The Special EDge newsletter
This newsletter, published three times a year, is funded by the California Department of Education, Special Education Division. The Special EDge is designed to inform and support parents, educators, and other service providers on special education topics, focusing on research-based practices, legislation, technical support, and current resources.
Transition to Adult Living: An Information and Resource Guide
This comprehensive handbook is written for students, parents, and teachers.
It offers practical guidance and resources in support of transition
efforts for students with disabilities as they move from their junior
high and high school years into the world of adulthood and/or independent
View Transition documents.
Special Education Rights of Parents and Children Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B — Notice of Procedural Safeguards
This straightforward, nine-page overview
outlines the educational rights of children with disabilities,
ages 3 through 21. It is written for parents, legal guardians,
and surrogate parents. This document complies with final federal regulations, effective October 13, 2006, implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, as amended in 2004.
View Special Education Rights of Parents and Children.
Guidelines for Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy in California Public Schools
Guidelines for Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy in California Public Schools (Revised 2013) (1.9mb) | HTML
The purpose of Occupational therapy (OT) and Physical therapy (PT) in the public school setting is to support positive educational outcomes as described by the State of California State Performance Plan (California Department of Education 2009). Occupational therapy and physical therapy, two distinct and unique professions, work with the educational team to support a child's ability to gain access to the general education curriculum, meet state standards, make adequate yearly progress, participate in postsecondary education, and become functional independent citizens upon graduation. If you have questions related to this document, please contact Dan Boomer, Special Education Consultant, at DBoomer@cde.ca.gov
Last updated: 08/20/2013