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Urgent Action Needed Today

Posted on June 7, 2018

Our good friend, Andrew Ownby, Assistant Superintendent Solano County SELPA,  has an action item for you today and/or tomorrow: The California State Budget Conference Committee is meeting at this moment to discuss special education funding. The Assembly budget proposal included a $200 million dollar increase to special education funding that was not included in the Senate Budget proposal.  The conference committee

Summer and Sensory Processing Issues

Posted on June 3, 2018

How to help kids stay comfortable in what can be overstimulating outdoor activities. Here’s a great article by Rae Jacobson at the Child Mind Institute: For many kids, summer vacation holds the promise of months of school-free fun. But for children with sensory processing issues, summer can be a challenging time. From the sand on the beach to the fireworks

Lanterman Housing Alliance Needs Your Help!

Posted on June 2, 2018

Please help the Lanterman Housing Alliance and the State Council on Developmental Disabilities gather data on housing needs of folks in our communities!   Hello, The Lanterman Housing Alliance, in partnership with the Corporation for Supportive Housing and the State Council on Developmental Disabilities, has created a survey to gather data on the housing needs of people with intellectual or

Share Summer Camp Ideas With our Matrix Community!

Posted on May 27, 2018

It’s that time of the year again. Got a favorite summer camp your child absolutely loves? Activities are fun any time of the year. When school is out many families are looking for summer camps that offer children with special needs creative outlets. Does your child love art, or music? Perhaps your child is a budding scientist? Maybe your child

DSE Playtime Coming June 2nd!

Posted on May 26, 2018

Dedication to Special Education (DSE) Playtime and Positive Parenting Program session coming this Saturday Held on June 2nd at 10:00 am on the Marindale campus. Includes a Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) session at 10:30 am. Also include an interactive musical performance led by a special musical guest. Triple P is designed for parents of children with special needs. The

Self Determination / Auto-Determinación

Posted on May 25, 2018

June 18, 2018 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Self Determination: Your Money. Your Choices. Your Life. Auto-Determinación: Su Dinero. Sus Decisiones. Su Vida. Come and learn more about Self-Determination at an informational (pre-enrollment) meeting presented by the Golden Gate Regional Center. For Golden Gate Regional Center clients who live in Marin County only. Please check with your local Regional Center

Petaluma Bounty, a Wonderful Community Resource

Posted on May 24, 2018

Sliding Scale Farmstand, Educational Programs, Volunteer and Internship Opportunities, and more. Petaluma Bounty is a Program of Petaluma People Services Center (PPSC). Petaluma Bounty’s mission is “Healthy food for everyone through collaboration, education and promoting self-reliance.” Click here to read more about their programs. Petaluma Bounty has put together Food Resource Guides in English and in Spanish. If you are

Matrix Early Edition – Spring 2018

Posted on May 2, 2018

Support Groups in the Early Years Click here to download Early Edition    

California Section 8 Affordable Housing Wait List for Santa Rosa Open Until May 31st!

Posted on May 1, 2018

Contact the City of Santa Rosa Housing Authority. Click here to visit their website and learn more. 90 Santa Rosa Ave 
Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California (707) 543-3300

La Edición Temprana – Primavera 2018

Posted on April 16, 2018

Grupos de Apoyo en los Primeros Años: Haga clic aquí para ver o descargar. Español página 2.

Spring Networker/Express 2018 – Parent to Parent Support

Posted on April 4, 2018

Parent to Parent Support • Parent Services: Article on Matrix Parent to Parent (P2P) Support Program • Early Years: Early Edition article on Support Groups in the Early Years • Make an Impact • Upcoming Matrix Trainings, Workshops and Events— Click here to view or download the 2018 Spring Networker Haga clic aquí para ver o descargar

DSE Playtime coming to Marindale Campus this Saturday

Posted on April 2, 2018

Coming Saturday May 5th! The next Dedication to Special Education (DSE) Playtime will be held on May 5th at 10:00 am on the Marindale campus. This month’s DSE Playtime will again include a Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) session at 10:30 am. Triple P is designed for parents of children with special needs. The program presents concrete strategies for building