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11/16/17

Please join us at our monthly Special Education Parent meeting, held from 9:00am-10:30am on the last Wednesday of each month*.  The meetings will be in the Multi-Purpose Room at Markham Elementary School, located at 101 Markham Ave.  These meetings will allow parents to connect with the Special Needs Parent Liaison, hear updates from District Staff and provide a forum to share your concerns and connect with other parents.  View additional information here

*Please note:  No meeting will be held in December. 

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10/26/17

Please join us at our monthly Special Education Parent Nights, held from 6:00pm-7:30pm on the last Wednesday of each month*.  The meetings will be in the Library at Orchard Elementary School, located at 805 Orchard Avenue.  These meetings will allow parents to connect with the Special Needs Parent Liaison, hear updates from District Staff and provide a forum to share your concerns and connect with other parents.  View additional information English Spanish.

*Please note:  No meeting will be held in December.

 

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6/27/17

If you have questions or concerns, a Special Needs Parent Liaison is here to help. Special Needs Parent Liaison is a support for families of children with special needs and the staff who serve them. The Special Needs Parent Liaison is a neutral and confidential resource for families and staff, providing information, training and advice on special needs issues and topics, and supporting relationships between families and staff. 
The Special Needs Parent Liaison works to help children succeed by fostering collaborative and productive partnerships between VUSD and families of children with special needs. Services are available to families and staff at any point in the special education process, whether the need is information, guidance, support, facilitation or dispute resolution.
No referral is necessary to contact the Special Needs Parent Liaison. 

Angel Giroux-Greber

Special Needs Parent Liaison

(707) 453-6172 Office

angelg@vacavilleusd.org

More about this support for Special Needs parents here

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3/31/17

In this video we see how walking down a sidewalk can differ between someone who is on the autism spectrum and someone who isn't. The video includes things that can cause sensory overload such as different sounds and lights.

 

 

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3/31/17

This video highlights autism advocate Carly Fleischmann who is non-verbal and on the autism spectrum. In this video simulation Carly is with her family in a crowded coffee shop and the anxiety that it can lead too. 

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2/14/17

10 tips for parents
This article helps parents understand Common Core Standards and  how the CCS standards apply to Individualized Educational Plan (IEP). 

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Parent Survey for Special Education

Help VUSD staff provide the best education possible by telling us what you think. Parent feedback through this brief survey is greatly appreciated. TAKE SURVEY HERE.

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