CAC NEWS

VENTURA COUNTY SELPA, JANUARY 2021

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.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

PREPARING FOR LIFE'S TRANSITIONS

TRANSITION RESOURCES

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

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


SAVE THE DATE

March 20, 9 - 12 p.m.


Spring Transition Fair


Help your young adult with disabilities ages 15-22 prepare for the quality adult life they envision.

Students, parents, teachers and care providers are invited to join us via Zoom for the Spring Transition Fair. Meet local agency representatives, and attend breakout sessions to assist with making lifelong decisions, managing resources, self-advocacy, benefits planning, the college application process, and resume building.


SAVE THE DATES


Autism Conference


Supporting Social Emotional Needs

During These Extraordinary Times


April 14, 4:30 - 6 p.m.

April 21, 4 - 5 p.m.

April 28, 4 - 5 p.m.


SAVE THE DATE

April 30, 9 - 2 p.m.


25th Annual

Carpe Diem Conference


Building Resilience


For parents and professionals who care about children and youth with emotional challenges.

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

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