8230-7774 Password 123456

To participate by phone, call (888) 475-4499 and enter the

All are Welcome!

10/24: Spanish 10/31: English

State Compliance Complaints - Special Education

11/07: Spanish 11/14: English

Anti-Bullying for Children & Adults

Informational Links

Family Resources
Supports for School

Testimonial Video

Parents' Guide to IEPs/504 Plans

Learn the Signs Act Early

Procedural Safeguards
In 12 Languages!

SELPA Administrators
of California

Making It Happen!
Podcast Series

UC Davis Mind Institute
Center for Excellence
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Parent to Parent - Best Halloween Tip

If your kid wants to go home after the first house, that’s fine. If your kid wants to take his costume off and keep going in his pajamas, that’s fine. If your kid decides to not wear the costume in the first place, that’s fine. If your kid decides that going trick or treating just isn’t going to happen this year, THAT’S FINE!

This Halloween may end with a giant haul of candy after trick or treating for hours. It may end with handing out candy from the security of your own home. The important thing is to have fun. Besides, you can always try again next year!

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Giving Thanks

Although we don’t always love the special needs parenting journey we are on, there are plenty of things we are thankful for. By focusing on the things we are thankful for, we can set aside our worries and constant striving, and simply rest in the good things we do have. And when you start counting those blessings, you’ll see both big and little things around you to be thankful for, and it will fill your heart with some much needed contentedness, joy, and peace in your special needs parenting journey. We are thankful for our children, their progress, and our community.