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Workshops and Events for Families

Unless otherwise noted, most family events are free and presented in English with simultaneous interpretation in Spanish. Workshops are subject to cancellation in case of low enrollment, and you will receive a notification if this happens.

About Workshops

The Special Education Directors from each of our NCCSE districts are committed to having a comprehensive program of workshops that respond to the concerns of parents as well as staff members. Each year, the staff development committee meets to identify the needs of our consortium and plans meaningful programs that will address those needs. Our program offerings are diverse, from educating parents and staff members that work with students with Autism to the latest information on IEP issues.

Community Advisory Committee Meetings and Educational Topic

The Community Advisory Committee of the North Coastal Consortium gathers monthly at the North County Regional Education Center in San Marcos and, during the meeting, an educational topic is shared for the families in attendance. We invite you to join the meetings.

List of dates of meetings and topics.

Important CAC Calendar dates for the rest of the school year:
  • Excellence in Special Education Awards Ceremony
    • Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 6:30 p.m. 

Questions?

If you have questions regarding the family events, accommodations, or interpretation to Spanish, contact Heidi Marshall, NCCSE Parent Liaison at heidi.marshall@sdcoe.net or 760-307-1509.

For assistance with registration, contact Fabiola Vasquez at fvasquez@sdcoe.net or 760-307-1567. 

Continue to check this page periodically as we add more events throughout the school year.

Date Time Name Presenter Continuing Education Format Flyer Register Open to Parents Start Date
Access between now and 6/28/2024 2.5 hrs Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) - Basic Implementation Strategies Dawn Shirvanian, M.A., CCC-SLP, Senior Program Specialist of Assistive Technology, NCCSE CE: SLPs On-demand Flyer REGISTER 1  
Access between now and 6/28/2024 3.75 hrs Ensuring Successful Transition to Adulthood for Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities Scott Gutentag, Ph.D., LEP, NCSP, School Psychologist; Diagnostic Center, Southern California.   On-demand Flyer REGISTER 1  
Access between now and 6/28/2024 1 hr Navigating Through the Day One Step at a Time Scott Gutentag, Ph.D., LEP, NCSP, School Psychologist, Diagnostic Center South, California Department of Education CE: SLPs On-demand Flyer REGISTER 1  
1/22 | 1/29 | 2/05 | 02/12 | 2/26 | 3/04/2024 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. PT Parenting the Love and Logic Way ® Cohort 1 Shauna Schmoke, Coordinator, NCCSE   Live online Flyer REGISTER 1 1/22/2024
September 19, 2023 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. PT De-escalating Challenging Behaviors: Parent/Caregiver Training from Crisis Prevention Institute Mallory Thau, Coordinator of Special Education, San Marcos Unified School District
Kellie Maul, Ed.D, Program Supervisor, San Dieguito Union High School District
  In-person Flyer REGISTER 1 9/19/2023
October 4, 2023 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PT Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) - Basic Implementation Strategies Laurie Bohannon, M.A., CCC-SLP, Senior Program Specialist-Assistive Technology
Dawn Shirvanian, M.A., CCC-SLP, Senior Program Specialist of Assistive Technology, NCCSE
CE: SLPs Hybrid [in-person/live online] Flyer REGISTER 1 10/4/2023
October 6, 2023 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PT The Nuts and Bolts of the IEP Process Shauna Schmoke, Coordinator, NCCSE   In-person Flyer REGISTER 1 10/6/2023
October 24, 2023 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. PT De-escalating Challenging Behaviors: Parent/Caregiver Training from Crisis Prevention Institute Jessica Botica, Fallbrook Union Elementary School District
Caitlin Livingston, Education Specialist, San Marcos Unified School District
  In-person Flyer REGISTER 1 10/24/2023
November 4, 2023 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PT Transition to Adulthood Fair     In-person Flyer REGISTER 1 11/4/2023
11/06/2023 | 11/13/2023 | 11/27/2023 | 12/04/2023 | 12/11/2023 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. PT Love and Logic
Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun!
Shauna Schmoke, Coordinator, NCCSE   Live online   REGISTER 1 11/6/2023
November 8 & November 9, 2023 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. PT De-escalating Challenging Behaviors: Parent/Caregiver Training from Crisis Prevention Institute Shauna Schmoke, Coordinator, NCCSE
Amanda Bates, North County Academy
  In-person Flyer REGISTER 1 11/8/2023
November 30, 2023 7:45 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. PT Check-in
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. PT Workshop
Make a Play, Promoting Social Emotional, Communication, and Cognitive Development through Play Allease Glamore, M.S., School Psychologist, Diagnostic Center South, California Department of Education CE: SLPs
LEPs
In-person Flyer REGISTER 1
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11/30/2023
December 12, 2023 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. PT Evidence-Based Practice: Self-Management Kathleen May, BCBA, Vista Unified School District
Kristen Perry, M.Ed, BCBA, Behavior Specialist, Vista Unified School District
CE: SLPs
NBITS
Live online Flyer REGISTER 1 12/12/2023
January 31, 2024 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. PT Family Game Night NCCSE VI Staff   In-person Flyer REGISTER 1 1/31/2024
February 10, 2024 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PT Recreational Resource Fair for Children with Special Needs

Come explore local recreation programs and resource agencies who serve children with special needs and their families! Includes resources for ages birth through young adult.
    In-person Flyer Registration not required 1 2/10/2024
February 22, 2024 7:45 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. PT Check-in
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PT Workshop
Maximizing AAC Opportunities Within Daily Routines Heather DeFelice, M.S., CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist, AAC Specialist, Diagnostic Center, Southern California CE: SLPs In-person Flyer REGISTER 1 2/22/2024
March 5, 2024 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PT Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) - Basic Implementation Strategies Laurie Bohannon, M.A., CCC-SLP, Senior Program Specialist-Assistive Technology
Dawn Shirvanian, M.A., CCC-SLP, Senior Program Specialist of Assistive Technology, NCCSE
CE: SLPs Hybrid [in-person/live online] Flyer REGISTER 1 3/5/2024
Sessions: April 4,11, 18, 25 & May, 2, 9, 2024 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. PT Parenting the Love and Logic Way ® Cohort 2 Shauna Schmoke, Coordinator, NCCSE   Live online Flyer REGISTER 1 4/4/2024
April 8, 2024 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. PT A Deep Dive Into Your Procedural Safeguards Shauna Schmoke, Coordinator, NCCSE   Live online Flyer REGISTER 1 4/8/2024
April 12, 2024 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. PT De-escalating Challenging Behaviors: Parent/ Caregiver Training from Crisis Prevention Institute Kathleen May, BCBA, Vista Unified School District   In-person Flyer REGISTER 1 4/12/2024
April 27, 2024 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. PT

40th Annual Involved Exceptional Parents Day Conference

Hosted by the Exceptional Family Resource Center
    In-person

Flyer

Flyer

REGISTER 1 4/17/2024
April 26, 2024

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PT

The Nuts and Bolts of the IEP Process

    In person

Flyer

REGISTER

  4/26/2024
May 3, 2024 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PT Limited Conservatorship from Start to Finish Barbara Treash-Osio, Staff Attorney Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc.   Online Flyer REGISTER 1 5/3/2024