Community Advisory Committee
|August 28, 2023||8-28-23 Meeting Minutes|
|September 25, 2023||9-25-23 Meeting Minutes|
|October 23, 2023||10-23-23 Meeting Minutes|
|November 27, 2023|
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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!|
Education Meeting Link
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.
Advocacy Meeting Link
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.
Family Resource Navigators' upcoming training series for Black families on navigating the IEP process starts November 2, 2023. This training aims to empower and educate families who identify as African American or Black. All families are welcome, although there is an emphasis on Black families.
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 at: https://padlet.com/
5-22-23 Presentation from Katy Babcock, North Region SELPA Director
Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF)
Faculty, staff and students from the UC Davis Redwood Seed Scholars and the Cal State East Bay Think by the Bay programs presentation on inclusive post-secondary education programs for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
How Do We Support Our Children Living and Learning with Dyslexia?
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): What are the symptoms? How does it impact us? What interventions exist?
Recorded Panel Discussion: Post Secondary Transition
Post-secondary transition planning is critical to ensuring that your student is prepared to lead a productive and independent adult life. Post-secondary transition experts and transition services agency leaders discuss transition planning.
Recorded Panel Discussion: Underestimated and Misunderstood
A conversation about advocacy in education in partnership with non-speaking students and their families. Resource Guide for Nonspeaking Students here.
Recorded Presentation: Middle and High School Transitions
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.
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 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.
|First Vice Chair||Caroline Brossard|
|Second Vice Chair|