A Handy Guide
We’ve gathered information and links that can help you navigate the world of special education and special needs resources in Palo Alto.
Concerns About Your Child?
Where to start if you suspect that your child has a disability or learning difference. Learn more
New To The District?
If you are new to the district and have a child with a disability or learning difference. Learn more
PAUSD Staff and Programs
Help with where to start and who to contact in the district, if you have a child with a disability or learning difference. Learn more
Navigating Special Education
Resources to help you find what you need to know about assessments, IEPs, 504s, and transitions including transition to adulthood. Learn more
Palo Alto Area Resources
Find local activities and other resources that are inclusive or oriented toward kids with special needs. This includes camps, social programs, sports, programs in art, music and theater, and more. Learn more
Inclusion in Our Schools
Resources related to promoting inclusion of students with disabilities and preventing bullying. Learn more
Info on the disability categories that may qualify a student for special education services. Learn more