The North Coastal Consortium for Special Education (NCCSE) is a Special Education Local Planning Area (SELPA) that is composed of 14 school districts in North San Diego County.



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Professional Development Opportunities

Check our Professional Development Opportunities calendar  and register for workshops all in one convenient place.

If you are employed or affiliated with another SELPA, Institute of Higher Education, a Non Public School (NPS), or a parent/staff from outside of NCCSE you may now pre-register right here online and we will process your registration once payment is received! More details can be found here.  

 We are an approved continuing education provider for the following boards:

(Please check our workshop descriptions for specific availability)

CA Speech-Language Pathology Board

Behavior Analyst Certification Board

National Association of School Psychologists


To register and for our complete list of workshop offerings visit our Professional Development Opportunities page.

Excellence in Special Education Award Nominations Are Open!

Nominations for the NCCSE Community Advisory Committee Excellence in Special Education Awards are being accepted until March 1, 2018.  This is your chance to recognize someone who is making a difference in the lives of students with disabilities.

For more information and a nomination form click here.

Please note:  Save the form to your computer before filling it in and once you have completed filling it in.


Las nominaciones del Comité Asesor Comunitario de NCCSE para la Premiación a la Excelencia en Educación Especial  estarán siendo aceptadas hasta el 1 de marzo de 2018. Esta su oportunidad de reconocer a alguien que hace una diferencia en las vidas de estudiantes con discapacidades.

Para más información y el formulario de nominación clic aquí.

Tenga en cuenta: Guarde el formulario a su computadora antes de rellenarlo y una vez que haya terminado de rellenarlo.

The Bob Grundstrom Memorial Scholarship 2018-2019

bob grundstrom 500655 300x300Bob Grundstrom was a dedicated, respected, and loved teacher of students with disabilities in the Vista Unified School District for 18 years.  He was well known for his work with students with significant disabilities at the middle school, high school and college aged levels and he developed the NCCSE regional classes at Sierra Vista High School, Palomar College, Mira Costa College, and Roosevelt Middle School. His gentle and caring way with everyone led both staff and parents to respect him and work together for the good of the students.

Deadline for application March 2, 2018

Eligibility and 2018-2019 application.

The Dr. Lynnette Robinson Scholarship for Inclusive Education 2018-2019

lynette robinsonDr. Lynnette Robinson was an accomplished and inspirational educator of 25 years before her passing in 1998.  She served as a special education teacher and elementary principal before culminating her career as the Director of Special Education for the Encinitas Union School District.  Lynnette was instrumental in developing curriculum, social/behavioral programs and inclusive practices that have been implemented throughout California. In particular, Lynnette was a pioneer in the belief that students with and without special needs benefit from being educated together. She was a true advocate for all students, families and educators.

Deadline: March 2, 2018

Eligibility and 2018-2019 application.

Uniform Complaint Procedures

Uniform Complaint Procedures


NCCSE SELPA Local Plan 2016

NCCSE SELPA Local Plan 2016 (PDF)


Useful Videos

Adult Transition Program

What are the options students have after graduating from high school? Watch the following video to see a sample of what an Adult Transition Program is.

Parents, students and employers, for more information contact your local school district's special education department.


Video Transcript

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