CAC for Special Education

Community Advisory Committee for Special Education


Hello CAC Community,

The school year is winding down and our CAC members are busy recognizing those who have done great work this year, lobbying for our priorities and finding new board members for next year.

We had a wonderful Advocate Worthy of Excellence (AWE) Award Ceremony on April 27th, honoring those folks in our district who go above and beyond to support students with disabilities. Each of the individuals nominated is an inspiration and we are so grateful for their support. (You can read more about the AWE Awards on our website - 

May is a busy time with end of year IEP meetings and IEP transition meetings as kids move up to new schools. To help you prepare for your child's transition meeting we recommend watching this short video - It’s Time for a Transition IEP Meeting- What should I do next? by Erin Mahaffey. 

Read the rest of the May update here

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UPCOMING CAC Event - Thursday, June 22nd

TOPIC: Sensory Processing

Please join the CAC for a presentation from SFUSD Occupational Therapists who will share information about the services they provide to students in our schools and how they support students with sensory processing needs.

Please register in advance for this meeting. 

In person registration

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

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 - Featuring Kim Hopkins from Ross Greene's Lives in the Balance

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

May 25, 2023 - SFUSD SELPA Local Plan (Special Education Budget & Service Plan)

June 22, 2023 - Sensory Processing



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

This page was last updated on May 29, 2023