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. The primary goal has always been to reopen school facilities for in-person services in the safest possible manner. We are now at a point where Covid-19 cases are declining and the reopening of school facilities is now becoming a reality. Our administrators, teachers, and practitioners are preparing to return to in-person services. Last week you should have received an email about the Return to Campus Program Selection Form. If you have not received the email for program selection, you may access it here: Return to campus program selection. Many of you have reached out with questions. For this reason we are providing a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) link for our families of students with disabilities. These FAQs will be updated on an on-going basis to ensure we are providing the most up to date information. Should you have any additional questions you may contact us at our School and Family Support Services Call Center at 213-241-6701 from the hours of 8:00a.m.-4:00 p.m. and we will gladly provide assistance. We have dedicated staff readily available to support.
News & Announcements
The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) is looking for dedicated students who are interested in providing input and recommendations to the Los Angeles Unified Board of Education on Special Education programs and services outlined in the Special Education Local Plan.
The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) are dedicated volunteers, consisting of parents, students, staff, and community members, who are tasked with providing input and recommendations to the Los Angeles Unified Board of Education on Special Education programs and services outlined in the Special Education Local Plan (SELPA) in accordance with CA Ed Code sections 56190-56194.
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.
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.
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
- 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