News & Announcements

International Week of the Deaf

Deaf Awareness Week is a national week of celebrating deafness. It is observed annually throughout the last full week of September. The week focuses on promoting the positive aspects of deafness, encouraging social inclusion, and raising awareness of the organizations that support those who are deaf.

Bridging the Gap Mental Health Symposium

Thurs, September 23; 8:30am-1pm
SCDD is partnering with three Bay Area Regional Centers (San Andreas, Golden Gate, and Regional Center East Bay) and other amazing organizations to host a virtual symposium addressing the Behavioral Health needs of people with Intellectual and Developmental Disability.
https://www.hopeservices.org/symposium-es/ (Spanish)

Webinar Series [SPANISH]: Rompiendo Barreras

Thursdays in September; 7-8:30pm
A series of virtual workshops presented in Spanish and sponsored by DREDF, SCDD, and the Arc. Topics include accessing education & Regional Center Services.

State Special Education Director to Discuss Special Education Funding

Heather Calomese, California’s Special Education Director and Stacey Wedin, Education Administrator​ will discuss how ​California’s special education funding ​– including new federal and state funds – are intended to be spent, and how ​caregivers​ can be involved​.​
​​Date: Thursday, August 5, 2021
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 Pacific
Register through link

Disability Vote Summit

Tue, September 14; 9am-1pm PST
This virtual Summit will explore the power of the disability vote, lessons learned from 2020 turnout, and how to use data to mobilize the disability vote.

We CAN Do Better

The North Region SELPA staff and all member Districts stand united with students, staff, local communities, and everyone across the U.S. who has experienced racial bias, violence, or discrimination. I challenge myself and those around me to go further with our actions to stand up to bigotry, hatred, and intolerance. I hope when we look back on 2020 we see how the focus on two viruses (that of Covid-19 and that of systemic racism) caused a tipping point toward making our society a healthier one. In the meantime, we take action as individuals, schools, districts, and communities to refuse (and support others to refuse) racism in our educational mission, because it starts with the words and actions we use to support children. Our influence and responsibility are huge because children look to us for models on "how to be." -- Katy Babcock, North Region SELPA Director.
See North Region SELPA District and School Board messages through link.
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