Special Education

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:

Special Education Laws, Regulations, and PoliciesFederal and state legislation, laws, regulations, policies, legal advisories, and guidance.
http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/lr/

Administration and Support
Activities of special education advisory groups and other related information.
http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/as/

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.
http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/as/caselpas.asp

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)
http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/ds/lclpln.asp

Family Involvement and Partnerships
Resources and support for parents, guardians, and families of children with disabilities.
http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/fp/

Announcements and Current Issues
Current and upcoming events, time-sensitive issues, and hot topics.
http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/fp/

Quality Assurance Process
Resources to improve educational outcomes for students with disabilities while ensuring compliance with state and federal laws and regulations.
http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/qa/

Services and Resources
Programs and services available to students with disabilities, publications, training and technical assistance opportunities, and recruitment resources and materials.
http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/sr/
Other Special Education Information:

The history of special education
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tG1jLz2ess&feature=related

An introduction to special education
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCdR2vA1g20&feature=related

What is an IEP?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLDqTv-UKHA

Least Restrictive Environment
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNTZBprjd3g&feature=related

Wrightslaw Books:
http://www.wrightslaw.com/#books

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