Special Education Community Advisory Committee (CAC)

What is a Community Advisory Committee CAC)?
The Special Education Community Advisory Committee (CAC) is a collaborative partnership comprised of parents of children with special needs, parents of general education students, educators, and community agencies working together to support activities on behalf of students with special needs. 

Interested in joining the CAC? 
Follow this link for the membership application:   IUSD CAC Membership Application [pdf]

Please email completed form to specialed@iusd.org or mail to:
Special ED CAC c/o IUSD
5050 Barranca Parkway
Irvine, CA 92604

Meetings* Location Agenda Minutes

September 19th

Meadow Park Elementary
50 Blue Lake S.
Irvine, CA 92614
November 14th
IUSD District Office
Board Room
5050 Barranca Parkway
Irvine, CA 92604
February 13th
Meadow Park Elementary
50 Blue Lake S.
Irvine, CA 92614

April 16th

IUSD Learning Center
Room 5
3387 Barranca Pkwy
Irvine, CA 92606
May 21st
Meadow Park Elementary
50 Blue Lake S.
Irvine, CA 92614
Virtual Meeting
May 28th

To register for the Zoom Virtual Meeting, please click: 
Virtual Meeting [link]

To submit a public comment, please use this google form:
Public Comment [Google Form]


*The Special Education Department will be providing child care for these meetings and presentations. Please RSVP 72 hours prior to the meeting to let us know if you plan to have a child present for child care. Children must be 3 years of age or older. Please RSVP with your name, your child’s name to taryndreifus@iusd.org. Lastly, please notify taryndreifus@iusd.org if you require a translator for these meetings.  Please see meeting flyers under the agenda column for more information.

Event Notification

Save The Date The Orange County Office of the State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD), Regional Center of Orange County (RCOC), and Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) presents:

 Employment Options Panel

Do you have a transition-aged student? You don't want to miss this employment panel featuring some of the employment/day services options available to your student upon school graduation. Hear directly from employment and day services providers on what they do, how they do it, and what might be the best fit for your unique situation.

February 26, 2020
6:15pm - 8:15pm
IUSD Legacy Education Center
311 West Yale Loop
Irvine, CA  92604
Please RSVP:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FXPJTGW or call (714) 558-4404

Event Flyer [pdf]



 CAC Presentation

Please click the picture to view the .pdf presentation from the recent CAC Virtual Zoom Meeting on May 28, 2020!

Title:  Supporting Our Children's Academic & Social Emotional Needs During this Challenging Time



Agendas, Minutes, and information from previous years

October 25, 2018 - Adult Service Provider Night at IATP [flyer]
Come learn about a variety of community resources for adult students on their journey towards independence.
Time:  5:00pm - 6:30pm
Location:  Legacy Education Center - 311 West Yale Loop, Irvine CA  92604

November 13, 2018 - Living Options [flyer]
Come and learn about a variety of living options for you or your loved one with developmental disabilities.
Time:  10:00am - 12:30pm
Location:  Legacy Education Center - 311 West Yale Loop, Irvine CA  92604

Parent Facilitated IEP Training by Key 2 Ed., Inc.
Date:  Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Location:  IUSD Learning Center (3387 Barranca Pkwy, Irvine 92606) - Room 1
Time:  6:00pm
Flyer:  Parent Training - Facilitated IEP

Overview of Special Education Funding in CA 2/28/2018 [pdf]


May 9, 2019 (9:00am-11:00am)  Flyer

Agenda Minutes
March 7, 2019 (6:00pm-8:00pm)  Flyer  Presentation Agenda Minutes
January 17, 2019 (9:00am-11:00am)  Flyer Agenda Minutes
November 8, 2018 (6:00pm-8:00pm)  Flyer Agenda Minutes
September 13, 2018 (9:00am-11:00am)  Flyer Meet and Greet  


CAC Schedule 2017-18

September 14, 2017 (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Agenda Minutes

November 9, 2017 (9:00am - 11:00am)

Agenda Minutes

January 11, 2018 (6:00pm - 8:00pm)
Guest Speaker:  Michael Uram, Growth Mindset Feeling Check-Ins

You can download his presentation and helpful resources at:

Agenda Minutes

March 8, 2018 (9:00am - 11:00am)
(1)  Link to Flyer:  CAC Presentation
Supporting Challenging Behavior in the Home

(2)  Enhancing Your Toolbox - Parent Edition [pdf presentation]

Agenda Minutes

May 10, 2018 (6:00pm - 8:00pm)
(1)  Link to Flyer:  Parent Workshop - Dyslexia 101
and How to Support your student at home

(2)  Dyslexia 101 [pdf presentation]

CAC Schedule 2016-17
September 14, 2016 (9:00am-10:30am) Agenda Minutes
November 16, 2016 (3:30pm-5:00pm) Agenda Minutes
February 15, 2017 (9:00am-10:30am) Agenda Minutes
April 19, 2017 (3:30pm-5:00pm) Agenda Minutes
CAC Minutes from 2015-16

October 7, 2015

November 18, 2015

March 16, 2016

May 11, 2016

CAC Minutes from 2014-15

February 19, 2015

March 19, 2015

April 16, 2015

May 21, 2015

Working together to resolve differences about the IEP