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Special Education - SELPA

Creating Class-wide Reinforcement Systems – March 1, 2016


Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) Training

  • March 9, 2016*
  • April 13, 2016*
  • May 11, 2016*

*Course description will be provided at a later date.


Organizational Strategies for Students ADHD – March 23, 2016

Supporting Mental Health Needs in the Classroom – April 27, 2016

School-Age Fluency: Review of Current Research & Effective Evaluation & Therapy Procedures - May 27, 2016 

Stuttering Therapy: Materials, Ideas, and Generalization - May 27, 2016 

The deadline to introduce new legislation was February 19, 2016.  A few bills related to the provision of special education that were recently introduced are below:

Assembly Bill (AB) 2815 (O’Donnell, D-Long Beach)—Special Education Teacher Shortage

This bill would require alternative certification programs to address the shortage area of special education.


Senate Bill (SB) 1071 (Allen, D-Santa Monica)—Special Education Preschool Funding

This bill would establish a state preschool funding adjustment for 3- and 4-year old children with exceptional needs.


SB 884 (Beall, D-San Jose)—Mental Health Services

This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation relating to the provision of mental health services to pupils with exceptional needs.


SB 1113 (Beall)—Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) Programs

This bill would declare the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation relating to mental health services in schools that would require counties to enter into agreements with special education local plan areas to allow access to EPSDT funding through the county mental health programs by providing EPSDT mental health services.


SB 1466 (Mitchell, D-Los Angeles). EPSDT Programs

This bill would require the Department of Health Care Services, in partnership with the California Department of Social Services, to convene a stakeholder workgroup to revise and update the existing definition of “medically necessary” and “medical necessity” to be applied for purposes of access to mental health services provided under the EPSDT.​


More information will be provided regarding​ the legislation above when it becomes available.