Disability Rights California is happy to announce the Special Education Rights and Responsibilities Manual website

This is intended for use by parents of children with disabilities, but should also be useful for advocates and attorneys.

 

Disability Rights California
is happy to announce the
Special Education Rights and Responsibilities manual website is live and available in
English and Spanish!

View the SERR Manual

You can also find it on our main website by clicking the resources tab, then select the SERR Manual on the bottom of the page.

What is the SERR Manual?

The Special Education Rights and Responsibilities Manual explains how to:
  • Become eligible for special education;
  • How to request and advocate for special education services; and
  • What to do if you disagree with school districts.

This is intended for use by parents of children with disabilities, but should also be useful for advocates and attorneys.

What Information Does it Cover?

  • Evaluations and assessments
  • The IEP process
  • Transition services
  • And more...

Navigating the Manual on the website

How do I select my language?

  • Select the language at the very top of the page on the right side or directly above the main SERR heading.

How do I find the chapters?

  • The chapters are on the left side of the page in order from 1 to 16.
  • When a chapter is selected, it will appear on the right side of the page, while the chapter list will remain on the left side for easy navigation. A description of the chapter will be under the main header and each section of the chapter will be listed below that.
  • Once a chapter section is selected, for example Chapter 1.1, the additional chapter sections (Chapter 1.2, Chapter 1.3, etc…) will be located on the left for navigation purposes.

How do I search the chapters?

  • The SERR website has an easy search function on the top right-hand side of the page that can be used to find specific information.
  • Type in any keywords that relates to your search to narrow down results and be as specific as possible. Once you click search, it will take you directly to the answer of the question.

How do I print the page?

Click the “Print this Page” link which is directly under each main chapter heading at the top of the page.

How to save the page as a pdf?

Click the “Download” link which is at the end of each page.

Does DRC have prints of the manual?

There are no hard copies of the SERR Manual. Please use the website to find the most up to date information.