Making your local CAC work for your community...
Through collaborative efforts CACs can strive and work toward improved
education for children and young adults with special needs, those being served on IEPs and 504 plans. CAC Technical
Assistance brings experienced and insightful training to CACs and the families they serve.
To accomplish this, CAC Technical Assistance offers workshops, presentations, consulting, websites, and printed materials. CAC
TEchnical Assistance encourages activities and dialogue that strengthens collaboration between general education, special
education, families, and community to improve education for all students. Funds for these activities come from speakers fees and
Technical assistance is defined as customized problem solving around a specific
situation or issue in achieving improved educational results. Interventions prescribed utilize technical assistance methodology
specific to the outcomes desired. Technical assistance can be customized training, facilitation, coaching, site-visits,
information dissemination, and referral.
The focus is on core issues that communicate common
messages to CACs in selected areas of need. These common or core messages articulate establishing a model CAC. The
core messages have been identified by parents, the CDE, and PCSE.
CAC Technical Assistance will provide trainings and technical assistance based on requests that reflect the following:
Student-directed IEPs and 504 Meetings
Conflict and Collaboration
CAC has a unique make up of parents, students, school staff, and community. At the same time there are common concerns
and issues that all CACs share. Interest-based technical assistance for CACs can help to accomplish the following:
develop parent training that will improve parent participation
- Implement effective
practices regarding approaches to behavior and transition
build collaborative relationships among students, families, school, and community
- Help CACs understand their role and how
to effectuate change
CACs can request interest-based technical assistance by completing the Speaker
Request form on the Power Point Presentation page of this website.