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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

Building a Better IEP

December 4, 2015
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Click here to register.

In this half-day workshop, we will review the building blocks for writing IEPs that serve students and are compliant with applicable laws and regulations. Participants will learn:

  • How to prepare for a positive and productive IEP team meeting
  • How to design an IEP that provides educational benefit
  • The importance of adhering to eligibility criteria
  • How to write compliant IEP team meeting notes
  • How to write effective academic, social, and behavioral goals

Good Morning SEIS Main Contacts!

We have made the following updates to SEIS effective 9/1/2015. We have also attached these updates in PDF form so you can easily share this information with your users. We recommend adding an announcement in SEIS and sending an email to your users to share this important information.

Included in this update was:

  • DRDP Updates – 2 new rating records
  • Student Record – Dates tab -- 2 new IFSP date fields added
  • State SELPA IEP forms – Spanish translation of Infant Data Sheet

Click here to read more.

NEW! Spirit of Education award

The SELPA is soliciting nominations for the 2015-2016 Spirit of Education award. Get the details here.

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! 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

Sonoma SELPA mailing list

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

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 trainings
Dec 3 Promoting Positive Classroom Behavior (Grades preschool through 5th grade)
Dec 3 SEIS Teacher Level Refresher Training
Dec 4 Building a Better IEP
Dec 15 A Manifestation Determination has Been Triggered: Now What?
Jan 5 SEIS Teacher Level Refresher Training
Jan 6 Autism Job-A-like
Jan 19 Common Core Transition Portfolio
Jan 21 Patterns of Strengths and Weaknesses
Jan 27 CCSS - Based IEPs - Determining and Writing Effective Goals
Jan 28 Managing Student Behavior (MSB), Part 1
Jan 29 Managing Student Behavior (MSB), Part 2