SPECIAL EDUCATION INFORMATION

 

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides professional development, advocates for individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.

 

IDEA The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) “one-stop shop” for resources related to Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 2004 and its implementing regulations.

 
The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) understands the many challenges facing individuals with disabilities and their families. OSERS is committed to improving results and outcomes for people with disabilities of all ages. OSERS supports programs that serve millions of children, youth and adults with disabilities.
 
OSERS’ Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)
 
The Center for Special Education Finance (CSEF) addresses fiscal policy questions related to the delivery and support of special education throughout the United States and disseminates up-to-date information to stakeholders at all levels.
 

CDEThe California Department of Education (CDE) serves our state by innovating and collaborating with educators, schools, parents, and community partners

 
The CDE’s Special Education Division provides information and resources to serve the unique needs of persons with disabilities so that each person will meet or exceed high standards of achievement in academic and nonacademic skills.
 
California Services for Technical Training and Assistance (CalSTAT) provides evidence-based resources and training priority areas, publications and symposiums.
 
The California Department of Education (CDE) Clearinghouse for Specialized Media and Translations (CSMT) produces accessible versions of textbooks, workbooks and literature books adopted by the State Board of Education. Products and services are provided pursuant to California law, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) External link opens in new window or tab. , the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) External link opens in new window or tab. , and Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 External link opens in new window or tab.
 
The Learning Disability Association of California (LDA-CA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer organization of parents, professionals, and adults with learning disabilities. Its purpose is to promote and support the education and general welfare of children and adults of potentially normal intelligence who manifest learning, perceptual, and/or behavioral handicaps
 
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Special Education Terms and Acronyms