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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.
Recently Posted in Special Education
  • California Dyslexia Guidelines (PDF) (updated 14-Sep-2017)
    Assembly Bill (AB) 1369 requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to develop program guidelines for dyslexia. The guidelines will be used to assist educators and parents to identify, assess, and support pupils with dyslexia.
  • FMTA Contact Information (updated 10-Aug-2017)
    Focused Monitoring and Technical Assistance (FMTA) contact information for county assigned consultant(s).
  • ACSE Meeting Webcasts (updated 01-Aug-2017)
    Live and recent webcasts of the California Advisory Commission for Special Education (ACSE) meetings.