Page with resources related to the IDEA 2004
U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights
Parent and Educator Resource Guide to Section 504 in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools (December 2016). This resource guide is also available on the Office for Civil Rights’ website at http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html. Any updates to this resource guide will be available at this website.
Restraint and seclusion
Disability Discrimination Resources
Dear colleague letters of the OCR .
Disability Rights California
Disability Rights California provides materials in alternative formats and provides disability related reasonable accommodations when requested.
Your Special Rights
Video-based resource for parents about special education rights developed by Special Education Attorney Jennifer Laviano and Special Education Advocate Julie Swanson.
Guidance on Required Content of Forms under part B of the IDEA
Model forms for procedural safeguards, explaining some of the parents rights.
California Educational Code
California Legislative Information on the Educational Code.
The Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE) works to increase the nation’s capacity to effectively resolve special education disputes, reducing the use of expensive adversarial processes.
Information about special education law and advocacy.
Selpa Administrators of California Legislative Day 2015
Meeting of all Selpa’s on Legislation and their plans for years to come.
One System Reforming Education to Serve All Students
A report on Education by the in 2013 formed task force. In 2013, a team of educational leaders proposed to a group of private foundations the formation of a task force to study why students with disabilities were realizing poor school and postsecondary outcomes, identify the barriers to better performance, and make recommendations for how to change the state’s system of schooling so it would better serve all students. One underlying belief the founding members of this group shared was that all students would be better served through a system that was unified in effort and coherent in vision. This Task Force held six hearings around the state, heard from more than 200 witnesses, spent dozens of hours deliberating, received more than 500 communications, and met six additional times as a full group to formulate this report.