Tri-Valley SELPA Kent Rezowalli, Tri-Valley SELPA Director
4665 Bernal Avenue
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Office Phone: 925.426.9144 Office Fax: 925.426.9142

April 21, 2015

News and Events

TRI-VALLEY SELPA/CAC ANNUAL SPECIAL EDUCATION ‘Make A Difference’ Awards Seeking Nominations
    The “Make a Difference” Awards were established by Tri-Valley SELPA and Community Advisory Committee (CAC) to celebrate the special education youth throughout our community and provide a unique opportunity for families to acknowledge individuals who have gone “above and beyond” to make a difference in the life of their special child. This is a “feel good” event for everyone. The SELPA provides the venue, refreshments, entertainment, award certificate, color photo nomination statement gift, set-up and all the details so you can thank that special someone! Nomination form(s) are due by Thursday, April 16, 2015.

    Date: May 13, 2015
    Time: 7:00 -8:30 pm
    Place: Dublin USD

    For more information and a copy of the Nomination Form (in English and Spanish) please check out our 2015 Make A Difference (MAD) Awards site.

Upcoming non-SELPA Events and Programs

Tri-Valley SELPA does not endorse or recommend non-SELPA events, but strives 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.

Please visit our Parent Workshops page for more information about each of the events and programs listed below.

    PTA Council Special Needs Committee Event
      An Overview of Anxiety Disorders - Diagnosis and Treatment Options for Children and Adolescents presented by Dr. Daniel J. Kostalnick, MD

      Date: Thursday, February 26
      Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
      Location: Harvest Park Middle School Multipurpose Room, 4900 Valley Avenue, Pleasanton

    Special Olympics - Cool School Challenge: Polar Plunge -
      Special Olympics would like to invite you and any interested parties to take the plunge. It is a great opportunity for all our students to team up and help raise money for Special Olympics AND their school!!

      There are a few locations to choose from in the area if you or someone you know would like to attend:
      • Feb 28th: Santa Cruz BoardwalkCool School Fact Sheet Santa Cruz.pdf
      • March 21st: South Lake Tahoe Cool School Fact Sheet Tahoe Ashley (1).pdf

    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 Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program (BORP) Presents: Paralympic Track & Field Clinic
      BORP and the U.S. Paralympics are pleased to announce a training and educational day to facilitate the growth of Paralympic Track & Field programs and competition for individuals with physical disabilities in the Bay Area.

      Date: Saturday, February 28th
      Time: 9:00 – 3:00
      Location: Burrell Field, 2451 Teagarden Street, San Leandro

    2015 Alameda County Transition Information Faire
      This is an event to help facilitate a successful transition from school to adult services for youth with developmental disabilities and their families. The Transition Faire includes an educational showcase of adult service programs and a variety of educational workshops. The Transition Faire is an interagency collaboration of the Alameda County Developmental Disabilities Council, Public Health; Regional Center of the East Bay; Bay Area Regional Office, State Council on Developmental Disabilities; College of Alameda; and local school districts.

      Date: Saturday, March 14, 2015
      Time: 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
      Location: College of Alameda, 555 Ralph Appezzato Parkway, Alameda, CA

      IMPORTANT NOTE: Registration is required. Registration Deadline: March 6, 2015. Space is limited, we recommend early registration.

      Event flier in English:2015 T  Faire Registration Form.pdf

      Event flier in Spanish: 2015 T  Faire Registration Form Spanish.pdf

    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

    Pleasanton PTA Special Needs Committee Event
      The Pleasanton PTA Special Needs Committee is sponsoring the folloring event... Helping Children and Teens with ADHD Succeed at Home and at School presented by Dr. Stephen Hinshaw

      Date: Wednesday, March 25
      Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
      Location: Hart Middle School Multipurpose Room, 4433 Willow Road, Pleasanton

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.

    Download the 2014-2015 CAC/SELPA flier for more information about the CAC and Tri-Valley SELPA: CAC flier14-15.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