The Newark Unified School District Special Education Department is responsible for programming and services for students with exceptional needs, ages three to twenty-two. There are approximently 750 students enrolled in programs throughout the district.
Special programming includes:
- preschool special day classes
- resource specialist programs at all sites
- special day classes at selected sites
Support services includes:
- speech and language pathology
- nurse consultation and training
- adaptive physical education
- behavioral supports
- occupational therapy
- staff training
- assistive technology
More information may be obtained by contacting your neighborhood school or Special Education Staff at the numbers below:
Charlene Okamota, Interim Director 510-818-4209
Jan Moura, Administrative Assistant 510-818-4209
Paula Cassano, Program Specialist 510-818-4205
Kadie Gilroy, Administrative Secretary 510-818-4208
Rubilene Noguera, Behaviorist 510-818-3852
Brehan Holoka, Behaviorist 510-818-3078
Additional Service Information
Please use the links below to access more service information:
All Kinds of Minds Website
The LearningBase provides insights into the learning challenges that students face. Take a close look at the skills that must be mastered, the neurodevelopmental factors that may influence student's success, and common obstacles that students may encounter on the road to mastery. We'll also offer hints and suggested activities that may help them minimize or overcome their differences in learning.
Regional Center for the East Bay
The Regional Center of the East Bay (RCEB) is a private, non-profit corporation under contract with the California Department of Developmental Services. We work in partnership with many individuals and other agencies to plan and coordinate services and supports for people with developmental disabilities. A community-based Board of Directors - which includes individuals with developmental disabilities, family members and community leaders - provides guidance and leadership.
California Children’s Services
California Children's Services (CCS) is a state program for children with certain diseases or health problems. Through this program, children up to 21 years old can get the health care and services they need. CCS will connect you with doctors and trained health care people who know how to care for your child with special health care needs.
Parents Helping Parents