Education Rights

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Most Frequently Viewed Resources

Read about where to file your lawsuit or case. Information on jurisdiction and venue.

If you cannot afford the filing fee or other court costs, you may qualify to have these fees and costs waived by the court.

Your rights to reasonable accommodation under the law.

Browse through the statewide disability rights advocacy organization's publications, which cover many areas of the law.

Federal, state, and local programs are available to help you raise children who have disabilities.

Information and advocacy guides for friends and caregivers.

Whatever the reason, you have the right to represent yourself, to be your own lawyer in all cases in California.

Procedural safeguards for parents by state/federal law.

Referral, assessment, eligibility, Individualized Education Program (IEP), placement, and annual review.

The Constitution; Executive and Administrative Laws; County, Appellate, Supreme Court, and Federal Districts; State Legislation; and Legal Guides.

Top 1 facts, rights and policies, self-advocacy, peer advocacy, activities, Person First Language, and resources.

This Clearinghouse offers a variety of selected resources to help foster parents, kincare providers, child welfare workers, educators, CASAs and other professionals to provide effective services and supports for children with disabilities in foster care.

What are the responsibilities of the complainant, the local agency, and the California Department of Education?

This section will give you general guidelines for how to best prepare yourself for court.

Important rulings, resources and information about Diabetes Care in California Schools.

This information describes the process for identifying the need for special education and the services and supports the school can provide if your child is found eligible to receive them.

Alphabetical Listing of Resources

File a complaint about:
a. Employment,
b. Housing (including issues with apartment buildings, condos, Homeowners Associations and mobile home parks)
c. Airlines
d. Complaint does not involve Employment, Housing, or Airlines

This toolkit provides a roadmap for currently enrolled and potential students in California to develop their educational and career plan and navigate the educational landscape with a criminal record.

The relevant legal rules in the state's laws.

This document explains the school rights your child has after a disaster has happened.

Special education programs in California are governed by a combination of state and federal laws. Under these laws, school districts must provide each student with a disability with a free, appropriate public education (FAPE)