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  • 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. 

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  • LAUSD Face Mask Accommodation/Exemption Request

    LAUSD Face Mask Accommodation/Exemption Request

    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.)

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  • Message from the Chief of Special Education, Equity and Access

    Message from the Chief of Special Education, Equity and Access

    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.

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  • Special Education Assessments and Related Services

    Special Education Assessments and Related Services

    Beginning on Thursday, March 4, 2021, the District will resume voluntary in-person services for our students with disabilities. These services include, tutoring, special education assessments and in-person related services, as appropriate. Also, the District will continue to provide all other on-going virtual instruction, assessments and related services. For more information regarding in-person services please contact your child’s school site administrator or call the School Family Support Services line at (213) 241- 6701. You may also click on the title link above for more information.

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  • Child Find-Child Serve 


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    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.

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  • SFSS Phone Number flyer

    TELEPHONE: (213) 241-6701

    FAX:  (877) 339-2648

    EMAIL: spedsfss@lausd.net

    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).

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Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center
Centro Regional Los Angeles Zona Este

1000 South Fremont
Alhambra, CA 91802
Telephone: (626) 299-4700
Website: http://www.elarc.org


Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center
Centro Regional Lanterman

3303 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Telephone: (213) 383-1300
Website: http://www.lanterman.org


Harbor Regional Center
Centro Regional Zona Harbor

21231 Hawthorne Boulevard
Torrance, CA 90503
Telephone: (310) 540-1711
Website: https://www.harborrc.org


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
Website: http://www.nlacrc.org


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
Website:https://sclarc.org 


Westside Regional Center
Centro Regional de Westside

5901 Green Valley Cir #320
Culver City, CA 90230
Telephone: (310) 258-4000
Website: https://westsiderc.org  

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

 

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

 

State Measures & Guidelines

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.

PDF icon  SPPI Guide, May 2020

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