Spotlight on Special Education in Roseville: Resources for Students, Teachers, and Parents

Just minutes north-east of Sacramento, the capital of California, Roseville is the largest city in Placer County. Old downtown Roseville is rich with historical sites linked to the railroad that runs through town, the aged Tower Theater, a World War II monument and a telephone museum. This quaint suburb has much to offer students with special needs, their families and teachers.


Special Educational Resources in the City of Roseville

On their website, the Roseville City School District defines their disabilities, describes eligibility requirements and identifies them as recognized by State and Federal laws, but also offers a list of their services which include:

  • Specialized Academic Instruction
  • Adaptive Physical Education
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Social Skills Training
  • Behavioral Support
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Parent Training

They offer their services for students K-8 as a part of a support system included in a curriculum setting that is joined by the parent’s participation, resource specialists and support through various Placer County operated programs and/or affiliations with nonprofit organizations, nonpublic agencies and schools.

Roseville Joint Union High School District (RJUHSD) also offers a Special Education department that ensures children with special needs will be provided with education and resources that are unique to their specific needs and prepare them for post-secondary education, employment, and independent living.

On their website they provide links to Adult Independent Living Skills, Community Advisory Committee (CAC), Placer County SELPA (Special Education Local Plan Area), Support Staff Directory, Therapeutic Intervention Program and Workability Program.


Other Educational Special Needs Resources for Students and Parents

WarmLine Family Resource Center has an office in Sacramento and an even closer location in neighboring Rocklin that provides resources and support for families with special needs children from birth to twenty-two years of age. They offer recreational activities, workshops for siblings and early intervention programs. Additional programs include behavioral support, parent social activities, play dates, training and assistance with IEP (Individualized Education Plans).

WarmLine supports and has partnered with First 5, a Placer County Children’s and Family Commission, that provides assistance to children with special needs and disabilities through the age of five. They offer a number of different services including developmental screenings.

Placer County also offers a network of care that assists those with special needs and disabilities such as early intervention programs, disabled student services, educational therapy, health and disability prevention. For parents there are also support groups, education and understanding available from the County.

Alta California Regional Center is committed to a community where individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities are valued members who are treated with dignity and respect. Alta assists persons with developmental disabilities, including infants and children, by choosing services and support groups through individual lifelong planning as a means to achieve healthy and productive lives in their own community.

Although not specifically designed for children, the California Department of Developmental Services (DDS), which is based in nearby Sacramento, caters to the needs of those with intellectual disabilities, autism, cerebral palsy, epilepsy and other related conditions. Service and support is provided through a combination of federal, state, county and local government services, private businesses, support groups and volunteers.

The California Special Needs Law Group (CSNLG) offers legal advice and support for parents of children with special needs. Most notably, they provide assistance with conflict resolution and Individualized Education Programs (IEP) not only in Roseville, but all across the state.