Disability Rights Resources

Parents Helping Parents

Parents Helping Parents (http://www.php.com)  is an extremely helpful local non-profit organization that provides information, workshops, and a variety of other resources for families with special needs in the Greater Bay Area. We offer our strong recommendation and endorsement for parents to take advantage of all that PHP has to offer. 

COPAA

The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (http://www.copaa.org) is the nation's single largest organization dedicated to addressing the legal needs and interests of individuals with disabilities and the parents who actively advocate for them. COPAA holds an annual conference that is not be missed. The 2018 location is Monterey, CA! Become a member and register today!

Wrightslaw

Overflowing with detailed, valuable, and up-to-date resources, parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys alike all rely on Wrightslaw.com for accurate, reliable information about special education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities. You should too. 

DREDF

The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF), founded in 1979, is a leading national civil rights law and policy center directed by individuals with disabilities and parents who have children with disabilities. Their vision is to advance the civil and human rights of people with disabilities through legal advocacy, training, education, and public policy and legislative development.

CDE

The California Department of Education's Special Education (http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/) is your must-have portal to laws, regulations, and guidance specific to California.

With some persistence in navigation you will have opportunity to access many source documents related to your individual needs.

OSEP

The Office of Special Education Programs is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts. 

OSEP offers many relevant updates and guidance reflecting the federal opinion on the appropriate implementation of special education law.