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State Special Schools and Services

The State Special Schools and Services provide diverse and highly specialized services and resources to individuals with special needs, their families and service/care providers.

California School for the Blind
500 Walnut Avenue
Fremont, CA 94536

California School for the Deaf, Fremont
39350 Gallaudet Drive
Fremont, CA 94538

California School for the Deaf, Riverside
3044 Horace Street
Riverside, CA 92506

Diagnostic Center, Northern California
39100 Gallaudet Drive
Fremont, CA 94538

Diagnostic Center, Central California
1818 West Ashlan Avenue
Fresno, CA 93705

Diagnostic Center, Southern California
4339 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032

Visitor Information


The California Department of Education (CDE) oversees three State Special Schools and three Diagnostic Centers in remote locations. Each site requires guests to check-in at the administration building on campus where a temporary badge will be issued. The person with whom guests are scheduled to meet will escort visitors throughout the building or campus.


Each of the State Special Schools and Diagnostic Centers maintains their own parking lots adjacent to the administration building main entrances. There is no charge for visitor parking at any of these locations.

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Questions:   State Special Schools and Services Division | 916-327-3850
Last Reviewed: Thursday, May 19, 2016
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