Informative/helpful Guides for Parents

 The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Inc. (COPAA)

 A Guide to the First IEP Meeting

Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities

offers parents,  advocates and counsels accurate, reliable information about special education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Sources

Definition of “Otherwise Health Impaired”: Detailed article on description and understanding of “Other Health Impaired” category for qualification of services

Special Education Rights and Responsibilities (SERR): Easy to understand question and answer format addressing California laws (in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Thai)

IMPORTANT STATUTES:

California Early Intervention Services Act

Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act

Americans with Disabilities Act

US Dept. of Education: IDEA 2004

Disability Rights California: Special Education Rights & Responsibilities

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)

 

RESOURCES AND SUPPORTS FOR PARENTS:    

Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles (DSALA)

Hobbies and Activities for Special Needs

Assistive Technology Buying Guide

Resources for Traveling with Disabilities

                          

CALIFORNIA STATE SPECIAL EDUCATION RESOURCES:

State Special Education Website

Laws, Regulations and Policies