Searchable database with hundreds of topics written for non-lawyers. Reliable information about special education law and advocacy for children with disabilities.
Manual written for non-lawyers on the rights of special education students by Disability Rights California. Excellent information source and good overview for new parents.
California Dept. of Education, Summary of Parent’s Rights.
Public database of special education decisions in due process cases in California (Office of Administrative Hearings).
Searchable database of IDEA statute and regulations, information on major topics.
FAPE requirement for students with disabilities under Section 504.
“Dear Colleague Letters” are guidance memos that answer specific questions. These often address common areas of dispute and sometimes it is possible to find helpful guidance directly on your issue.
California Department of Education online resource page. Links to a number of state and federal resources.
Parents Helping Parents, guidance and support for families of children with disabilities.
California Department of Education complaint process and form.
How to file a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights
Recent guidance from the Deptartment of Education on supporting mental health needs.