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

October 4, 2015

News and Events

    Dr. Edward Thompson is the new Assistant Director of Clinical Services.

    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.

    2015 Star Conference
      This is a conference in the East Bay dedicated to families of children with Autism 0-12.

      Date: Saturday, October 3rd
      Time: 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
      Place: Pleasant Hill Community Center, 320 Civic Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA

      For more information, you can download a copy of the Event Flier in ENGLISH: 10-3-15 STAR Conference - English.pdf
      For more information, you can download a copy of the Event Flier in SPANISH: 10-3-15 STAR Conference - Spanish.pdf

    Transition Information Night: Opening the Doors to the Future
      Gather information from agencies who provide post-high school services to Tri-Valley young adults with developmental disabilities.

      Date: Wednesday, October 7th
      Time: 5:30 - 8:30 pm
      Place: Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd, Pleasanton, CA

      For more information, download a copy of the Event Flier in ENGLISH: 10-7-15 Opening Doors-Pleasanton Transition Fair - English.pdf
      For more information, download a copy of the Event Flier in SPANISH: 10-7-15 Opening Doors-Pleasanton Transition Fair - Spanish.pdf

    2015 Going to College with a Disability Conference
      This conference provides an opportunity for parents with students, ages 14 and older, to learn about the array of resources and support available at the college level.
      PLEASE NOTE: Space is limited and Registration required for this event.

      Date: Saturday, October 10th
      Time: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
      Place: Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA

      For more information and to REGISTER for the event, download a copy of the Event Flier in ENGLISH: 10-10-15 Going to College Registration - English.pdf
      For more information and to REGISTER for the event, download a copy of the Event Flier in SPANISH: 10-10-15 Going to College Registration - Spanish.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 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.

    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