The Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) coordinates with school districts and the County Office of Education to provide a continuum of programs and services for disabled individuals from birth through 22 years of age. They are also available as a resource to the community on issues related to special education. SELPA ‘s Parent Handbook (also in Spanish) is a good overview of whole IEP process from Assesment to IEP (including Early Childhood).
  1. SELPA Parent Handbook
  2. Spanish Version of SELPA Parent Handbook
(They also have a more detailed and lengthy Procedural Handbook. ) Learn more about California SELPAs at: http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/as/caselpas.asp To learn more about the Santa Clara County Office of Education SELPA Administrative Unit Headquarters click here SELPA’s of Santa Clara County  are:
SELPA 1 (Mountain View, Los Altos, & Palo Alto) – http://www.selpa1cac.org/
SELPA 2 (Cupertino, Fremont, & Sunnyvale) – http://www.fuhsd.org/CAC
SELPA 3 (Cambrian, Campbell Union Elementary, Campbell Union High, Lakeside Union, Loma Prieta Joint Union, Los Gatos Elementary, Los Gatos – Saratoga Joint Union High, Luther Burbank, Moreland, Saratoga Union, and Union.) – http://www.selpa3cac.org/
SELPA 7 (Santa Clara) – http://selpa7cac.webs.com/