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

January 27, 2015

News and Events

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 _2_ full page.pdf

    The below workshop presentations are planned for parents and educators.
    Please watch for more detailed presentation fliers in SELPA E-Connection, your district/school communications or visit our website for copies.

    Ramping Up for Independence
    Planning for the Future: Housing/Living Options and Supported Employment

    Presented by East Bay Innovations
      Housing/Living Options: Janaury 14, 2015
      Employment: February 18, 2015

      Please start your new year by joining us for a mini-series on transition for parents and students, ages 14 - 22. The presentations will allow parents to learn more about how to best prepare their young adults for employment and independent living for their life after high school and will allow students to interact with young adults with disabilities who are employed and others who are living in some form of independent living. Information given will help parents understand how to navigate some of these very confusing systems. Space is limited so please register quickly.

      For more information or to reserve a space, please contact Linda Ratner at or GIna Gourley at

      Event Flier: 2015 Ramping Up Save the Date_2.pdf

    Estate Trust Planning
      Date: January 14, 2015
      Time: 6:30-8:00 pm
      Place: Livermore USD,Board Room
      Workshop Flier:Estate Trust Planning workshop 1-14-15.pdf

    Community-Based Services: Various Agencies
      Date: March 11, 2015
      Time: 6:30-8:00 pm
      Place: Pleasanton USD, Bernal Room

    Make A Difference Awards
      Date: May 13, 2015
      Time: 7:00 -8:30 pm
      Place: Dublin USD, TBD

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    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