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Information and resources to serve the unique needs of persons with disabilities so that each person will meet or exceed high standards of achievement in academic and nonacademic skills.
Administration & Support
Activities of special education advisory groups and other related information.
Announcements & Current Issues
Current and upcoming events, time-sensitive issues, and hot topics.
Common Core Resources for Special Education
Resources and guidelines on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for the Special Education Community.
Data Collection & Reporting
Searchable databases and software for reporting and retrieving special education related information.
Equal Opportunity & Access
Discloses the practices of the California Department of Education to ensure equal, fair, and meaningful access to its employment and program services.
Family Involvement & Partnerships
Resources and support for parents, guardians, and families of children with disabilities.
Laws, Regulations, & Policies
Federal and state legislation, laws, regulations, policies, legal advisories, and guidance.
Quality Assurance Process
Resources to improve educational outcomes for students with disabilities while ensuring compliance with state and federal laws and regulations.
Secondary Transition Planning
Resources and guidelines to assist youth with disabilities as they transition from school to adult life, including education and training, employment and independent living.
Services & Resources
Programs and services available to students with disabilities, publications, training and technical assistance opportunities, and recruitment resources and materials.

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