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The State Legislature required the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) to reduce its budget in past years. As a result, there are changes to the Early Start (early intervention) services that regional centers can purchase and how the regional centers operate.
As the school nurse to student ratio in California is currently up to 1 nurse per 2500 students, many schools have become increasingly hesitant to administer prescribed medication to students when a school nurse is not on campus. Unfortunately, in many cases a refusal to administer medication when needed can put the student in danger.
This pub will help you understand how you can get value education for your child. The pub talks about 18 tips that are meant to help the parents support their child’s learning in school.
Bullying can have a profound impact on students with disabilities, who are often targeted for bullying. This publication addresses school district’s legal obligations under Federal and California law to address and prevent bullying and disability harassment of students with disabilities. This publication also identifies possible strategies to address bullying through the IEP process and other procedures.
A parent has the right to an independent educational evaluation at public expense if the parent disagrees with an evaluation obtained by the public agency...
Retaliation is an act of discrimination, coercion, intimidation or threat against a person for the purpose of interfering with the exercise of a protected right. Retaliation is illegal under both federal and state laws...
If your special needs child is experiencing behavior problems and/or suspensions and/or being recommended for expulsion by his/her local school district (“District”), there are procedures that the District must follow prior to expelling him/her. Also, state and federal special education laws provide some protections for students with disabilities who are being considered for expulsion.
State and federal law both lay out requirements for the provision of behavioral assessments and services. This fact sheet provides you with some basic information regarding these laws and provides you with information about your child’s rights to positive behavioral assessments, interventions and services...