Special Education and Individuals with Disabilities

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    The District affirms that no qualified student with a disability shall, on the basis of that disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination/ harassment under any District program or activity. The denial of equal access to the District's educational programs and/or activities and/or the denial of a "free appropriate public education" (FAPE) on the basis of a student's disability is considered disability-based discrimination under both federal and state law and, as such, a violation of District policy.

    The Division of Special Education’s School and Family Support Services (SFSS) unit is committed to working collaboratively with our LAUSD families, students, colleagues, and other partners in education to promote each student’s success and well-being as he/she prepares for future endeavors by providing all partners with the ongoing delivery of the most accurate information, resources, assistance, and guidance regarding special education.

    If you have questions, concerns, and/or complaints related to special education or specifically about a child’s IEP, we can assist. The Division of Special Education is committed to:

    • Providing information to increase understanding and awareness of special education so parents can better participate in the educational decision-making process for their child
    • Promptly responding to inquiries and helping to mediate and/or resolve concerns related to the Individualized Education Program (IEP)
    • Investigating complaints of alleged special education violations and facilitating appropriate resolutions promptly.
    • Listening to parent concerns and providing resources that support informed decision-making
    • Offering information about parent engagement opportunities
    • Facilitating collaboration between District staff and parents
    • Providing answers to IEP-related questions
    • Assisting with transportation needs as stated in the IEP
    • Providing the most current information related to special education


    School and Family Support Services
    Telephone: (213) 241-6701
    FAX: (877) 339-2684
    Email: spedsfss@lausd.net
    Website: https://www.lausd.org/sped
    Monday - Friday 7:00 AM-5:00 PM 
    Interpreter Services Available

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