California Department of Education Management Bulletin 13-04 (Parent Appeals)

The purpose of Management Bulletin (MB) 13-04 (Parent Appeals) is to provide clarification on the process that child development contractors should use to conduct their parent appeal process as required in regulations.

MB 13-04 confirms a variety of due process …

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 …

California Child Development Services Immigration Status Non-Discrimination Provision

“The determination of eligibility for child care and development services shall be without regard to the immigration status of the child or the child’s parent(s), unless the child or the child’s parent(s) are under a final order of deportation from …

United States Department of Justice ADA Settlement Summaries 2011

Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”) prohibits child care providers from discriminating against a child because of a disability. Complaints about violations of the ADA are filed with the United States Department of Justice.…

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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 …