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The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) is a group of parents and educators interested in helping children who have special educational needs. Our CAC represents
eleven school districts in Santa Clara County. We meet during the school year to work with school district staff and administration to promote our children's needs and educate parents in our districts. Read more about SELPA 3 CAC...
Are you interested in helping the CAC this school year? If so please attend one of four business meetings during the school year:
Hosted by NW Santa Clara County SELPAs I, II, III, IV & VII
Click on links below to register online. Zoom log-in information will be sent only to registered participants. There is no fee to attend.
For registration questions, contact RMorris@sccoe.org
CULTURALLY SENSITIVE COMMUNICATION
Date: Dec. 1, 2020 Time: 9:30-11:30am
This two-hour training (with special education as the umbrella) provides participants with tips and tools to aid them in having discussions across cultures, through use of case studies and interaction. This workshop will explore differences between unconscious (implicit) bias, racism and the stereotypes we bring to every conversation. Participants will also leave with a “tool kit" they can use in future cross-cultural dialogues.
(Presenter: Marc Purchin, Purchin Consulting)
INTRODUCTION TO UNDERSTANDING AND WORKING WITH AND THROUGH CONFLICT
Date: Sept. 1, 2020 Time: 9:30-11:30am
This two-hour training will focus on understanding our own perceptions of conflict and will provide a framework for the subsequent trainings. Participants will learn a four-step formula for having a challenging conversation or resolving a conflict with someone else.
BUILDING POSITIVE COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Date: Oct. 6, 2020 Time: 9:30-11:30am
(Active listening, question strategies, `I' messages). This two-hour training will provide parents with strategies for holding effective and productive conversations with teachers, service providers and administrators who work with their child(ren).
PREPARING FOR MEETINGS BY LOOKING AT PROBLEMS FROM DIFFERING PERSPECTIVES
Date: Nov. 3, 2020 Time: 9:30-11:30am
(Interest-based negotiation). This two-hour training will provide participants with a worksheet on how to best prepare for meetings, using interest-based strategies outlined in the book Getting To Yes by Rodger Fisher and William Ury. A large emphasis of this training will be allowing participants to practice preparing for meetings and to receive coaching and feedback.
Please email email@example.com with your questions or suggestions for the CAC.
IEP Resources from CDE
Parents Helping Parents
Video- Preparing for an IEP Team Meeting
Summary of Parents' Rights Information
Special Education Rights of Parents and Children
Special Education Rights of Parents and Children, Available Translations
San Andreas Regional Center
Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services
IEP Preparation Questions (A series of questions and information to assist parents with IEP meetings)