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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.


Read an important message regarding the Morgan Hill Concerned Parents Association and the Concerned Parent Association v. California Department of Education lawsuit.

Featured Training

Writing Meaningful and Compliant IEPs for the SLP?

March 14, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Click here to sign up

Participants will review:

  • IEP forms and discuss how to design an IEP to provide educational benefit
  • Eligibility criteria and need for related services
  • Aligning goals with CCSS
  • Preparation for a positive and productive IEP team meeting

NEW! SEIS Tips and Updates

Click here to get SEIS tips and updates.

NEW! Spirit of Education award

The SELPA is soliciting nominations for the 2016-2017 Spirit of Education award. Get the details here.

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

Sonoma SELPA mailing list

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

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
Apr 4 SLP Collaborative
Apr 6 SEIS Refresher Course
Apr 20 Professional Development for IEP Interpreters
Apr 27 Managing Serious Behavior (MSB), Part 1
Apr 28 Managing Serious Behavior (MSB), Part 2
May 4 SLP Collaborative
May 10 Building a Better IEP
May 16 NEW DATE: Writing Meaningful and Compliant IEPs for the SLP