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.
Introduction to the publication
This publication provides information about youth rights to special education while in juvenile detention.
Here, the term ‘juvenile detention facilities’ refers to county juvenile halls, youth correctional facilities, and juvenile camps. The term ‘court schools’ refers to the schools within those facilities.
This publication provides general legal information. If you have questions or concerns please contact Disability Rights California. Disability Rights California’s intake line is provided at the end of this document.
This publication is about how different agencies should help young people with disabilities as they move into adult life. This process is called TRANSITION. These agencies are school districts and the Department of Rehabilitation. Some young people are also clients of a regional center. Regional centers also have to help with transition
Students and school applicants with disabilities are protected against disability-based discrimination, and have a right to reasonable accommodations, under federal and state law.
This document will provide you with tips before, during, and after an IEP meeting to help you advocate for your child.
This publication gives a summary of bullying and harassment of students with disabilities.
Early Start is a program for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. This pub explains a change in the law about using private insurance for Early Start services. If private insurance will not cover the service, the regional center can pay for it. This pub tells you what to do if the regional center wants to change your child’s services and where to get help.
- Are you dissatisfied with your child’s most recent special education assessment?
- Is the School District denying your child special education eligibility or necessary service or support based on the recommendations of a poorly-done assessment?
- Have you asked for an independent assessment of your child and been ignored by the School District or just flat out told “No!”?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you need to know more about your right to an Independent Educational Evaluation at public expense!!!
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.
This pub tells you about “suspension” and “expulsion.” It tells you the rules that apply to a student with disabilities. It tells you what to do if it happens to your child.
Many special education students require occupational therapy (OT) and physical therapy (PT) services in order to benefit from special education.