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Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) and Community Advisory Council (CAC)

What is a SELPA? • Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) Master Plan for Special Education (1974) • Process of developing educational programs for student with disabilities • Goal of equalizing educational opportunities for all children • Geographic region formed in 1977 • Students residing in the region boundaries • Local Plan • Today – about 126 SELPAs state‐wide • Southwest SELPA • 12 Districts and 20 Charter Schools.
If you have any questions, please contact Special Education Services at 
Southwest SELPA Procedural Manual
Please find below the Local Plan in effect beginning July 1, 2021.
Please find below the Annual Budget and Service Plan
Upcoming CAC Workshops & Events:
C.A.P.T.A.I.N. of the New Wave Regional Training Series 2022: 
May 18th 3:30 pm, May 20th 12 pm, May 24th 4:30 pm, and May 25th 2022 3 pm via Zoom
Southwest SELPA Notice of Public Hearing on May 19, 2022 8:15 am
CAC: The 9th Annual Staff & Community Partners Awards Night POSTPONED
Surrogate Training: Standing-In for the Parent on June 8, 2022 1 pm via Zoom