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SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES!

  • SF Rec & Park still has inclusive camp spots open! Teen City - provides the opportunity for tweens/teens with disabilities to create friendships, experience new recreation activities, and practice life skills without parents around! Everybody Travels: Your child will have the opportunity to learn navigation skills with support from staff. Everybody Plays Camp: Everybody Plays is a specialized therapeutic day camp, designed for children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Check out the flyer for  details.
  • Parents for Public Schools (PPSF) List of Summer Programs - PPSF has compiled a list of summer programs for Youth Grades K-8 as a resource for families in San Francisco.
  • SF Public Library's Summer Stride 2022: Visit the library website or your neighborhood library between June 1–August 31 for a free book, STEM Kits, activities and in-person events happening all summer long.
  • SFUSD and CAC Inclusive Summer Reading Lists - Broaden your knowledge and understanding of disabilities this summer and read some of the books on the lists we've compiled of books written by and about individuals with disabilities for every age from toddlers to adults. - https://www.sfusd.edu/sped-disability-book-list
  • Extended School Year (ESY) 2022 - an extension of existing IEP services during the summer recess to assist a student in maintaining skills on goals and objectives from their current IEP. If you have questions about ESY visit sfusd.edu/sped or email esy@sfusd.edu.
  • Summer Covid Recovery Services (CRS) - Available during ESY this year for RSP students! Students will get daily reading, math and SEL lessons following the same schedule and times as ESY. For more info check out the FAQ.
  • Summer Together 2022 Opportunities: DCYF's Summer Together initiative offers in-person summer experiences for SF's highest-need and hardest-to-reach youth.
  • Free Meals for Youth at School Locations During Summer 2022.  All meals are free for youth 18 & under and also available for any student enrolled in SFUSD, regardless of age. Find a list of locations serving summer meals at sfusd.edu/schoolfood.

Read below for more inclusive events and workshops happening this summer:

Attend a FREE Support for Families Individualized Education Program (IEP) Clinic:

Do you have questions about the IEP process?

1st, 2nd and 3rd Thursday’s - Individualized Education Program (IEP) Clinics presented by Support for Families of Children with Disabilities. Offered in English, Spanish and Cantonese. Learn about Special Education law, the IEP process, what to do when things aren’t working, and how to become a more active and effective team member. 

  • Cantonese: 1st Thursdays; 5-6:00pm 登記
  • English: 2nd Thursdays; 4-6:00pm Register
  • Spanish: 3rd Thursdays; 4-6:00pm Registrarse 
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Mon, June 6th @ 5pm: A Community Conversation – Emergency Preparedness at School for Families with Children with Disabilities by Support for Families

Webinar: A Community Conversation – Emergency Preparedness at School for Families with Children with Disabilities

Presented in English with Cantonese and Spanish interpretation available. 

Parents and guardians of school-aged children with disabilities navigate layers of complexity and anxiety, given that our children often need extra support in difficult situations. Join us for this important community conversation reflecting on what it means to be a caregiver to a child with disabilities when an emergency occurs at school. We will open with a dialogue reflecting parent concerns and then share some helpful resources, including: questions to ask your child’s IEP team to better understand what measures are in place to support your child during an emergency; Grab and Go documents that can be pre-filled with vital information about your child; and social stories to support advance conversations with your child to prepare them for the event an emergency occurs at school.

More info – English, español, 中文

Register Here

Mon, June 13th @ 6pm: SFUSD CCEIS Education Partners Meeting

Hello SFUSD Parents and Caretakers,

You are invited to attend a Community Education Partners Meeting on SFUSD's CCEIS (Comprehensive Coordinated Early Intervening Services) Plan.

This is an opportunity for you to learn more about the plans for how your child will be educated, and for you to give your input on future workshop topics for families.

Information about the past, present and future CCEIS plans will be shared at this meeting.

This meeting will be held on zoom and you can register here.

What is CCEIS?

  • SFUSD has been identified by the California Department of Education as having a disproportionate number of African American students who receive Special Education services for emotional disturbance, other health impairment, or certain kinds of discipline.  
  • As a result, SFUSD is required to develop a plan to change the practices in general education that result in a disproportionate number of African American students being referred to special education and discipline. 
  • The goal of the plan is to improve the academic and school experiences of our African American students in general education.


If you are interested in learning more about CCEIS (Comprehensive Coordinated Early Intervening Services) and would like to stay informed, please complete this form.

Lastly, feel free to share this invite and the Registration link with other community members who would like to learn more about this plan and the actions SFUSD is taking to address this important issue.

Mon, June 13th @ 7-8:30pm Special Education: Dispute Resolution presented by Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund

Monday, June 13th from 7:00 – 8:30 pm Special Education: Dispute Resolution presented by Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund.  Learn the benefits of dispute resolution, including IEP Resolution Sessions, mediation as well as how to file complaints when necessary.

 

Tues, June 14th @ 5pm: SELPA Local Plan Presentation to the Board of Education

  • SELPA Local Plan Presentation to the Board of Education. June 14th @ 5pm. Come out in support of our SELPA to hear about the budget and priorities for the 22-23 school year. The meeting agenda and zoom link will be available on the sfusd website

Thurs, June 16th @ 8:30-3:30pm: California Early Literacy Summit. Sponsored by the California Dept of Education

Thursday, June 16th from 8:30 am - 3:30pm California Early Literacy Summit. Keynotes: Zaretta Hammond and Kareem Weaver. Join educators and colleagues virtually from across California collaborating around evidence-based practices in early literacy instruction! Sponsored by the California Department of Education. Register For Free Now.

Sat, June 18th @ 10-11 and @ 11-12: Transition Planning with CA Dept of Rehab, GGRC and Community Organizations. Sponsored by Support for Families

Webinar: Transition Planning Series – How Do the California Department of Rehabilitation and Golden Gate Regional Center Support Transition Planning?

Presented in English with Cantonese and Spanish interpretation available. 

The California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) and Golden Gate Regional Center (GGRC) are government agencies that support transition planning for transition aged youth (aged 18-24) with disabilities beyond the support offered by San Francisco Unified School District’s ACCESS transition program.

Come learn when you should start thinking about transition programming for your child, the types of transition support offered through DOR and GGRC, how it overlaps with Individualized Education Program (IEP) district support, and applications and deadlines you should be aware of to access support.

Register Here

 

Webinar: Transition Planning Series – Community Based Organizations That Can Support Your Older Child As They Move to Greater Independence

Presented in English with Cantonese and Spanish interpretation available. 

Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) do not follow students once they leave K-12 education. Come learn about community-based supports that exist for young people with disabilities once they age out of San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD.)

What skills will your child need support with as they navigate greater independence and adulthood and what organizations provide this support? How can you access this support and what are deadlines and costs that you need to plan for? What are your hopes and concerns for your child as they navigate adulthood? Explore these questions with representatives from The Independent Living Resource Center, Jewish Family and Children’s Services, AASCEND and other local organizations.

Register Here

Thur, June 23rd @ 6-8:00pm: CAC General Meeting - Social Thinking!

CAC JUNE GENERAL MEETING - Social Thinking!

CAC General Meetings are open to the public. The public can participate via Zoom.

Please register in advance for this meeting.  Español | 中文 | عربي | Tagalog | Tiếng Việt

Please join the June CAC meeting for a presentation on social thinking, which helps children understand themselves and others to better navigate the social world, build relationships, and improve their performance at school and at home. Ryan Hendrix, MS, CCC-SLP from Social Thinking will be sharing an overview, core concepts and some useful skills with parents and caregivers. This presentation is appropriate for students on the autism spectrum, those with attention or anxiety issues and those who are just shy or awkward.

Virtual ASL and Interpretation services are available with advance reservation. To reserve, please email cacspedsf@gmail.com or call 415-447-7802. Childcare is not available for this meeting.

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Lunes, 27 de Junio, 10:00-11:30am Educación Especial: Resolución de Conflictos ​​presentado por Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund

Lunes, 27 de Junio, 10:00-11:30am Educación Especial: Resolución de Conflictos ​​presentado por Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund. Aprender los beneficios de la resolución de disputas, incluyendo las sesiones de resolución del IEP, mediación y como presentar una queja cuando es necesario.

 

Tues, June 28th @ 5pm: CAC Presentation to the Board of Education

  • CAC Presentation to the Board of Education June 28th at 5pm. The CAC is honored to be presenting their year end report and priorities for the next school year. We’d love to have families and community members call in to support our efforts! The meeting agenda and zoom link will be available on the sfusd website.

Special Education in the News

Looking for more news? Check out the University of Washington's Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology (DO-IT) Disability in the News webpage for a great running list of articles.

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