Events and Happenings

The Right to Read (continued) Monday, November 28, 2022, 6:30-8:00 PM  Via Zoom following the CAC business meeting: tinyurl.com/R2RPanel
Join the North Region SELPA CAC for a continuation of our exploration of literacy.  District leaders will share data & answer questions about how students are taught to read.  Find out:
  • Who can and can't read in your district?
  • What's used to teach kids? Is it based on the Science of Reading? 
  • Are universal screening and curriculum-based progress monitoring in place?
Hear short presentations from Albany, Alameda, Berkeley, Emery and Piedmont School Districts. Afterward, district panelists answer your questions.
Albany USD: Frank Wells, Superintendent
Alameda USD: Kirsten Zazo, Assistant Superintendent, and Nancy Lai, Language and Literacy Coordinator
Berkeley USD: Enikia Ford Morthel, Superintendent
Emery USD: Mila Kell, Director of Curriculum & Instruction (via written response)
Piedmont USD: Cheryl Wozniak, Assistant Superintendent
 
Virtual Information Sessions for Parents/Caregivers
  • The Special Education Process (Part 1)
    November 15, 2022 4:00-4:30PM
    Presenters: Susan Bobbit-Voth and Garth Armit
    Topics to be covered: Overview of the steps involved in the special education process including: "Child Find" and Assessment and Determination of Eligibility
  • The Special Education Process (Part 2)
    November 29, 2022 4:00-4:30
    Presenters: Susan Bobbit-Voth and Garth Armit
    Topics to be covered: Overview of the steps involved in the special education process including: Development of the Individual Education Plan (IEP) and Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
  • The Special Education Process (Part 3)
    December 6, 2022 4:00-4:30
    Presenters: Susan Bobbit-Voth and Garth Armit
    Topics to be covered: Overview of the steps involved in the special education process including: Alphabet Soup (Acronyms in Special Education) and Supplementary Supports and Related Services
  • What is SELPA and How Can It Support You
    December 13, 2022 4:00-4:30
    Presenters: Susan Bobbit-Voth and Garth Armit
    Topics to be covered: Overview of the steps involved in the special education process including: Definition, history and purpose of SELPAs in California and Description of services and supports provided to school districts and parents/caregivers.
 
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.
 

 

Family Resource Navigators Fall/Winter 2022 Workshops, Trainings, and Events

 

Family Resource Navigators IEP Strategies for Black Families

October 18, October 25, November 1, November 8, November 15, November 28, 2022 6:00-7:30PM. To empower and educate families who identify as African American or Black. Everyone is welcome. Join us to learn how to navigate the IEP system.

 

Family Resource Navigators Hablemos de Educacion Especial

October 13, October 20, October 27, November 3, November 10, November 17 9:30AM-11:00AM. Hablaremos sobre como pedir evaluaciones, que servicios pueden obtener y trataremos de contestar sus preguntas.

 

Family Resource Navigators Chai Chat Support Group / لنحتسي الشاي مع الامهات الرائعات 

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.