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Resources for Parents

Here are some resources we hope will help you.  We are always here to support you!  510-471-1100

World of Color Art Event ~ Union City Library, February 20th

World of Color is an art event especially designed for children with special needs.  All supplies will be provided.  For ages 5-14 and through middle school.  All children are welcome. For additional information and registration please click here.


Alameda County Transition Faire  ~ March 23rd

We are pleased to announce that the 2019 Alameda County Transition Faire will be held on Saturday, March 23rd from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm at the College of Alameda. The Transition Faire is an opportunity for students and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, service providers and school district staff to learn about life after high school. The Faire includes an educational showcase of adult services programs and a variety of educational workshops.  Please click on  the registration form for additional information.





Who do I call for help? 

Although you can find many resources on your own, we encourage families to contact their teacher, case manager if you have any questions or concerns.   If they are unable to answer your questions, principals or program specialists are here to assist you.
Jessica Farrand, Program Specialist for K-12
Mary Rios, Program Specialist for PreK and private school students
Parent Handbook  - this is a valuable resource for parents
Connecting with other parents 
Community Advisory Committee Representative, Heather Kim can be reached at
Mission Valley Selpa Director, Sarah Kappler, can be reached at
Patterns of Strengths and Weaknesses (PSW)  
Methods of examining multiple sources of data to demonstrate a pattern of strengths and weaknesses are discussed so that assessment teams can determine if the data converge to indicate a specific learning disability.
This Presentation is a great overview
A short Video to get you started
COMPARES Chart - for reference's profile photo
Occupational Therapy - Have a question?  Contact Robin Shopbell
OT Tips of the Month
Dyslexia in the Classroom
resource for possible indicators and supports. 
Getting Ready for my first IEP
Who is my team?  Develop a contact list of people on the IEP team
Getting Ready for an IEP meeting
 Internet Resources: