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Special Education Information and Resources

Information and resources related to special education, including links to the notice of procedural safeguards, complaint process, and focused monitoring technical assistance.

General Information

Special Education Director's Official Letters
Official letters from the California Department of Education, State Director of Special Education providing program clarification on procedural and/or implementation issues.

Notice of Procedural Safeguards
Special education rights of parents and children under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B, and the California Education Code.

Complaint Process
The special education complaint process with federal and state law resource links.

Contact Information

Program-related questions regarding special education should be directed to the Special Education Division. County-specific contact information is available at Focused Monitoring and Technical Assistance (FMTA) Consultant Assignments by Region.

Questions regarding special education complaints should be directed to the Special Education Division, Complaint Resolution Unit by phone at 800-926-0648 or by email at speceducation@cde.ca.gov.

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Last Reviewed: Monday, November 22, 2021
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