Resources for Children
Disclaimer: These materials are based on the law at the time we write them. We try to update our materials; however, laws are regularly changing. If you want to make sure the law has not changed, contact us or another legal source.
Students and school applicants with disabilities are protected against disability-based discrimination, and have a right to reasonable accommodations, under federal and state law.
“Communication supports” are device or services that can help a person with a disability to communicate. Communications supports are sometimes called Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), or Special Adaptive Equipment.
This pub tells you about EPSDT. EPSDT stands for Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment. It is a Medi-Cal benefit. Medi-Cal gives health care to people with low income and limited ability to pay for health care. If you are under age 21 and have full-scope Medi-Cal, you get EPSDT. It gives you with a number of health care benefits. This pub tells you about those benefits. It tells you what to do if you are not happy with a Medi-Cal decision.
This publication tells you how cuts to Medicaid/Medi-Cal affects students. Medicaid/Medi-Cal gives health care to people with low income and limited ability to pay for health care. Cuts can mean more students will be absent from school. It means screening students for hearing and vision problems and other problems may not happen. It means fewer mental health resources for students.
California Children's Services (CCS) is for children under the age of 21. It is for children with physical disabilities. CCS gives medical services and equipment to children. It is for children in low- and middle-income families. This pub tells you all about CCS. It tells how to get the services. It tells you about CCS services. If you disagree with a CCS decision, the pub tells you what to do.
This pub tells you when a school has to give your child needed medication. It tells you what medications a school can give to your child. It tells you who can give your child their medication. It gives you other information about giving your child medication at school.
You can get mental health services through Medi-Cal. You can get them through fee-for-service or managed care plans. In addition, you can get Medi-Cal mental health services through county mental health plans. This pub tells you about county mental health plan services.