Welcome to the family page!

On this page you will find information for parents and family members of children who receive or who may be eligible for special education services within the 14 school districts that comprise the North Coastal Consortium for Special Education (NCCSE).  It is designed to connect you to useful resources, to help you understand special education services, and to resolve concerns or questions you may have about those services.


Contact the NCCSE Parent Liaison either via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 760-761-5120. The Parent Liaison is the parent of a child with disabilities. All emails and calls to the Parent Liaison are confidential.

You can also call our English/Spanish hotline at 1-888-797-5575 for workshop and event information!


Nominations for the NCCSE Community Advisory Committee Excellence in Special Education Awards are being accepted until March 1, 2018.  This is your chance to recognize someone who is making a difference in the lives of students with disabilities.

For more information and a nomination form click here.

Please note:  Save the form to your computer before filling it in and once you have completed filling it in.


Every month the NCCSE Community Advisory Committee sends out a newsletter with flyers and information on the latest events organized by the CAC. We encourage you to join our Email List to have the latest newsletter delivered to your inbox. Scroll down to read the current newsletter.


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January - March 2018

Dear Families,

We hope you will find the offerings in this newsletter helpful to yourself and your family as you raise your child with special needs.


Did You Know?

For answers to the question, What is the North Coastal Consortium for Special Education and the Community Advisory Committee? click below for the presentation given at the November 2017 CAC meeting!

in English

Spanish version coming soon!


Best wishes to you and your family,

The Community Advisory Committee Executive Board

Katrina Bell, Carmen Blum, Amy Flicker,  Julie Law-Cheeseman, Andrea Siler,  Terri Stashak,  Joanne Stress,  Michelle Wolfson

To learn more about NCCSE and the Community Advisory Committee, see the NCCSE website at  www.nccse.org  or call toll free at 1-888-797-5575. 

Upcoming Events

January 27, 2018 - The ABCs of IEPs

February 6, 2018 - Using Prompts Effectively

February 10, 2018 - Special Needs Resource Fair

Beginning on March 9, 2018 - Love and Logic Parenting series begins

March 28, 2018 - Google Chrome Open Lab


Scroll down for information in Spanish. 

Para información en español desplácese hacía abajo. 


All workshops listed in this newsletter are free of cost!

İTodos talleres en esta hoja informativa son gratis!

The ABCs of IEPs* (*Individualized Education Program)

Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 9 am - 2 pm (light lunch provided)

Learn about the IEP process from the perspective of an administrator and a parent, including the components of an IEP, how to prepare for IEP meetings, rights and responsibilities, and how to create partnerships that work for yourself and your child. 
Read more

Click here to register online


Using Prompts Effectively to Support Your Child in Learning New Skills

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 9 am - 11 am

All parents and caregivers prompt their children many times every day.  How we prompt and when we prompt makes a big difference in how quickly and how well our children learn skills and how independent they are in using those skills.  Come learn how and when to use prompts most effectively.

Read more

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Special Needs Recreation and Resource Fair

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Drop in any time between 10 am & 12 noon

Children Welcome!    Free Light Refreshments!

Come explore local recreation programs and resource agencies who serve children with special needs and their families.

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Parenting the Love and Logic Way:  A six session series

First of six sessions begins on Friday, March 9, 2018 -  10 am - 12 noon

Back by popular demand! Designed to give you practical skills that can be used immediately.

Read more 

Click here to register online


Accessibility Tools Available on Google Chrome - Open Lab! 

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 10 am - 12 noon

This open lab is an opportunity to explore the tools available on Google Chrome.  Facilitated by experienced assistive technology staff.

Read more

Click here to register online


All programs in this newsletter are available and free to families whose children attend one of the school districts that are a part of NCCSE: 

Bonsall Unified, Cardiff, Carlsbad Unified, Del Mar Union, Encinitas Union,  

Fallbrook Union Elementary, Fallbrook Union High, Oceanside Unified,  

Rancho Santa Fe, San Dieguito Union High, San Marcos Unified, Solana Beach, Vallecitos, and Vista Unified, as well as families whose children receive services through California Early Start.


Unless otherwise noted, all programs are presented in English with simultaneous interpretation in Spanish. 

Información en Español

Los ABCs de los IEPs* para Padres

*Programa de Educación Individualizada

Sábado, 27 de enero - 9 am - 2 pm (se proveerá un almuerzo ligero)

Aprenda directamente de los administradores del distrito y padres de familia los detalles practicos acerca del proceso del Programa Individualizado de Educacion, conocido por sus siglas en inglés como IEP y como crear alianzas que trabajen para el mejor interés de su hijo. 

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Como Usar Indicaciones Efectivamente para Apoyar a Su Hijo a Desarrollar Nuevas Habilidades

Martes, 6 de febrero, 2018 -  

9 am - 11 am 

Todos los padres y cuidadores les dan indicaciones a sus hijos varias veces al día. Las indicaciones ayudan a los niños a aprender y a utilizar nuevas habilidades. Venga a aprender acerca de como y cuando utilizar las indicaciones de una forma más efectiva.

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Feria de Recursos Necesedades Especiales   

Gratis -  Sábado, 10 de febrero, 2018

Visítenos entre las 10 am y 12 mediodía

Venga a explorar programas recrativos locales y a conocer agencias de recursos que sirven a los  niños con necesidades especiales y sus familias.

Refrigerios gratis.  Los niños son bienvenidos.

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E ducando a los Hijos con Amor y Lógica

Una serie de seis talleres comenzando en viernes, 9 de marzo, 2018

10am - 12 mediodía

¡De vuelta por demanda popular!  ¡Este programa esta diseñado para que aprenda habilidades prácticas que pueden ser utilizadas inmediatamente!

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Herramientas de accesibilidad disponibles en Google Chrome - Taller abierto

Miércoles, 28 de marzo, 2018  - 10 am - 12  mediodía

Este taller abierto es una oportunidad para venir a explorar las herramientas que están disponibles en Google Chrome que asisten a los estudiantes a tener acceso al currículo académico así como a completar tareas, organizar trabajo, y más. Facilitado por el personal experimentado de tecnología asistencial.

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Todos los programas en este boletín informativo son gratuitos y están disponibles para las familias cuyos hijos asisten a uno de los distritos escolares parte del consorcio NCCSE: Bonsall Unified, Cardiff, Carlsbad Unified, Del Mar Union, Encinitas Union, Fallbrook Union Elementary, Fallbrook Union High, Oceanside Unified, Rancho Santa Fe, San Dieguito Union High, San Marcos Unified, Solana Beach, Vista Unified y Vallecitos, así como para las familias que reciben servicios atreves de California Early Start.


A menos que se indique lo contrario, todos los programas se presentan en inglés con interpretación simultánea al español. 

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