Community Advisory Committee
|August 8, 2022 Special Meeting||8-8-22 Meeting minutes|
|August 22, 2022||8-22-22 Meeting minutes|
|September 26, 2022||9-26-22 Meeting minutes|
|October 10, 2022 Special Meeting||10-10-22 Meeting Minutes|
|October 27, 2022||10-27-22 Meeting Minutes|
|November 28, 2022||11-28-22 Meeting Minutes|
|December 6, 2022 Special Meeting||12-6-22 Meeting Minutes|
|January 23, 2023|
|February 27, 2023||
|March 27, 2023||
|April 24, 2023||
|May 22, 2023||
|June 26, 2023||
Join our monthly meetings
|Suggest topics for the agenda||Join one of the CAC committees|
Make your voice heard and help advise special education in your school district. Our monthly meetings always have time for public comment.
|Do you have a suggestion for the agenda at the CAC monthly business meeting? Please contribute ideas 2 weeks before the monthly meeting.||Make a difference in our community! Committees are fun, help people feel connected to each other and to the mission of the CAC. No experience needed!|
Virtual Information Sessions for Parents/Caregivers
California Dyslexia Initiative (CDI)
Join the California Dyslexia Initiative (CDI) for a FREE expert webinar series. Learn more about why some students struggle to learn to read, how to recognize risk factors in your students, and how to support reading difficulties and dyslexia in the classroom. Register here: https://www.scoe.net/
Recordings and Slides from Past Webinars are available on this Padlet: https://padlet.com/
North Region SELPA Presents Family Resource Navigators Hablemos de Educacion Especial
New series to be scheduled soon.
FRN invites Arab moms with special needs kids to join us for the first Thursday of the month from June 2, 2022 - March 2, 2023. We'll share information on topics of interest to you and look forward to you sharing your experiences.
Family Resource Navigators Fall/Winter 2022 Workshops, Trainings, and Events
Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF) Upcoming Events
Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF) Special EDition Newsletters
The Piedmont Recreation Department has developed new programming for elementary students with disabilities. You do not need to be a Piedmont resident to register. The following classes are being offered this fall, and information about the classes and registration can be found in the guide (see link below):
Super Social Explorers Ages 7-12
Thursdays 3:30-4:45 pm Oct 27-Dec 8, page 21
Parent and Me Adaptive Sports Medley, Ages 6-11
Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 pm Oct 25-Dec 6 OR Saturdays 12:15-1 pm Oct 29-Dec 8, page 29.
Right to Read (continued) District leaders share data and answer questions about how students are taught to read. You can access presentation decks from: The CAC; Albany; Berkeley; Piedmont; others to come.
Recorded Panel Discussion: "The Right to Read - The Greatest Civil Rights Issue of Our Time"
Watch a post-film screening discussion with film subject Kareem Weaver of FULCRUM, Dr. Kathy Futterman of Cal State East Bay, Maria Pirner of OUSD, and Tandra DeBose of Family Resource Navigators.
Recorded Webinar: Top IEP Transition Tips for Parents and Caregivers
Recorded Webinar: You Don't Agree with the IEP, Now What?
North Region SELPA CAC Local Plan Orientation Learn about why local plans and SELPAS exist, their purpose, and more. Hosted by Cheryl Theis from DREDF on March 27, 2021. Viewing this orientation is required training for all CAC voting members.
Jill Hunter & Sabrina Smith
Kelley Callahan &
|First Vice Chair||Caroline Brossard||Shari Washburn|
|Second Vice Chair||Jocelyne Penn||Alaa Muhsin|
In 2022, we are focusing on building the strength of the CAC. We hope to build a quarterly education series focusing on supporting families. We are planning a number of events to build community, strengthen parent involvement in the IEP and 504 process, and grow cross-District connection.
Our Goal is to enhance the channels of communication between schools, parents, and related agencies. We also seek to encourage meaningful communication among school administrators, the Boards of Education, parents, and the communities.
Membership and Engagement
The Membership and Engagement Committee is focused on expanding membership, particularly in historically underserved communities, so that the voices of parents/caregivers across the SELPA can impact how special education is delivered in our Districts.