CAC

for

Special Education

San Francisco

Welcome to the CAC for Sped!

What is the CAC for SPECIAL EDUCATION?

The purpose of the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) for Special Education (SpEd) is to advocate for 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 must have a CAC and that a majority of CAC members be parents.

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CAC MEMBERSHIP

Our members are dedicated families, educators and community members of San Francisco.

For more information on becoming a CAC member, see our Membership Page

CAC GENERAL MEETING

MAY 27, 2020 at 6PM

Please join us for our monthly CAC meeting. A public hearing on the SELPA Local Plan, the 2021-2022 SFUSD Special Education Budget, and the Special Education Service Plan.

AGENDA

For the full agenda and additional information visit our upcoming meeting webpage. Register today!

LOCATION

Meetings hosted on zoom until further notice.

Questions about our upcoming meeting or other topics? Email us!

NEWS + UPCOMING EVENTS

VACCINES

Vaccines are now available for People with Disabilities and Health Conditions.

Learn more about how to access vaccines in San Francisco by watching the Virtual Vaccine Town Hall. (Note: Glitch with the audio. No audio until 16 minutes into the presentation.)

Visit the websites below for additional information:

For those who are unable to easily access the internet to schedule an appointment, call the number below for assistance with getting an appointment.

Call Center: (628) 652-2700

Mayor's Office on Disability

COMMUNITY TOWN HALL

Thank you all for joining us for the Community Town Hall for Families of Students Receiving Special Education Services to discuss the return to in person learning. Hosted by the SFUSD Special Education Department, Support for Families and the CAC for Special Education.

If you missed it, you can find the recording, slides and the notes posted below! We did not get to all your questions during the meeting, but a full list of the questions and answers will be posted here shortly!

CAC-Support for Families Town Hall.pdf

Please stay tuned for additional information. In the mean time, we hope you can join us for the Information & Resource Conference and our monthly CAC meetings!

Questions? Please email us at cacspedsf@gmail.com

BECOME A FOSTER PARENT!

More than half of San Francisco foster youth are placed outside of San Francisco because there are not enough safe, loving foster homes for them within our City. This separates foster children from their relatives, friends, and school.


When you become a resource foster parent in San Francisco, you allow a child to maintain those connections while building positive new ones. By providing a safe and stable home, you’ll see the child placed in your care learn, trust, and grow in extraordinary ways. The City needs additional foster homes so these children and youth can stay in our community and in our schools.


If you would like to help foster, adopt, or even mentor a foster child, please visit https://foster-sf.org/ for more information.

INFORMATION & RESOURCE CONFERENCE (IRC)

The annual Support for Families of Children with Disabilities (SFCD) Information and Resource Conference (IRC) is an opportunity for families with children with disabilities and those who support them to gather in community, learn from experts in the disabilities field and find resources that can support their children on the path to academic and life success.


Presented in Partnership with San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) Special Education Services and Community Advisory Committee for Special Education. We are excited to welcome Heather Calomese (Director of Special Education Services at California Department of Education) as our keynote speaker for this year's conference.


Saturday, April 10, 2021 9AM - 2:30PM

Full Schedule + Registration!


Visit the website for additional information. https://www.sfcd-irc2021.org/

OUR PRIORITIES for 2020-2021:

  1. Focus on institutional racism, systemic bias and equity in special education.

  2. Provide social emotional supports that address all students mental health needs post Covid19.

  3. Increase distance learning professional development and collaboration for general education and special education staff.

  4. Strengthen evidence based academic interventions for literacy and math.

CAC for SPECIAL EDUCATION PRESENTATIONS TO THE SFUSD BOE

CAC Spring 2020 Board Report FINAL.pdf
CAC Fall 2020 Report to BOE.pdf

If you missed our Fall presentation to the SFUSD Board of Education, you can watch the recording below. The presentation slides (above) can be viewed and downloaded.

QUESTIONS or COMMENTS? Reach out to the Special Education Department at the links below.

CAC comments
Complete this form to contact Special Education Services.