Parents and community members in South County will be able
to learn more about services for students in special education programs Wednesday
as part of an annual resource fair.
The Community Advisory Committee for the South County
Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) has organized the event for the past
six years. Each year, about 60 people have attended, said Liliana Armenta, a
resource parent with the South County SELPA.
The event “empowers and educates parents about local
agencies in their community,” she said.
There will be about 15 local nonprofit groups there to
present information about their services. The informal event will run from 10
a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 23 at the South County Regional Education Center, 800
National City Blvd. Suite 202 in National City.
There also will be prize drawings, childcare, and dental
“Bring a friend, and bring your questions,” Armenta said.
The Community Advisory Committee is a team of parents and
others with a personal or professional interest in securing appropriate
services for students with special needs.
For more information, call Wilma Johnson, 619-470-5224, or sign
up for the Community Advisory Committee’s email newsletter.