CAC NEWS

VENTURA COUNTY SELPA, NOVEMBER 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.

Announcements/Events/resources

CAC Announcements

CAC Meeting via Zoom

November 2, 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

SELPA Events

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Let them thrive! unlocking the doors to academic success in remote learning

November 3, 4 - 6 p.m.

November 30, 4 - 6 p.m.


The 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.


Registration is still open.

Facilitated iep meetings for parents and caregivers

November 9, 4 - 6 p.m.


Presented by: Key2Ed


Key2Ed is a national authority on IEP Meeting Facilitation. Participants will learn different skills for when there is conflict during the meeting. Using these skills will result in reduced stress and shortened meetings while building trust and partnership between and among the IEP Team.

This training will provide an overview of the Facilitated IEP Process and is designed to prepare parents and caregivers to be effective team members in their students' IEP meeting. Additionally, they will be able to develop skills for more effective and efficient communication during the IEP Meeting.


Register here.

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Fall transition fair

Nov 12, 5:30 - 8 p.m. First annual Virtual Ventura County Transition Fair


Interact live with agency representatives during the open house. We are looking forward to a new opportunity to foster connections within our community. Although, the fair will not be held in person, participants will connect via video conferencing and access agency resources on the Transition Fair Agency Padlet.


• 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.: Access agency information on the Padlet and speak with agency reps during the open house via Zoom meetings- Department of Rehabilitation, Tri-Counties Regional Center, Colleges, Behavioral Health, Public Health and many more.


• 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.: Attend optional breakout sessions for parents and students via Zoom.


*Parents may attend sessions about the transition planning process in a virtual world. *Students may attend a session and participate in a guided transition activity with a focus on college/career readiness while transitioning in a virtual world.


Presentation and information at the fair are available in Spanish. No need to call ahead. Interpretation in ASL and other languages is available, but must be reserved 2 weeks in advance.


Call 805.437.1560 For more information on Transition go to www.vcselpa.org For Families/Transition to Adult Life

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

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


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