Every PTA in our district has a Special Education Representative position. The PTA Special Education Representative attends a monthly CAC (Special Education Community Advisory Committee) meeting at the CUSD district office in San Juan Capistrano. This meeting is attended by the Assistant Superintendent of Special Education, Mark Miller, who gives updates to what is going on in our district. This is followed by a speaker sharing about a topic in Special Education. The Special Education Representative brings this information back to the PTA. If you are a parent who would like to have more information from the Special Education Representative, contact Ann Carroll at firstname.lastname@example.org.Are you a parent of a Special Education student?
Here are 3 things you can do to be informed at Bernice Ayer Middle School
1. Email the PTA Special Education Rep, Ann Carroll, and ask to be on the mailing list for Special Education information at email@example.com .
2. Like the Capo CAC facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/CapoCAC?ref=ts&fref=ts This will give you great information and resources, let you know when/what the next CAC meetings will be, and connect with other parents and special education teachers.
3. Attend a CAC meeting. You will learn who’s who is special education, meet other special education parents, and hear some great speakers.
The Special Education CAC Meeting is held once a month at CUSD Office at 33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675. Meetings are held Sept through May and often are not held in December. Check the facebook page for dates and topics of the next meeting. https://www.facebook.com/CapoCAC?ref=ts&fref=ts
The CAC is the Community Advisory Committee that consults directly with the board of supervisors on Special Education matters. It is a volunteer group run by parents who apply and have been voted onto the committee. All Special Education Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend the monthly CAC meetings.Need information about CUSD Special Education?
Visit the district office Special Education web page at http://sped-capousd-ca.schoolloop.com/. On this website, you can find the Parent Handbook, Notice of Procedural Safeguards, CAC brochure, Parent Support Network and PSN brochure. On the resource page, you can find downloadable brochures on Speech and Language techniques, understanding speech-language assessment reports, deaf or hard of hearing program, intensive behavior intervention (IBI), STEPS, Behavior Intervention Class (BIC), Launch for Success and Friendship Connections.