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Updated 4/19/17

 

TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

 Download the updated 2016-2017 Professional Development Activities Guide below.

Professional Development
Activities Guide

A comprehensive list of all of our Professional Development events!
 

 

online registration
 

Registering for Contra Costa SELPA events is easy!

Online registration is available. See specific workshop listings for details or click on the link above.

Staff, parents and community members are welcome to attend most Contra Costa SELPA sponsored trainings. Other sponsors have their own criteria; check with the event contact person for details.

Need assistance? Contact our Professional Development Staff here.

 
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Click on the workshop name to open and print a copy of the registration flyer as available for Contra Costa SELPA sponsored events. Flyers contain important workshop details that may not be included in the listings below.
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A "Certificate of Completion" is available to participants. This may be used to document professional development hours or may be applied towards the credential requirements for Education Specialist Level II non-university activities. The Diagnostic Center is also a California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board approved continuing professional development provider. In addition, attendance at the Diagnostic Center presentations can be used to meet ASHA's certification and maintenance hours.

 

Registration and Attendance
Registration deadlines are generally one week in advance of the event date. Although our wish is to accommodate all those who care to attend, space and materials may not be available for those who register after a workshop's deadline. Please check event flyers for specific registration details.


Cancellation Policy
If the workshop is cancelled by Contra Costa SELPA, enrollees will be notified in advance and will obtain a full refund.
Seventy-two hour cancellation notice by the participant is required to receive a refund of event fees (M-F); substitutions are welcome, please contact us in advance via email or phone 925-827-0949 x10.


The Contra Costa SELPA believes in offering professional development activities that are of the highest quality; however, if you should have a complaint regarding any workshop that you have participated in, please contact the Contra Costa SELPA at 925-827-0949 x10.

See below for currently available CCSELPA professional development events.
More training opportunities and details are posted as they are scheduled;
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august
 

No August workshops are planned at this time - check back soon!


september
 

Date: September 13, 2016

Presentation: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Presenter: Beth Varner, MEd, NCSP - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt-Riverside Publishing

Location: CC SELPA Conference Room

Cost: $50, CCSELPA participants; $100 Outside CCSELPA participants

Focus: Bridging Assessment and Intervention for School Psychologists

Target Audience: School Psychologists
Teachers wanting to attend the school psychologist session should be aware that the session will delve deeply into the psychometrics of the Woodcock-Johnson IV and will focus heavily on the use of the WJ IV Cognitive battery.

Materials may not be available for those who do not register in advance or those who register after the workshop deadline.

Download the informational flyer; click the red button below to register.

The registration deadline has passed. Registration is now closed.


Woodcock Johnson IV Achievement Assessment (PM Session-Teachers) - WAIT LIST ONLY

This workshop has reached capacity - no additional registration will be accepted. You can register to have your name added to the wait list. You will only be contacted if an opening becomes available.

Date: September 13, 2016

Presentation: 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Presenter: Beth Varner, MEd, NCSP - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt-Riverside Publishing

Location: CC SELPA Conference Room

Cost: $50, CCSELPA participants; $100 Outside CCSELPA participants

Focus: Standardized Assessment with the WJ IV - Best Practices to Make it Painless & Useful for Teachers

Target Audience: Teachers
School Psychologists wanting to attend the teacher session should be aware that the session will focus on administration and interpretation and focus heavily on academic assessment.

Materials may not be available for those who do not register in advance or those who register after the workshop deadline.

Download the informational flyer; click the red button below to register.

The registration deadline has passed. Registration is now closed.


SEIS Q & A Session

Date: September 14, 2016

Target Audience: Teachers and service providers, beginning and experienced SEIS users; please bring your questions. Participants do not need to bring a laptop to this training, SEIS will be projected for the group.

Time: 9:30-11:30 am

Location: SELPA Conference Room

Cost: $35 CCSELPA participants; $50 Outside CCSELPA participants

Download the informational flyer; click the red button below to register.

The registration deadline has passed. Registration is now closed.


Date: September 15, 2016

Open to CCSELPA Local Education Agency (LEA) district-level SEIS managers/clerical staff.

Meet with other district and SELPA-level SEIS managers/technicians to receive updates on State reporting, discuss current SEIS procedures and help identify areas of focus for future trainings, including educational opportunities for SEIS users and clerical staff.

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: CCSELPA Conference Room

There is no fee for this event.

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SEIS Q & A Session - Second date added! Afternoon workshop!

Date: September 21, 2016

Target Audience: Teachers and service providers, beginning and experienced SEIS users; please bring your questions. Participants do not need to bring a laptop to this training, SEIS will be projected for the group.

Time: 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Location: SELPA Conference Room

Cost: $35 CCSELPA participants; $50 Outside CCSELPA participants

Download the informational flyer; click the red button below to register.

The registration deadline has passed. Registration is now closed.


Date: September 22, 2016

Registration: 8:00 a.m. Presentation: 8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location: CC SELPA Conference Room

Cost: $25; Open to participants from Contra Costa SELPA member districts only. Materials are included; Lunch is on your own.

This workshop will be repeated on November 30th.

Materials may not be available for those who do not register in advance or those who register after the workshop deadline.

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Optional: You can now register and pay by credit card* by clicking the link below.

Eventbrite - CPI: Introductory Seminar (9/22)*There is an online processing fee applied to payments made by credit card. You may register directly through www.ccselpa.org and pay by check or purchase order to avoid this cost.


This is part one of a four-part workshop series on special education topics of interest to site-based district administrator.

Date: September 26, 2016

Topic: Special Education 101

Target Audience: School site administrators

Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Location: CC SELPA Conference Room

Cost: $35 CC SELPA Participants & $35 Outside CCSELPA participants. Other workshop dates are 10/24/16; 11/9/16; 12/8/16

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The registration deadline has passed. Registration is now closed.


Date: September 27, 2016

Registration: 9:15 am Presentation: 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Presenter: Mirit Friedland, MA - Diagnostic Center, North

Location: CC SELPA Conference Room

Cost: $60, CCSELPA participants; $100 Outside CCSELPA participants. Materials are included; Lunch is on your own.

Target Audience: School Psychologists

Prior to attending the training, participants should view the introductory presentation online at: http://www.dcn-cde.ca.gov/dctrain/Preslides-2015AdvancedBestPracticesforAssessAutism.pdf

Materials may not be available for those who do not register in advance or those who register after the workshop deadline.

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Date: September 28, 2016

Target Audience: All certificated special education educators, including administrators

Registration: 8:15 a.m. Presentation: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Presenter: Dr. Jarice Butterfield, Santa Barbara County SELPA Director

Location: CC SELPA Conference Room

Cost: $60 CC SELPA Participants; $100 Outside CC SELPA Participants Materials are provided; Lunch is on your own.

Materials may not be available for those who do not register in advance or those who register after the workshop deadline.

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The registration deadline has passed. Registration is now closed.


october
 

Date: October 13, 2016

Registration: 8:15 a.m. Presentation: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location: CC SELPA Conference Room

Cost: $15; Open to participants from Contra Costa SELPA member districts only.

This training will be repeated on 2/22/17 & 3/9/17.

Materials may not be available for those who do not register in advance or those who register after the workshop deadline.

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Optional: You can now register and pay by credit card* by clicking the link below.

Eventbrite - CPI: Refresher Seminar (10/13)*There is an online processing fee applied to payments made by credit card. You may register directly through www.ccselpa.org and pay by check or purchase order to avoid this cost.


School Psychologists' Professional Network #1

Date: October 13, 2016

Time: 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Location: CCSELPA Conference Room

There is no fee for this event.

Additional meeting on 2/7/17.

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Dyslexia Series #1 of 3: What is it? Understanding Dyslexia - WAIT LIST ONLY

This workshop has reached capacity - no additional registration will be accepted. You can register to have your name added to the wait list. You will only be contacted if an opening becomes available.

Date: October 19, 2016

Part one of a three part series on Dyslexia. Register for each workshop in the series separately; each workshop has a separate registration fee.
Day Two: Assessment & Screening, 11/10/16; Day Three: Literacy Interventions, 1/25/17

Target Audience: Site administrators, General Ed and Special Ed Teachers, School Psychologists, Speech Pathologists & Paraprofessionals

Registration: 8:15 a.m. Presentation: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Presenter: Kathy Futterman, MA, ET/P - CSUEB Lecturer & Supervisor

Location: CC SELPA Conference Room

Cost: $60 CC SELPA Participants; $100 Outside CC SELPA Participants Materials are provided; Lunch is on your own.

Materials may not be available for those who do not register in advance or those who register after the workshop deadline.

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Date: October 20, 2016

Participants must attend each of the three sessions (Introduction-Progress-Culimination) to be eligible for certification.
Attendance at the Introduction may be waived for participants continuing from a previous year; please contact our office to confirm your eligibility. The module catalog is available for download at our website.

Target Audience: Paraprofessionals

Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Location: CC SELPA Conference Room

There is no fee for this event.

Progress meeting on 2/15/17; Culmination meeting on 5/24/17.

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This is part two of a four-part workshop series on special education topics of interest to site-based district administrator.

Date: October 24, 2016

Topic: Administrative Designee

Target Audience: School site administrators

Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Location: CC SELPA Conference Room

Cost: $35 CC SELPA Participants & $35 Outside CCSELPA participants. Other workshop dates are 11/9/16 and 12/8/16.

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Optional: You can now register and pay by credit card* by clicking the button link below.

Eventbrite - ADMINISTRATIVE DESIGNEE: SCHOOL SITE ADMINISTRATOR WORKSHOP SERIES (#2)*There is an online processing fee applied to payments made by credit card. You may register directly through www.ccselpa.org and pay by check or purchase order to avoid this cost.


Date: October 25, 2016

Target Audience: Preschool Providers from all Contra Costa County SELPAs

Time: 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location: CC SELPA Conference Room

There is no fee for this event.

Additional meeting scheduled for 2/21/17.

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Discrete Trial Training Series - Day 1

Date: October 26, 2016

Presentation: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (with 30-minute lunch on your own)
*Due to time constraints, participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch to this workshop.*

Presenters: Ashley Hayes, Behaviorist-Oakley UESD & Laraine Domenico, Coordinator-CC SELPA

Location: Oakley School District, District Office - 91 Mercedes Lane, Oakley

Cost: $60, CCSELPA Participants; $100 outside CCSELPA participants

**There are two dates in this workshop series, Day 1 on 10/26/16 & Day 2 on 11/8/16; participants may choose to attend one or both days. Day 1 focus is on setting up a DTT program in a special education classroom. Day 2 will focus on practicing the procedures, steps and components involved in the DTT program. Separate registration is required.**

Materials may not be available for those who do not register in advance or those who register after the workshop deadline.

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 Eventbrite - DISCRETE TRIAL TRAINING SERIES - Day 1 *There is an online processing fee applied to payments made by credit card. You may register directly through www.ccselpa.org and pay by check or purchase order to avoid this cost.


november
 

SEIS/MIS Technician Professional Network #2

Date: November 1, 2016 (added 10/11/16)

Open to all district and SELPA SEIS managers/clerical staff.

Meet with other district and SELPA-level SEIS managers/technicians to receive updates on State reporting, discuss current SEIS procedures and help identify areas of focus for future trainings, including educational opportunities for SEIS users and clerical staff.

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: CCSELPA Conference Room

There is no fee for this event.

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Date: November 4, 2016

Learn how a multidisciplinary team approach to high and low incidence assistive technology assessment and implementation can help teams meet students' AT needs. Participants will be prepared to discuss AT in IEP meetings and document on the IEP.

Target Audience: Teachers, Speech & Language Pathologists, Psychologists and Administrators

Facilitated by Radha Richmond, MA, LEP, EdS & Justine Ellis, Program Specialists - CCSELPA

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Oakley District Office

Cost: $35 CC SELPA participants; $50 Outside CC SELPA participants

Materials may not be available for those who do not register in advance or those who register after the workshop deadline.

Additional workshops in the series are scheduled for 12/9/16; 1/12/17; 3/16/17

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Optional: You can now register and pay by credit card* by clicking the link below.

Eventbrite - ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP SERIES (#1) *There is an online processing fee applied to payments made by credit card. You may register directly through www.ccselpa.org and pay by check or purchase order to avoid this cost.


Discrete Trial Training Series - Day 2

Date: November 8, 2016

Presentation: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (with 30-minute lunch on your own)
*Due to time constraints, participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch to this workshop.*

Presenters: Ashley Hayes, Behaviorist-Oakley UESD & Laraine Domenico, Coordinator-CC SELPA

Location: Oakley School District, District Office - 91 Mercedes Lane, Oakley

Cost: $60, CCSELPA Participants; $100 outside CCSELPA participants

**There are two dates in this workshop series, Day 1 on 10/26/16 & Day 2 on 11/8/16; participants may choose to attend one or both days. Day 1 focus is on setting up a DTT program in a special education classroom. Day 2 will focus on practicing the procedures, steps and components involved in the DTT program. Separate registration is required.**

Materials may not be available for those who do not register in advance or those who register after the workshop deadline.

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Eventbrite - DISCRETE TRIAL TRAINING SERIES - Day 2 *There is an online processing fee applied to payments made by credit card. You may register directly through www.ccselpa.org and pay by check or purchase order to avoid this cost.


This is part three of a four-part workshop series on special education topics of interest to site-based district administrator.

Date: November 9, 2016

Topic: Accommodations/Modifications

Target Audience: School site administrators

Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Location: CC SELPA Conference Room

Cost: $35 CC SELPA Participants & $35 Outside CCSELPA participants. Final workshop date is 12/8/16.

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Eventbrite - ACCOMMODATIONS/MODIFICATIONS: SCHOOL SITE ADMINISTRATOR WORKSHOP SERIES (#3)*There is an online processing fee applied to payments made by credit card. You may register directly through www.ccselpa.org and pay by check or purchase order to avoid this cost.


Dyslexia Series #2 of 3: Assessment & Screening - WAIT LIST

This workshop has reached capacity - no additional registration will be accepted. You can register to have your name added to the wait list. You will only be contacted if an opening becomes available.

Date: November 10, 2016

Part two of a three part series on Dyslexia. Register for each workshop in the series separately; each workshop has a separate registration fee.
Day Three: Literacy Interventions, 1/25/17

Target Audience: Site administrators, General Ed and Special Ed Teachers, School Psychologists, Speech Pathologists & Paraprofessionals

Registration: 8:15 a.m. Presentation: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Presenter: Kathy Futterman, MA, ET/P - CSUEB Lecturer & Supervisor

Location: CC SELPA Conference Room

Cost: $35 CC SELPA Participants; $50 Outside CC SELPA Participants

Materials may not be available for those who do not register in advance or those who register after the workshop deadline.

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Date: November 16, 2016

Registration: 12:45 pm Presentation: 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Presenter: Shari Gent, MS- Diagnostic Center, North

Location: CC SELPA Conference Room

Cost: $60, CCSELPA participants; $100 Outside CCSELPA participants. Materials are included; Lunch is on your own.

Target Audience: General & Special Education Teachers; School Psychologists

Materials may not be available for those who do not register in advance or those who register after the workshop deadline.

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Optional: You can now register and pay by credit card* by clicking the button link below.

Eventbrite - COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONS IN THE CLASSROOM*There is an online processing fee applied to payments made by credit card. You may register directly through www.ccselpa.org and pay by check or purchase order to avoid this cost.

Date: November 29, 2016

Target Audience: Early Start Teachers and Service providers

Time: 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location: CC SELPA Conference Room

There is no fee for this event.

Additional meetings scheduled for 2/16/17 & 5/10/17.

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Date: November 30, 2016

Registration: 8:00 a.m. Presentation: 8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location: CC SELPA Conference Room

Cost: $25; Open to participants from Contra Costa SELPA member districts only. Materials are included; Lunch is on your own.

Materials may not be available for those who do not register in advance or those who register after the workshop deadline.

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Optional: You can now register and pay by credit card* by clicking the link below.

Eventbrite - CPI: Introductory Seminar (11/30)*There is an online processing fee applied to payments made by credit card. You may register directly through www.ccselpa.org and pay by check or purchase order to avoid this cost.


december
 

This is part four of a four-part workshop series on special education topics of interest to site-based district administrator.

Date: December 8, 2016

Topic: Manifestation Determination

Target Audience: School site administrators

Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Location: CC SELPA Conference Room

Cost: $35 CC SELPA Participants & $35 Outside CCSELPA participants.

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Optional: You can now register and pay by credit card* by clicking the button link below.

Eventbrite - MANIFESTATION DETERMINATION: SCHOOL SITE ADMINISTRATOR WORKSHOP SERIES (#4)*There is an online processing fee applied to payments made by credit card. You may register directly through www.ccselpa.org and pay by check or purchase order to avoid this cost.


Especially for the Para-Educator, #1: Understanding the IEP - CANCELLED

This is the time to get your questions answered. This workshop will address: who qualifies; what an IEP contains; who produces an IEP; annual goals that are on the IEP; what happened during an IEP; how the IEP goes into effect.

Date: December 8, 2016

Target Audience: Para-Educators in the Contra Costa SELPA

Time: 3:00-4:40 pm

Location: CC SELPA Conference Room

There's no fee to attend.

The next paraprofessional workshop is on 2/9/17.


Date: December 13, 2016

Registration: 8:15 am Presentation: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Presenters: Radha Richmond, MA, EdS, LEP & Laraine Domenico, MA - Contra Costa SELPA

Location: CC SELPA Conference Room

Cost: $60, CCSELPA participants; $100 Outside CCSELPA participants. Materials are included; Lunch is on your own.

Target Audience: Psychologists, Behavior Specialists, Teachers, Speech Therapists & Administrators interested in learning how to develop BIPs for your students.

Materials may not be available for those who do not register in advance or those who register after the workshop deadline.

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Eventbrite - BEHAVIOR INTERVENTION PLANS*There is an online processing fee applied to payments made by credit card. You may register directly through www.ccselpa.org and pay by check or purchase order to avoid this cost.

january
 

Date: January 10, 2017

Target Audience: Credentialed staff serving in a Behaviorist role in their school district, NPS or NPA.

Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Location: Oakley UESD District Office, 91 Mercedes Lane, Oakley - Room 6

There is no fee for this event.

Additional meeting scheduled for 4/19/17.

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Date: January 12, 2017

Learn how a multidisciplinary team approach to high and low incidence assistive technology assessment and implementation can help teams meet students' AT needs. Participants will be prepared to discuss AT in IEP meetings and document on the IEP.

Topic: Low Incidence Assistive Technology and AT for Behavior

Target Audience: Teachers, Speech & Language Pathologists, Psychologists and Administrators

Facilitated by Radha Richmond, MA, LEP, EdS & Justine Ellis, Program Specialists - CCSELPA

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location:Oakley District Office

Cost: $35 CC SELPA participants; $50 Outside CC SELPA participants

Final workshop in the series is scheduled for 3/16/17.

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Optional: You can now register and pay by credit card* by clicking the link below.

Eventbrite - ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP SERIES (#3)*There is an online processing fee applied to payments made by credit card. You may register directly through www.ccselpa.org and pay by check or purchase order to avoid this cost.


Dates: January 17, 2017 & February 23, 2017 (participants must attend both full day workshops)

Day One Registration: 8:15 am; Presentation: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm (both days)

Presenters: Laraine Domenico, MA, Coordinator & Radha Richmond, MA, EdS, LEP, Program Specialist - Contra Costa SELPA

Location: CC SELPA Conference Room

Cost: $100, CCSELPA participants; $450 Outside CCSELPA participants. Materials are included; participants are responsible for their own lunch.

Target Audience: Special Education Administrators, Staff, Parents and anyone who seeks to facilitate meetings

Materials may not be available for those who do not register in advance or those who register after the workshop deadline.

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Eventbrite - FACILITATION SKILLS WORKSHOP, PART I: BASIC STRATEGIES & INTERVENTIONS (TWO DAYS)*There is an online processing fee applied to payments made by credit card. You may register directly through www.ccselpa.org and pay by check or purchase order to avoid this cost.

Date: January 18, 2017

Registration: 8:45 am Presentation: 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Presenters: Laraine Domenico, MA & Radha Richmond, MA, EdS, LEP - Contra Costa SELPA

Location: CC SELPA Conference Room

Cost: $35, CCSELPA participants; $500 Outside CCSELPA participants.

Target Audience: Teachers, School Psychologists, Administrators, Speech Pathologists, Program Specialists, DIS Providers & Paraprofessionals

Materials may not be available for those who do not register in advance or those who register after the workshop deadline.

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Eventbrite - VISUAL SUPPORTS / STRUCTURED WORK SYSTEMS BASICS*There is an online processing fee applied to payments made by credit card. You may register directly through www.ccselpa.org and pay by check or purchase order to avoid this cost.

Dyslexia Series #3 of 3: Literacy Interventions - WAIT LIST

This workshop has reached capacity - no additional registration will be accepted. You can register to have your name added to the wait list. You will only be contacted if an opening becomes available.

Date: January 25, 2017

Final session of a three part series on Dyslexia.

Target Audience: Site administrators, General Ed and Special Ed Teachers, School Psychologists, Speech Pathologists & Paraprofessionals

Registration: 8:15 a.m. Presentation: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Presenter: Kathy Futterman, MA, ET/P

Location: CC SELPA Conference Room

Cost: $35 CC SELPA Participants; $50 Outside CC SELPA Participants

Materials may not be available for those who do not register in advance or those who register after the workshop deadline.

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SEIS/MIS Technician Professional Network #3

Date: January 26, 2017

Open to all district and SELPA SEIS managers/clerical staff.

Meet with other district and SELPA-level SEIS managers/technicians to receive updates on State reporting, discuss current SEIS procedures and help identify areas of focus for future trainings, including educational opportunities for SEIS users and clerical staff.

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: CCSELPA Conference Room

There is no fee for this event.

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Counseling Enhanced Classroom Teachers' Professional Network #1 - CANCELLED

Date: January 26, 2017 This meeting has been cancelled due to lack of registration.

Time: 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Location: CCSELPA Conference Room

There is no fee for this event.

Additional meeting on 4/19/17.

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Dyslexia Series #1 of 3: What is it? Understanding Dyslexia - (Repeat of 10/19/16) WAIT LIST ONLY

This workshop has reached capacity - no additional registration will be accepted. You can register to have your name added to the wait list. You will only be contacted if an opening becomes available.

Due to the exceptional interest in this topic, we have scheduled three additional dates to repeat the Dyslexia Series Workshops. This listing is for "Dyslexia #1: Understanding Dyslexia", a repeat of the October 19, 2016 workshop.

Date: January 31, 2017

Part one of a three part series on Dyslexia. Register for each workshop in the series separately; each workshop has a separate registration fee.
Day Two: Assessment & Screening, 2/15/17 (Wait List); Day Three: Literacy Interventions, 3/2/17 (Wait List)

Target Audience: Site administrators, General Ed and Special Ed Teachers, School Psychologists, Speech Pathologists & Paraprofessionals

Registration: 8:45 a.m. Presentation: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Presenter: Kathy Futterman, MA, ET/P - CSUEB Lecturer & Supervisor

Location: CC SELPA Conference Room

Cost: $60 CC SELPA Participants; $100 Outside CC SELPA Participants Materials are provided; Lunch is on your own.

Materials may not be available for those who do not register in advance or those who register after the workshop deadline.

This workshop has reached capacity; click the "Register Now" button to be taken to our registration page and have your name added to the wait list. You will only be contacted if space becomes available.

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february
 

Date: February 7, 2017

Registration: 8:45 am Presentation: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presenter: Scott Schwartz, PhD - Diagnostic Center, North

Location: CC SELPA Conference Room

Cost: $35, CCSELPA participants; $50 Outside CCSELPA participants. Materials are included.

Target Audience: General & Special Education Teachers; School Psychologists

Materials may not be available for those who do not register in advance or those who register after the workshop deadline.

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Eventbrite - MANIFESTATION DETERMINATION: USING YOUR PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE TO STRENGTHEN THE PROCESS*There is an online processing fee applied to payments made by credit card. You may register directly through www.ccselpa.org and pay by check or purchase order to avoid this cost.

School Psychologists' Professional Network #2 CANCELLED

Date: February 7, 2017

Time: 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Location: CCSELPA Conference Room

There is no fee for this event.

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This is the time to get your questions answered. This workshop will address: who is eligible for special education; how eligibility is determined; how an IEP team determines the services that a student receives

Date: February 9, 2017

Target Audience: Para-Educators in the Contra Costa SELPA

Time: 3:00-4:40 pm

Location: CC SELPA Conference Room

There's no fee to attend.

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Dyslexia Series #2 of 3: Assessment & Screening - (Repeat of 11/10/16) WAIT LIST ONLY

This workshop has reached capacity - no additional registration will be accepted. You can register to have your name added to the wait list. You will only be contacted if an opening becomes available.

Due to the exceptional interest in this topic, we have scheduled three additional dates to repeat the Dyslexia Series Workshops. This listing is for "Dyslexia #2: Assessment & Screening", a repeat of the November 10, 2016 workshop.

Date: February 15, 2017

Part two of a three part series on Dyslexia. Register for each workshop in the series separately; each workshop has a separate registration fee.
Day Three: Literacy Interventions, 3/2/17 (Wait List)

Target Audience: Site administrators, General Ed and Special Ed Teachers, School Psychologists, Speech Pathologists & Paraprofessionals

Registration: 8:15 a.m. Presentation: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Presenter: Kathy Futterman, MA, ET/P - CSUEB Lecturer & Supervisor

Location: CC SELPA Conference Room

Cost: $35 CC SELPA Participants; $50 Outside CC SELPA Participants

Materials may not be available for those who do not register in advance or those who register after the workshop deadline.

This workshop has reached capacity; click the "Register Now" button to be taken to our registration page and have your name added to the wait list. You will only be contacted if space becomes available.

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Autism Internet Modules (AIM) - Progress - CANCELLED

Date: February 15, 2017 This workshop has been cancelled.

Participants must attend each of the three sessions (Introduction-Progress-Culimination) to be eligible for certification.

Target Audience: Paraprofessionals

Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Location: CC SELPA Conference Room

There is no fee for this event.

Culmination meeting on 5/24/17

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Early Start Professional Network #2 - CANCELLED

Date: February 16, 2017

Target Audience: Early Start Teachers and Service providers

Time: 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location: CC SELPA Conference Room

There is no fee for this event.

Additional meeting scheduled for 5/10/17.

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Preschool Professional Network #2

Date: February 21, 2017

Target Audience: Preschool Providers from all Contra Costa County SELPAs

Time: 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location: CC SELPA Conference Room

There is no fee for this event.

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Date: February 22, 2017

Registration: 8:15 a.m. Presentation: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location: CC SELPA Conference Room

Cost: $15; Open to participants from Contra Costa SELPA member districts only.

This training will be repeated on 3/9/17.

Materials may not be available for those who do not register in advance or those who register after the workshop deadline.

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Eventbrite - CPI: Refresher Seminar (2/22)*There is an online processing fee applied to payments made by credit card. You may register directly through www.ccselpa.org and pay by check or purchase order to avoid this cost.


march
 

African-American Students: Avoiding Disproportionate Identification and Conducting Appropriate, Defensible Assessments - CANCELLED

Date: March 1, 2017 This workshop has been cancelled due to lack of registration.

Attendees will become familiar with issues of disproportionality in identification of African-American students in Special Education, and will learn best practices in assessment of African-American students, including alternative assessment methods. Participants will be familiar with the Larry P. Law and will and will learn guidelines for identifying the appropriateness of diagnostic instruments and least-biased report writing.

Registration: 8:45 am Presentation: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presenter: The Speech Pathology Group

Location: CC SELPA Conference Room

Cost: $35, CCSELPA participants; $50 Outside CCSELPA participants. Materials are included.

Target Audience: Speech & Language Pathologists

Materials may not be available for those who do not register in advance or those who register after the workshop deadline.

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Eventbrite - AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDENTS: AVOIDING DISPROPORTIONATE IDENTIFICATION*There is an online processing fee applied to payments made by credit card. You may register directly through www.ccselpa.org and pay by check or purchase order to avoid this cost.

Speech and Language Pathologists Professional Network #1 - CANCELLED

Date: March 1, 2017

Time: 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Location: CCSELPA Conference Room

There is no fee for this event.

Additional meeting on 4/27/17.

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Dyslexia Series #3 of 3: Literacy Interventions - (Repeat of 1/25/17) WAIT LIST ONLY

This workshop has reached capacity - no additional registration will be accepted. You can register to have your name added to the wait list. You will only be contacted if an opening becomes available.

Due to the exceptional interest in this topic, we have scheduled three additional dates to repeat the Dyslexia Series Workshops. This listing is for "Dyslexia #3: Literacy Interventions", a repeat of the January 25, 2017 workshop.

Date:March 2, 2017

Final session of a three-part series on Dyslexia.

Target Audience: Site administrators, General Ed and Special Ed Teachers, School Psychologists, Speech Pathologists & Paraprofessionals

Registration: 8:15 a.m. Presentation: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Presenter: Kathy Futterman, MA, ET/P

Location: CC SELPA Conference Room

Cost: $35 CC SELPA Participants; $50 Outside CC SELPA Participants

Materials may not be available for those who do not register in advance or those who register after the workshop deadline.

This workshop has reached capacity; click the "Register Now" button to be taken to our registration page and have your name added to the wait list. You will only be contacted if space becomes available.

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Facilitation Skills Training, Part II: Advanced Strategies & Interventions

Date: March 7, 2017

Registration: 8:45 am; Presentation: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Presenters: Laraine Domenico, MA, Coordinator & Radha Richmond, MA, EdS, LEP, Program Specialist - Contra Costa SELPA

Location: CC SELPA Conference Room

Cost: $100, CCSELPA participants; $250 Outside CCSELPA participants. Materials are included; participants are responsible for their own lunch.

Target Audience: Special Education Administrators, Staff, Parents who have facilitated meetings and are interested in additional practice and advanced problem-solving tools.

Materials may not be available for those who do not register in advance or those who register after the workshop deadline.

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Eventbrite - FACILITATION SKILLS, PART II: ADVANCED STRATEGIES & INTERVENTIONS*There is an online processing fee applied to payments made by credit card. You may register directly through www.ccselpa.org and pay by check or purchase order to avoid this cost.

Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI): Refresher Seminar - CANCELLED

Date: March 9, 2017

Registration: 8:15 a.m. Presentation: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location: CC SELPA Conference Room

Cost: $15; Open to participants from Contra Costa SELPA member districts only.

Materials may not be available for those who do not register in advance or those who register after the workshop deadline.

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Eventbrite - CPI: Refresher Seminar (3/9)*There is an online processing fee applied to payments made by credit card. You may register directly through www.ccselpa.org and pay by check or purchase order to avoid this cost.


Date: March 14, 2017 Cancelled due to lack of registration

Participants will learn about legal and best practice considerations for the language of intervention, components of a linguistically appropriate IEP, and a variety of therapy resources for serving English Learners.

Registration: 8:45 am Presentation: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presenter: The Speech Pathology Group

Location: CC SELPA Conference Room

Cost: $35, CCSELPA participants; $50 Outside CCSELPA participants. Materials are included.

Target Audience: Speech & Language Pathologists

Materials may not be available for those who do not register in advance or those who register after the workshop deadline.

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Eventbrite - ENGLISH LEARNERS: RESOURCES FOR THERAPY AND THE LINGUISTICALLY APPROPRIATE IEP*There is an online processing fee applied to payments made by credit card. You may register directly through www.ccselpa.org and pay by check or purchase order to avoid this cost.

Assistive Technology Series Workshop #4

Date: March 16, 2017 Rescheduled to March 3, 2017

Learn how a multidisciplinary team approach to high and low incidence assistive technology assessment and implementation can help teams meet students' AT needs. Participants will be prepared to discuss AT in IEP meetings and document on the IEP.

Topic: AT Implementation

Target Audience: Teachers, Speech & Language Pathologists, Psychologists and Administrators

Facilitated by Radha Richmond, MA, LEP, EdS & Justine Ellis, Program Specialists - CCSELPA

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Oakley District Office

Cost: $35 CC SELPA participants; $50 Outside CC SELPA participants

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Eventbrite - ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP SERIES (#4)*There is an online processing fee applied to payments made by credit card. You may register directly through www.ccselpa.org and pay by check or purchase order to avoid this cost.


Special Education Training Academy - SETA Boot Camp: Serving the Whole Student

Date: March 17, 2017

Time: 8:00 am - 2:15 pm

Presented by Aykinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo

Location: CC SELPA Conference Room, 2520 Stanwell Dr., Suite 235, Concord

Complimentary full-day Special Education Training Academy provided by AALRR, hosted at Contra Costa SELPA.

Click here for registration by AALRR.

Contract Keesha Clark with questions at 562-653-3200.


april
 

Behaviorist Think Tank #2 - TIME CHANGE - SEE BELOW

Date: April 19, 2017

Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm TIME CHANGE- 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Location: Oakley UESD District Office, 91 Mercedes Lane, Oakley - Room 6

There is no fee for this event.

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Counseling Enhanced Classroom Teachers' Professional Network #2 - CANCELLED

Date: April 19, 2017 - Cancelled due to lack of registration

Time: 3:00-4:30 pm

Location: CCSELPA Conference Room

There is no fee for this event.

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Date: April 25, 2017 Cancelled due to lack of registration

In this presentation, participants will become familiar with typical bilingual language development, and learn how the grammatical and phonetic structure of Language #1 may influence Language #2. Participants will also understand how the stages of bilingual language acquisition can affect testing outcomes that may lead to over -identification. CA Educational Code will be discussed and therapists will learn when testing is needed in primary language. In addition, resources will be provided that will assist participants in determining language difference vs. disorder when an interpreter or standardized test is not available.

Registration: 8:45 am Presentation: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presenter: The Speech Pathology Group

Location: CC SELPA Conference Room

Cost: $35, CCSELPA participants; $50 Outside CCSELPA participants. Materials are included.

Target Audience: Speech & Language Pathologists

Registration and attendance at Part 1 on 4/25/17 is prerequisite for Part 2 on 4/27/17.

Materials may not be available for those who do not register in advance or those who register after the workshop deadline.

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Eventbrite - EVALUATION AND ELIGIBILITY DETERMINATION FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS PART 1 OF 2*There is an online processing fee applied to payments made by credit card. You may register directly through www.ccselpa.org and pay by check or purchase order to avoid this cost.

Date: April 27, 2017 Cancelled due to lack of registration

Expanding upon the topics presented in Part 1 of this series, participants will learn about additional alternative assessment means, working with interpreters, and will engage in group work to practice generating appropriate assessment batteries and to interpret results.

Registration: 8:45 am Presentation: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presenter: The Speech Pathology Group

Location: CC SELPA Conference Room

Cost: $35, CCSELPA participants; $50 Outside CCSELPA participants. Materials are included.

Target Audience: Speech & Language Pathologists

*Registration and attendance at Part 1 on 4/25/17 is prerequisite for Part 2 on 4/27/17.

Materials may not be available for those who do not register in advance or those who register after the workshop deadline.

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Eventbrite - EVALUATION AND ELIGIBILITY DETERMINATION FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS PART 2 OF 2*There is an online processing fee applied to payments made by credit card. You may register directly through www.ccselpa.org and pay by check or purchase order to avoid this cost.

Speech & Language Pathologists' Professional Network #2 - CANCELLED

Date: April 27, 2017 Cancelled due to lack of registration

Time: 12:30 - 2:00 pm

Location: CCSELPA Conference Room

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may
 

Early Start Professional Network #3

Date: May 10, 2017

Target Audience: Early Start Teachers and Service providers

Time: 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location: CC SELPA Conference Room

There is no fee for this event.

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SEIS/MIS Technician Professional Network #4

Date: May 11, 2017 (added 10/11/16)

Open to all district and SELPA SEIS managers/clerical staff.

Meet with other district and SELPA-level SEIS managers/technicians to receive updates on State reporting, discuss current SEIS procedures and help identify areas of focus for future trainings, including educational opportunities for SEIS users and clerical staff.

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: CCSELPA Conference Room

There is no fee for this event.

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Reinforcement for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Date: May 16, 2017

Registration: 8:45 am; Presentation: 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Presenters: Laraine Domenico, MA, Coordinator & Radha Richmond, MA, EdS, LEP, Program Specialist - Contra Costa SELPA

Location: CC SELPA Conference Room

Cost: $35, CCSELPA participants; $50 Outside CCSELPA participants.

Materials may not be available for those who do not register in advance or those who register after the workshop deadline.

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Eventbrite - REINFORCEMENT FOR STUDENTS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER (ASD)*There is an online processing fee applied to payments made by credit card. You may register directly through www.ccselpa.org and pay by check or purchase order to avoid this cost.

Date: May 24, 2017 - This meeting has been cancelled.

Participants must attend each of the three sessions (Introduction-Progress-Culimination) to be eligible for certification.

Target Audience: Paraprofessionals

Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Location: CC SELPA Conference Room

There is no fee for this event.

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june
 

No June workshops are planned - check back soon!



Workshops may reach capacity early or be canceled due to lack of registration. Please register early to guarantee your spot.

Please note: for all workshops requiring payment of a registration fee, 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund unless otherwise noted. Substitutions are welcome, please call in advance.
 
Parent Education and Events
CLICK HERE to register for 2016-2017 Contra Costa SELPA CAC parent training dates!
 

CARE Parent Network
1340 Arnold Drive, Suite 115,
Martinez (925) 313-0999 or (800) 281-3023
CARE's workshops are funded through DDS, FACT and private donations. CAREofARC@aol.com

CARE Parent Network offers various support groups; to attend a support group, please contact CARE Parent Network at 800-281-3023 or visit their website for more information.

 

CHADD offers support group meetings for both Adults with ADD and Parents of Children with ADD. An ADD topic is covered followed by a group chat.
Meetings are free, open to the public and confidential. To register or for further information, contact Dana Hemmingsen at dana@addvantagecoaching.com or 925-362-4113 or Liz Culley at liz@addvantagecoaching.com or 925-648-4985 or visit their website for more information.

 

C.O.P.E. Family Support Center presents...Stepping Stones Classes

The Triple P - Positive Parenting Program knows all parents have different needs. That's why Triple P offers a number of specialized programs tailored to suit parents with specific needs or circumstances. Stepping Stones Triple P is one of them.

Call Vi Ibarra at 925-671-0777 x 14.

 
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ACCESSIBLE & ADAPTIVE GARDENS

Garden Tours, Tea in the Garden and Garden Crafts are available at the Diablo Valley College on-campus garden that is cared for by the Adaptive Horticulture students. Off-site visits are available for those unable to visit the campus.

For questions or further information contact Karen Talbot, instructor at 925-376-1157 or email at ktalbot@dvc.edu.

ADAPTIVE HORTICULTURE PROGRAM

Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, has a garden on the DVC campus where students learn all aspects of plant propagation and nursery plant care; they offer training in landscape maintenance, greenhouse/nursery skills, basic gardening and related job performance skills. The purpose of the class is to meet the specific needs of each student in a prevocational and vocational training setting. The class meets year round.
For questions or further information contact Karen Talbot, instructor at 925-376-1157 or email at ktalbot@dvc.edu or Michael Land-Moreland, director at 925-685-1230, ext. 2443/2478 or email mlangmore@dvc.edu.

For Diablo Valley College admissions assistance call 925-685-1230 or visit their website at www.dvc.edu.

ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES CLASSES

The Mt. Diablo Adult Education Program offers classes for adults with developmental and/or learning disabilities, limited vision and acquired brain injury. Classes that emphasize community living skills, readjustment skills after injury, leisure time skills, physical fitness and computer education may be offered. Preregistration is required. For more information call 925-685-7340, ext. 2741.

Mt. Diablo Adult Education also offers classes at a variety of facilities that serve adults with developmental, emotional and physical disabilities. Classes may include: Communication skills, Leisure Time skills, Community Living skills, Functional Academics and Nutrition. For information, contact the facility directly.

For Adults with Developmental Disabilities contact: ALIVE: 925-825-0263; CAP Antioch: 925-706-1921; CAP Concord: 925-685-9742; George Miller East: 925-646-5710.

For Adults with Mental Health Needs contact: Phoenix Center: 925-680-0222.

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Assistive Technology is a growing part of special education. This online program is designed to prepare educators, administrators and special education personnel for state and federal mandates in Assistive Technology.

California State University Dominguez Hills and the Orange County Office of Education offer the first online Certificate program in the area of Assistive Technology.

For information go to http://www.csudh.edu/at/ or contact Paul Richard at Paul_richard@ocde.k12.ca.us.

CalSTAT

CalSTAT is a project of the California Dept. of Education, Special Education Division located at the Napa County Office of Education to provide families and professionals with training, customized technical assistance, leadership and web-based informational resources.

Visit their website for related training information or listen and subscribe to The Special EDge podcasts here.

CONTRA COSTA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

The Disabled Students’ Programs and Services (DSPS) office at Contra Costa College is committed to providing programs and support services to students with learning, physical, and/or psychological disabilities, to help increase their access to vocational and educational programs and opportunities at Contra Costa College.

CONTRA COSTA CRISIS CENTER

The Contra Costa Crisis Center operates five countywide programs for youth and adults: 24-hour crisis lines, grief counseling, homeless services, youth violence prevention and 211 information and referral. Visit their website for phone numbers and more information on the services they provide: www.crisis-center.org

CRISIS PREVENTION INSTITUTE (CPI) TRAININGS

CPI is the world's leading training organization specializing in the safe management of disruptive and assaultive behavior. Choose from 1-day seminar, 2-day workshop or 4-day instructor certification programs. Contact Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc. for training program dates and locations. On-site training is also available. Call 800-558-8976 or visit their website at www.crisisprevention.com for more information.

DIABLO VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Diablo Valley College's Disability Support Services (DSS) is a program that is designed to ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to all of the educational offerings at DVC. We facilitate equal opportunity through the provision of appropriate support services, curriculum, instruction and adaptive technology.

DIAGNOSTIC CENTER-NORTH PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAININGS

The Diagnostic Centers are recognized as leaders in professional development. Professional development opportunities are developed by the Diagnostic Centers in response to local and state identified needs. Trainings are available in a variety of formats, including one-day workshops, special projects (in-depth assistance, including demonstration teaching), web-based learning opportunities and via video-conferencing. The three Diagnostic Centers disseminate a syllabus annually describing training opportunities available throughout their region. Visit their website at http://www.dcn-cde.ca.gov for a list of training opportunities.

DON'T LAUGH AT ME PROJECT

DON'T LAUGH AT ME PROJECT (DLAM) is working to transform schools, camps and other youth organizations into more compassionate, safe and respectful environments for children. Founded by Peter Yarrow of the folk group Peter, Paul & Mary, the project disseminates educational resources that are designed to establish a climate that reduces the emotional and physical cruelty some children inflict upon each other by behaviors such as ridicule, bullying and - in extreme cases - violence. Curricula and information is available through the Operation Respect website.

Families for Early Autism Treatment (FEAT)

FEAT is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing world class Education, Advocacy, and Support for the Northern California Autism Community. FEAT sponsors many workshops, conferences and events throughout the year. Visit their website at www.feat.org.

Fast ForWord TRAINING

To become a Fast ForWord provider or attend a free parent workshop visit their website at www.ScientificLearning.com or call toll-free at 888-665-9707.

LIMITED EXAMINATION & APPOINTMENT PROGRAM (LEAP)-AN EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM FOR QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS WITH A DISABILITY

LEAP is a state of California employment program for individuals with a disability. For more information on LEAP, pamphlets are available for download at the website of the State Personnel Board at www.spb.ca.gov or Department of Rehabilitation website at www.rehab.cahwnet.gov and through the Employment Development Department website at www.edd.ca.gov.

LOS MEDANOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Los Medanos College’s Disabled Students Programs & Services program provides specialized classes and support services to students with disabilities to allow them to fully participate in and benefit from courses at the college. Classes include reading, writing, spelling, arithmetic and computer skills. Services and accommodations include, but are not limited to, priority registration, alternative testing, adaptive computer technology, sign language interpreters, textbooks recorded onto a audio file and Braille. Visit the DSPS website page for more information.

MIND INSTITUTE DISTINGUISHED LECTURER SERIES

The MIND Institute's Distinguished Lecturer Series features nationally known researchers in autism. The workshops are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, November - June in Sacramento. All workshops are free and open to the public. Visit their website to download a flyer at www.mindinstitute.org, click on "Events", "Distinguished Lecturer Series", or call the MIND Institute at 916-703-0285.

PROFESSIONAL ASSAULT CRISIS TRAINING (PRO-ACT)

Formerly the Professional Assault Response Training (PART), it has been renamed, revised and and improved. The Pro-ACTprogram was designed to provide professionals with the opportunity to develop necessary understanding and skills to avoid or reduce the need for restraint. Pro-ACT principles focus on maintaining the safety and dignity of the client, while keeping staff safe. The ultimate goal is to help clients learn alternative methods for meeting their needs and developing internal self-control. The principles used in Professional Assault Crisis Training have been in continuous development since 1968. These principles are research based and have proven effective for over 30 years. The latest revisions, new name, and new choices of certification options reflect our long-standing emphasis on avoidance in the use of restraint.

Contact PRO-ACT for information and training dates at 949-498-3529 or visit their website at http://www.proacttraining.com/pro-act-training/.

PROMOTING LEARNING THROUGH ACTIVE INTERACTION: COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES FOR INFANTS WHO HAVE MULTIPLE DISABILITIES

Online distance education course designed for service providers who are working directly with infants (birth to 30 months) who have multiple disabilities.

  • This training is supported by awards to California State University, Northridge from the US Department of Education in collaboration with the California Early Intervention Technical Assistance Network (CEITAN) and California School for the Blind, Fremont.
  • Materials and 3 units of semester credit are provided at no cost to participants.
  • Visit their website at www.csun.edu for course information and application.
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR TEACHER TRAINING

Scholarships for Teacher Training for educators interested in learning multi-sensory structured language approaches for the teaching of reading, writing and spelling.

Teacher training sites are available in various locations all over Northern California.

For more information contact Mia Callahan Russell at 925-934-5008 or via email at miacal3@attbi.com.

SOUTH BAY AUTISM SERVICES

Schedule of trainings is available. To apply for one or more trainings contact William O'Connell at 408-286-9341 or e-mail to wocdoc@jps.net.

SPECIAL EDUCATION INTERN PROGRAM

West Contra Costa School Unified District Special Education Department in partnership with Sonoma State University is presenting a program for special education professional preparation.

Contact Dr. Steven Cederborg at 510-741-2873 for more information.

SPECIAL EDUCATION STAFF TRAINING

Mt. Diablo Adult Education is offering free classes designed especially for new, substitute and regular special education staff. Classes are open to all who are interested. Contact Mt. Diablo Adult Education Department for more information at 925-685-7340, ext. 2731. Fall 2015-16 Flyer

TRANSITION AND FUTURE PLANNING WORKSHOPS

Free workshops on various transition and future planning topics for families of children with disabilities.

Presented by Stephen W. Dale and Associates, Attorneys & Counselors at Law, Walnut Creek, CA.
Call 925-280-0172 or visit their website at www.achievingindependence.com.

WCCUSD WORKABILITY I & TRANSITION PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM

West Contra Costa School Unified District Special Education Department in partnership with WorkAbility I, School to Career and Department of Rehabilitation offers an array of services for special education students ages 14-22. The programs are designed to promote career awareness and exploration, job shadowing, paid and non-paid work experience, support, guidance and employment assistance.
Special Education teachers may complete and submit an application for student services to the Employment Specialist at your school site.

Contact WorkAbility I/TPP Coordinator at 510-307-5340 for more information.

Local Events and Information

LIBERTY UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT PLAYMAKERS PRESENT...MARY POPPINS

February 24 - March 11, 2017: "Relaxed" performance for families with members with special needs and very young children - March 11 at 10 am. Relaxed performances are designed to provide a theatrical experience for people with autism, learning difficulties and other sensory and communication needs who require a more relaxed atmosphere. They are also great for families that have children under the age of seven as there is a more “relaxed” attitude about the shorter attention spans of very young children. Tickets are $7 for children ages 3-6, $9 all others. Children age 2 and under are free.

Click here for more information.


SPECIAL OLYMPICS 2016 BASKETBALL

More than 900 student athletes from CCCOE's Special Education programs and East Bay school districts will be participating in four upcoming Special Olympics basketball events. Download the informational flyer above for dates and locations or contact Sherri Roberti at 925-837-6007, ext 2128.


ANNUAL TRANSITION RESOURCE FAIR

  • A unique opportunity for students, parents and school staff to explore a variety of adult services offered in Contra Costa County.
  • Sponsored by Contra Costa County Transition Task Force; CCCOE; CCSELPA; DDC of Contra Costa; MDUSD & RCEB
  • Date and information coming soon.
  • Willow Creek Center, 1026 Mohr Lane, Concord
  • For more information call 925-691-2307 or 925-348-5170


PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES

  • Sponsored by the Pittsburg Unified School District/Pittsburg Adult Education Center.
  • Courses are offered for visually impaired, developmentally, mentally and/or vocationally disabled adults in the areas of physical fitness, leisure time skills, music appreciation, nutrition, work improvement, job preparation, independent living and basic academic skills.
  • Call 473-4460 for registration information or visit their website at www.pittsburg.k12.ca.us/paec


to view school district websites in Contra Costa County.


Regional Events and Information

You can visit the websites of the other SELPAs in Contra Costa County for training opportunities:

Mt Diablo Unified School District/SELPA: http://www.mdusd.org

San Ramon Valley Unified School District/SELPA: http://www.srvusd.k12.ca.us

West Contra Costa Unified School District/SELPA: http://www.wccusd.net