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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

Non-public School/Agency Open House

February 11, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
SCOE, 5340 Skylane Blvd., Santa Rosa
Click here to sign up

There will be an open house for Non-Public Schools(NPSs) and Non-Public Agencies(NPAs) that provide services to Sonoma County students. At this event, you will have an opportunity to obtain information from, and ask questions of, each NPS/NPA. Don't miss this opportunity to find out more about resources available to you.

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 2015-2016 Spirit of Education award. Get the details here.

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! 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
Feb 11 Non-Public Schools/NPA Open House
Feb 18 Assessment and Evidence-Based Interventions for Anxiety, Stress and Trauma
Feb 19 ERMHS Job-A-like
Feb 22 Building a Better IEP
Feb 23 SEIS Teacher Level Refresher Training
Feb 24 Threat Assessment & Crisis Response - Part 2
Mar 1 The Communication Severity Scales
Mar 9 Autism Job-A-like
Mar 22 Differential Diagnosis of Common Disorders Seen in Schools
Mar 29 Building a Better IEP