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Family Involvement & Partnerships

Resources and support for parents, guardians, and families of children with disabilities.

This page will highlight the topics and links from other sections of this Web site, which are of particular interest and will provide information, resources and support to parents, guardians and families of children with disabilities.

Complaint Support Unit

Provides technical assistance information and resources for parents, school districts, advocates, agencies and others of procedural safeguards regarding students between ages 3 and 21 with disabilities and their educational rights.

  • Toll-free Help Line: 800-926-0648; Weekdays, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Videophone Line: 916-374-7182 (deaf/hard of hearing); Weekdays, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Email: speceducation@cde.ca.gov
  • FAX: 916-327-3704

Rights of Parents and Children

Special Education Rights of Parents and Children Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B - Notice of Procedural Safeguards (English) | DOC
This document complies with the final federal regulations, effective October 13, 2006, implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), as amended in 2004.
Available Translations of the Notice of Procedural Safeguards

Parents' Rights (Updated 25-Nov-2015)
A brief summary of Procedural Safeguards for students with disabilities receiving special education services.

Resources

Training on Writing IEP Based on State Standards
Writing measurable annual goals and objectives in the IEP related to California Content Standards.

California Autism Professional Training and Information Network (CAPTAIN) External link opens in new window or tab.
CAPTAIN is a multiagency network developed to support the understanding and use of Evidence Based Practices for individuals affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder across the state

California Parent Organizations (Updated 25-Feb-2020)
List of California agencies providing resources for families of children with disabilities.

Reasons for Concern (Revised 12-May-2020)
When you suspect your child or a child in your care may have a disability or special need(s).

Diabetes Management in Schools
Information to assist schools in effectively managing diabetes, one of the most common chronic diseases in school-aged children.

Algebra I/Mathematics I Graduation Requirements
Frequently asked questions for Algebra I graduation requirements.

ED Response to Report Card and Transcript Questions (Posted 24-Aug-2006)
United States Department of Education clarifies issues regarding grade reporting for students with disabilities.

Early Start External link opens in new window or tab.
A child with or at risk of developmental delay or disability can receive an "Early Start" in the State of California. The California Department of Developmental Services plans, develops, implements, and monitors the statewide early intervention services system in collaboration with the California Department of Education.

National Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) External link opens in new window or tab.
A central source of information on IDEA, No Child Left Behind (as it relates to children with disabilities) and research-based information on effective educational practices. Materials found on the CPIR have been created and archived for Parent Training and Information Centers around the country to help them provide support and services to the families with children who have disabilities

Resources in Special Education (RiSE) Library External link opens in new window or tab.
RiSE Library is located with Parents Helping Parents (PHP) of Santa Clara, a Parent Training and Information Center (PTI), in an effort to enhance parent partnerships.

Questions: Special Education Division | specedinfoshare@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-4613 
Last Reviewed: Friday, October 9, 2020
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