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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: Friday, January 8, 2021
Recently Posted in Special Education

  • FMTA Consultant Assignments by Region (updated 18-Mar-2021)
    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.
  • Independent Educational Evaluations (added 17-Mar-2021)
    Letter from the Director of the Special Education Division outlining certain requirements under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act pertaining to independent educational evaluations.
  • California's Annual State Application for 2021 (added 17-Mar-2021)
    Annual State Application under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is to be submitted by May 21, 2021, for federal fiscal year (FFY) 2021.
  • Students with Disabilities and Face Coverings (added 19-Feb-2021)
    Letter to local educational agencies of state and federal guidance requiring face coverings, including allowable exemptions, in order to avoid implementing policies that may result in a denial of a free and appropriate public education.