Resources for Parents

Here are some resources we hope will help you. We are always here to support you!

Visit New Haven’s Family Learning Portal

Supporting Student Behavior to Return to School Presentation ~ click here
Layers of Safety for In-Person School Masking and Physical Distancing Presentation ~ click here

Mission Valley Community Community Advisory Committee Newsletter
The MV SELPA CAC is launching a monthly newsletter! Each edition will have highlights from the previous months events and heads up about upcoming CAC events and other Bay Area events that may be of interest to special needs families. We promise to only send follow-up emails if there is a correction to be made or the schedule has changed.

Click here to subscribe to the CAC Advisory Committee Newsletter

Click here to view prior newsletters.


Who do I call for help?

Although you can find many resources on your own, we encourage families to contact their teacher, case manager if you have any questions or concerns. If they are unable to answer your questions, principals or program specialists are here to assist you.

Alexis Perry, Program Specialist for K-12
Mary Rios, Program Specialist for PreK and private school students

Parent Handbook – this is a valuable resource for parents

Connecting with other Parents

Community Advisory Committee Representative, Heather Kim can be reached at
Mission Valley Selpa Director, Sarah Kappler, can be reached at
Community Advisory Committee Application

Health Care Resources for People with Developmental Disabilities, UCSF

Office of Developmental Primary Care Improving outcomes for people with developmental disabilities

Occupational Therapy

Have a question? Contact Nathania McNally

OT Tips of the Month
Wake Up to the Importance of Sleep
The 7 Reasons Your Kid Needs Sleep

Getting Ready for my first IEP

A Parent’s Guide by

Acronym list

Helping Children with Special Needs Learn Communication Skills Through Social Media – click here for presentation.

Tips and Tricks for using social media with children and adolescents with disabilities.

Internet Resources:

California Department of Education
California Department of Education – Special Education via Specialized Programs
California Early Start
California Services for Technical Training and Assistance
Clearinghouse for Specialized Media and Technology
Council for Exceptional Children
Information on Assistive Technology and Disability Issues
Learning Disabilities Association of California
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
Office of Special Education Programs
PHP (Parents Helping Parents)
Resources in Special Education (RISE)
Tuck Research – Advancing better sleep for people with disabilities
The OSEP Spanish Glossary Project