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Message from the Editor in Chief

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Hello CAPED Membership!

As your Editor and Chief, I am excited to share the spring 2018 edition of the Communique’.

In this edition, we have wonderful articles such, legislation road maps, information from faculty and teaching students with disabilities, information from DSPS Solutions, sexual violence and DSPS office collaborations, service animals in the workplace and much more! This Communique would not be possible without the work of our brilliant managing editors, Leo Orange and Adrian Gonzalez. Also, our Editors have been working diligently with getting this fabulous edition to you. Please continue to reach out to departments and people that are doing great things to continue sharing this wealth of information and best practices to the rest of our colleagues in California. The deadline to get into the fall edition of the Communique’ that is printed yearly and provided to you with registration at the CAPED convention is August 15th, 2018. Please email me your submissions at These are all great things to incorporate and share with your college campuses. See you at CAPED Convention this year in Burlingame!


Nicole Smith, PhD


Editor in Chief, CAPED Communique

DSS Director, Moreno Valley College