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Affordable Colleges Online Helps Visually Impaired Students Succeed

Posted on June 28, 2018

A Guide to Visual Disabilities How Colleges Help Visually Impaired Students Succeed Obtaining a college education is no easy task, but for students with visual disabilities, the path to completing a degree program is lined with unique challenges and barriers. The following guide explores how vision loss and blindness impact the educational experience, what colleges are doing for visually disabled

RootedInRights.org Takes on Voting

Posted on June 25, 2018

Should people with disabilities vote? Noah: “If people with disabilities, or other marginalized group aren’t able to vote, then their voices aren’t heard, and their opinions aren’t taken into consideration.” Rooted in Rights is an organization whose mission is to “tell  authentic, accessible stories that empower our community to advocate for disability rights.” Learn more about voting and get help to

Understanding Speech and Language Delays

Posted on June 18, 2018

How Are Speech and Language Different? What Are Speech or Language Delays? Here is an interesting article from KidsHealth for anyone concerned about their child’s speech and language development. As with other skills and milestones, the age at which kids learn language and start talking can vary. Many babies happily babble “mama” and “dada” well before their first birthday, and most

Summer and Sensory Processing Issues

Posted on June 14, 2018

How to help kids stay comfortable in what can be overstimulating outdoor activities Check out this article by Rae Jacobson, from the Child Mind Institute, with useful tips for helping your child with sensory processing issues… 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

Matrix June 2018 Bimonthly Express

Posted on June 12, 2018

Register Run, and Support Mighty Milers, Our Youngest Superheroes Read Ella’s Story This issue, read about Ella and her journey to self-advocacy. You won’t want to miss this good news success story! Click here to download a pdf  

The Nika Project Recycles Old Mobile Tech Tools

Posted on June 10, 2018

   The Nika Project spreads the power of technology in the world of special education.   Don’t know what to do with your old mobile technology tools? Here is an opportunity to share the power of technology to children with special needs worldwide through the Nika Project. The Nika Project spreads the power of technology in the world of special

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