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Talk to an Education Advocate

If you live in Alameda, Contra Costa or Yolo Counties, an Education Advocate can talk to you about special education and give you resources so you can make informed decisions about your child's education and other individual needs.

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Special Education Resources


NEW! Updated Guide to Due Process in California

In light of changes made to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) by Congress in 2004, and changes in California's mediation process, DREDF's "A Guide for California Parents: Special Education Due Process and the Resolution Session, 2ed." offers guidance through the California special education due process procedure.


Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004)


Individual Education Program (IEP)

Assessments / Evaluations

Related Services


Physical Education

Assistive Technology



Response to Intervention


Procedural Safeguards and Due Process

Resolution Meetings

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Learning Disabilities and ADHD

Resources for Military Families

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