Special Education

DRC works to make sure students with disabilities have what they need to do well in school. We also make sure they attend classes with students without disabilities. To learn more, please keep reading.

“Education is not just for a privileged few, it is for everyone. It is a fundamental human right.” Ban Ki-moon

The primary goal of special education advocacy at Disability Rights California is to ensure that students with disabilities can access educational opportunities that enrich them academically and socially.  Our advocacy furthers the promise of the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act by advocating for the robust educational services and supports that many students with disabilities need to thrive at school. We also advocate for equal educational opportunities in the most integrated settings under the Americans with Disabilities Act. We represent clients in due process hearings, state compliance complaints, civil rights complaints and systemic litigation.