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.
The five school site recipients were Kathleen Martins (sixth-grade teacher, Charlotte Wood Middle School), Mimi Quan (principal, Quail Run Elementary), Leigh Gregory (school psychologist, Live Oak and Green Valley elementary schools), Karen Rush (paraeducator, Golden View Elementary) and Karen Macaulay (special education teacher, Stone Valley Middle School).
The committee also presented an award to Judith Cameron, the district's outgoing special education local plan area (SELPA) executive director.
Congratulations to SRVUSD Bright Lights recipients! For more information on the CAC click here.
Posted by: Rachel Hurd
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
Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area
A Bay Area Non-Profit Organization Passionate and Dedicated to Encouraging the Unlimited Potential in Children and Adults with Down syndrome Since 1998. The Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area consists of a group of caring individuals, educators, therapists and involved community members whose passion and commitment is to serve families who have members born with Down syndrome. We do this through education, advocacy, support groups for the entire family and developmental based classes for babies, children, teens and adults. Our goal is to enrich the child and adults lives through pre-academic, academic, language skills and social/behavioral interaction, ultimately preparing them for community integration as a valuable participant and contributor. For more information, please visit their website at http://www.dsconnection.org.
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)