Special Education Rights and Responsibilities

Disability Rights of CA makes the entirety of “Special Education, Rights and Responsibilities” available online in English and in Spanish, and in Chinese. It’s FREE and very convenient to search!

The Federal and California special education laws give eligible students with disabilities the right to receive a free appropriate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment (LRE). This manual explains how to become eligible for special education, how to request and advocate for special education services, and what to do if you disagree with school districts.

This manual is intended for use by parents of children with disabilities, but should also be useful for advocates and attorneys.