Special Education Announcements
Upcoming trainings for families at no cost:
- Title: Visible & Invisible Differences: Promoting Kindness, Empathy, Inclusion and Disability Awareness
September 28, 2022
Meeting ID: 853 7153 7877
Speaker: Sam Drazin, Changing Perspectives
This discussion will explore the concepts around visible and invisible differences while promoting kindness, empathy and inclusion. Participants will learn practical strategies they can use to engage their children in authentic ways to promote disability awareness.
Small group discussion will provide an opportunity to share strategies and experiences for effective home/school communication about this important topic.
- Title: Better Together: Creating a New Perspective on Conflict and How it Helps Us - RSVP is required
October 22, 2022
9:00AM – 2:45PM
Location: Professional Development Conference Rooms in Cordova Lane Center at 2460 Cordova Ln, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Jason Harper, MA NCRP Harper Conflict Resolution
Marc Puchin, Puchin Consulting
Matt Patterson, Director of VISION Charter Schools
The relationship between families and schools is a foundational relationship that can last for decades. In long term relationships, different approaches to communication and our unspoken perceptions can lead to friction. However, when we understand each other through the friction, we can create a stronger bond. Jason Harper will define conflict, explain the different forms it can take and provide a new perspective on how conflict makes us better. Listening to Understand and using questions to clarify understanding Learn how to listen to understand; recognize when emotions are high and how to clarify what you hear to gain understanding. Working Together: Tips and Tools for Having a Positive and Collaborative IEP Team. Learn important skills and strategies to help make IEP meetings more collaborative and successful.
Please use the links below to RSVP:
Folsom Cordova Unified School District's Special Education Department invites you to our SELPA and Community Advisory Committee virtual presentation on Visible & Invisible Differences: Promoting Kindness, Empathy, Inclusion and Disability Awareness.
Our speaker, Sam Drazin, is a nationally recognized educator, and the founder and executive director of Changing Perspectives. Please join the Folsom Cordova Unified School District SELPA and Mr. Drazin for an inspiring discussion on disability awareness at 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 on Zoom.
We will also present a series of trainings this year for families, including a full-day conference on Saturday, October 22, 2022. For more information on these trainings, please visit our website at https://www.fcusd.org/Page/28696 and see the attached flyers: FLYERS for the September 28 presentation in English and Spanish; FLYERS for the October 22 conference in English and Spanish.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Welcome to Special Education
Folsom Cordova Unified School District is a single-district Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA). As such, we write and implement our own local plan and we are responsible for our own policies, procedures, and programs. We serve over 2,800 students in a variety of programs from infancy through age 22. These students receive specialized academic instruction and related services designated to meet their special education needs, as recommended in their Individualized Education Program (IEP). Special Education services are provided only after all the resources of the general education program have been considered and utilized.We employ over 500 special education teachers, specialists, instructional aides, other classified staff, and related service providers. Special education programs and services are provided at each of our 35 schools in the District.Folsom Cordova school principals receive training in special education. In addition, the District employs six program specialists, two program coordinators, one special education director to coordinate the program.
Interested in joining CAC?
Please fill out the linked form: COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE APPLICATION FORM.
Please click here for Community Advisory Committee Brochure.
Please click here for the Special Education School Feeder and Organizational Chart.
¿Interesado en unirse a nuestro Comité Asesor Comunitario (CAC)?
Por favor complete el formulario vinculado: FORMULARIO DE SOLICITUD DEL COMITÉ ASESOR COMUNITARIO.
Haga clic aquí para ver el Folleto del Comité Asesor de la Comunidad.
Haga clic aquí para ver el Organigrama de Educación Especial.
Как присоединиться к Общественному Консультативному Комитету (САС)?
Пожалуйста, перейдите по ссылке и заполните анкету: ЗАЯВКА В ОБЩЕСТВЕННЫЙ КОНСУЛЬТАТИВНЫЙ КОМИТЕТ.
Пожалуйста, перейдите по ссылке, чтобы просмотреть брошюру Общественного Kонсультативного Kомитета (CAC).
Для получения информации о составе школ Специального Образования и Организационной Структуре, пожалуйста, нажмите на ссылку.
Special Education Department1965 Birkmont DriveRancho Cordova, CA 95742(916) 294-9007(916) 294-9023 (Fax/Records Request)Assistant Superintendent of Special Education and Director of SELPADirector of Special EducationAdministrative SecretaryRecords Clerk/ECAT/Intake Preschool Assessments