Sonoma County Office of Education

Special Education


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Patient No More: Exhibit on Disabilities Rights Movement Coming to SRJC October 14

This exhibit, created by San Francisco State University's Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability, will be at SRJC from October 14-21. Download the flier.

Community Advisory Committee (CAC)
The CAC is a committee of parents with special needs children, educators, community members, and public/private agency representatives who are interested in providing quality education for children with special education needs. The CAC works with the Sonoma County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) to help address the needs of the special education community. It serves in an advisory capacity regarding community opinions, concerns, and suggestions pertaining to the education and related services for students with disabilities.

The CAC holds regular meetings throughout the school year. For more information, see the Sonoma County SELPA website or call (707) 524-2752.

Predator Awareness Task Force (PATF)
In 2006, SCOE’s Special Education department and the North Bay Regional Center (NBRC) joined together to form the Predator Awareness Task Force in an effort to reduce the risk of victimization of students with developmental disabilities. The Task Force has developed a number of free resources to help children and young adults with special needs stay safe. Resources for parents and teachers who can help with this effort are also available. Learn more and access resources.

Transition FairTransition Fair
At the annual Transition Fair, special education students and their families learn about the local programs and services that are available to students who are no longer eligible for school-based special education programs. The event brings together over 40 agencies that provide higher education, job training, employment, day programs, living options, and health services to adults with disabilities. Students and their families can talk with agency representatives, pick up informational brochures, and get their questions answered as they consider their plan for transitioning from school to adulthood.

The Transition Fair is a service of the Sonoma County Transition Consortium, including representatives from SCOE, North Bay Regional Center, Department of Rehabilitation, local school districts, and adult service providers.

  • Wednesday, February 10, 2016 | 3:00-6:00pm
    Sonoma County Office of Education
    5340 Skylane Blvd, Santa Rosa | Map | English/Spanish Flier

This is a free event that is open to middle school, high school, and post-secondary students and their families. Advanced registration is not required. For more information, contact Dana Zapanta at (707) 522-3208 or