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.
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.
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.
This pub tells you about getting an independent assessment that the school district pays for. This applies to children getting special education. You can get one if you disagree with the one the school district got. This pub tells you what to do to get one for your child.
This pub explains “retaliation” by a school district. It tells you about the laws that prohibit it. It explains the law in detail. If you think a school district “retaliated” against you, it tells you what to do.
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.
This is a very short pub. It tells you that your child has a right to get occupational therapy and physical therapy if they need it. It tells you the child’s IEP team decides the services a child gets, not other agencies.