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 25, 2014

News and Events

Children with Disabilities, ages 7-17, WE ARE LOOKING FOR YOU!!
CATCH A SPECIAL THRILL FOR KIDS (C.A.S.T.) is coming to Brannan Island State Recreation Area, Rio Vista
    Date: Saturday, May 31, 2014
    Time: 8:00am-1: 30pm

    C.A.S.T. is a memorable day of fishing on a boat, paring an expert angler with a child with a disability, and on parent/guardian or "fishing buddy." Participant & family receive free entrance to the park, onshore activities, a BBQ lunch, and plenty of fun!

    First-Timers only!

    For more information please visit our 2014 C.A.S.T for Kids webpage.
    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.

    Doors to the Future Mini-Series
      For young adult child with a developmental disability
      Hosted by: The City of Pleasanton & Gina Gourley, Independent Consultant
      Dates: May 7, 2014 and October 1, 2014
      Time: 6:30-7:30 PM
      Location: Pleasanton Library

      For more information please check out our Parent Workshops page.

    Youth Leadership Forum For Student with Disabilities
      Develop your leadership skills and learn how to reach your academic, career, and independence goals. Talk with policy makers and educate them on ways they can improve the lives of young people with disabilities. Application was due by February 28, 2014

      July 21-25, 2014 (NOTE: Dates subject to change)
      California State University, Sacramento

      For more information and Event Documentation please check out our Parent Workshops page.

    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 submission statement gift, set-up and all the details so you can thank that special someone! Nomination forms are due by Thursday, April 17, 2014.

    Click here for more information and to download a copy of the Nomination Submission forms
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 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 7-13.pdf

    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 8-2013.pdf