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LOCAL PLAN

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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PARENT SUPPORT

National, State, Bay Area, East Bay, County, SELPA, and District resources
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COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (CAC)

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.

Recent news & Upcoming events

U.S. Dept. of Education Seeks Public Comment on Challenges of Serving Those with Disabilities Ages 14-24

In order to determine the best use of technical assistance to guide states in improving transition planning and services for students and youth with disabilities (ages 14 to 24) from high school to postsecondary education, the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) is seeking public comment from parents, school districts, vocational rehabilitation providers, and other stakeholders nationwide.

Positive Behavior Intervention Plans

Teaching students what to do instead of the challenging behavior and making sure there are supports in place for the new, appropriate behavior can lead to improvements.
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North Region SELPA Annual Budget Plan and Annual Service Plan

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 20 United States Code (20 USC) Section 1400 et seq. and related federal regulations, require each special education local plan area (SELPA) to ensure a continuum of program options are available to meet the needs of students with disabilities for special education and related services.  Specific requirements are contained in the Local Plan which includes an Annual Budget Plan and Annual Service Plan.

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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Member Districts

ALAMEDA UNIFIED 
Pamela Kazee, Director
2060 Challenger Drive, Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 337-7075
www.alameda.k12.ca.us
 
ALBANY UNIFIED
Veronica Michael, Director
904 Talbot Avenue, Albany, CA 94706
(510) 559-6536
www.ausdk12.org
 
BERKELEY UNIFIED
Jan Hamilton, Executive Director
2020 Bonar Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 644-7733
www.berkeleyschools.net
 
EMERY UNIFIED
Dr. Karen Steele, Director
1275 61st Street, Emeryville, Ca 94608
(510) 601-4907
www.emeryusd.k12.ca.us
 
PIEDMONT UNIFIED
Hillary Crissinger, Director
760 Magnolia Avenue, Piedmont, CA 94611
(510) 594-2733 
www.piedmont.k12.ca.us