News & Announcements
Division of Special Education Parent Newsletter - Volume 3
The 2022-2023 Parent Newsletters have published. We invite all parents of students with disabilities to access the newsletter to obtain updates and important contact information. // Se ha publicado el boletín para padres de 2022-23. Invitamos a todos los padres de estudiantes con discapacidades a acceder al boletín para obtener actualizaciones e información de contacto importante.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: SELPA Annual Budget Plan and Annual Service Plan 2023-2024
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) herby gives notice that a Public Hearing will he held on June 13, 2023 to review the proposed Annual Budget Plan and Annual Service Plan for 2023-2024. After the public hearing, the Board of Education will consider adoption of these plans during its regular board meeting. Click on this article's title for more information and to access the proposed Plans.//Haga clic en el título de este artículo para acceder a información en español.
Extended School Year (ESY) 2023 Student Enrollment is Open!
The ESY Student Enrollment Application is available on the Parent Portal and will close on June 9, 2023. ESY will take place June 26 - July 25, 2023. Click on this title's article for more information. // La Solicitud de inscripción de estudiantes de ESY está disponible en el Portal para padres y cerrará el 9 de junio de 2023. ESY tendrá lugar del 26 de junio al 25 de julio de 2023. Haga clic en el título de este artículo para más información.
Parent Counseling and Training (PCT) Fall 2023 Letter and Schedule
The purpose of Parent Counseling and Training (PCT), as a related service, is to offer parents information on child development, to enhance knowledge and understanding of their child’s special needs, and to assist in acquiring skills to support the implementation of their child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP). PCT is prescribed as part of the student’s IEP. Click on this article's title for more information.
COVID-19 Compensatory Education Plan
Students with disabilities are entitled to a free appropriate public education (FAPE).
The COVID-19 pandemic had a negative effect on schools resulting in learning disruption nationally. Students with disabilities may need Compensatory Education services to remedy any educational or other deficits that resulted from a student with an IEP or Section 504 plan not receiving the evaluations or services to which they were entitled during the COVID-19 pandemic. Students with disabilities may also need Recoupment Services to regain skills lost resulting from pandemic learning disruptions. The Los Angeles Unified School District has implemented two approaches for processes for addressing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic:
Compensatory Education- special education and related aids and services to remedy any educational or other deficits that resulted from a student with a disability (with either an IEP or Section 504 plan) not receiving the evaluations or services to which they were entitled during the COVID-19 pandemic. For further information about the COVID-19 Compensatory Education Plan, please refer to: https://achieve.lausd.net/compedplan.
Recoupment Services- additional supports offered to general and special education students to address potential learning loss caused by pandemic-related school facility closures. For further information about recoupment services, please refer to: https://achieve.lausd.net/spedrecoupment.
The Los Angeles Unified School District seeks to identify, locate, and evaluate children suspected of having a disability who may be eligible for special education services designed to meet their educational needs at no cost to families. This includes highly mobile children, migrant children, children experiencing homelessness, children who are wards of the state and children attending private schools located within LAUSD boundaries regardless of where they reside. All other children must live in the LAUSD attendance area.
State Measures & Guidelines
- State Performance Plan Indicator Guide
The State Performance Plan (SPP) is a six-year plan submitted to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) by the California Department of Education (CDE). The current SPP spans Federal Fiscal Years (FFY) 2013-2018. This document will be updated once the new SPP is made available.
TELEPHONE: (213) 241-6701
FAX: (877) 339-2648
Staff members are available to provide you with immediate assistance Monday through Friday.
Call Center hours have been updated to 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (PST).
Resources for Parents
- Useful Links
Information located in our Parents webpage
Positive Behavior Support Homepage
- Regional Center Contact Information
Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center
Centro Regional Los Angeles Zona Este
1000 South Fremont
Alhambra, CA 91802
Telephone: (626) 299-4700
Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center
Centro Regional Lanterman
3303 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Telephone: (213) 383-1300
Harbor Regional Center
Centro Regional Zona Harbor
21231 Hawthorne Boulevard
Torrance, CA 90503
Telephone: (310) 540-1711
North Los Angeles County Regional Center
Centro Regional del Condado de Los Angeles Zona Norte
9200 Oakdale Avenue, Suite 100
Chatsworth, CA 91311
Telephone: (818) 788-1900
South Central Los Angeles Regional Center
Centro Regional del Centro Sur de Los Angeles
2500 S. Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90018
Telephone: (213) 744-7000
Westside Regional Center
Centro Regional de Westside
5901 Green Valley Cir #320
Culver City, CA 90230
Telephone: (310) 258-4000
- Special Education & Career/Transition Centers
LAUSD Career and Transition Centers provide employment preparation, independent living skills, and social skills instruction to students ages 18-22, who are identified by Individual Education Program (IEP) teams as needing an alternate curriculum.
Visit https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/17048 for more information.
- Parent Newsletters 2022-2023
To access the parent newsletter, click on the link below for the edition you'd like to review. // Para acceder al boletín para padres, haga clic en el enlace a continuación para la edición que le gustaría revisar.
2022-23 Volume 3 Parent Newsletter
Boletin para padres volumen 3 de 2022-23
2022-23 Volume 2 Parent Newsletter
Boletin para padres de volumen 2 de 2022-23
2022-23 Volume 1 Parent Newsletter
Boletín para padres de volumen 1 de 2022-23
Los Angeles Unified School District ♦ Division of Special Education
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