• Community Advisory Committee (CAC) members are selected to the CAC by school districts to assist other parents in the IEP process and empower families to work within the system with their Local Education Agencies (LEA). CAC members are volunteers who are committed to improving communication between parents/caregivers and districts, to making the system work effectively and efficiently, and to being a source of information, support and consultation for parents/caregivers of children with special needs.

    The purpose of the CAC is to educate parents/caregivers regarding the practices and procedures in special education and to provide ongoing community support. The CAC strives to provide trainings which includes the development of communication skills, basic understanding of federal and state special education law, and opportunities to develop resources, will support and assist families of children with IEPs. The group also serves in an advisory capacity to the SELPA regarding the Local Plan and other parent/caregiver training opportunities.

    The meeting dates for the year will be published in advance to allow parents/caregivers to plan. Meetings will be held at the South East SELPA Office located at 3434 Marten Avenue, Portable 2 - San Jose, CA.


    Meetings will be held no less than three times per year and are open to interested parties. One of the scheduled meetings will be dedicated to planning and coordinating future CAC activities, based on the consensus of the members in attendance.

    Click  HERE if you are interested in learning more about SE SELPA CAC and being added to the CAC Email Distribution List.


    The 2022-2023 SE SELPA CAC Meetings are tentatively scheduled from 7:00-8:00 PM  at the SELPA Office as follows:

    Special Events:

    • Parent Resource Workshop Series regarding transitioning from high school to adult services (offered by the Department of Rehabilitation, San Andreas Regional Center, and local school districts) (HERE)
      • January 24, 2023 6:00-7:30 PM
      • March 28, 2023 6:00- 7:30 PM
      • May 23, 2023 6:00-7:30 PM
    • Building Positive Communication - Please join us for a learning opportunity hosted by the SE SELPA CAC and presented by Marc Purchin.  December 1, 2022 in person at the Berryessa Union School District Office.  This event is open to parents/caregivers and staff.  More information and registration can be found here.  
    • Parents/Caregivers are invited to attend any of the Online Trainings hosted by the Santa Clara SELPAs I, II, III, IV & VII.  Information and Registration Links can be found HERE.  Topics include: The Special Education Process, Understanding SELPA, Building Relationships, Transitions, and much more!
    • September 7, 2022 Autism Virtual Parent/Caregiver Back to School Event 5:30-7:00 PM via Zoom. Information and Registration can be found here in English and Spanish

    Click here to see the update California Community Advisory Committee Guide 5th Edition