AB 1369 "Dyslexia Bill" is on the Appropriations Committee's agenda for Friday, May 29. Please help advocate for this bill continuing thru the legislative process. Because we are not residents of the district of any of the 17 committee members, our efforts will be better served to send "snail mail" letters (rather than calling or emailing their offices). See the link below for a merged form letter that is ready to go, except for substituting your name and address at the top and copy/pasting on each of the letters. Then print, sign, and mail the letters. Thank you!
Posted by: Rachel Hurd
Bring your lunch and listen to a presentation by Special Needs Ombuds Helene Momita about the ways in which a student may be exited from special education.
May 20, 2015 from 12:00-1:00pm in Boardroom B of the Education Center, 699 Old Orchard Drive, Danville.
See you there!
Posted by: Erica Griffin
The Community Advisory Committee honored selected SRVUSD staff in our school community who best exemplify quality education for, inclusion of, and service to our students with special needs. One paraprofessional, one general education teacher, one special education teacher, one administrator and one support staff (psychologist, counselor, nurse, SLP, OT, etc.) were all honored at the May 12, 2015 Board of Education meeting. Congratulations to the SRVUSD Bright Lights!
Posted by: Erica Griffin
Events sponsored by other organizations serving special needs children & families
Please note that these events are not sponsored or endorsed by the PTA, but are listed solely for informational purposes. If you you would like to provide feedback regarding these listings, please email the Special Needs Chair at email@example.com
Sunflower Hill's Comedy Night at Tommy T's
Delicious food and drinks will be available for purchase and awesome raffle prizes and unlimited laughs will be a part of the great evening. Our own Regina Stoops, a local comedian and mother of a son with autism, will open our show. So bring your friends and family for a night you won’t want to miss!
Wednesday, May 20th
Doors open at 6:30pm. Show starts at 7:30pm
Tommy T's Comedy Club
5104 Hopyard Road
Ticket Price: 1 for $20, 2 for $35, table of 10 for $150.
Note: No paper tickets. Give party name at the door.
To order tickets: Click Here
To learn about Sunflower Hill, go to http://sunflowerhill.org/
C.A.S.T for Kids, Brannan Island Recreation Area, Rio Vista, pairs a child with special needs ages 7-17 years with experienced fisherman for fishing, on May 30th, 2015, 8:00am-3:00pm. Questions? Sharon Brown, 530-818-1645 x 265 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Marty Gerber, 916-376-9614 or email@example.com. To register: http://www.castforkids.org/events-calendar/cast-events/brannan-island-rec-area/; click red box and go to participant registration. (FREE)
CHADD Parent to Parent Classes for 2014-2015
CHADD of Northern California is offering their parent to parent classes for 2014-2015. This workshop series will provide educational information and support for families who are dealing with AD/HD and learning to navigate the challenges of AD/HD across the lifespan. For more information, please visit, www.chadd.org and for the list of calendar events: www.chaddnorcal.org/calendar.
City of San Ramon Therapeutic Recreation
The City of San Ramon offers a variety of therapeutic recreational programs for children and adults with special needs. Please visit their website at http://www.sanramon.ca.gov/parks/recreation_guide/index.htm
For the latest summer catalog, click
RADD (Recreational Activities for the Developmentally Disabled)
Sponsored by the Town of Danville. The program provides a range of activities from meals out at local restaurants, bowling, trips to the theater, basketball, and baseball games for people with disabilities ages 15 and up. These activities are on Friday nights and Saturdays. For a detailed schedule and registration form, go to the Town of Danville Parks & Recreation Activity Guide.
Special Olympics offers numerous sports programs throughout the year, free of charge to athletes. In order to participate, the athlete must have a current application/medical form on file with Special Olympics. The application form is valid for three years. If you would like to register your child or find out if your application is still on file, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (925) 944-8801.
Special Olympics Sports – San Ramon Parks and Community Services Registration
The City of San Ramon together with Special Olympics Northern California provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic style sports for persons eight years of age and older with developmental disabilities. All sports training and competition opportunities are free for Special Olympic Athletes. Special Olympic medical forms must be on file prior to the first day of training. Sports offered include basketball, bocce, swimming, bowling.
Through games and activities our athletes will build self-esteem, develop motor skills, learn proper stretching and basic rules of the sports. The program is a collaboration between the Parks and Community Services Department and the CSU East Bay Recreation Department. (www.sanramon.ca.gov/Parks/recreation_guide/index.htm)