CAC for Special Education

Community Advisory Committee for Special Education


CAC 2020-2021 Meeting Calendar Español | 中文 | Tiếng Việt

August 27   Re-Opening/SpEd 101/Know Your Rights
September 24   Mental Health Supports
October 22   Board of Education Candidate Forum
November 19   Joint African American Parent Advisory Council/CAC for Special Education Meeting
January 28   Paraprofessional Spotlight
February 25   Math Interventions for Students Receiving Special Education Services
March 25   Community Conversation on SFUSD Budget and Local Control Accountability Plan
April 22   CAC Advocates Worthy of Excellence Awards
May 27   Special Education Department Budget and Service Plan
June 24   Summer IEP Tune-up

CAC meetings are usually held on the fourth Thursday of each month (except July, November, and December) from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. via Zoom and recorded live on the CAC Facebook page. CAC Meetings are hosted by Support for Families of Children with Disabilities. Visit the CAC meetings page for more details, including how to reserve interpretation.

Meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend.  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.



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. 

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