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    Welcome to the Families section of our website! Families are important partners in educating and preparing our students for a successful future. We look forward to our continued partnership as we strive to ensure that all students are life-ready, college-prepared, and/or career-ready for the 21st century.

    The Division of Special Education has various resources available for parents and we invite you to take advantage of every opportunity offered in helping you become an active partner in your child’s education. Training is offered monthly covering several different topics that are related to the needs and services of students with special needs and the many ways parents can support their child both in and out of the classroom.  In addition to our monthly training sessions, District and community-sponsored events supportive of the students and parents we serve are also some of the valuable resources that parents are encouraged to get involved in.  You are an important partner in your child’s education and together we can make success happen.


    Dyslexia Awareness Website

    Parent and school resources are included in the dyslexia awareness website. Dyslexia is a language-based disability that is characterized by difficulties in learning how to read fluently. 

    Dyslexia General Awareness Video



    Programs, Supports, and Services

    The Division of Special Education provides a range of program and related services to students found eligible for special education.  

    Brochures and Guides

    Here, you can find an A-Z index of brochures and guides for LAUSD special education programs.


    Community Advisory Committee

    The Community Advisory Committee (CAC), mandated by California Education Code, serves to maintain an ongoing interaction between educators and parents and to advise the District on the development of its Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) Local Plan and Annual Services and Budget Plans.


    Parent Resources for Engagement & Student Success (PRESS) Calendar

    Here, you can view upcoming presentations and workshops for parents, as well as archives of past presentations.


    Complaint Response Unit (CRU)

    The CRU is committed to providing families of students with disabilities the information, assistance and resources they need to become meaningful participants in the education of their children. CRU will facilitate collaboration between district staff and parents to enable the District to provide a lawful response in a timely manner.



    School and Family Support Services (SFSS) - Call Center

    The Division of Special Education’s School and Family Support Services (SFSS) unit is committed to working collaboratively with our LAUSD families, students, colleagues and other partners in education to promote each student’s success and well-being as he/she prepares for future endeavors by providing all partners with the ongoing delivery of the most accurate information, resources, assistance, and guidance regarding special education.

    This page contains useful information on various topics.


    Due Process

    Resolving special education disputes:  informal dispute resolution, mediation only, and formal due process hearing information and policy.