A Composite of Laws - CA Special Ed Programs

A Composite of Laws - CA Special Ed Programs
For parents of a child with a disability in the State of California there is A Composite of Laws publication from the California Special Education Programs that you can obtain free of charge.

There is a form at the back of each publication for future use in acquiring the following year's publication. Those who are not parents of a child with a disability can purchase this yearly publication for $29.95 plus $5.95 for shipping and handling charges.

Parents are required to list the name of the school the child attends and sign the document. Here is an Order Form. The toll-free number for more information is 1-800-995-4099. Fax number to send the form is 1-916-323-0823. Their business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Pacific Time.

Special Education Laws and Regulations Database. Here is where you can search the laws and print out documents while waiting for your copy to arrive. It usually takes a few weeks to receive your copy. I would suggest ordering a copy now so you can utilize the summer months to read through the laws and prepare for the next school year and IEP meetings to come.

I plan on bringing my copy to the IEP meeting next week for my son Matthew. I have post it notes on several pages along with highlighted codes to discuss. It is worth ordering a new book for each new edition, which is done on an annual basis. You can donate previous editions to support groups or to the parent center at your local school.

Introduction to the 28th edition of the Composite of Laws

This is a great resource all parents should be equipped with.

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