SELPA Resources

Monterey County Office of Education

Leadership, Support and Service to Prepare All Students for Success

Dr. Deneen Guss, County Superintendent of Schools

SELPA Resources

Monterey County SELPA Library is Closed Until Further Notice

Due to the current climate and landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Monterey County SELPA is suspending until further notice the use and transfer of materials offered through the Monterey County SELPA’s Library including: Assessment Test Kits, Curriculum Kits and all books. Monterey County SELPA is moving forward with consideration of the highest health and safety precautions. There are many concerns and constraints caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. We regret the suspension of this service to our county LEAs at this time. When the pandemic improves and health and safety precautions are lifted, the Monterey County SELPA will revisit reopening the library.

California Department of Education Special Education

California will provide a world-class education for all students, from early childhood to adulthood. The Department of Education serves our state by innovating and collaborating with educators, schools, parents, and community partners. Together, as a team, we prepare students to live, work, and thrive in a multicultural, multilingual, and highly connected world.

U.S. Department of Education (ED)

ED COVID-19 ("Coronavirus") Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel

ED's mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.

Sam's Guide 2019

Sam's Guide 2019 PDF

A comprehensive listing of services in Monterey County.

Parent's Helping Parents

Parent's Helping Parents (PHP) Website

Parents Helping Parents supports, educates, and inspires families and the community to build bright futures for youth and adults with special needs.

SELPA Community Advisory Committee

SELPA Community Advisory Committee Meetings

Discusses topics of interest to parents and community members who take an active interest in all matters concerning special education in Monterey County. The CAC reviews and makes recommendations relating to the SELPA Local Plan and participates in other activities to support students with disabilities in our area. The CAC also assists SELPA in developing the parent education program. Check website for meeting dates and details.

Council for Exceptional Children

Council for Exceptional Children Website

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides professional development, advocates for individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.

California Association of Resource Specialists Plus (CARS+)

CARS+ Website

CARS+ is the only organization whose sole purpose is to represent the unique needs of resource specialists and other special education teachers. CARS+ offers training, networking and professional development to members, and works to represent and protect the interests of special education teachers by proactive involvement in legislature and the CDE.

CARS+ Local Chapter: Monterey Bay Area Association of Resource Specialists Plus (MBAARS)

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Website

ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 173,070 members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists, speech, language, and hearing scientists, audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel, and students.

California Speech-Language-Hearing Association

California Speech-Language-Hearing Association Website

CSHA is a professional non-profit organization to promote speech and hearing to children and adults with communication and related challenges.

National Association of School Psychologists

National Association of School Psychologists Website

NASP empowers school psychologists by advancing effective practices to improve students’ learning, behavior, and mental health.

California Association of School Psychologists

California Association of School Psychologists Website

Helps school personnel--teachers, administrators, and counselors--support student education and solve related learning, social, and adjustment problems. Also works with parents of students, school psychologists link homes, classrooms, and school systems to promote the mental health, learning, and welfare of California's children and youth.

Special Education Overview for the New Administrator

Special Education Overview for the New Administrator Webinar

From IEP preparation to determining who must be in attendance through creating a productive meeting environment and taking great notes, this webinar will cover it all. An excellent walk-through for those administrators or professionals who are new to special education oversight and with new administrative responsibilities."

Monterey County Association of School Psychologists (MCASP)

MCASP Facebook page

Monterey County Association of School Psychologists is made up of School Psychologists serving in the districts and/or residing in Monterey County. The organization meets monthly to provide professional development activities for its members and opportunities to exchange resources and provide support among other like minded professionals.

For more information please contact Rossana Barajas, President MCASP,


Kenyon Hopkins, M.S.

SELPA Executive Director
Phone: 831.755.0342

Irenea Herrera

SELPA Administrative Assistant
Phone: 831.755.0342

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