CalSTAT Techincal Assitance and Training

 

Publications

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.

The Special EDge in English. or Special EDge en español.

Supplementary resources to The Special EDge

Transition to Adult Living: An Information and Resource Guide

This resource is no longer available. For additional resources, please e-mail Jill Larson, Transition Specialist, jlarson@cde.ca.gov

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) adobe pdf (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: 12/01/2014

 

 

Ideas That Work

California Department of Education, Special Education Division’s special project, California Services for Technical Assistance and Training (CalSTAT) is funded through a contract with the Napa County Office of Education. CalSTAT is partially funded from federal funds, State Grants, #H027A080116A, provided from the U.S. Department of Education Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Additional federal funds are provided from a federal competitively awarded State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) to California, #H323A070019, provided from the U.S. Department of Education Part D of the IDEA. Opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the position of the U. S. Department of Education.