HELPFUL LINKS

PRO BONO REPRESENTATION
The following agencies offer legal assistance to financially qualified individuals at little or no cost:

Disability Rights Legal Center (DRLC): 213-736-1334
www.disabilityrightscenter.org

Protection and Advocacy (PAI): (213) 427-8747

TASK (Team of Advocates for Special Kids): (714) 533-TASK

OCRA, Office of Clients Rights Advocacy: (800) 390-7032

Learning Rights Law Center: (213) 489-4030
www.learningrights.org
email: lety@learningrights.org

COMPOSITE OF CALIFORNIA
SPECIAL EDUCATION LAW

Every parent of a child who is eligible for special education is entitled to one free copy of the law. To obtain your free copy go to: http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/ds/

CALIFORNIA CONTENT STANDARDS
To obtain a copy of the content standards for each grade go to: http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/

CARS HANDBOOK OF GOALS AND OBJECTIVESThe California Association of Resource Specialists and Special Education Teachers has developed an very useful handbook that provides grade level guides to developing goals and objectives that are tied to the California Content Standards and the California High School Exit Exam. To obtain a copy go to: California Association of Resource Specialists and Special Education Teachers

TEACHER QUALIFICATIONS
Both "No Child Left Behind" Act and the newly reauthorized IDEA raise the standards for teacher qualifications. To find out the qualifications of your child's teachers, go to: https://teachercred.ctc.ca.gov/teachers/index.jsp

SPECIAL EDUCATION RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES HANDBOOK
Protection and Advocacy Inc. ("PAI") has a number of outstanding publications available, including this excellent handbook. To download a free copy go to: Pai Website

LA FEAT
Los Angeles Families for Effective Autism Treatment ("LA FEAT") was founded by parents of autistic children. LA FEAT believes that newly diagnosed children with autism should receive intensive, quality, research-based treatment. A FEAT's mission is to provide education to families and the community on effective autism treatments, and to provide support to families seeking effective treatments for their children on the autism spectrum. Jen Ralph, one of our Paralegal/Advocates, is a founding member and past president of LA FEAT. Check out their website at: http://www.lafeat.org/

WRIGHTSLAW
Wrightslaw is an outstanding resource for all national special education issues. Not only does it have very useful content, but it also provides updates on the latest developments in special education across the nation and has several publications that are geared to parents. http://www.wrightslaw.com/

OSEP IDEAS THAT WORK
The Office of Special Education ("OSEP"), which is part of the U.S. Department of Education, has established a website called OSEP Ideas That Work, which has interesting resources for parents. To get to the OSEP Ideas That Work website go to: http://www.osepideasthatwork.org

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