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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

Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS)

September 27, 2016
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Click here to sign up

PBIS is a framework or approach for assisting school personnel in adopting and organizing evidence-based behavioral interventions into an integrated continuum that enhances academic and social behavior outcomes for all students. Dr. Dale R. Myers is an educational and behavioral consultant who has worked with schools in our county on implementing PBIS. During this training, he will provide an introductory overview and contextual understanding for the need of PBIS in our schools. He will review necessary steps and commitment needed in order for the implementation process be successful.

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
Sep 27 Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS)
Sep 28 CANCELLED: CCSS - Based IEPs - Determining and Writing Effective Goals
Sep 29 Managing Student Behavior (MSB), Part 1
Sep 30 Managing Student Behavior (MSB), Part 2
Oct 12 Building a Better IEP
Oct 20 NEW DATE: Private Schools and Special Education
Oct 26 CCSS - Based IEPs - Determining and Writing Effective Goals
Nov 9 Building a Better IEP