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.
Fresno County should stop using pepper spray on children and teenagers serving time at the Juvenile Justice Campus and address other issues that affect their physical and mental health, a report from Disability Rights California recommends.
(Fresno, CA – July 2, 2018) Youth with disabilities released from the Juvenile Justice system face daunting obstacles when they return to their homes, schools and communities.
Oakland, CA – August 2, 2016) The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) found that the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) discriminated against a student by subjecting him to inappropriate and excessive restraint and seclusion.
"Facing criticism from parents over the decision to house students in the Adult Transition Program (ATP) in two portable classrooms on the new Earl Warren Middle School campus, the San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) invited parents to to tour the facility and participate in a special meeting July 28 on the campus.