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Sonoma County SELPA

The Sonoma County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) is a state-mandated association that oversees and facilitates educational services for students with disabilities in Sonoma County.

El Plan de Area Local del Condado de Sonoma (SELPA) es una asociación obligatoria del estado que supervisa y facilita los servicios educativos para los estudiantes con discapacidades en el condado de Sonoma.

Featured Training

Private Schools and Special Education

September 15, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Click here to register for class

This workshop will cover: Overview of laws and regulations regarding parentally placed private school special education students Process for developing a Service Plan for a student Responsibilities of districts of location and residence for assessment, offer of FAPE, and developing service plan Services currently available for private school students.

Good Morning Main SEIS users!

The following updates have been made to SEIS effective 8/21/2015. Please share this information with your SELPA. We recommend adding a news item to SEIS to assist with disseminating this information.


1) Services-Sessions/Frequency: We have updated the values available on the Services grid, in the Sessions/Frequency dropdown to allow for up to 300 per user suggestion.

State SELPA Form Committee Forms:

1) Assessment Plan: The updated Spanish version of this form is now available. The blank forms document library has also been updated to include the updated Spanish version of this form.

2) Services-Offer of FAPE: The updated Spanish version of this form is now available. The blank forms document library will be updated to include the updated Spanish version of this form by the end of business 8/21/2015.

Please feel free to let us know if you have any questions at all or if we can be of any further assistance.

SEIS Help Desk

San Joaquin County Office of Education
866.468.2891 | www.seis.org

NEW! Selective Mutism specialists

Two Sonoma County speech and language therapists have completed an intensive training program to become specialists in Selective Mutism.

NEW! Common Core Standards/SBAC

Districts and schools in California have switched to a new statewide assessment system. The assessments focus on California Common Core Standards and are administered through a computerized testing system developed by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC). Learn about Common Core Standards and the SBAC assessment by visiting SELPA's Common Core/SBAC page or by visiting the SCOE SBAC page.

NEW! Special Education Timelines in California

The Special Education Timelines in California publication provides a comprehensive summary of important timelines for services.

NEW! Early Start and Preschool Services: for Parents of Children Ages 0 - 5

Find out where to get help if you have developmental concerns or areas of suspected disability for your infant, toddler, or preschooler in Sonoma County

NEW! Sonoma SELPA mailing list

Sign up for the Sonoma County SELPA mailing list to receive information on trainings and other educational opportunities.

NEW! Adaptive Technology Center Blog

Check out the Adaptive Technology Center Blog for all the latest developments in the world of assistive technology.

NEW! Workshop and Seminar Archive

Click here for an archive of materials from past SELPA workshops and seminars.

IEP Forms

Our Mission

The Sonoma County SELPA believes that all students can learn. Our mission is to support special education students in achieving a high level of academic/functional performance according to national, state, and local standards. To assure this outcome, the SELPA department will provide information, resources and support to students, parents, and all school staff.

La organización SELPA del condado de Sonoma cree que todos los estudiantes pueden aprender. Nuestra misión es apoyar a los estudiantes de educación especial en el logro de un alto nivel de rendimiento académico/ funcional de acuerdo al nivel nacional, estatal, y de las normas locales. Para asegurar este resultado, el departamento SELPA proporcionará información, recursos y apoyo a los estudiantes, padres de familia y a todo el personal de la escuela.

selpa trainings
Sep 9 Best Practice Guidelines for the Assessment of African American Students' Cognitive Processes
Sep 15 Private Schools and Special Education
Sep 18 For Paraeducators: Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) (Grades preschool through 8th grade)
Sep 24 Threat Assessment
Sep 24 Building a Better IEP - Moderate/Severe Students
Sep 29 Managing Student Behavior (MSB), Part 1
Sep 30 Managing Student Behavior (MSB), Part 2
Oct 9 Woodcock-Johnson
Oct 13 CANS: Certification to Administer (One-Day Training)
Oct 14 Certification for CANS Trainers (Two-Day Training)
Oct 15 Common Core State Standards and English Language Learners: The Role of the SLP
Oct 19 How to Identify, Create and Implement Effective Individual Behavior Interventions for Severe Problem Behavior
Nov 3 CCSS - Based IEPs - Determining and Writing Effective Goals


The Sonoma County Charter SELPA (SCC-SELPA) was approved by the State Board of Education on November 10, 2011. It was formed to provide a membership option for charter schools located outside of Sonoma County. The goal of the SCC-SELPA is to support the implementation of appropriate and compliant special education services in Northern California charter schools. Click here for more information.