• SELPA/CAC

     

    The Community Advisory Committee (CAC)

     

     

    The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) is a group of parents, agencies, and school representatives who advise the Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) on matters related to special education.  The purpose of the CAC is to inform and educate members of the community so that a broad base of community support and participation is developed. This enables the committee to advise the SELPA in all matters concerning the identification and educational management of individuals with exceptional needs.

    Authority and responsibilities of the Community Advisory Committee include, but are not limited to:

    1. Advising the administration of SAUSD and the Special Education Department in the development of the local comprehensive plan.
    2. Making recommendations on annual priorities addressed by the plan.
    3. Assisting in parent education and recruitment of other volunteers.
    4. Encouraging public involvement in the development and review of the Local Plan.
    5. Supporting activities on behalf of individuals with exceptional needs.
    6. Assisting in parent awareness of the importance of school attendance.

    From Educational Code-Section 56194(a-f), Article 7

     

    2023-24 SPECIAL EDUCATION CAC PARENT MEETINGS 

    In person only / En persona solamente

    Fecha

    Lugar

    Hora

    Thursday, September 21, 2023

    Topic: CAC and Staff Introduction

     

    SAUSD Board Room

    5:30-7:00 P.M.

    Thursday, October 19, 2023

    Topic:  Do you understand the IEP Process?

     

    SAUSD Board Room  

    5:30-7:00 P.M.

    Thursday, November 16, 2023

      Topic: LCAP Listening Session  Date TBD

     

    SAUSD Board Room  

    5:30-7:00 P.M.

    Thursday, December 21, 2023

    Topic: LCAP Listening Session & Winter Holiday Celebration 

     

    SAUSD Board Room  

    5:30-7:00 P.M.

    Thursday, January 18, 2024

    Topic: Developing Language - Sensory and Behavior

     

    SAUSD Board Room  

    5:30-7:00 P.M.

    Thursday, February 22, 2024

    Topic: Do you know how to manage stress?

     

    SAUSD Board Room  

    5:30-7:00 P.M.

    Thursday, March 21, 2024

    Topic: Assistant Superintendent's Updates

     

    SAUSD Board Room  

    5:30-7:00 P.M.

    Thursday, April 18, 2024

    Topic: How to get ready for College and Career Readiness

     

    SAUSD Board Room  

    5:30-7:00 P.M.

    Thursday, May 16, 2024

    Topic: Resource Fair (Saddleback)

     

     

    SAUSD Board Room  

    5:30-7:00 P.M.

     

    Fecha

    Lugar

    Hora

    Jueves 21 de septiembre de 2023

    Tema: Presentación del CAC y personal

     

    Sala de la Mesa directiva de SAUSD

    5:30-7:00 P.M.

    Jueves 19 de octubre de 2023

    Tema: ¿Entiende el proceso del IEP?

     

    Sala de la Mesa directiva de SAUSD 

    5:30-7:00 P.M.

    Jueves 16 de noviembre de 2023

    Tema: Sesión de LCAP Fecha, Pendiente

     

    Sala de la Mesa directiva de SAUSD

    5:30-7:00 P.M.

    Jueves 21 de diciembre de 2023

    Tema: Sesión de LCAP y Celebración de festivo Navideño

     

    Sala de la Mesa directiva de SAUSD 

    5:30-7:00 P.M.

    Jueves 18 de enero de 2024

    Tema: Desarrollando el lenguaje-Comportamiento y sensorial

     

    Sala de la Mesa directiva de SAUSD 

    5:30-7:00 P.M.

    Jueves 22 de febrero de 2024

    Tema: ¿Sabe cómo manejar el estrés?

     

    Sala de la Mesa directiva de SAUSD 

    5:30-7:00 P.M.

    Jueves 21 de marzo de 2024

    Tema: Informe del Superintendente Auxiliar

     

    Sala de la Mesa directiva de SAUSD

    5:30-7:00 P.M.

    Jueves 18 de abril de 2024

    Tema: Cómo prepararse para la universidad y  para las profesiones

    Sala de la Mesa directiva de SAUSD  Via Zoom  

    5:30-7:00 P.M.

    Jueves 16 de mayo de 2024

    Tema: Feria de Recursos                                         ( Saddleback)

     

     

    Sala de la Mesa directiva de SAUSD  Via Zoom  

    5:30-7:00 P.M.

                               District Board Room & Training Room: 1601 E. Chestnut Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92701  

     

     

    Costs for SELPA operations and the Administrative Unit are provided by funding from the state, which may be augmented by local, federal, and state funds.  Each region determines the funds available for regionalized services and the responsibilities of the SELPA office.  The SELPA policy-making body is designated in the Local Plan to make policy decisions, approve the SELPA budget and Allocation Plan, and direct SELPA operations. Responsibilities of the SELPA include such things as:

     

    • Ensuring program availability for all students with disabilities
    • Governance Committees, including the Community Advisory Committee (CAC)
    • Assistance with understanding compliance requirements
    • Transition Planning
    • Program Coordination
    • Fiscal Management
    • Staff Development
    • Curriculum Development and Support
    • California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) Reporting to State
    • Regionalized Services and Program Specialists
    • Interagency Coordination
    • Program Evaluation
    • Budget Planning and Review
    • Community Awareness

     

    Additional Resources

     

    SAUSD SELPA Local Plan