The SRVUSD Special Education Department and SELPA invite you to an orientation meeting for parents of incoming ninth grade students who receive special education services. Our Special Day Class teachers will discuss their programs and provide an overview of the high school curriculum. A short question and answer session will follow the presentation.
Mild High School Special Day Class will be held on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 from 3:30pm-4:30pm at California High School, Room 210, 9870 Broadmoor Drive, San Ramon.
Moderate High School Special Day Class will be held on Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 3:30pm-4:30pm at Dougherty Valley High School, Room 4107, 10550 Albion Road, San Ramon.
Intensive High School Special Day Class will be held on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 from 3:30pm-4:30pm at Monte Vista High School, Room 402, 3131 Stone Valley Road, Danville.
Transition Special Day Class will be held on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 from 3:30pm-4:30pm at San Ramon Valley High School, Room C9, 501 Danville Blvd, Danville.
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The SRVUSD Special Education Department and SELPA invite parents of incoming kindergarten students who receive special education services to an orientation meeting. Our Special Day Class teachers will discuss their programs and provide an overview of the kindergarten curriculum. A short question and answer session will follow the presentation.
Mild Kindergarten Special Day Class orientation will be held on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 from 3:00pm-4:00pm at Greenbrook Elementary School Room 608, 1475 Harlan Drive, Danville.
Moderate Kindergarten Special Day Class orientation will be held on Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 3:30pm-4:30pm at Green Valley Elementary School in Room K-3, 1001 Diablo Road, Danville.
Intensive Kindergarten Special Day Class orientation will be held on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 from 2:00pm-3:00pm at Bollinger Canyon Elementary School, Room 409, 2300 Talavera Drive, San Ramon.
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We invite you to an orientation meeting for parents of incoming transitional kindergarten students who receive special education services. Our Special Day Class teachers will discuss their programs and provide an overview of the transitional kindergarten curriculum. A short question and answer session will follow the presentation.
Transitional kindergarten will be a great adventure and we strive to address your child’s unique needs and offer a variety of experiences for your child. We hope you can join us for this opportunity to gain valuable information on our Special Day Class programs.
Transitional Kindergarten (TK)
Mild Special Day Class
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Golden View Elementary School
5025 Canyon Crest Drive
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We invite you to an orientation meeting for parents of incoming sixth grade students who receive special education services. Our Special Day Class teachers will discuss their programs and provide an overview of the middle school curriculum. A short question and answer session will follow the presentation.
Middle school will be a great adventure and we strive to address your child’s unique needs and offer a variety of experiences for your child. We hope you can join us for this opportunity to gain valuable information on our Special Day Class programs.
Mild Middle School Special Day Class (SDC)
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Pine Valley Middle School, Room A107
3000 Pine Valley Road, San Ramon
Moderate Middle School SDC
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Charlotte Wood Middle School, Room 504
600 El Capitan, Danville
Intensive Middle School (SDC)
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Diablo Vista Middle School, Room 112
4100 Camino Tassajara, Danville
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Sea Serpents Swim Program for Special Olympics will soon begin its Spring 2015 season! The East Bay Sea Serpents is a non-profit swim program affiliated with the Special Olympics of Northern California (SONC). Click the links below for more information for students/athletes and their families as well as volunteers who are interested in helping with the program.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Let’s Talk About Assessments!
Come learn more about the key elements of assessments in the following areas:
- Occupational Therapy
Please join Gina Miller, M.Ed and Deiredre Ryan-Booth, Psy.D, BCBA for an exciting panel discussion on assessments and how to use this information to best support your child’s learning and behavioral needs. Debra Nipp, OTR/L is co-founder of PlayWrite Therapy East Bay and will be discussing Sensory Processing Disorder, how to assess for it and strategies for coping at home and school. Lisa Pippin is a Licensed Educational Psychologist who will be discussing the roles and responsibilities of the school psychologist, explaining assessments and how assessments guide intervention. Behavioral assessments and plans will also be explained and how to incorporate these into your child’s IEP.
When: Saturday, February 28, 2015
Where: Fusion Academy
3003 Oak Rd. Suite 150
Walnut Creek, CA
Time: Social 9:30-10:00am
This workshop is designed for parents who have school-aged children with IEPs.
Cost is $20 per participant. Please bring a check made out to Gina Miller Consulting or cash. No credit cards accepted. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to the link by February 24, 2015: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044ca5ac2cabf49-lets/
FREE Vision & Cognition Workshop for Parents and Educators!
Vision Issues and How they Affect a Child’s Ability to Learn
Wednesday March 4th - 6:00pm - 8:00pm - (Pizza will be served)
Location: DSCBA - 101 J Town & Country Drive, Danville
A serious gap exists between the diagnoses and treatment of vision difficulties in children and parents' and educators’ awareness of the significant impact that vision can have on a student’s ability to learn. This presentation uses video, slide presentation and anecdotal information to demonstrate key elements of vision and how those elements affect how a student reads, takes in visual information, attends and learns. The presenter will discuss resources available for educators and parents as well as tangible ways to foster binocular visual development skills.
Our Presenter: Regina Hartmann is an Educational Therapist with a Masters of Education. She has 33+ years of experience working with children, training teachers and holds a teaching credential from the American Montessori Society. Regina is a practicing Montessori classroom teacher, Educational Therapist and trained Vision Therapist in the East Bay. Regina is so passionate about helping children learn, that she designed a professional development seminar to share cutting edge information with her colleagues. The presentation on Vision & Cognition, has been enthusiastically received by educational therapists, graduate school classes, school boards, as well as public and private school faculty. Don’t miss this great opportunity! Click here to RSVP! This event brought to you by the Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area.
Tips for Change benefiting local nonprofit organizations!
Tips for Change is a fun and unique way for local charity organizations to fundraise. Gianni's Bistro in San Ramon partners with local nonprofits and is committed to supporting and strengthening our community. Volunteers and supporters of local nonprofit organizations suit up and become your servers for the evening with all the tips and 10% of sales going to support the organization. This event occurs most Monday evenings.
Monday, February 23rd: 5:00pm-8:00pm benefiting Reins in Motion
Monday, March 2nd: 5:00pm-8:00pm benefiting Care Parent Network
For more information and to view the calendar of upcoming events and what organizations are benefiting, please visit the website.
District 57 Little League Challenger Division Spring 2015 Season!
The Challenger Division of Little League is a program for developmentally and physically challenged youth, helping them to enjoy the full benefits of Little League participation in an athletic environment structured to their abilities.
More than the skills of baseball learned through the experience, the value of the Little League Challenger is found in the proven therapeutic and socialization benefits of participating in sports; the strengthening of participants’ self-esteem; the opportunities to mainstream into other divisions of play and the disciplines of teamwork, sportsmanship and fair play, which are hallmarks of the Little League program.
Playing with the same equipment on the same fields, Challenger Division participants have the opportunity to experience the joys of pulling together as a team, being cheered, and earning awards for their achievements.
District 57 Challenger Program Highlights
Two Challenger Leagues Available:
Regular Challenger for ages 6 – 18
Senior Challenger for ages 15 and up!
Challenger Game Schedules/Locations:
Season: Late March- Early June...Sunday games (1:30 pm start time)
D57 Challenger Jamboree on Memorial Day Weekend (Saturday)
Fields: Most games played at Dublin Sports Ground.
Selected games at other Little League venues.
Challenger Game Rules:
Little League uniforms/equipment provided.
Games are two or three innings.
All players bat…hit safely…run the bases and score!!!
Coach pitch or batting tee if needed.
Teenage “Buddies” assigned to players help with skills and safety.
Alameda County 2015 Transition Information Fair
This is an event to help facilitate a successful transition from school to adult services for youth with developmental disabilities and their families. The Transition Faire includes an educational showcase of adult service programs and a variety of educational workshops. The Transition Faire is an interagency collaboration of the Alameda County Developmental Disabilities Council, Public Health; Regional Center of the East Bay; Bay Area Regional Office, State Council on Developmental Disabilities; College of Alameda; and local school districts.
Mail or online registration is required
Registration Deadline: March 6, 2015 Space is limited; we recommend early registration
All students must be accompanied by an adult in order to participate.
Registration and Adult Services Vendor Fair Location: Gym
Time: 9:30 am – 3 pm
Workshops: Buildings A & C
Session Times: 10:30 – 11:20 am; 1 – 1:50 pm and 2 – 2:50 pm
Lunch: Cafeteria Time: 11:30 am – 12:45 pm
For more information call Sandi Soliday at (510) 267-3261 or by email.
Registration fee: $15.00 per person or $25 per family
Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, an Alameda County Adult Services Resource Guide, and all workshops.
Scholarships and Interpreter Services are available upon request. A two week notice is required for all accommodation requests to guarantee arrangements.
Ed Support Services is offering a “Spring Break” respite camp for children with special needs, ages 5 – 15 (may be extended based on intake).
The Springstone School is hosting a conference for parents of children with executive function challenges. Speakers include Susan Diamond, Marion Marshall, and Susan Marcus. The conference will be on Saturday, April 25, from 9 - 2pm. The cost is $50. For more information and how to register: http://thespringstoneschool.org/Conference-Flyer
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
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 email@example.com 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)