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Message from the Chair

Dear families, students, and educators, 

As this year comes to a close, the ESGV SELPA CAC hopes that you take out time to do activities with your families. Remember spending time with your loved ones is a form of self-care. Please check out our Family Activity Section below.

The ESGV SELPA CAC has the following updates: 

Highlights of our December Business Meeting
At our December Business Meeting, Danielle Walker presented about the specialized services offered by Bonita USD. The parent Partnership Academy will take place on February 10th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Bonita USD has also been providing staff trainings on Behavior, Assistive Technology, Crisis Prevention, and Inclusion Trainings.

Highlights of our November Training and December Virtual Game Night 2021:
We would like to take this time to thank all the panelists who presented at the Collaboration in Special Education Partnerships. The families and educators enjoyed learning how to collaborate together. We learned firsthand the importance of collaboration from a former Claremont High School student who has a disability. This previous student spoke about their challenges and how she overcame them. She now serves on the San Gabriel Pomona Regional Center Board. If you were unable to attend the training in November, you are able to view it by clicking here.


We would like to take this time to thank our MC Jonathan Raymond from Charter Oak Unified School District Special Education Department for assisting with hosting the Virtual Game Night event for our families and educators. Our next Game Night will be in February 2022. Be on the lookout for further information. 

A Big Thank You to Our Teacher Incentive winners for November and December 2021:
November 2021:

1) Ms. Julie Villanueva, Claremont Unified School District
2) Mr. Adam Wong, Claremont Unified School District
3) Ms. Luz Stell, Walnut Valley Unified School District
 
December 2021:
1) Randy Dingwall, Claremont Unified School District
2) Ms. Cabrera, Covina Valley Unified School District
3) Ms. Sara Nation, West Covina Unified School District

Ornaments Sent To The Capitol
This is the second year the CAC has participated in sending ornaments for the Tree Lighting Ceremony in Sacramento, California. The ornaments displayed on the tree are unique because they are created by families and those who have developmental disabilities. We extend our gratitude to Mrs. Rebecca Gonzalez who is a Parent Representative for Glendora Unified School District and Mrs. Kristy Reil who is a Parent Representative for West Covina Unified School District. Both representatives created ornaments for the 90th Tree Lighting Ceremony. Mrs. Gonzalez created an ornament using the SELPA Logo that was created by a student with Autism and Mrs. Reil created an inclusive ornament with children playing together. Be sure to click the image on the left to see the ornament in full view. Thank you CAC Members for your contributions!

CAC February 2022 Parent Training Update
Our next Parent Training will be in February 2022. The California Autism Professional Training And Information Network (CAPTAIN) will cover supporting executive functioning skills. More information to follow in the new year. We look forward to seeing you there via Zoom.

SELPA Administrators of California
Did you know that the SELPA Administrators of California is a statewide association made up of nearly all current and retired SELPA administrators?  They meet regularly to obtain the latest information on data and compliance, to share best practices in student programs, to provide legal and state updates, to problem solve systemic issues, and plan events and trainings that will promote student and staff success. Click here to learn more about the importance of the local plan and the assurances. Be sure to check out their podcasts. You are also able to click here to learn more about the importance of parental involvement. 

National Observances 
We would like to highlight a few observances that took place in December and some that will take place in December: Root and Vegetables and Exotic Month,   Learn a Foreign Language Month, and World Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome Awareness Month. Feel free to click the links to learn more. 


Sincerely,
Tavia L. Lawson, ESGV SELPA CAC Chair

Dates and Events

CAC Business Meeting
02/15/2022

CAC Special Meeting
January TBD

REACH Support Group
1/7/2022-SSI Tips
2/3/2022: 

CAC Parent Inservice
February 2022 TBD

CAC Virtual Family Night
February 2022 TBD


California PTA
Parent Engagement

CAPTAIN
Family Resources
Supports for School
 

Moving Our Bodies


Children love to move—anywhere, anytime! Physical activity is great for growing bodies and minds. Being active together helps channel kids’ natural energy and keeps them healthy and strong.


ESGV SELPA LEAs


Azusa

Educational Services

Azusa Parent Learning Network

Parent Partnerships in Special Education

Spring Student Assessment 


Baldwin Park

Mental Health Resources


Bassett

Local Resources

Independent Study Option


Bonita

Bonita Wellness Resource Center 


CAVA Virtual Academies

Parent SELPA Information


Charter Oak

Charter Oak Parents' Directory


Claremont

Parent Resources and Engagement Workshops

Student Links and Resources


Covina Valley

Mental Health and Student Support


Glendora
Counseling Resources
Safety Preparedness


OFY
OFL
Child Find

San Jose Charter Academy
Mental Health Information

 

 




FAMILY HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

Art and Self Care

Marble Holiday Cards

12 Days of Fun (and Cheap!) Christmas Activities for Kids and Families - FamilyEducation

35 Christmas Activities for Kids to Enjoy in 2021 - PureWow

35 Fun Christmas Activities in 2021 | Minted

12 Christmas Activities for Kids - Home Tips for Women

50 Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids - Personal Creations Blog



TRANSITION TO WORK INFORMATION

Easter Seals Southern California

Pre-Employment Skills Check List



 

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION RESOURCES

Working Together 

IDEA Dispute Resolution Parent Guides and Companion Videos 

IDEA Early Intervention Family Guides

CADRE Works


IEP Meetings


MENTAL HEALTH AND OTHER RESOURCES

ADHD Support Group

AASCEND Support Group

Alliance


California Literacy


ALLIANCE FOR CHILDREN'S RIGHTS

iFoster- INFORMATION AND RESOURCES FOR FOSTER YOUTH

Helping Children Address Past Trauma

Hoarding in Children

How Art Helps Teens

Kindergarten Resources

LA County Library Resources

LA County Library Videos Mental Health

Parents Guide to Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Pre-School Series

Teen Mental Health Guide

Teen Mental Health Guide - Spanish

Social-Emotional Learning


Self Regulation

Speech and Language

Handy Handouts


Virtual Library Activities

California Department of Education Resources

CDE Facebook Page

Equity in Education Course

English Learners with Disabilities

Multilingual Newsletter: CDE Multilingual Updates

Family Engagement and Professional Development in Special Education

 

COVID-19 RESOURCES:

Los Angeles County Consumer and Business Affairs Webinars (Landlord/Tenant Rights)

Los Angeles County Consumer and Business Affairs Webinars (Landlord/Tenant Rights

Video on Health Emergencies

Taking Your Child to the Emergency Room During Covid

 

SOCIAL SECURITY RESOURCES:

How to Apply

Social Security ToolKit (Children)

Social Security Updates:

Social Security and the ABLE Act


Top 5 Scams

Unemployment Fraud and Social Security

 

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