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Special Education

Information and resources to serve the unique needs of persons with disabilities so that each person will meet or exceed high standards of achievement in academic and nonacademic skills.

Administration & Support
Activities of special education advisory groups and other related information.

Announcements & Current Issues
Current and upcoming events, time-sensitive issues, and hot topics.

Common Core Resources for Special Education
Resources and guidelines on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for the Special Education Community.

Data Collection & Reporting
Searchable databases and software for reporting and retrieving special education related information.

Equal Opportunity & Access
Discloses the practices of the California Department of Education to ensure equal, fair, and meaningful access to its employment and program services.

Family Involvement & Partnerships
Resources and support for parents, guardians, and families of children with disabilities.

Laws, Regulations, & Policies
Federal and state legislation, laws, regulations, policies, legal advisories, and guidance.

Quality Assurance Process
Resources to improve educational outcomes for students with disabilities while ensuring compliance with state and federal laws and regulations.

Secondary Transition Planning
Resources and guidelines to assist youth with disabilities as they transition from school to adult life, including education and training, employment and independent living.

Services & Resources
Programs and services available to students with disabilities, publications, training and technical assistance opportunities, and recruitment resources and materials.

Questions:   Special Education Division | specedinfoshare@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-4613
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Recently Posted in Special Education
  • November 16, 2018, Letter to SELPA/LEA Directors (added 03-Dec-2018)
    Identification of and Provision of Service to Eligible Students in Adult County Jails.
  • SELPA Resource Lead Agency System (updated 26-Nov-2018)
    The Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) Resource Leads are part of the California Statewide System of Support.
  • CASEMIS Software (updated 21-Nov-2018)
    Download California Special Education Management Information System Software for December 1, 2018, reporting requirements.
  • FMTA Consultant Assignments by Region (updated 15-Nov-2018)
    The Focused Monitoring and Technical Assistance (FMTA) Consultants are assigned geographically and by quality assurance activity to align with the eleven California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA) regions.
  • Hearings and Mediations Accessibility Guidelines (added 17-Oct-2018)
    This page states a California Department of Education contractor conducting special education hearings and mediations must have and follow policies and procedures for equitable services to all participants.