California Special Education Law

Advocacy Resources, Hearing & Appeal Decisions, Statistics and More for Parents

Resources – Links


Autism: Asserting Your Child’s Right to a Special Education, David Sherman, Edited by Lynne Arnold

The Complete IEP Guide: How to Advocate for Your Special Education Child, Lawrence Siegel, revised 2009.


Disability Rights California

Special Education Search Engine for Decisions & Orders (California only)
January 1, 1996 to June 30, 2005
July 1, 2005 to 2006

2007 to present

Learning Disabilities Online: IEPs

US Dept. of Education: IDEA 2004

Student Advocacy Center of Michigan: Sample Letters

IEP Goals and Objectives

Developing IEP Goals

Resources & Support for Parents

National Research Council: Educating Children with Autism (pdf)

Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT)

Talk About Curing Autism (TACA)

Autism One

National Autism Association

National Downs Syndrome Society

American Association on Mental Retardation

Stuttering Foundation of America