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2016 Annual State Application (Updated 30-Mar-2016)
Annual state application under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to be submitted by May 12, 2016.

Unified English Braille (UEB) Implementation Plan for California (Posted 21-Jul-2015)
The Braille Authority of North America (BANA) recently adopted Unified English Braille (UEB) as the authoritative set of rules for teaching and reading Braille, effective January 4, 2016. We encourage school Administrators, teachers and other educational staff who serve visually impaired students to become familiar with changes in Braille usage that are resulting from the transition to UEB.

California Special Education Reference (CASER) External link opens in new window or tab. (Posted 22-Jan-2015)
A word-searchable database of special education-related state and federal statutes and regulations, federal guidance documents, and editions of the Federal Register.

2015 Annual State Application (Updated 21-May-2015)
Annual state application under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to be submitted by May 12, 2015.

Amendments to California Code of Regulations, Title 5, sections 3001-3088 to go into Effect (Posted 27-Jun-2014)
June 25, 2014, letter to Special Education Division employees, constituents, and stakeholders regarding amendments to special education regulations.

Behavioral Intervention Plans (Updated 08-Oct-2014)
Current law, guidance, and resources for addressing the needs of students requiring behavioral support.

Transition of Special Education and Related Services Formerly Provided by County Mental Health Agencies (Updated 08-Oct-2014)
(Assembly Bill 114, Chapter 43, Statutes of 2011)

Improving Special Education Services Stakeholder Group Webcast (Posted 26-Nov-2013)
Live and recent Webcasts of the Improving Special Education Services (ISES) Stakeholder Group meeting.

Title 5, California Code of Regulations, sections 3000-3100 (DOC; Posted 04-Oct-2012)
This document shows the technical and nonsubstantive amendments made to Title 5, California Code of Regulations, sections 3000-3100. (DOC; Posted 03-Oct-2012)

Frequently Asked Questions About Services Previously Provided Through County Mental Health Agencies for Students with Individualized Education Programs (Updated 30-Jul-2012)

Update: LEAs’ Responsibilities for Ensuring the Continuous Delivery of Mental Health Services to Students with Disabilities (Posted 27-Dec-2010)

Employment Opportunity (Posted 12-Aug-2009)
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Last Reviewed: Wednesday, March 30, 2016

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