TASK is Having a
Has TASK helped you lately or in the past?
Have you attended and enjoyed our workshops and webinars? Visited one of our
TECH Centers? If so, please think about joining today! TASK yearly membership is
only $35 per year for your whole family! Through November, all new
or renewal memberships will be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card!
The drawing will take place December 6 and announced via Facebook, the TASK
website and e-mail. For more information on TASK membership benefits or to join,
please visit our memberships page.
ACSE Meeting: October 31
The next meeting of the California Dept. of
Education's Advisory Commission on Special Education will meet October 30-31 in
Sacramento; the meetings will also be broadcast online. For more information, an
agenda for the meeting and a link to the live broadcast,
visit the ACSE "Minutes and
Interviews TASK's Deputy Director
TASK Deputy Director Brenda Smith and her
son Tobi recently met with WonderGrove Kids for an "animated" interview.
Click here to watch the video on our news page!
Board Members Needed
TASK is looking for qualified
individuals to serve on our Board of Directors. If you are the parent of a child
with a disability or a professional that lives in Ventura,
Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Mono, Inyo or Imperial Counties, please consider applying
to the board. For more information, please call (866) 828-8275.
Now available for viewing on our website or on YouTube, TASK has
produced a series of videos for families who are accessing special education for
the first time, as well as those who may still have unanswered questions.
Watch them on our videos page!
Changes to Educationally-Related Mental Health Services
Effective July 1st, 2011,
the California Legislature
repealed Assembly Bill 3632 (AB 3632). Previously, under AB 3632, the state
funded educationally-related mental health services to special education
students through county mental health agencies. Under AB 3632,
educationally-related mental health services included, among other services,
case management, counselling, medication management, and residental placement
and sometimes out-of-state residential placement.
Now that AB 3632 has been repealed, California has returned responsibility
for funding and providing educationally-related mental health services to school
districts. For more information,
visit Disability Rights California's collection of special education publications.
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TASK's Basic Rights
workshop includes an overview of the basic rights and protections under
the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, an overview of Section
504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and explanations of record-keeping
requirements and the assessment process. More...
The IEP Rights and
Strategies workshop provides an overview of the rights and
protections mandated for special needs children as well as advocacy
tips and strategies. More...
workshops provide information on entering the public school system.
TASK also offers an Adult Transition workshop. More...
TASK provides legal
rights information, individual telephone assistance and peer support.
If you are in need of services, please call.
Team of Advocates for Special Kids (TASK) is a Parent Training and Information Center that parents and professionals can turn to for assistance in seeking and obtaining needed early intervention, educational, medical or therapeutic support service for children. More..
TASK is now on FACEBOOK!