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Last updated 8/21/17

 

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CONTRA COSTA SELPA SERVICES (Updated 4/22/15) Informational brochure about SELPA and Special Education services and procedures.

 

LOCAL PLAN (Posted 7/21/14) The Local Plan describes the composition, organization administration and authority of the Contra Costa SELPA. A committee with participants from each of the 16 LEAs comprising the SELPA develops the Local Plan; revisions are submitted to the State Board of Education for approval.

The Annual Budget Plan (ABP) identifies expected expenditures for certain identified items. The purpose of the Annual Service Plan (ASP) is to provide the public with an overview of the continuum of options and services available within Contra Costa SELPA. Together the ABP and ASP identify expected expenditures and describe services and their physical location to demonstrate that all individuals with exceptional needs have access to service and instruction appropriate to meet their needs as specified in their IEP. View the 2016-17 Annual Budget Plan and Annual Service Plan.

 

CALIFORNIA DYSLEXIA GUIDELINES (Posted 8/21/17) Published by the California Department of Education, this guide provides practical resources for identifying and educating students who are struggling academically because they cannot read. California's dyslexia guidelines seek to improve the academic outcomes for all students with dyslexia in all education settings.

 

MEETING THE NEEDS OF ENGLISH LEARNERS (ELs) WITH DISABILITIES RESOURCE BOOK (Posted 8/17/17) This resource book provides regular and special educators information and resources regarding best practices and regulatory requirements for identifying services and reclassifying English Learners with disabilities.

 

PARENT HANDBOOK AND GUIDE TO SPECIAL EDUCATION (Updated 1/28/14) A handbook for parents of special education students, as well as an informative guide for parents who feel their child may qualify for special education services. The intention of this handbook is to demystify the special education process, answer questions and concerns and inform parents of their resources and rights.In Spanish: Manual para los Padres Guia de Educacion Especial

 

PARENT RIGHTS (Updated 3/23/17) If you need information and/or referral services, call the California Department of Education Procedural Safeguards Unit at 800-926-0648, Weekdays 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Videophone line (for deaf/hard of hearing) 916-374-7182, Weekdays 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Email: speceducation@cde.ca.gov.
For general assistance and/or information regarding special education programs call 916-445-4613.

Click here for the parent rights in English. (Posted 3/17)

Click here the parent rights in Spanish. (Posted 3/17)

Click here for the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) website.

To obtain copies of these documents in other languages, visit the California Department of Education, Special Education Division website at: http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/qa/

 

PROCEDURES GUIDE The Procedures Guide-Online is updated as information changes or becomes available.

The purpose of this guide is to provide specific information regarding processes and procedures in special education. The Procedures Guide provides answers as to why and how special education functions. The guide acts as a reference tool for both nuts and bolts information and best practices in special education. The Procedures Guide is an official policy document of the Contra Costa SELPA and each member Local Education Agency (LEA).This Procedures Guide is to be used as a resource tool by all special education personnel. It is intended for this guide to be used as a working document to assist teachers, parents, administrators, and staff involved in helping students with special needs. The Procedures Guide contains a variety of useful tools to assist you in using it as a resource.

 

SPECIAL EDUCATION LOCAL PLANS AREAS (SELPAs) (Posted 4/13/09) Informational brochure regarding the unique structure for special education in California. Provided by the California State SELPA Administrators.