Thursday, October 22, 2015

Executive Functioning Workshop: November 12th!

Learn Practical Strategies to Help Students Be Successful!

Thursday, November 12, 2015
6:30 - 8:00 pm

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

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

RSVP to Hilary Shen, Parent Liaison at (925) 682-8000 ext. 4297

Intro to IEPs Workshop Coming Up!

If you are new to the IEP process or want to learn more about how the initial process works this workshop is for you!

Come to Mt. Diablo Unified School District Office to the Board Room
Thursday, October 29th 7:00 - 8:30 pm

1936 Carlotta Drive
Concord, CA 94519

The Workshop will Cover:
·       What to do when your student needs help
·       What is an IEP
·       Navigating the special education process and IEP preparation

This workshop will focus on supporting parents and guardians through the special education process from initial IEPs to the recommendation of special education services.  

Person First Language, Not the Disability

Mt. Diablo Unified School District is taking action on this matter with an emphasis on Person First Language, not the Disability.

This could mean changing your statement from the autistic child to the child who has autism.  If you are not quite sure what to say you can always listen to those around you to gather the preferred way or even ask another you trust.  When you feel you may have offended there is not harm in apologizing and then possibly if it feels right ask.
For more on this check out: htm

Seseame Street welcomes Julia, a charater who has autism.

Sesame Street welcomes Julia, a new character who has autism, to their program designed to spread awareness about children with autism.  The Sesame Street and Autism: See All in Amazing Children program is available as an app and on desktop.  It includes daily routine cards and resources to help family, friends and others who encounter children with autism, according to 

Check out the entire story at:

Parent Resources at:

October is Anti Bullying Month!

During this school year take a step back and think about ways to STOP BULLYING in our schools, help teach your child about what to do when they are a victim of bullying or witness acts of bullying in their schools.  Give those around you the power to say NO!

Anti Bullying Movie:

Toolkit for Parents to detect bullying:

Cyber bulling:

Check out this fabulous website: for more information and resources to support your child with special needs! 

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! 

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