October 2020

Consultation Assessments - COVID 19

Due to the global pandemic of Covid-19, the Diagnostic Center of Northern California is currently not providing in-person testing at the center or in the field. We are, however, accepting referral applications and providing services based on a consultation assessment model. All referral applications and requests for assessment are evaluated on a case by case basis and any services rendered by the Diagnostic Center, Northern California are individually designed to address referral questions and concerns.

Consultation Assessments may consist of:

  • Virtual School Observations
  • School & Home Interviews
  • Review of School & Medical Records
  • School & Home Rating Scales
  • Consultation assessment report (abbreviated report)
  • Consultation conference/ follow up with school team and family

Please contact us with any questions you may have and to discuss possible referrals.

Gloria Mau, Director gmau@dcn-cde.ca.gov
Heather Cantero, Assistant Director hcantero@dcn-cde.ca.gov
Joanne Shen, Assistant Director jshen@dcn-cde.ca.gov

District Needs Survey -
Let us know how to support you!

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DCN offers a variety of trainings and on-going projects for all districts in Northern California. Your input in this survey can help us create professional development more specific to your district's needs.

We will be sending the survey below to all school districts that we serve in Northern California.

Unique to our current circumstances, we are accepting requests for trainings based on your needs throughout the year.

Please complete the survey below and encourage the districts in your SELPA to complete it.
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Goal Writing Symposium - December 9 & 16

The Education Specialists of Diagnostic Center North invite all special education teachers and direct service providers to join in a virtual 2-part workshop dedicated to IEP goal writing. The two days will include training and collaboration with content specialists with expertise in writing goals for students at all grade and ability levels.


12/9 10am - 12pm
12/16 1pm - 3pm


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DCN Goal Writing Symposium 2020


Tara Zomouse - tzomouse@dcn-cde.ca.gov

DCN Training Schedule for 2020 - 2021

All trainings are currently virtual and easily accessible to anyone interested, even if hosted by another SELPA. Please contact us for assistance in coordinating a training.

DCN Training Brochure

Monthly Trainings Schedule