Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law ensuring services to children with disabilities throughout the nation. IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible

Government Code Section 11135

Recipients of state money must comply with the requirements of California Government Code 11135 (“section 11135”), which makes it illegal for any program or activity that receives any financial assistance from the state to discriminate against any person on the …

Family Resource Centers Network of California

Early Start Family Resource Centers (ESFRC) provide parent to parent support, outreach, information and referral services to families of children with disabilities and the professionals who serve them. All ESFRCS serve families of children birth to three and many have …

Special Education Rights and Responsibilities Handbook

Disability Rights California and Community Alliance for Special Education (CASE) publish a comprehensive resource on special education called the Special Education Rights and Responsibilities (SERR) Handbook.

The SERR Handbook includes information on Evaluation/Assessments, Eligibility Criteria, the IEP Process, Related …

Regional Centers – Services for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

Regional centers are nonprofit private corporations that contract with the Department of Developmental Services to provide or coordinate services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities. There are regional center offices throughout California to provide a local resource to help …

Early Start Program – Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

Early Start is California’s IDEA Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers (IDEA Part C Program).  Teams of service coordinators, healthcare providers, early intervention specialists, therapists, and parent resource specialists evaluate and assess infants or toddlers and provide appropriate …

Community Alliance for Special Education (CASE)

The Community Alliance for Special Education (CASE) is a San Francisco based non-profit formed to protect the lawful educational rights of children with disabilities by fostering the fair and just implementation of IDEA and state special education law.

CASE provides …

Learning Rights Law Center

Learning Rights Law Center is a legal services nonprofit in Los Angeles County and Southern California that focuses on education access.

It offers:

  • brief legal service clinics
  • direct representation
  • parent training, and
  • advocacy.

Disability Rights Legal Center

Disability Rights Legal Center (DRLC), based in Los Angeles, California, serves people with disabilities, with an emphasis on low-income individuals, residing throughout California.…

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF), based in Berkeley, California, is a national civil rights law and policy center and a Parent Training and Information Center (PTI) that serves families of children with disabilities.…