CAC for Special Education

Community Advisory Committee for Special Education


Hello CAC Community,

The school year is winding down and CAC members are busy advocating for the special education community in schools, at town halls, with city partners and our legislators in Sacramento.

Last night CAC members partnered with Support for Families to host a community meeting on the SFUSD Resource Alignment Initiative. Notes from that meeting will be shared at Your input is important so be sure to sign up for a community session and complete the survey by 11:59pm Sunday, May 5th.

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, May 14th at 6:30pm and plan on joining the CAC in person at the SFUSD Board of Education Meeting we will be sharing our Annual Report to the Board of Education and would love to have community voices joining us. The Special Education Department will also be sharing the proposed 24-25 budget this will be a very important meeting for our community.

The CAC held a very informative April Meeting on Autism. The SFUSD Special Education Department shared information about programs offered and the SF Autism Society shared information about Autism and Community Resources. If you missed it you can watch the recording or view the slides on our CAC meeting page.

Lastly, as we wind down this school year many of our students are moving up to new schools in the fall. If your child will be moving up to kinder, middle school or high school. If so, you might have a transition meeting scheduled. These quick meetings are a great opportunity to meet the new school team and make sure everyone has a clear understanding of your child's IEP. This article from Easter Sales offers some great tips about how to prepare your child for a new school.


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UPCOMING CAC Event - Thursday, May 23rd


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Date & Time: THURSDAY, May 23, 2024 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: Support for Families of Children with Disabilities, 832 Folsom St, Suite 1001 (10th Floor), San Francisco, CA, 94107

Please join the CAC for a community conversation about the SFUSD SELPA Local Plan. Attendees will be able to provide feedback on the 2024-2025 SFUSD special education budget and special education service plan. The information gathered at the meeting will inform SFUSD Special Education and CAC priorities for the coming year.

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

August 24, 2023 - Back to School - SFUSD Special Education Resources

September 28, 2023 - Teachtown & Alternate Pathway to Diploma

October 26, 2023 - School Related Anxiety

November 16, 2023 - Joint Meeting with AAPAC and DELAC

December 4-8, 2023 - Inclusive Schools Week 

January 25, 2024 - Multilingual Learners with IEPs

February 22, 2024 - Community Conversation on SFUSD Budget + LCAP

March 28, 2024 - Advocates Worthy of Excellence (AWE) Awards

April 25, 2024 - Autism

May 23, 2024 - SFUSD SELPA Local Plan (Special Education Budget & Service Plan)

June 2024 - Community Picnic



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

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This page was last updated on May 7, 2024