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Upcoming Events


Resource & Transition Faire ~ Saturday, February 29th at 9:30am

Tri-Valley SELPA is hosting a Resource & Transition Faire at  Dublin High School.  This event is for individuals with disabilities and their families.  There will be over 40 vendors offering a variety of services and support for all ages from infants to adults. Please see flyer and registration forms for additional information.



Students’ Empowerment Fair

March 7, 2020 ~ 9:00am – 12:00pm

Location: Mission Valley ROP


Autism Goes to Work! Turning Disabilities Into Possibilities ~ Click here for more information

April 2, 2020 ~ 3:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Redwood City Library


Legislation Day

April 29, 2020 ~ All Day

Location: Sacramento


Special Education Recognition Awards Ceremony (SERA)

May 7, 2020  ~ 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Location: Newark Unified School District


Special Education Ball

May 22, 2020 ~ 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Locations: Ruggieri Center


Celebration Picnic

May 30, 2020 ~ 11:00am – 2:00pm

Location: Always Dream Park, Fremont


Annual Service Plan/Annual Budget

June 16, 2020 ~ 8:00am – 9:00am

Location: Fremont Unified School District


Mission Valley SELPA Community Advisory Events 2019-2020 ~ Click here for brochure
Here are some resources we hope will help you.  We are always here to support you!  510-471-1100
Mission Valley Community Community Advisory Committee Newsletter 
The MV SELPA CAC is launching a monthly newsletter! Each edition will have highlights from the previous months events and heads up about upcoming CAC events and other Bay Area events that may be of interest to special needs families. We promise to only send follow-up emails if there is a correction to be made or the schedule has changed.

Just click here, enter your name and email address, and press subscribe!
Click here to view prior newsletters.


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.
Alexis Perry, 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
Health Care Resources for People with Developmental Disabilities, UCSF'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
Helping Children with Special Needs Learn Communication Skills Through Social Media - click here for presentation and helpful tips.
 Internet Resources: