Community Advisory Committee for Special Education (CAC)



The purpose of the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) for Special Education is to champion effective special education programs and services and advise the Board of Education on priorities in the Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA).

The State Education Code mandates that each SELPA have a CAC and that a majority of CAC members are parents of students with disabilities. 

Joining the CAC gives community members an opportunity to have their opinions heard and make a difference in the way special education is conducted in our area. Find out more on the CAC membership page.

For more information about the Community Advisory Committee for Special Education read the article: Making Special Education Work for All Students by Disability Rights of CA or visit

Monthly Meetings

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August 25, 2022 - Back to School - SFUSD Special Education

September 22, 2022 - Mental Health Supports

October 27, 2022 - Board of Education Town Hall

November 17, 2022 - Joint Meeting with AAPAC on Early Literacy

December 8, 2022 - Inclusive Schools Week Keynote Event: Inclusion in SF: From Birthplace of Disability Advocacy to Today

January 26, 2023 - Navigating Special Education for Families of Color featuring Dr. Mary Bacon

February 23, 2023 - Community Conversation on SFUSD Budget + LCAP

March 23, 2023 - Behavior Best Practices

April 27, 2023 - Advocates Worthy of Excellence (AWE) Awards

May 25, 2023 - SFUSD Special Education Budget & Local Plan

June 22, 2023 - Sensory Processing

Missed a meeting? Check out the CAC Meeting Archives to find minutes, presentation slides + more!

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This page was last updated on February 10, 2023