SCDD Orange County Office

Upcoming Events and Meetings

REGIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE (RAC) MEETING – March 14th , 2019
Please take note that the March meeting of the Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) of the Orange County Office of the State Council on Developmental Disabilities will be held on Thursday, March 14, at 3:30 p.m. at 2000 East Fourth Street, Suite 115, Santa Ana 92705.

View the agenda here.

REGIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE (RAC) MEETING – JANUARY 10, 2019
Please take note that the January meeting of the Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) of the Orange County Office of the State Council on Developmental Disabilities will be held on Thursday, January 10, at 3:30 p.m. at 2000 East Fourth Street, Suite 115, Santa Ana 92705.

View the agenda here.

EDUCATIONAL DECISIONS FOR THE YOUNG CHILD – JANUARY 15, 2019
Free Parents CAN workshop, presented by parent mentor/child advocate, Sandi Ames, covering the following topics: Preparing for Transition from Early Start Services; Preschool Options – Pros and Cons; Student Rights and Opportunities; Importance of Kindergarten Student Readiness; Transition to Kindergarten.

This workshop is sponsored by CAN (Collaborate/Advocate/Navigate) in collaboration with Integrated Resources Institute (IRI) through a grant from the State Council on Developmental Disabilities.

*Note: Spanish interpretation will be available for participants when RSVP is made indicating need no later than three days prior to event.*

When: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00pm
Where: SCDD Orange County Office – 2000 East Fourth Street, Suite 115, Santa Ana, CA 92705
RSVP: 949-351-6380 or parentscanoc@yahoo.com

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MAPPING EQUAL ACCESS FOR ALL CHILDREN: THE LANDSCAPE IN ORANGE COUNTY – JANUARY 16, 2019
Presented by: Audri Gomez, Ph.D., Chapman University

Young children with disabilities are placed in various educational programs across California’s school districts, as they enter formal schooling. While research demonstrates that all students perform better within general education classrooms, some may not have opportunities to participate in inclusive settings with their peers.

Information will be shared about placement of young children with disabilities in California and Orange County, as GIS mapping is utilized to reflect current data. Research-based findings will focus on equity and access and the importance of inclusivity. Join us for a time to dialogue around the early educator’s role in supporting inclusive opportunities for young children with disabilities before they enter Transitional Kindergarten or Kindergarten; essential collaboration and advocacy will be explored.

When: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 12:00 to 1:00pm
Where: Orange County Department of Education- 200 Kalmus Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92628 (Building D, Room 1004)
RSVP: http://ocde.k12oms.org/1419-161230
For registration assistance contact: Lisa Edwards – ledwards@ocde.us 714-966-4386

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MAKING CURRICULUM AND LEARNING ACCESSIBLE FOR ALL LEARNERS – JANUARY 23, 2019
*This workshop is designed for educators, teachers, school personnel, and community-based organizations.

Parents will be accommodated if space available.*The first speaker, Mary Falvey, will be sharing her vision for inclusion of all students in the general education setting and how educators can make curriculum and classroom activities meaningful and engaging for all learners. The next presentation will explore how the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) can be used as a pathway to inclusive education by engaging ideas and practice from the discipline of Disability Studies (DS), Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Differentiating Instruction (DI) and accessibility/assistive technology, to provide educators with tools to begin to restructure the way we view and serve students with disabilities. After the presentations we will be facilitating an opportunity to “Make It and Take It.” We will be breaking down into grade level groups to actively modify assignments and differentiate curriculum together so that participants will have the chance to practice the strategies presented.

This workshop is sponsored by CAN (Collaborate/Advocate/Navigate) in collaboration with Integrated Resources Institute (IRI) through a grant from the State Council on Developmental Disabilities.

When: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Where: SCDD Orange County Office – 2000 East Fourth Street, Suite 115, Santa Ana, CA 92705
RSVP: 949-351-6380 or wecanoc@yahoo.com

Click here for the workshop flyer.