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    Special Education Region Ambassadors

    Inspiring authentic engagement and leveraging the power of our families, communities and educational partners. // Inspirar un compromiso auténtico y aprovechar el poder de nuestras familias, comunidades y socios educativos.

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  •  DSE Virtual Parent Workshops Flyer

    2023 - 2024 Division of Special Education Virtual Parent Workshops

    You are all invited! Join us during the 2023 - 2024 school year at our virtual parent workshops where we will have various experts present on topics to empower families of students with IEPs. Click on the link of this article to obtain more information. // ¡Están todos invitados! Únanse a nosotros durante el año escolar 2023 - 2024 en nuestros talleres virtuales para padres donde tendremos varios expertos presentaran temas para empoderar a las familias de los estudiantes con IEP. Haga clic en el enlace de este artículo para obtener más información.

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  •  95 % Parent Workshop Flyer

    Parent Workshop - 95 Percent Group

    Parents of TK-12 students, we invite you to attend a one hour virtual workshop to explore a reading intervention program! // Haga clic en el título de este artículo para obtener información sobre el próximo taller para padres para aprender sobre un programa de intervención de lectura.

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  • SELPA Local Plan Annual Budget and Annual Service Plan 2023-24

    SELPA Local Plan Annual Budget and Annual Service Plan 2023-24

    The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) Annual Budget Plan and Annual Service Plan for 2023-2024 was adopted by the Board on June 13, 2023 and submitted to the California Department of Education. Click on this article's title for more information and to access the Annual Budget and Service Plans 2023-24.//El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Los Ángeles (LAUSD), el Plan de Presupuesto Anual del Área del Plan Local de Educación Especial (SELPA) y el Plan de Servicio Anual para 2023-2024 fueron adoptados por la Junta el 13 de junio de 2023 y presentados al Departamento de Educación de California. Haga clic en el título de este artículo para obtener más información y acceder al Presupuesto Anual y Planes de Servicio 2023-24.

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  • COVID-19 Compensatory Education Plan

    Students with disabilities are entitled to a free appropriate public education (FAPE).
    The COVID-19 pandemic had a negative effect on schools resulting in learning disruption nationally. Students with disabilities may need Compensatory Education services to remedy any educational or other deficits that resulted from a student with an IEP or Section 504 plan not receiving the evaluations or services to which they were entitled during the COVID-19 pandemic. Students with disabilities may also need Recoupment Services to regain skills lost resulting from pandemic learning disruptions. The Los Angeles Unified School District has implemented two approaches for processes for addressing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic:

    Compensatory Education- special education and related aids and services to remedy any educational or other deficits that resulted from a student with a disability (with either an IEP or Section 504 plan) not receiving the evaluations or services to which they were entitled during the COVID-19 pandemic. For further information about the COVID-19 Compensatory Education Plan, please refer to: https://www.lausd.org/compedplan.

    Recoupment Services- additional supports offered to general and special education students to address potential learning loss caused by pandemic-related school facility closures. For further information about recoupment services, please refer to: https://www.lausd.org/spedrecoupment.   

  • Child Find

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    The Los Angeles Unified School District seeks to identify, locate, and evaluate children suspected of having a disability who may be eligible for special education services designed to meet their educational needs at no cost to families. This includes highly mobile children, migrant children, children experiencing homelessness, children who are wards of the state and children attending private schools located within LAUSD boundaries regardless of where they reside. All other children must live in the LAUSD attendance area.

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State Measures & Guidelines

The State Performance Plan (SPP) is a six-year plan submitted to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) by the California Department of Education (CDE). The current SPP spans Federal Fiscal Years (FFY) 2013-2018. This document will be updated once the new SPP is made available.

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Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center
Centro Regional Los Angeles Zona Este

1000 South Fremont
Alhambra, CA 91802
Telephone: (626) 299-4700
Website: http://www.elarc.org

Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center
Centro Regional Lanterman

3303 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Telephone: (213) 383-1300
Website: http://www.lanterman.org

Harbor Regional Center
Centro Regional Zona Harbor

21231 Hawthorne Boulevard
Torrance, CA 90503
Telephone: (310) 540-1711
Website: https://www.harborrc.org

North Los Angeles County Regional Center
Centro Regional del Condado de Los Angeles Zona Norte

9200 Oakdale Avenue, Suite 100
Chatsworth, CA 91311
Telephone: (818) 788-1900
Website: http://www.nlacrc.org

South Central Los Angeles Regional Center
Centro Regional del Centro Sur de Los Angeles

2500 S. Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90018
Telephone: (213) 744-7000

Westside Regional Center
Centro Regional de Westside

5901 Green Valley Cir #320
Culver City, CA 90230
Telephone: (310) 258-4000
Website: https://westsiderc.org  

LAUSD Career and Transition Centers provide employment preparation, independent living skills, and social skills instruction to students ages 18-22, who are identified by Individual Education Program (IEP) teams as needing an alternate curriculum.

Visit https://www.lausd.org/Page/17048 for more information


Parent Newsletter

To access the parent newsletter, click on the link below for the edition you'd like to review. // Para acceder al boletín para padres, haga clic en el enlace a continuación para la edición que le gustaría revisar.

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PDF icon 2022-23 Volume 3 Parent Newsletter

PDF icon Boletin para padres volumen 3 de 2022-23


PDF icon 2022-23 Volume 2 Parent Newsletter

PDF icon Boletin para padres de volumen 2 de 2022-23

PDF Icon  2022-23 Volume 1 Parent Newsletter

PDF Icon  Boletín para padres de volumen 1 de 2022-23



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