Parent Support & Resources

  • LVJUSD strives to support our special needs families with both information and social-emotional support. 

    In addition to the information provided on our website, Tri-Valley SELPA's Parent Handbook is an excellent source of information for parents. It includes detailed information about:

    • parent responsibilities
    • parent and child rights
    • the IEP process
    • disciplinary action and special needs students
    • due process 
    • laws and regulations about special needs

Procedural Safeguards & Parental Rights

Early Start Programs

  • Regional Center of the East Bay

    Regional centers are responsible for all children eligible for Early Start (except solely low incidence disabilities).
    500 Davis Street, Suite 100
    San Leandro, CA 94577
    (510) 618-6100

    Early Start Program

    For infants and toddlers with solely low incidence disabilities (vision, hearing, and severe orthopedic impairments, including any combination of these low incidence disabilities).
    Pleasanton Unified School District
    4665 Bernal Avenue
    Pleasanton, CA 94566
    (925) 462-3325 x4810

Special Education Calendar

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Local Parent Support Groups

  • Livermore Special Needs Parent Group

    The Livermore Special Needs Parent Group is made up of parents/guardians in the Livermore area whose children have various special needs. It was established for parents, by parents.

    Contact: Deborah Fields
    Email: debvfields@gmail.com
    Meetings: 3rd Wednesday of every month except December and July at the Livermore Valley Tennis Club (2000 Arroyo Road, Livermore 94550) from 7:00-9:00PM. Regrettably, we can not host children at these meetings.
    Livermore Special Needs Parent Group Facebook

    Livermore Twice Exceptional Parent Group

    The Livermore Twice Exceptional Parent Group is made up of parents/guardians in the Livermore area whose children are gifted and have learning challenges. It was established for parents, by parents.

    Contact: Abbie Warrick 
    Email: warrick@comcast.net
    Meetings: The second Wednesday of every month except June, July, August and December from 7:00-8:30PM. The location will be posted one week before the meeting.
    Livermore Twice Exceptional Parent Group Facebook

    Livermore Dyslexia Parent Group

    The Livermore Dyslexia Parent Group is made of parents/guardians whose children attend LVJUSD and have dyslexia.  It was established for parent, by parents for the purpose of providing education on dyslexia, accommodations which are helpful for students who have dyslexia, learn what LVJUSD is implementing district wide and to provide parent to parent support.

    Contact: Theresa King-McCarthy
    Email: livermoredyslexiaparentgroup@gmail.com
    Meetings: 1st Monday of each month at the Special Education Department Office located behind LVJUSD main office (685 East Jack London Blvd, Livermore) from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Regrettably, we can not host children at these meetings.
    Livermore Dyslexia Parent Group Facebook

Special Needs Community Groups

  • Sunflower Hill

    Sunflower Hill is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization working to create a sustainable residential community for individuals with special needs – similar to senior living. Our community would not only support life-long living opportunities, but social, vocational, educational and recreational programs to ensure a full and productive life.
    Sunflower Hill Website

    Family Resource Navigators of Alamenda County (formerly Family Resouce Network of Alameda County)

    The purpose of the Family Resource Network is to support and encourage the positive development of families of children with a disability or special health care need. FRN provides family-friendly information and training to help families access specialized education and health care for their children. FRN also offers parent to parent support from another parent who has 'been there'.
    Family Resource Navigators Website

    Tri-Valley SELPA CAC (Community Advisory Committee)

    The CAC is a group of parents, district staff and community members tasked with informing the SELPA regarding issues important to parents, participating in the development of the Local Plan, facilitating parent involvement with special education in their districts, and assisting with parent training.  District special education directors and the SELPA director are non-voting members of the committee.
    Tri-Valley SELPA CAC Website

    Down Syndrome Network

    The Down Syndrome Connection is passionate and dedicated to encouraging the unlimited potential in children and adults with Down syndrome throughout the San Francisco Bay Area since 1998. Our mission is to empower, inspire and support people with Down syndrome, their families and the community that serves them, while fostering awareness and acceptance in all areas of life.
    Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area Website

    Autism Speaks

    Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.
    Autism Speaks Website