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

November 27, 2015

News and Events


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.

      An In-depth Look at the IEP Process & IEP Goals

        DATE: Wednesday, December 2, 2016
        TIME: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
        PLACE: Pleasanton Middle School, Multipurpose Room, 5001 Case Ave, Pleasanton

        The Pleasanton Special Needs Committee is sponsoring a FREE parent event. This presentation will provide a detailed look at the IEP (Individual Education Plan) process. Learn how to help your child’s IEP team develop appropriate goals to better support your child’s educational progress.

        Topics will include:
        • initial, annual, triennial, and addendum IEP meeting,
        • who should attend and what information must be covered,
        • tips for prepare g and participating in IEP meeting,
        • the important role of goals in a student’s IEP, and
        • how goals, services, and placement are determined by the IEP team.

        Presenter Todd Gary is a parent of a child with special needs and a special education advocate. To register for this FREE event go to

        For questions about this event, help with registration, or requests for sign (ASL) or spoken language interpreter, email Requests for an interpreter must be submitted by November 20th.

        Flyer in English: 12-02-15 Todd Gary Series English-4.pdf
        Flyer in Spanish: 12-02-15 Todd Gary Series Spanish-4.pdf

        Learn more about the Special Needs Committee by visiting

        Sign Up online to become a SNC Member.

      Save the Dates! 2015-2016 Tri-Valley Special Olympics School Program

        SONC FLIER: 2015-16 Special Olympics - SELPA Website.pdf

          March 3rd: SONC School Programs Basketball Competition / Grades K through 5th Grade
            Place: Pleasanton Middle School, 5001 Case Ave, Pleasanton, CA
          March 15th: SONC School Programs Basketball Competition / Grades Middle School through High School/Transition
            Place: Pleasanton Middle School, 5001 Case Ave, Pleasanton, CA

          November 17th: Frederiksen Elementary School, 7243 Tamarack Dr, Dublin, CA
          April 19th: Harvest Park Middle School, 4900 Valley Ave, Pleasanton, CA
          April 20th: Croce Elementary School, 5650 Scenic Ave, Livermore, CA
          April 21st: Donton Elementary School, 4150 Dorman Rd, Pleasanton, CA
        TRACK & FIELD
          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

      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.

      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.

    TRI-VALLEY SELPA BROCHURE (revised Aug 2014)
      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