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Each Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) develops a Local Plan that describes how it provides special education services.  The North Region SELPA Local Plan will be reviewed and updated during the 2019-20 school year to align with recent Education Code requirements.
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Parents, family members, and others interested in children with special needs are welcome to attend CAC meetings. Meetings follow an open, relaxed format and often include informational presentations, discussion, and Q & A. Presentations address significant issues identified by parents through a needs assessment.  There are also opportunities for networking among attendees.

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Special Education News

Public Policy Institute of California weighs in on 2019-20 state special education funding

CAPTAIN Regional Lead Named

The state of California has provided grant money to fortify the exisiting California Autism Professional Training and Information Network (CAPTAIN) in order to scale up Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs).  Joan Ralph, Behaviorist with the Alameda Unified School District, was named as the East Bay Regional Implementation Lead.  Joan and her counterparts across the state will strengthen CAPTAIN Cadres' and teachers' capacity to learn, use, and sustain EBPs locally to support students with disabilities.

Child Find

Child Find activities are the responsibility of each Local Education Agency (LEA) and occur prior to a referral for special education services. These activities are designed to locate individuals, birth through 21 years of age, including children not enrolled in public school programs as well as children who are homeless or wards of the state and reside in the district and may be eligible for and in need of special education and/or related services. Child find activities also foster awareness and understanding on the part of educators, parents and other community members of the referral procedures for special education, the eligibility criteria, and the continuum of special education programs and services available. Child find activities inform educators, community agencies, and parents/guardians of their right to refer their child for a special education assessment to determine eligibility and the need for special education services.
(E.C. § 56300 and 56301)


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