Tri-Valley SELPA Dr. Sara Woolverton, Tri-Valley SELPA Senior Director
4665 Bernal Avenue
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Office Phone: 925.426.9144 Office Fax: 925.426.9142

May 3, 2016

News and Events

PLEASE NOTE: Entry to the Tri-Valley SELPA is now through the Special Education Department Building 300. As of February 1, 2016, the door to the Special Education building where the Tri-Valley SELPA is located will remain locked. Accordingly, all visitors must enter through the main Pleasanton Unified School District Office and request that the SELPA be notified of your arrival.

    SAVE THE DATE! Annual Make A Difference Awards Night

      The annual Make a Difference Awards night will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at Dublin High School. More information about this special night of celebration will be published early 2016.

      PLEASE NOTE: To nominate an individual for the 2016 Make A Difference Award, please submit one of the following Awards Submission Forms by Friday, April 1, 2016.
      • Awards Submission Form in English:Awards_Submission_form 2016_FILLABLE.pdf
      • Awards Submission Form in Spanish: Awards_Submission_form_2016-FILLABLE-Spanish.pdf

      For more information about the 2016 Make A Difference (MAD) Awards, including submission qualifications, please see our 2016 MAD Awards webpage.

    Special Olympics Northern California (SONC)
    Save the Dates! 2015-2016 Tri-Valley Special Olympics School Program

        April 19th: Harvest Park Middle School, 4900 Valley Ave, Pleasanton, CA
        April 20th: Croce Elementary School, 5650 Scenic Ave, Livermore, CA
        April 21st: Donlon Elementary School, 4150 Dorman Rd, Pleasanton, CA

        April 26th: Invitational "Bay Area Games"
          Place: Site to be determined
        May 10th: SONC School Programs Track & Field Competition / Grades Middle School through High School/Transition
          Place: Livermore High School, 600 Maple St, Livermore, CA
        May 24th: SONC School Programs Track & Field Competition / Grades K through 5th Grade
          Place: Livermore High School, 600 Maple St, Livermore, CA

PLEASE NOTE: The Tri-Valley SELPA and member districts do not endorse or recommend non-SELPA events, but strive to keep our parents and educators informed of opportunities for special education staff and special education students and their families. We do not advertise events by "private-for-profit" agencies.
    Miss Unlimited Pageant

      All too often, we are taught to believe in a false definition of what it means to be beautiful, casting aside the essential values of real beauty: strength, kindness, confidence, the qualities that truly make us all radiant.

      The Miss Unlimited Pageant was founded on the principle of empowering the true beauty and unlimited potential of girls with special needs. The pageant provides the opportunity for these young girls to be celebrated for all they are inside, and not just defined by what the world sees on the outside.

      The Miss Unlimited Foundation works to bring the community together in support of girls that have overcome physical limitations and empower them to achieve their dreams!

      Date: Saturday, May 7, 2016
      Place: San Francisco, CA

      For more information go to

    Pleasanton Council PTA: Do YOU Want to Support Children With Special Needs?

      For parents and educators in the Pleasanton Unified School District.
      The Pleasanton PTA Council Special Needs Committee is comprised of a group of highly motivated volunteers, with representatives from each school and PUSD, who are committed to the quality education of children with special needs. Come share your ideas and offer your unique perspective as a special needs parent or educator. It does not take a great time commitment to make a difference. The committee meets one hour each month during the school season.

      Click here for more information regarding Pleasanton PTA Council Special Needs Committee.

    The Easter Seals Kaleidoscope After-School Program

      The Easter Seals Kaleidoscope After-School Program is the only place providing after-school and summer programming to children, adolescents, and young adults with disabilities in the Tri-Valley areas of Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore and surrounding communities. Kaleidoscope provides a nurturing, structured, home-away-from-home environment where individuals ages 5-22 have the opportunity to experience the rewards of socialization, group participation, and the development of long term friendships.

      For more information, contact: Zach Lupton, Administrative Coordinator, Easter Seals Bay Area, Kaleidoscope

Recruiting Parents and Educators for the Pleasanton Council PTA Special Needs Committee
    Please check out the "Pleasanton Council PTA Special Needs Committee" flier to learn more about the council:

      • Who they are
      • Who they serve
      • What they do
      • What you as a parent or educator can do by filling a spot on the committee as a School Liaison or General Member

    Committee Flier: SNC Recruitment Flyer Updated 1-12-15.pdf

GET CONNECTED! Subscribe to Tri-Valley SELPA E-Connection
    Receive email notification of upcoming meetings, events, local non-profit agency opportunities, and special SELPA advisories on important special education issues through the Tri-Valley SELPA.

    Click on the SELPA E-Connection link (located on the right side of this page) to subscribe via the Pleasanton USD system.

    Member districts are ACOE, Dublin USD, Livermore Valley USD, Mt. House Elementary SD, Pleasanton USD, and Sunol Glen SD.

    Click here for CAC/SELPA flier for more information about the CAC and Tri-Valley SELPA: CAC flier13.pdf

Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP)
    BORP was founded in 1976, by people with disabilities to create access to the outdoors, to fitness, to sports and to recreation for a population that had been left out. In the 1970's, there simply were no recreation programs in the state specifically for people with disabilities. Initially started as a small student program at UC Berkeley, BORP has since grown to serve children, adults and families from all over the greater Bay Area. Over the past 30 years, thousands of people have benefited from our innovative programs, trainings, referrals and consultations.

    Click here to access our BORP webpage for additional contact information.

    Check out the latest Tri-Valley SELPA Brochure:

    This Handbook is a useful resource for families seeking a quality education for their children with special needs:
    Tri-Valley SELPA Parent Handbook_Rev 8-14.pdf

"DID YOU KNOW" HANDBOOK (revised Aug 2014)
    This Handbook contains valuable information for educators and parents such as:
    • Tri-Valley SELPA description, services, placement options, eligibility, and summary of procedural steps
    • Local support groups
    • Communication and contact information
    • Parent & educator workshop opportunities
    • Special Education terms and acronyms
    Did You Know rev 8-2014.pdf