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Sonoma County SELPA

The Sonoma County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) is a state-mandated association that oversees and facilitates educational services for students with disabilities in Sonoma County.

El Plan de Area Local del Condado de Sonoma (SELPA) es una asociación obligatoria del estado que supervisa y facilita los servicios educativos para los estudiantes con discapacidades en el condado de Sonoma.

Featured Training

SEIS Refresher Course

May 28, 2015

This class is intended for teachers currently writing IEPs on SEIS who want to use some of the more advanced features of the system. Covered topics will include:

  • Recent changes and issues in SEIS
  • Using the report features of SEIS
  • Creating and managing a Goals Bank
  • Designated supports and accommodations available in the state SBAC assessments

NEW! Selective Mutism specialists

Two Sonoma County speech and language therapists have completed an intensive training program to become specialists in Selective Mutism.

NEW! Common Core Standards/SBAC

Districts and schools in California have switched to a new statewide assessment system. The assessments focus on California Common Core Standards and are administered through a computerized testing system developed by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC). Learn about Common Core Standards and the SBAC assessment by visiting SELPA's Common Core/SBAC page or by visiting the SCOE SBAC page.

NEW! Inventory of Services and Supports for Students with Disabilities

The Inventory of Services and Supports (ISS) for Students with Disabilities (SWDs) is designed to help districts examine their policies, procedures, and practices to gain a deeper understanding of why SWDs are not learning and why the district is not closing the achievement gap. The tool is designed to provide a framework for the District Leadership Team (DLT) to use that will enhance and deepen their understandings about this subgroup of students.

NEW! Early Start and Preschool Services: for Parents of Children Ages 0 - 5

Find out where to get help if you have developmental concerns or areas of suspected disability for your infant, toddler, or preschooler in Sonoma County

NEW! Sonoma SELPA mailing list

Sign up for the Sonoma County SELPA mailing list to receive information on trainings and other educational opportunities.

NEW! Adaptive Technology Center Blog

Check out the Adaptive Technology Center Blog for all the latest developments in the world of assistive technology.

NEW! Workshop and Seminar Archive

Click here for an archive of materials from past SELPA workshops and seminars.

IEP Forms





Our Mission

The Sonoma County SELPA believes that all students can learn. Our mission is to support special education students in achieving a high level of academic/functional performance according to national, state, and local standards. To assure this outcome, the SELPA department will provide information, resources and support to students, parents, and all school staff.

La organización SELPA del condado de Sonoma cree que todos los estudiantes pueden aprender. Nuestra misión es apoyar a los estudiantes de educación especial en el logro de un alto nivel de rendimiento académico/ funcional de acuerdo al nivel nacional, estatal, y de las normas locales. Para asegurar este resultado, el departamento SELPA proporcionará información, recursos y apoyo a los estudiantes, padres de familia y a todo el personal de la escuela.


selpa spring trainings
May 27 Classroom Management Basics
May 28 SEIS Refresher Course
Jun 10 SEIS Refresher Course

charterselpa

The Sonoma County Charter SELPA (SCC-SELPA) was approved by the State Board of Education on November 10, 2011. It was formed to provide a membership option for charter schools located outside of Sonoma County. The goal of the SCC-SELPA is to support the implementation of appropriate and compliant special education services in Northern California charter schools. Click here for more information.