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Madera-Mariposa SELPA
1105 South Madera Avenue
Madera CA  93637
Phone - (559) 662-4665
Fax - (559) 674-7468

The Madera-Mariposa SELPA is responsible for the implementation of the Madera-Mariposa Special Education Local Plan and for insuring a free appropriate public education to all students with identified disabilities according to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The Madera-Mariposa SELPA is a two-county SELPA, serving over 3,000 students with disabilities. A full continuum of services is provided to students ranging in age from 0 to 22, with varying disabilities. The Madera-Mariposa SELPA office is available as a support to students, parents, and educators regarding special education issues.

Diane J.Gischel-Lingo Ed.D, SELPA Administrator
Donna Waddell, Program Specialist
Yvette Torres, SELPA Data Management Technician
Graciela Magdaleno, Administrative Assistant
Marisol Salvador, Fiscal Manager
Leticia Gallegos, Fiscal Analyst

SELPA Mental Health Program
28198 Avenue 14
Madera CA  93638
Phone - (559) 662-4648
Fax - (559) 675-8509

SELPA Mental Health Services are based at the SELPA Counseling Center located at the Apollo Campus. School-Based Educationally Related Mental Health Services are available to all students in Madera County who have an Individualized Education Program (IEP).

Level I Services:

  • Individual Counseling (provided by Mental Health Clinicians at school sites)

  • Group Counseling (teach social and coping skills)

  • Parent Child Interaction Therapy (Students are 2 to 7 years of age)

  • Support Services (provided by Behavior Specialist and/or School Psychologist)

Level II Services:

  • Genesis Day Treatment Program (Currently providing services 5th -12th grades)

A referral for mental health services begins with the student's IEP team who determine that the student can benefit from such services.

Paige Sanders, Administrator, Special Education Programs
Dani Little, Coordinator, Mental Health Programs
Melvin Council, School Psychologist
Summer Paccassi, Mental Health Counselor
Kathi Henderson, Mental Health Counselor
Angie Mendez, Mental Health Counselor
Karla Rodriguez, Mental Health Counselor
Kelly Hukill, Senior Secretary