VCOE-ECP strives to partner and collaborate with Community Based Organizations and Local Educational Agencies to increase access to inclusive early learning and care programs for children with disabilities, including children with severe disabilities.
Autism Society Ventura County
Autism Society Ventura County (ASVC) members are mostly individuals and families who have children with autism. Membership includes local service providers, educators, and professionals who are interested in furthering the organization’s mission. The ASVC board and the people who invest their time are all volunteers; membership is open to any individual, family, or community member.
California Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Network
The goal of this network is to support early care and education (ECE) programs and providers to respond effectively to all children, with a focus on those young children with disabilities, challenging behavior and other special needs.
Channel Islands Social Services
Channel Islands Social Services is a family-operated organization focused on strengthening families that specializes in respite care for special needs and resource families, as well as independent living services for individuals with developmental disabilities.
Help Me Grow - a First 5 Ventura County Initiative
The goal of Help Me Grow (HMG) is to ensure a child’s optimal development by strengthening the systems connecting families to early identification and intervention services. HMG has developed materians about why to screen, give information about screening tools, and provide referral and resource information.
Rainbow Connection is a Family Resource Center in Ventura County that serves people with developmental disabilities and other special needs, and their families. Staff and families work together in relationships based on dignity, respect, and confidentiality. Rainbow Connection believes that every person should be valued, respected, and given the opportunity to reach their fullest potential, and they are dedicated to building sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding between individuals, families, professionals, and the community.
Ventura County SELPA
VC SELPA office is responsible for the implementation of the Ventura County Special Education Local Plan, and for ensuring a free appropriate public education to all students with identified disabilities according to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act PL 94-142 (amended by PL 108-446, 2004). The Ventura County SELPA is the third largest multi-district SELPA in the state, serving over 19,000 students with disabilities in the 19 districts in Ventura County, the Ventura County Office of Education and the Las Virgenes Unified School District in Los Angeles County.
VCOE - Hearing Conservation
Hearing Conservation and Audiology Services supports Ventura County schools and community in the provision of comprehensive hearing screening, in-depth hearing evaluation, and collaborative special education supports to minimize the educational impact of hearing loss.