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Resources on IEPs for Students with Disabilities

Resources on individualized education programs (IEPs) to improve instruction, assessment, and accountability for students with disabilities.

Rules and Regulations Regarding IEPs

  • News and information on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA) is available on the IDEA website External link opens in new window or tab..

  • California Education Code 56300-56385 External link opens in new window or tab.
    Addresses identification and referral, assessment, instructional planning, implementation, and review of IEPs.

  • Assembly Bill 114 Special Education Transition
    Information regarding the transition of Special Education and related services formerly provided by County Mental Health Agencies (Assembly Bill (AB) 114, Chapter 43, Statutes of 2011).

  • Letter Regarding AB 181
    Information regarding Special Education and Independent Study.

Resources to Improve IEP Development and Implementation

Parents’ Rights Regarding IEPs

  • Parents’ Rights
    Brief summary of procedural safeguards for students with disabilities receiving special education services.

  • IDEA Parent Guide External link opens in new window or tab.
    This guide describes the special education process with special emphasis on the category of specific learning disability and includes parent perspectives, terms helpful to know, and practical materials for parents (e.g., checklists, sample letters, charts, and questions to ask). This guide was produced by the National Center for Learning Disabilities.
Questions:   Special Education Division | specedinfoshare@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-4613
Last Reviewed: Monday, August 21, 2023
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    Short summaries of special education program and student outcome data for California local educational agencies (LEAs).
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    Assembly Bill (AB) 130 Section 161 Summary Report provides demographic and numerical data from special education local plan areas regarding the $450 million apportionment distributed in October 2021.
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    Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE) meeting agenda.