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RiSE Library Announcement

Announcement regarding the closure of the Resources in Special Education Library.

The California Department of Education, Special Education Division, announces the Resources in Special Education (RiSE) Library will close effective July 1, 2013.

The Parents Helping Parents (PHP) Library has managed the RiSE library collection since the late 1990’s through a contract with California Services for Technical Assistance and Training (CalSTAT). Now PHP will assume and manage the collection. The CDE is combining resources for families of students with special education needs while simplifying the process of accessing online and hard copy materials. The library makes available documents that offer research-proven strategies and information recommended by educational stakeholders.

Residents of California can continue to check out these materials through the PHP Library Web site External link opens in new window or tab. , e-mail, phone, U.S. mail, fax, or by visiting the library in person. In addition, the PHP Library has a new iTECH Center, providing the latest technology available to utilize trainings, Webinars, Assistive Technologies, and E-packets. The PHP Library is located in San Jose, at a parent training and information center.

Contact Information
E-mail: Judy Bower,
Phone: Judy Bower, 408-727-5775 extension 110
Fax: 408-286-1116
Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Mail-in or visit:
The PHP Library is located at 1400 Parkmoor Ave, Suite 100 San Jose, CA 95126.

If you have questions regarding the RiSE Library closing, please contact Jan Digmon, Special Education Consultant, by phone at 916-327-4217 or by e-mail at

Please share this announcement with all interested parties.

The CalSTAT, in partnership with the Special Education Division at CDE, is funded through a contract with the Napa County Office of Education. CalSTAT is partially funded from federal funds, state grants #H027A080116A. Additional federal funds are provided from a federal competitively awarded State Personnel Development Grant to California (#H323A07011) provided from the U.S. Department of Education Part D of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the position of the
U. S. Department of Education.

Questions:   Janet Digmon | | 916-327-4217
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