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2019-2020 Special Education
Professional Development Opportunities


pdf Icon MEM-081500: 2019-20 Special Education Professional Development Opportunities


The purpose of this memorandum is to provide schools with special education professional development opportunities for all general educaiton and special education staff working with students with disabilities.

This memorandum contains PD information from the following departments: Alternate Curriculum, Behavior, Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE), District Office of Transition Services (DOTS),TK-12 Instruction Special Education.

PD training opportunities will be announced via departmental flyers.  Check here often for the most current information!! Click on a department to view PD flyer.


»  Alternate Curriculum

»  Behavior

»  Early Childhood Special Education

»  District Office of Transition Services (DOTS)

»  TK-12 Instruction (Special Education) **NOTE** Some PDs are for specific grade levels only.


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Employment Opportunities

Teacher and Student

The Los Angeles Unified School District is committed to providing the best services and education.

We strive to provide leadership, guidance, and support to maximize learning for all students.

As our nation's second largest school district, LAUSD has many exciting opportunities available to you. If you would like to be a part of a team that serves the educational interests of our students, the resources below will help you get started.



» Administrative Services 



» Special Education Assistant/Trainee or Other Classified Positions  


Early Childhood Education

 » Early Childhood Education Human Resources 


 Special Education Teachers & Related Services

» Certificated Special Education and Related Service Opportunities

» Special Education District Intern Program  


Summer School Credit Recovery

 » Special Education Application for Credit Recovery, Summer 2019 



Welcome to the Special Education
Paraprofessionals section!

In order to provide the highest quality of services to our students, we proudly have the support of paraprofessionals as part of our classroom teams. These dedicated paraprofessionals provide a wide range of services to our students under the direction of certificated staff. The District ensures that all of our special education paraprofessionals meet NCLB qualifications, and offers professional development and other resources to ensure that we continue to have highly qualified staff supporting our students.

We hope that you frequent this page in order to utilize resources that will be continuously posted to support you. On behalf of our students and their families, as well as teachers, administrators, and other support staff, thank you for your continued dedication and service.



The Personnel Commission web pages contain information regarding employment and hiring process, career planning and training, salary schedules, job descriptions, appeals, forms, meeting schedule, order of business/agenda, and additional information.

Classified Growth & Development Cycle Resources for Special Education Paraprofessionals  

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BUL-6527.2: Special Education Paraprofessional Attendance Policy

PDF Document Icon REF-6889.1 Mandatory Annual Online Training Modules for Special Education Paraprofessionals

 PDF Document Icon Job Aid 



pdf Icon 10 Steps - The Basics of Special Education Process Under IDEA  

 Website 2019-20 District Validation Review Training

Powerpoint Document IEP Preparation and Process  (ppt.) 
 Writing the Present Levels of Performance for Students on the General Education Curriculum 
              (Uploaded 10.10.18) 

pdf Icon Accommodations, Modifications, Supports

Video Alternate Curriculum:  Present Level of Performance Training

pdf Icon Parents' Rights


Parentally Placed Private School Policy and Procedures (MyPLN Module)

Powerpoint Document Related Services Department [APE]   [AT]  [OT]  [PT]


Section 504 Procedures (MyPLN Module)

 pdf Icon Special Education 101

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Special Education Assessment

pdf Icon Special Education IEP Timelines

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Special Education Records Green Folder

pdf Icon Special Education Referral Process 

Website Understanding the Process of CDE Complaints (MyPLN Module)

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Using the Welligent Common Core Goal Bank - November 2015



Video icon Alternate Curriculum: Present Level of Performance Training

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Career and Transition Center

Video icon Career and Transition Center (Spanish Version)

Video icon Center for Advance Transition Skills

Video icon Center for Advance Transition Skills (Spanish Version)

Video icon Conservatorship

Video icon Conservatorship (Spanish Version) 

Video icon Educating Students with Disabilities at their Home Schools

Video icon One Community of Learners - Parents

Video icon One Community of Learners - Parents (Spanish Version)

Video icon Positive Behavior Support

Video icon School Based Enterprise 

Video icon Transition

Video icon Transition (Spanish Version)

Video icon Transition Partnership Program (TPP)

Video icon Travel Safety in the Community

Video icon Universal Design for Learning Part 1

Video icon Universal Design for Learning Part 2

Video icon Universal Design for Learning Part 3

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