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Agenda October 29-30, 2014

Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE) meeting agenda.
Advisory Commission on Special Education Members
  • Gina Plate, Chair
  • Barbara Schulman, Vice Chair
  • Feda Almaliti
  • Mildred Browne
  • Morena de Grimaldi
  • Kristi Hagans
  • Somer Harding
  • Sara Jocham
  • Betty Karnette
  • Matthew Navo
  • Lester Pincu
  • Nancy Portillo
  • Mariano Sanz
  • Jaclyn Vincent
  • Steven Winlock
Student Members
  • Hyla Rachwal
  • Jacob Miller
Legislative Members
  • Carol Liu, Senate
  • Joan Buchanan, Assembly
State Board of Education
  • Carl Cohn, Liaison
State Special Schools
  • Scott Kerby, Director, State Special Schools and Services Division
    California Department of Education
Executive Secretary
  • Fred Balcom, Director, Special Education Division
    California Department of Education
Agenda Times Are Approximate and Are Provided for Convenience Only

Items may be re-ordered to be heard on any day of the noticed meeting. The order of business may be changed without notice. Every effort will be made to Webcast this meeting in its entirety, but some portions may not be Webcast due to logistical constraints.

Advisory Commission on Special Education
Schedule of Meeting Location
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
10:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time ±
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California
916-445-4602
Thursday, October 30, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time ±
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California
916-445-4602

Please see the detailed agenda for more information about the items to be considered and acted upon. The public is welcome.

Guidelines for Public Input Sessions

The Commission welcomes public involvement. Opportunities for public comment are provided at every Commission meeting.

Reasonable Accommodation for Any Individual With a Disability

Pursuant to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, any individual with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to attend or participate in a meeting or function of the Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE), may request assistance by contacting the Special Education Division, 1430 N Street, Suite 2401, Sacramento, CA, 95814; telephone, 916-445-4602; fax, 916-327-3706.


Advisory Commission on Special Education
Agenda, Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 10:15 a.m. Pacific Time
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California

NOTE: Items not heard or completed on October 29, 2014, may be carried over to October 30, 2014.
10:15–10:30 a.m.
  • Call to Order–Roll Call
  • Salute to the Flag
  • Welcome New and Returning Members
  • Communications and Announcements
  • Review of Agenda and Meeting Standards
10:30–11:30 a.m.

Item 1–California Autism Professional Training and Information Network (CAPTAIN) Presentation: CAPTAIN is a multi-agency network developed to support the understanding and use of Evidence Based Practices (EBPs) for individuals across the state of California affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder. This presentation will include the scope, focus, mission, and vision of CAPTAIN, and an update on the recent Summits held in Southern and Northern California as a model for training and scaling best practices throughout the state. Presenters will be Ann England, M.A., CCC-SLP-L, Assistant Director, Diagnostic Center Northern California, and CAPTAIN Leader; and Patty Schetter, M.A., BCBA, Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at the University of California at Davis Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders (MIND) Institute, and CAPTAIN Leader. More information is available on the CAPTAIN Web site External link opens in new window or tab.. (Item type: Information)

11:30 a.m.–Noon

Item 2–Student Voice, Transition Portfolio: Presented by McClatchy High School student David Cisneros. (Item type: Information)

Noon–1:15 p.m. LUNCH
1:15–2:15 p.m.

Item 3–California Special Education Task Force Recommendations Update: Vicki L. Barber, Ed.D; and Maureen Burness, Co-Executive Directors, will present an update on the work of the California Special Education Task Force, including problem statement and vision as drafted, areas of policy direction, work of the subcommittees, and timeline for next steps. (Item type: Information)

2:15–2:30 p.m.

Item 4–General Public Comment and Organizational Input: Public comment and organizational input is invited on any matter, including items not on the agenda. The ACSE is precluded from discussing matters not on the agenda; however, questions may be asked for clarification purposes. Issues raised by the public may be referred to a future meeting agenda. Depending on the number of individuals wishing to address the ACSE, the Chair may establish time limits on presentations. (Item type: Information)

2:30–3:15 p.m.

Item 5–Liaison Reports: Updates by ACSE liaisons, State Board of Education liaison, and Legislative liaisons. (Item type: Information)

3:15–3:30 p.m. BREAK
3:30–4:30 p.m.

Item 6–Statewide Assessment Update: Report and status of Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) implementation, and the status and timeline for the new state alternative assessment for students with significant cognitive disabilities. Presented by Diane Hernandez, Director, Assessment Development and Administration Division. (Item type: Information, action)

4:30–5:00 p.m.

Item 7–GOAL Award: The Commission will appoint the GOAL Committee and approve the 2014–15 GOAL award process and timeline. Presented by Gina Plate, Chair. (Item type: Information, action)

5:00 p.m. ADJOURNMENT

Adjournment of day's session.


Advisory Commission on Special Education
Agenda, Thursday, October 30, 2014, 8:30 a.m. Pacific Time
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California
8:30–8:45 a.m.
  • Call to Order–Roll Call
  • Salute to the Flag
  • Communications and Announcements
  • Review of Agenda
8:45–9:30 a.m.

Item 8–State Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report: Update on the State Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report for Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 covering program year 2013–14. Presented by Chris Drouin, Associate Director, Special Education Division (SED). (Item type: Information, action)

9:30–10:30 a.m.

Item 9−Accessing Career Technical Education and College and Career Pathways Trust Opportunities for Students with Disabilities. Russ Weikle, Director, Career and College Transition Division; and Education Administrators Drs. Joe Radding and Carolyn Zachry, will provide information related to Career Technical Education and serving students with disabilities. They will also share information related to transition planning for students involved in Career Technical Education as well as the California Career Pathways Trust grant. Additional information is available on the Career and College Transition Division Web page or the California Department of Education News Release: State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Award of Career Pathways Trust Grants Linking Education and Careers. (Item type: Information)

10:30–11:45 a.m.

Item 10−Legislative and Policy Committees: Commissioners will meet in two pre-assigned committee groups to discuss and prepare legislative and policy recommendations to be presented for consideration by the ACSE. Stakeholders and visitors are welcome to join either group and participate in roundtable discussions. (Item type: Information). NOTE: This item will not be Webcast.

11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Item 11−Legislative and Policy Committee Reports and Recommendations: Reports from Committee Chairs and recommended next steps. (Item type: Information, action)

12:15.–1:15 p.m. LUNCH
1:15–1:45 p.m.

Item 12–General Public Comment and Organizational Input*: Public comment is invited on any matter, including items not on the agenda. The ACSE is precluded from discussing matters not included on the agenda; however, questions may be asked for clarification purposes. Issues raised by the public may be referred to a future meeting agenda. Depending on the number of individuals wishing to address the ACSE, the Chair may establish time limits on presentations.*Time will be allocated to distance participant Family Empowerment Centers (FECs) and Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIs) to present issues of importance to parents. Stakeholders wishing to give public comment via teleconference may contact their local FEC or PTI prior to the meeting to arrange in person comment at the FEC or PTI. A listing of California’s federally funded FECs and PTIs can be found on the California Parent Organizations Web page or on the California Family Empowerment Centers on Disability External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF).

1:45–2:10 p.m.

Item 13–State Special Schools Division Report: Scott Kerby, Director, State Special Schools and Services Division, CDE. (Item type: Information)

2:10–2:35 p.m.

Item 14–State Special Education Director’s Report. Fred Balcom, Director, SED, CDE. (Item type: Information)

2:35–3:00 p.m.

Item 15–Agenda Building for February 2015 Meeting: Commissioners are invited to submit recommendations and suggestions for future meeting agenda items. (Item type: Information, action)

3:00 p.m. ADJOURNMENT

Adjournment of day's session.
Adjournment of meeting.

Questions: Matt Traverso | mtraverso@cde.ca.gov | 916-323-3308 
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, November 27, 2018
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