News & Announcements

National Physical Therapists Month

During National Physical Therapy Month in October, the American Physical Therapy Association encourages you to learn about the many benefits of physical activity. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services second edition of Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, more than 80% of adults and adolescents do not get enough physical activity. Physical therapists and physical therapist assistants play a critical role in helping Americans of all ages and abilities achieve their physical activity goals, and improve their quality of life.

National Bullying Prevention Month

Every October, individuals from across the nation—and around the world—unite with the powerful message that bullying should never be a part of childhood. The goal: encourage schools, communities and organizations to work together to stop bullying and cyberbullying and put an end to hatred and racism by increasing awareness of the prevalence and impact of all forms of bullying on all children of all ages. Come together in one giant ORANGE message of hope and support, WEAR and SHARE ORANGE to color our nation, and even the world, visibly showing that our society believes that no child should ever experience bullying.

National School Counseling Week (Feb. 6-10)

National School Counseling Week 2023 will be celebrated from Feb. 6-10, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems. National School Counseling Week, sponsored by ASCA, highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. National School Counseling Week is always celebrated the first full week in February.

National Braille Literacy Month

January is Braille Literacy Month, in honor of the birthday of Louis Braille, who was born on January 4th, 1809. Braille Literacy can be a vital component to independence and employment for people who are blind or visually impaired. Children who are blind or who have low vision have the option to learn Braille at an early age.

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.

New SELPA Podcast Series and Website Redesign

California SELPAs are refreshing their communication systems! First, please the click link above to see Episode 1 in the new podcast series produced by the SELPA Administrators of California and the Coalition for Adequate Funding for Special Education. The series will explore key aspects of behind-the-scenes work special education local plan areas (SELPAs) do across every California region to improve student outcomes. The first segment, “Making It Count: The Role of SELPAs in Special Education Finance,” features three extremely talented special education finance experts.

Additionally, the link above will take you to the SELPA Administrators of California redesigned website with more information about SELPAs and the work SELPAs do to facilitate equitable services and improved outcomes for students with disabilities across California.
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