A collaborative partnership of

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

Supporting Equitable Learning, Programs and Access

for ALL students.


Welcome Back to the 2022-2023 school year! As you are settling into your school year, please know that the Community Advisory Council (CAC) is here to support you!


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.

Who is in the CAC?

  • Parents/guardians of individuals with disabilities (the majority)
  • Representatives of agencies that serve people with disabilities
  • School staff

How can I participate?

Members of the public are always welcome to attend CAC meetings and give public comments. CAC Meetings are governed by the Brown Act and only items on the agenda will be discussed. Staff may follow-up as needed. If you prefer to speak with a CAC member privately or by phone, call the SELPA office at (805) 437-1560 for contact information, including the name of your school district representative.


Please welcome our newly elected Executive Board!!

2022-2023 CAC Board

Carole Shelton, Chair

Agency Representative

Rainbow Connection Family Resource Center

Lee Ann Holland, Vice-Chair

Parent Representative

Conejo Valley Unified School District

Myra Medina, Membership Secretary

Agency Representative

California Children’s Services

Amanda Alfred, Treasurer

Parent Representative

Pleasant Valley School District

Lynda Karl, Parliamentarian

Agency Representative

Rainbow Connection Family Resource Center

Flavia Seawright,

Public Information Officer

Parent Representative

Pleasant Valley School District

You Are Invited To The Next CAC Meeting:

Members of the public are always welcome to attend CAC meetings and give pubic comments.

To receive Meeting Notices Click Here.


Future SELPA Events

SELPA Workshops & Events 2022-2023

2022 Autism Conference

CAPTAIN 805 Presents:

Improving Social Outcomes For Adolescents With Autism

This workshop is designed for families, mental health professionals, educators, speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists and other professionals supporting individuals from middle school through transition age with Autism.

Wednesday, September 14

Visual Supports For Life

Overview of visual supports as Evidence-Based Practice, implementing visual supports in both school and home settings. Participants will make their own visual supports to take home.

Wednesday, September 21

Beyond School: Next Steps for students with Autism

Panel presentation with Deptartment of Rehabilitation,

Tri-Counties Regional Center Employment Managers,

and local employers will share skills needed for employment,

how to access services and answer questions.


3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Check-In

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Presentation


5100 Adolfo Drive, Camarillo, CA 93012

COST: $50.00 per person

(One charge for both sessions. Online registration is required)

This workshop requires online registration. Go to to create an OMS account. If you already have an account, go to

If you are having trouble accessing the system or you do not have computer access, please call (805) 437-1566 or Email: Ana Teran at

Behavior Tips and Strategies

The 2022-23 Parent Support Series will begin this week with Behavior Tips and Strategies being presented by VC SELPA Administration on September 14, 2022, from 12-1 pm.

There is no cost for the sessions, however, online registration is required.

You will need an OMS account.

To create and account, go to:

If you already have an OMS account, please use the following link to register:

This conference is for all General Education and Special Education Professionals, Parents and Caregivers, Family Support Agencies, and Community Members.

There is no cost for this conference, but registration is required. For Spanish translation, please request seven (7) days in advance.


September 20

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Katie Novak Ed.D, Consultant

Internationally renowned education consultant

Shelley Moore, Educator

Internationally recognized teacher, researcher, consultant and storyteller

The 30th Annual Walking the Path Together Conference

The Ventura County Early Start Program, Proudly Presents:

The 30th Annual Walking the Path Together Conference

Tools to Help You Walk the Path



All sessions will be offered separately in both English and Spanish,

and will be co-presented by a parent and a professional.

Saturday, October 22

Check-in: 8:00 am-8:30 am

Resource Fair: 8:30 am-8:55 am

Conference: 9:00 am-12:20 pm


Ventura County Office of Education Conference and Educational Services Center

5100 Adolfo Rd., Camarillo, CA 93012

This facility is fully accessible to people who use wheelchairs.

To Register:

Go to: to create an account.

If you already have an OMS account, you may register by using the following link:

Get Ready for National Bullying Prevention Month and Unity Day!

October is National Bullying Prevention Month!

Click here to learn about this month long event to prevent childhood bullying and promote kindness, acceptance, and inclusion.

Unity Day is October 19, 2022!

Click here to learn more about Unity Day

Unity Day!


Wear and Share Orange to show unity for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion and to send a visible message that no child should ever experience bullying.

Uniting Through Action

On the third Wednesday of October, plan to wear and share the color orange—as a tangible representation of the supportive, universal message that our society wants to prevent bullying, and is united for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion.

Bullying Prevention Resource Guide

Resources created by Pacer, curated by the CAC

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SB 1113 Special Education

SB 1113 Special Education: Inclusive Education: Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

Update to SB1113!!!

September 6, 2022

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.


Zooming Out and Zooming In On Inclusive Practices

Join us on our collective journey as educational partners in systematic change for inclusion and students with disabilities

Unapologetically ABLE: Inclusion Conference

To register for this conference for either in person or virtual on Zoom, click here.

The Supporting Inclusive Practices (SIP) Project is hosting its annual conference.

Our Vision:

Intentionally designed, equitable and inclusive educational systems for all students.

Innovate. Include. Impact.

Featuring International Public Speakers:

Chaeli Mycroft and her Mother, Zelda Mycroft, along side Artist, Clara Woods

This virtual event is designed to challenge your thinking and empower you as a disability ally.

Chaeli Mycroft and her mother, Zelda, will facilitate conversations with other individuals with disabilities and their families as they reflect on their experiences.

You will learn about the complexity of disability and have an opportunity to engage in conversations about how we can amplify disabled voices and move forward as disability allies.

They hope you will join them in this work!

The SIP Inclusion Conference is FREE. It requires registration for in person or virtual on Zoom.


SIP Inclusion Conference 2022

Supporting Inclusive Practices

Ventura County SELPA Resources

Information Alerts For Parents

Upcoming SELPA Events 2022-2023

Community Resource Directory

Programs and Services For Families of Students Enrolled in Special Education

What is Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)?

Ventura County SELPA is committed to supporting families and districts as they work towards early resolution options. Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) provides a neutral environment and a variety of choices and utilizes consultation, collaboration, and communication to resolve disagreements, preserve relationships and maintain focus on the needs of our students. ADR allows the decision-making process to stay in the hands of the family and district.
Distance Learning & Emergency Conditions from SELPA

On July 1, 2020 legislation went into effect that amended the California Education Code 56345(a)(9), adding a new Emergency Distance Learning component to IEPs.

Celebrate Inclusive Schools Throughout Your Schools and Communities in 2022!

Inclusive Schools Week Resource Guide

Curated by the Ventura County SELPA

Create A World Without Bullying All Year Long!

Bullying Prevention Resource Guide

Resources created by Pacer, Curated by the CAC


Rainbow Connection Family Resource Center

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

Sign up for emails here.

Call: 805-485-9643 or 800-332-3679


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.

Tri-Counties Regional Center Offices

All TCRC offices have re-opened to the public.

On-Call Managers
Simi Valley Office: (805) 456-8020
Oxnard Office: (805) 456-8021

Early Start Program – Newborn to Age 3, No Referral Needed

Are you concerned about your child's development? Does any aspect of their speech, physical abilities, behavior, or any other area seem delayed? We want you to know that the Tri-Counties Regional Center Early Start program is here to identify and treat developmental delays in children 0-3 years of age. These services are free; there is no cost to you. Our clinical and intake teams are fully operational. Please share the word that anyone may refer to our Early Start program. If you are concerned about your child’s development, visit our Connect with an Intake Coordinator web page. Learn more about our Early Start program here.

Register Here For Regional Email Alerts

State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD)

Welcome to SCDD!

The State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD)is established by state and federal law as an independent state agency to ensure that people with developmental disabilities and their families receive the services and supports they need.

Consumers know best what supports and services they need to live independently and to actively participate in their communities. Through advocacy, capacity building and systemic change, SCDD works to achieve a consumer and family-based system of individualized services, supports, and other assistance.


Californians with developmental disabilities are guaranteed the same full and equal opportunities for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as all Americans.


The Council advocates, promotes and implements policies and practices that achieve self-determination, independence, productivity and inclusion in all aspects of community life for Californians with developmental disabilities and their families

Email Sign-Up!

The Ventura County SELPA is dedicated to providing information and support to families and caregivers of students with disabilities so that they can be informed partners in the educational process of their children. There are numerous activities and resources that are provided to fulfill that mission.

Sign up to receive announcements of informational items for families directly to your email.


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.


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.

Emily Mostovoy-Luna - Associate 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



Early Start

Related Services Staff: Social/Emotional Services Specialists, DHH Teachers

Joanna Della Gatta - Director of Technical Support and Transition

Mariella Cazares-Flores - Administrative Assistant II

SIRAS Support, Forms & Instructions

Private Schools

Pattern of Strengths & Weaknesses Model

WorkAbility Program


Related Services Staff: Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, WorkAbility Specialists

Kim DeAnda - Program Specialist

Jeanine Murphy-Coordinator: Family, Student, School Collaboration

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Services