Support services provided by the SELPA Office include:
Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR)ADR is a process for resolving conflicts that uses effective communication, collaboration, negotiation, and mediation to reach an agreement that meets the interest of parties involved. The federal law emphasizes the use of ADR, whenever possible to assist in resolving conflicts or disagreements. SELPA provides training in ADR techniques, and conducting "facilitated" IEP meetings.
Behavior Intervention CertificationThe SELPA provides annual training, testing and certification for Behavior Intervention. Qualified local experts conduct a behavior intervention certification training to school psychologists, program specialists, and other professionals within the SELPAs.
California Special Education Management Information System (CASEMIS)The SELPA provides technical assistance and support for personnel responsible for the SELPA-wide pupil management information functions. The SELPA office also coordinates the submittal of required CASEMIS data and reports to the State Department of Education.
Fiscal Management: Special Education FundingThe SELPA is responsible for the management, distribution, and accounting of special education funds which are allocated to the districts and SCCOE in the SELPAs. The SELPA coordinates the ongoing review of the SELPA's Funding Allocation Plan as well as expenditure reporting on Federal IDEA Grant Funds.
Information DisseminationThe SELPA provides information to educators and parents pertaining to special education services, programs, and resources. The following information is available at the SELPA office:
Professional Development and Parent EducationProfessional development for special education teachers, administrators, para-educators, and support staff is provided throughout the calendar year. Please refer to the Professional Development calendar for more information.
Program Compliance/Quality Monitoring and SupportThe SELPA is responsible for monitoring the Local Plan to verify that member districts are complying with their legal responsibilities to ensure program compliance and quality.
Special Education Local Plan and Policies DevelopmentThe SELPA coordinates the development and implementation of the Local Plan and policies relating to the provision of special education services within each of the five SELPAs in North West Santa Clara County and the 20 district members plus the Santa Clara County Office of Education.