Community Advisory Committee Positions

SELPA 1 CAC serves to support students receiving special education services and their families. We hosted a variety of parent education talks, ability awareness events, handbooks and resource guides, resource fairs, and support groups for IEP/504 questions and for parents of teens with mental health concerns. We need your help in order to continue and expand these programs! If you are a special ed parent and want to make a direct difference for students with IEP’s and 504’s, this is the perfect opportunity. Get to know other parents on the committee as well as administration to collaborate on how to improve special education.

The following positions are a great way to help make a difference for students with IEPs or 504s:

  • Parent Education Coordinator – work w/ the steering committee to coordinate with speakers, location facility managers, advertising chair and help plan future parent education talks. Helps keep track of hospitality supplies.

  • Support Group Coordinator –  work w/ the steering committee to coordinate with group guides, location facility managers and the advertising chair to make sure support groups run smoothly

  • Advertising Chair – Create flyers for parent education and other events, distribute these announcements to school districts, PHP, local newspapers, PTAs

  • Newsletter Chair – Create and coordinate the annual CAC newsletter distributed to all families with students that have an IEP (summer only job, newsletter goes out in August/September)

  • Social Media Chair – coordinate with advertising, web content and other chairs to keep up our Facebook page and Google group

  • Website Content Manager – Update events and other content on our website,  (Our WordPress template is in place, we will teach volunteers how to do updates – it’s easy!).

  • Resource Guide Manager – Update and manage the local resource guide at

  • Ability Awareness Co-Chair – Work with steering committee and beyond to help plan, train helpers and coordinate Ability Awareness events in Mountain View and Los Altos; & share information w/ Palo Alto as needed.

  • Secretary – take notes and distribute meeting notes at monthly Steering Committee meetings ( this can be a shared role if the volunteer can’t attend each meeting)

  • Treasurer – manage funds received for Ability Awareness supplies and Parent Ed event donations for hospitality ( approx. 1 check per month, or less)

  • Legislative Committee memberWork w/ the steering committee and stay up to date (and share with the CAC) on the latest special education legislation at the state and Federal levels and participate in CAC Legislation Action day in Sacramento.

  • Mental Health Committee member – Help coordinate the Parent Chat support group and stay up to date with mental health issues and legislation and how students and their families may be impacted

  • Committee Co-Chair – Help make decisions, create agendas, and decide on the direction of our CAC, while working with the entire committee to make sure everything is on track!

Please send us an email at to let us know you want to be a part of our CAC!