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Community Advisory Committee

The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) is a group of parents, educators and community members who provide input to the administration and school boards of Special Education Local Planning Area (SELPA) II. CAC sponsors educational and training programs related to special education at local schools (in CUSD), with business meetings held monthly. By getting involved in the CAC, you make a difference to your child as well as to our community. We welcome all community members to both our presentations and business meetings.

Each SELPA is mandated by law to:

  • Advise the administration of the development, amendment, and review of the Local Plan;
  • Recommend annual priorities to be addressed;
  • Assist in parent education and request their input;
  • Encourage community involvement in the development and review of the Local Plan;
  • Support activities for students with special needs; and
  • Educate by offering informative meetings and support.

Mission Statement

The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) unites parents and educators in the effort to inform parents on issues related to raising Special Needs children, as well as to foster a nurturing and understanding environment in our schools through disability training (Abilities Awareness Program), so that students of all abilities may learn and thrive.

Latest News & Events

Speaker Series Event: Raising an Organized Child - Nov. 13, 2019, 7 p.m. in the FUHSD Professional Learning Center (589 W. Fremont Ave, behind the main District Office building)

Damon Korb, M.D., a board-certified behavioral and developmental pediatrician, examines the neurodevelopmental brain functions that determine how a child learns, behaves and socializes. With the publication of Raising an Organized Child, Korb aims to provide parents with the tools they need to help children develop their executive function skills. Dr. Korb has more than 25 years of pediatric practice experience, including nearly 20 years focusing on child behavior and development, while establishing three unique California clinics that serve children with developmental variations. Caring for thousands of families who had a struggling child -- and raising five children of his own -- has given him a unique perspective about what works, and what doesn’t, when it comes to parenting. Currently the Immediate Past President for the Society of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Dr. Korb is also Adjunct Clinical Faculty at Stanford University School of Medicine. Please review this flyer for more information.

CAC Membership

BOARD

  • Sabeen Sattar, Chairperson
  • Donna Dillard, Secretary
  • Lisa Korff, Operations Liaison

CAC BOARD MEMBERS-AT-LARGE

  • Sumathi Balaji

SELPA II STAFF

SCCOE
  • Leo Mapagu, NW SELPA Executive Director
CUSD
  • Joseph Vidal, Senior Director of Pupil Services
  • John Triska, Interim Director of Special Education
FUHSD
  • Nancy Sullivan, Director of Educational and Special Services
  • Cathleen Rodriguez, Coordinator of Special Services
  • Roxy Machuca, Coordinator of Special Services
SSD
  • Linda Van Mouwerik, Director of Special Education
  • Jhuma Kanungo, Coordinator of Special Education
SELPA II
  • Dianne Holcomb, Program Specialist
  • Jana Parker, Program Specialist
  • Wendy Sharp, Program Specialist
 

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