Bay Area Events

North Region SELPA Meeting

Monday, March 27, 2017

The Community Advisory Committee of the North Region SELPA
(Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emery, Piedmont Unified School Districts)

IS PLEASED TO INVITE PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL
NEEDS TO A TWO-PART HANDS-ON WORKSHOP:
• North Region SELPA Parent Handbook
• Organizing your Child’s Information

Part One: North Region SELPA will present its new Special Education Parent
Handbook and request feedback and input from parents.

Part Two: CAC parent(s) will show and discuss organizational strategies to
help parents manage all of the information and paperwork needed to support
their children. ALL: Please feel free to bring ideas to share!

Date:Monday, March 27, 2017
Time:7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location:North Region SELPA (Head Start--Ralph
Hawley Building)
1275 61st Street Emeryville, CA 94608

Enter the parking lot through the gate on
Doyle Street, between 59th and 61st Streets.
Go through the double doors in the main
building straight in front of you. Turn right to
the multipurpose room.

You are also invited to attend our
Community Advisory Committee
meeting from 6:30 to 7:00 PM
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ALAMEDA LITTLE LEAGUE CHALLENGER DIVISION REGISTRATION OPEN

The 2017 season marks the 3rd season of the Challenger Division in Alameda Little League.  Challenger Division was established by Little League International to enable boys and girls with special needs to enjoy the game of baseball.  

If your child resides in the City of Alameda, or the child attends a school in the Alameda School District, or in a neighboring city and might be interested in participating in the Challenger Division, please register for the upcoming season.  

Registration fee for the upcoming Challenger Division season is $50.

Special scholarships are also available. 

Register today!  

To register visit: www.eteamz.com/alamedalittleleague/

For more information contact: Clayton Woo, VP Challenger Division, clayton_woo@yahoo.com

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IPAD APPS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Hosted by Younhee Paik’s Studio for Art and Music & Ala Costa Centers

“Are you struggling to teach basic academics to your special child with a disability?”

Free Seminar: Anna Johnson, Educational Technology Professional

When: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Where: Ala Costa Centers - Berkeley Site

1300 Rose Street, Berkeley, CA 94702

If you have any questions or wish to register, please contact:

Young Ha: youngha57@hotmail.com (510) 559-9211 OR

Mike Pereira: mpereira@alacostacenter.org (510) 527-2550, Ext. 203

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The Community Advisory Committee of the North Region SELPA

(Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emery, Piedmont Unified School Districts)

is pleased to invite parents of children with special needs to a presentation:

Tips for Helping Your Child Navigate Transitions

Presented by 
Cheryl Theis, DREDF & 
North Region SELPA Staff: 
Stephanie Dictado, Berkeley Program Supervisor; Julie Valdez, Piedmont Special Education Director; Kate Fahrner, Albany High School Teacher; Diane Colborn, Berkeley Program Manager

Monday, February 27, 2017

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

You are also invited to join us for our CAC meeting from 6:30PM-7:00PM

Osher Room C, Ed Roberts Center

3075 Adeline Street (at Ashby BART),

Berkeley, CA 94703

Questions: Call North Region SELPA 510-525-9800

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2017 Alameda County Transition Information Faire 

Saturday, March 25, 2017

College of Alameda

555 Ralph Appezzato Parkway

Alameda, CA

9:30 am – 3:00 pm

This is an event to help facilitate a successful transition from school to adult services for youth with developmental disabilities and their families. The Transition Faire includes an educational showcase of adult service programs and a variety of educational workshops. The Transition Faire is an interagency collaboration of the Alameda County Developmental Disabilities Council, Public Health, Regional Center of the East Bay, College of Alameda, and local school districts.

Registration Deadline: March 10, 2017

Registration is also available online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-alameda-county-transition-faire-tickets-31730442608

*For more information call Sandi Soliday at (510) 267-3261 or sandi.soliday@acgov.org

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Helping Hands East Bay: Announcing new Family Support Group! 

2:00pm to 4:00pm

4th Sunday of each month at

East Bay Chinese SDA Church

842 Central Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501

Limited Childcare Provided

Please send an email to: HelpingHandsEastBay@gmail.com to make a reservation

ALSO… Save the date: May 6 - Empowering Asian Families Conference #2

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SERVICES FOR THE WHOLE CHILD: A Presentation from RCEB and MDUSD on Accessing Services 

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

9:00 am — 12:00 pm

Loma Vista Adult Education Center, Multi-Use Room

1266 San Carlos Ave.

Concord, CA 94518

To RSVP, request an interpreter, or if you have any questions, contact Hilary Shen at (925) 682-8000 ext. 4297 or shenh@mdusd.org

Hosted by: Mt. Diablo Special Education Department and the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) for Special Education

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The Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker

Sensory Friendly Cinema Event Monday, December 19th
In this special cinema presentation movie-goers are encouraged to be themselves. The cinema will turn the lights up, and turn down the sound, so you can get up, dance, walk, shout or sing!

Don’t miss your chance to see this perennial classic performed by the world-renowned Bolshoi Ballet only in cinemas! Get your tickets today at http://www.fathomevents.com/event/bolshoi-sensory-friendly-event.
For more information visit www.autism-society.org/thenutcracker.

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Alameda Special Education Family Support Group

and Community Resources for Independent Living

Hosts

ABLE Act Stakeholder Meeting

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Franklin Elementary, Alameda

6:30pm – 7:15pm ASPEDFamilies Support Meeting

7:15pm – 8:15pm ABLE Act Stakeholder Meeting

Free Childcare for Alameda's November 16th Meeting

The ABLE Act allows people with disabilities who acquired their disability before the age of 26 to save up to $100K while on benefits.

This means that people who receive SSI or other types of Social Security benefits

will soon be able to save more than the current $2,000 limit when they open an ABLE account.

Before California’s ABLE accounts become available, the CalABLE Act Board needs to hear from you!

Let’s shape what our California ABLE accounts look like together.

Come participate in this ABLE Act Stakeholders Meeting

to learn more and share your input.

For more information on the CalABLE, please

visit their website: http://treasurer.ca.gov/able/

Additional Meeting Dates

Friday, November 4th - 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm 

San Leandro - Public Health Building - Redwood Conference Room

1100 San Leandro Blvd., San Leandro, CA

 

Tuesday, November 8th - 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Berkeley - Ed Roberts Campus – Osher Conference Room

3075 Adeline St., Berkeley, CA

 

Wednesday, November 9th - 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Fremont – Family Resource Center - Pacific Conference Room, H800

39155 Liberty St., Fremont, CA

 

Thursday, November 10th - 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm

Pleasanton – Thomas S. Hart Middle School - Multipurpose Room

4433 Willow Road, Pleasanton, CA

 

Wednesday, December 14th – 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Oakland - Public Health Building – 5th floor

1000 Broadway, Oakland, CA

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Helping Hands East Bay proudly presents:

Empowering Asian Families - Conference #1

For special needs families with children birth through 12

hheb.org

Saturday, November 5, 2016, 9:00am to 3:00pm

Location: Chinese Christian Schools, 1801 North Loop Road, Alameda, CA 94502

Cost: FREE and Lunch is provided

Registration Deadline: October 28, 2016

Limited childcare provided on a first come first serve basis.

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CalABLE Act Stakeholder Meetings

California Achieving a Better Life Experience (CalABLE) is a new program that will allow people with disabilities to establish tax-advantaged savings accounts with the ability to save up to $14,000 per year and up to $100,000 in total without losing vital public benefits such as Medi-Cal, SSI or SSDI.

CalABLE want to hear from you! California is the only state that is actively soliciting the input of it future participants in the development of the ABLE Program.

Alameda County has 5 stakeholder meetings during the first 2 weeks of November. Please attend and advocate your wants & needs of the ABLE Act for California.

The Dates and Times are as follows:

Friday, November 4th - 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm 

San Leandro - Public Health Building - Redwood Conference Room

1100 San Leandro Blvd., San Leandro, CA

 

Tuesday, November 8th - 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Berkeley - Ed Roberts Campus – Osher Conference Room

3075 Adeline St., Berkeley, CA

 

Wednesday, November 9th - 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Fremont – Family Resource Center - Pacific Conference Room, H800

39155 Liberty St., Fremont, CA

 

Thursday, November 10th - 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm

Pleasanton – Thomas S. Hart Middle School - Multipurpose Room

4433 Willow Road, Pleasanton, CA

 

Wednesday, December 14th – 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Oakland - Public Health Building – 5th floor

1000 Broadway, Oakland, CA

 

For more information on the CalABLE, please visit their website: http://treasurer.ca.gov/able/


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Citywide Transportation Workshop and Survey

Please save-the-date for the second community workshop on the citywide Transit and Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Plan on Wednesday, October 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Mastick Senior Center Social Hall at 1155 Santa Clara Avenue. City staff and the consultant team will request input on preliminary strategies to help improve transportation in Alameda.

Please share your thoughts on transportation issues by completing a brief web survey that is part of this citywide transportation planning effort: http://www.peakdemocracy.com/portals/198/forum_home. This web survey asks some of the same questions that are part of a citywide telephone survey on transportation.

The citywide Transit and TDM Plans purpose is to help ensure that Alameda sustains its high quality of life during a time of population growth throughout the Bay Area region.  During this 18-month citywide planning effort, the City will identify opportunities for strategic transportation investment and coordination with transit providers to provide Alamedans with enhanced transportation options while reducing congestion, our carbon footprint and air pollution. 

All community members are welcome to participate in any of the following outreach activities:

·        Complete web survey (by October 31): http://www.peakdemocracy.com/portals/198/forum_home

·        Second Organizational Advisory Meeting: Thursday, October 13 at 3 p.m. in the City Council Chambers (2263 Santa Clara Avenue).  This meeting targets individuals representing organizations or commissions; however, the general public is welcome to participate.

·        Second Community Workshop: Wednesday, October 19 at 6:30 p.m. at Mastick Senior Center. 

·        Next Transportation Commission Meeting: Wednesday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers (2263 Santa Clara Avenue)

·        Next Planning Board Meeting: date to be determined in the City Chambers at 7:00 p.m.

·        City Council: date to be determined in the City Chambers at 7:00 p.m.

·        Sign Up for Email Updates: To receive email updates, send an email to gpayne@alamedaca.gov

·        Follow Plan Web Page:  To follow the Plans progress, go to the project web page: https://alamedaca.gov/expanding-transportation-options-citywide-transittdm-plan 

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Seminar - Social Security Benefits for Disabled Adult Children: Are you worried about the financial future of your special child/adult with a disability?

Sarah Kim-Lee, Public Affairs Specialist, from the San Francisco Social Security Administration Regional Public Affairs Office will present a FREE seminar about:

·        How to Qualify for Social Security Disability Programs

·        Types of Social Security Disability Programs

·        Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for children

·        Both Social Security and SSI for an Adult (Age 18 and older) with Disability

When: Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Where: Ala Costa Centers- Berkeley Site

1300 Rose Street, Berkeley, CA 94702

If you have any question or want to register, please contact Young Ha at youngha57@hotmail.com/510-559-9211 or Mike Pereira mpereira@alacostacenter.org/510-527-2550, Ext. 203.

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The Alameda Family Enrichment Speaker Series is back!

Presented by the Alameda Unified School District and the Alameda PTA Council

Emotional Intelligence

Lincoln Middle School, November 3, 2016 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Details here.
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