June 30, 2022
Disability Rights California’s Comments on Potential Amendments to the U.S. Department of Education’s Section 504 Regulations, 34 C.F.R. Part 104
The U.S. Department of Education (“Department”) last amended its Section 504 regulations in July 2017 to implement Rosa’s Law, Pub. L. No. 111-256, 124 Stat. 2643 (2010), a statute that changed references to “mental retardation” in federal law to “intellectual disability” or “intellectual disabilities.”
April 22, 2020
Letter to Sacramento City Unified School District Board of Education
Disability Rights California (DRC) urges the Board of Education for the Sacramento City Unified School District to force the District to contract immediately with non-District, outside assessors to reduce the District’s special education assessment backlog by July 31, 2021.
December 12, 2020
Special Education During COVID-19: Stories From Across California
When schools closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the transition to distance learning was difficult for all students, but especially for disabled students who rely on special education supports and services to learn and succeed. “Many students in special education receive occupational, speech or physical therapy — services that are nearly impossible to provide virtually.
May 7, 2020
Letter to Congress on IDEA waivers & COVID-19
The undersigned organizations are unwavering in our pursuit of educational equity and stand unified in the strong conviction that NO ADDITIONAL waivers are necessary under either the IDEA or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
CCD ED Letter to Congress (pdf)
April 21, 2020
Guidance for Education Services During School Closure
We ask the BIE proactively ensure students are not denied critical education services.
Guidance for Education Services (pdf)
April 13, 2020
Request for a Moratorium on Expulsion from K-12 schools during COVID-19 crisis
Asking decisive action to ensure that California’s most vulnerable youth are not pushed out of California schools via expulsion during this crisis by issuing an executive order that places a moratorium on K-12 expulsions.
Expulsion Moratorium Request (pdf)
April 7, 2020
Supporting Delivery of Special Education Services for Children with Disabilities During and Following the Pandemic
Children with disabilities, including those in foster care and/or on probation, uniquely rely on the public education, child welfare, and juvenile justice systems to ensure their emotional and educational well-being.
COVID-19 Special Education Federal Recs Coalition Letter (pdf)
Additional Guidance Requested from_DOE and OCR (pdf)
April 6, 2020
Special Education State Recommendations
It is critical that the State of California act swiftly and responsibly to address the urgent needs, including those in foster care and/or on probation, uniquely rely on the public education, child welfare, and juvenile justice systems to ensure their emotional and educational well-being.
Special Education Letter (pdf)