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.
SEIS does not delete anything off the IEP when the IEP is affirmed, instead they carry over all the information. This is done so a teacher can reference what they did at the last IEP as they go to prep for their next IEP.
Here is how the IEP process works:
Two Sonoma County speech and language therapists have completed an intensive training program to become specialists in Selective Mutism.
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.
The Special Education Timelines in California publication provides a comprehensive summary of important timelines for services.
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
Sign up for the Sonoma County SELPA mailing list to receive information on trainings and other educational opportunities.
Check out the Adaptive Technology Center Blog for all the latest developments in the world of assistive technology.
Click here for an archive of materials from past SELPA workshops and seminars.
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.
|Aug 10||SEIS Beginning Level Teacher Training|
|Aug 20||Building a Better IEP|
|Aug 21||SEIS Refresher Course|
|Aug 24||SEIS Beginning Level Teacher Training|
|Aug 25||SEIS Refresher Course|
|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 29||Managing Student Behavior (MSB), Part 1|
|Sep 30||Managing Student Behavior (MSB), Part 2|
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.