Extended School Year (ESY) 2021
The District is enrolling students for in-person ESY, which will take place from June 28 – July 23, 2021, at designated sites. If your child has ESY indicated on their active IEP and you would like to register your child, please visit parentportal.lausd.net. However, if a parent is concerned that their child’s disability or medical condition impedes the child’s ability to participate in in-person instruction, the parent may request an online option for ESY at https://achieve.lausd.net/spedESY.
Tutoring & Learning Opportunities for Students with Disabilities
LAUSD is proud to offer a myriad of Summer Learning Opportunities for all current TK-12th grade students. Both in-person and online summer learning opportunities combine academic instruction with engaging virtual enrichment activities this summer. Visit https://achieve.lausd.net/spedLearningOpportunities for more information.
LAUSD Face Mask Accommodation and Exemption Process
In conformance with current health orders and guidance, during and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) requires students to wear a face mask while attending in-person assessment, services, and/or instruction in a cohort. LAUSD recognizes that some students may be unable to comply with the face mask requirement due to a disability, medical and/or mental health condition(s). If your child may require accommodations or is not able to wear a mask, please complete this form and return it to the school site PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY OF ATTENDANCE or as soon as possible after the need is discovered. The form is to be completed by parents/guardians.
News & Announcements
The Division of Special Education has compiled a listing of frequently asked questions. Click on this announcement to retrieve the FAQs document. // La División de Educación Especial ha compilado una lista de preguntas frecuentes. Haga clic en este anuncio para acceder el documento de preguntas frecuentes.
In conformance with current health orders and guidance, during and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) requires students to wear a face mask while attending in-person assessment, services, and/or instruction in a cohort. LAUSD recognizes that some students may be unable to comply with the face mask requirement due to a disability, medical and/or mental health condition(s). (Haga clic en el título del artículo para leer la información en español.)
Dear LAUSD Special Education Families and Community,
This month, marks one year ago that the global pandemic disrupted the daily instruction for all of our students. Although we have made progress with Distance Learning, we recognize that our school buildings is where our students need to be to have the most enriching educational experience.
Child Find-Child Serve
Child find is part of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) federal law. 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 students attending private schools located within LAUSD boundaries regardless of where they reside. All other children must live in the LAUSD attendance area.
TELEPHONE: (213) 241-6701
FAX: (877) 339-2648
Staff members are available to provide you with immediate assistance Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (PST).
Resources for Parents
- Useful Links
Information located in our Parents webpage
- 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
- California Children's Services Locations Affected by LAUSD School Facility Closures
California Children’s Services (CCS) is reaching out to families to address possible changes to upcoming Medical Therapy Unit (MTU) appointments. To contact CCS about an upcoming MTU appointment, please contact your MTU or call 1-800-288-4584. Additional CCS information can be found at http://www.lapublichealth.org/cms/CCS.htm.
Gardena MTU – Sellery Special Education Center
Huntington Park MTU – San Antonio Elementary
Pacific Blvd MTU – Pacific Blvd School
Mar Vista MTU – McBride/Grand View
Perez MTU – Perez Career and Transition Center
North Hollywood MTU - Lowman Special Education Center
Reseda MTU – Lokrantz Special Education Center
San Pedro MTU – Willenberg Career and Transition Center
Widney MTU – Widney Career Preparatory and Transition Center
Los Angeles MTU – Salvin Special Education Center
- 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 Newsletter
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.
Los Angeles Unified School District ♦ Division of Special Education
333 South Beaudry Avenue, 17th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017