Parents, you are a full partner in the special education IEP process.
Be sure you know your rights!
California Department of Education (CDE)
Special Education Laws, Regulations, and PoliciesFederal and state legislation, laws, regulations, policies, legal advisories,
Administration and Support
Activities of special education advisory groups and other related information.
What is a SELPA?
CA Special Education Local Plan Areas
Service area covered by a special education local plan and the governance
structure created under any of the planning options of Section 56205, 56206,
56208, 56211, 56213, 56241, 56243, 56244, & 56245 of the Education Code.
Local Annual and Budget and Budget Plans (SELPA)
Instructions and required forms and documents. (Information may be of interest to Community Advisory Committees for Special Education)
Family Involvement and Partnerships
Resources and support for parents, guardians, and families of children with
Announcements and Current Issues
Current and upcoming events, time-sensitive issues, and hot topics.
Quality Assurance Process
Resources to improve educational outcomes for students with disabilities while
ensuring compliance with state and federal laws and regulations.
Services and Resources
Programs and services available to students with disabilities, publications,
training and technical assistance opportunities, and recruitment resources and
Other Special Education Information:
The history of special education
An introduction to special education
What is an IEP?
Least Restrictive Environment