The El Dorado Charter SELPA…

strives to provide parents with relevant resources that may help navigate the special education process. Additionally, we encourage parents to advocate on behalf of their child, and for the improvement of special education statewide.

Knowing the basics of special education in California will help parents navigate the IEP process. The links to the right include parent’s rights, general terminology, and additional resources.

Whether you are experienced or new to the special education system, knowing your rights as a parent is crucial to navigating the IEP process. These resources provide additional information that will help you understand safeguards and rights available to parents.

The Charter SELPA recognizes that parents and guardians are an integral component in the successful social-emotional growth and education of students with disabilities.

These videos were designed based on feedback received during Community Advisory Committee meetings (see below). We look forward to growing this library further and supporting parents through similar endeavors.
New Distance Learning Webinar Series for Parents

Welcome to a five-part webinar series designed to support parents in creating and managing an effective distance learning program in their homes. Please see the segments entitled:

  1. Creating a Distance Learning Schedule
  2. Providing a Positive Environment
  3. Organization in Distance Learning
  4. Distance Learning: Positive Mindsets
  5. Managing Study Expectations



Upcoming Parent Meetings

Community Advisory Committee (CAC)


El Dorado Charter SELPA’s Community Advisory Committee is a group formed to advise the Charter SELPA about the Special Education Local Plan, annual priorities, parent education, and other special education related activities. The CAC is designed to be a dynamic collaborative partnership of educators, parents, and community members.

The CAC holds three business meetings annually to address topics of interest to families of children with disabilities and gather information to advise our Special Education Local Plan.

  • Build communication between schools, parents and related agencies.
  • Encourage community and parental involvement in the development, review, and implementation of the Local Plan.
  • Support activities on behalf of individuals with exceptional needs.
  • Provide families with an opportunity to share resources and support.

This resource is the CAC bylaws — edits are highlighted in red.

CAC meetings are open to parents, family members, educators, agency representatives, and community members who are interested in supporting children with special needs.

  • Every Charter School is entitled to have one CAC representative. A CAC representative must be appointed and approved by their Charter School’s governing board. The CAC committee should be composed of a majority of parents of children with exceptional needs.

In compliance with the American with Disabilities Act, for those requiring special assistance to access public meeting rooms or to otherwise participate at a public meeting conducted by the El Dorado County Office of Education, please contact at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting you wish to attend so that every reasonable effort to accommodate you, including requests for auxiliary aids or services, can be made. Meeting documents are provided in the right-hand menu on this webpage. If you require documents being discussed at a public meeting to be made accessible, please contact at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting you wish to attend. If you require translation for documents being discussed at a public meeting or interpretation services during the meeting, please contact at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting you wish to attend.

De conformidad con la Ley sobre Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (American with Disabilities Act), para aquellos que requieren asistencia especial para acceder a los salones de reunión o para participar en una reunión pública llevada a cabo por la Oficina de Educación del Condado del Dorado, pónganse en contacto con, al menos 48 horas antes de la reunión a la que desea asistir, para que puedan realizarse todos los esfuerzos razonables para brindarle adaptaciones, incluidas solicitudes de aparatos o servicios auxiliares. Los documentos de la reunión se proporcionan a la derecha en esta pagina. Si requiere que se pongan a disposición documentos que se discuten en una reunión pública, póngase en contacto con al, al menos 48 horas antes de la reunión a la que desea asistir. Si requiere traducción de documentos que se emiten en una reunión pública o servicios de interpretación durante la reunión, póngase en contacto con, al menos 48 horas antes de la reunión a la que desea asistir.

Family Empowerment Centers


Family Empowerment Centers (FECs) are nonprofit organizations that provide training and information to families of children and young adults with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 22 in California.

These organizations offer an array of services, including specialized training, peer-to-peer support, information, and referral services; all aimed at assisting parents in better understanding their child’s educational and developmental needs. Services available through each FEC vary based on the needs of the community.

Click this link to learn more about FECs and to find FEC locations by County:

Interested in Joining the CAC?

Community Advisory Committee

This form is for schools and parents who are interested in the El Dorado Charter SELPA CAC.

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