Friday, October 2, 2015

Community Advisory Committee for Special Education Meeting Tuesday!

Come to the Community Advisory Committee for Special Education Meeting

WHO: YOU! Any parent, teacher, staff, student or community member interested in coming.
WHEN: Tuesday, October 6, 2015 7:00 - 9:15 pm
WHAT: Learn about what is going in Special Education and Mt. Diablo Unified School District and how it impacts all students.  Help support the conversation on what students need to make their education beneficial and meet their needs.  Join a group of parents and educators working together to benefit special education students in Mt. Diablo Unified School District. 
WHERE: Mt. Diablo Unified School District Offices 1936 Carlotta Drive Concord, CA

Hope to see you there! 

Click her for the Agenda

2015 Transition Fair

Come students, parents and school staff to learn about a variety of adult services available in Contra Costa County

When: Friday, October 23rd 9:00 am - 12 noon
Where: Willow Creek Center 1026 Mohr Ln. Concord, CA

For more information and a Flyer click Here

2015 Going to College with a Disability Conference

Saturday, October 10, 2015
8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Ed Roberts Campus
3075 Adeline Street
Berkeley, CA 94703
(located above Ashby BART)
WHAT: This conference is an opportunity for parents with students, ages 14 and older, to learn about the array of resources and

Click Here to Register

Registration  (Deadline extended)
$20.00 Individual Registration
$35.00 Family Registration (2-4 adults from same family)
$10.00 per person lunch fee (option to bring your own if you prefer)
Register early! Space is limited to
first 175 registrants. No walk-in
registration accepted.
Conference Fee includes morning refreshments and all conference materials. Lunch is available for an additional $10 per person.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

FREE FRIDAY! Lindsay Wildlife Experience is Free Friday September 18th!

Looking for an after school activity that is fun and educational?  Want to try the Lindsay Wildlife Museum but unsure how long your child will enjoy it after you pay the entrance fees?  Check out the FREE FRIDAY event!

Lindsay Wildlife Experience is free and open to the public the third Friday of each month.  The hours are 10 am - 5 pm.  This is made possible through donations from local businesses and foundations. 

The Lindsay Wildlife Experience, 1931 First Ave., Walnut Creek.  (925) 935-1978.

Advisory Commission on Special Education - Applications for Appointment Being Accepted

Date:               September 15, 2015


Subject:          Information Sharing from the State Director of the Special Education Division


Applications are now being accepted for State Board appointees to a number of California boards and commissions including the California Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE), which serves as California's state special education advisory panel under requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The Advisory Commission on Special Education advises the Governor, State Board of Education, Assembly and Senate on issues related to the education of students with disabilities in California schools. Commissioners serve up to two four year terms. Information on the appointment process for the other appointing bodies to this commission may also be found on the ACSE web page referenced in the link below.


Parents of children with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) are encouraged to apply in order to ensure a representation of more than 50% on the ACSE, as required in federal statute for state advisory panels for IDEA.


For more information including the application, and specific information on the ACSE and meeting dates, please follow the link to the announcement page:


Any additional questions may be directed to Kristin Wright, State Board Consultant, at 916-319-0313 or


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Executive Functioning


Practical Strategies to Help Students Be Successful! (Spanish)

Thursday, November 12, 2015 (NEW DATE)

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Presented by Holly McCarthy

 Mt. Diablo Unified School District Office

Board Room

1936 Carlotta Drive

Concord, CA 94519


·       Executive functioning involves many skills that help students be successful. 

This workshop introduces executive functioning, an area that affects many students in special education.  Explore what executive functioning deficits look like and learn to help students improve skills in organization, time management, task initiation and planning and prioritizing.  Strategies are geared toward secondary students. 

To register of for more info contact Hilary Shen, at (925) 682-8000 ext. 4297

Flyer in English/Spanish

IEP Workshop: Intro to the IEP Process

FREE WORKSHOP for ALL MDUSD FAMILIES! (Click here for Spanish)

Come to a free workshop and learn more about the IEP Process and what to do if you feel your student needs more help. 

Thursday, October 29th, 2015
7:00 - 8:30 pm

Mt. Diablo Unified School District Office - Board Room
1936 Carlotta Drive
Concord, CA 94519

Please RSVP or for more information to Hilary Shen, Parent Liaison at (925) 682- 8000 ex. 4297

More Information in English/Spanish