COVID-19 Compensatory Education Plan
Students with disabilities are entitled to a free appropriate public education (FAPE).
The COVID-19 pandemic had a negative effect on schools resulting in learning disruption nationally. Students with disabilities may need Compensatory Education services to remedy any educational or other deficits that resulted from a student with an IEP or Section 504 plan not receiving the evaluations or services to which they were entitled during the COVID-19 pandemic. Students with disabilities may also need Recoupment Services to regain skills lost resulting from pandemic learning disruptions. The Los Angeles Unified School District has implemented two approaches for processes for addressing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic:
Compensatory Education- special education and related aids and services to remedy any educational or other deficits that resulted from a student with a disability (with either an IEP or Section 504 plan) not receiving the evaluations or services to which they were entitled during the COVID-19 pandemic. For further information about the COVID-19 Compensatory Education Plan, please refer to: https://achieve.lausd.net/compedplan.
Recoupment Services- additional supports offered to general and special education students to address potential learning loss caused by pandemic-related school facility closures. For further information about recoupment services, please refer to: https://achieve.lausd.net/spedrecoupment.
News & Announcements
The Division of Special Education is excited to offer a series of webinars throughout the year. The presentations will equip our families and school community stakeholders with information about the LAUSD’s Special Education process, resources, making meaningful connections during IEP Team Meetings, and much more! Click on this article's title to learn more. // ¡La División de Educación Especial se complace en ofrecer una serie de seminarios web las cuales proveerán a nuestras familias y comunidades escolares con información sobre el proceso de Educación Especial del LAUSD, recursos y hacer conexiones significativas y mucho más! Haga clic en el título de este artículo para más información.
Click on this article's title to learn about LAUSD's two processes for addressing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic for students with IEPs or a Section 504 plan. // Haga clic en el título de este artículo para conocer los dos procesos del LAUSD para abordar el impacto de la pandemia de COVID-19 para estudiantes con IEP o un plan de la Sección 504.
Click on this article's title to access L.A. Unified’s Division of Special Education position paper on practices that support equity and access for Students with Disabilities. // Haga clic en el título de este artículo para acceder al documento de posición de la División de Educación Especial del Distrito Unificado de Los Ángeles sobre las prácticas que respaldan la equidad y el acceso para los estudiantes con discapacidades.
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 highly mobile children, migrant children, children experiencing homelessness, children who are wards of the state and children attending private schools located within LAUSD boundaries regardless of where they reside. All other children must live in the LAUSD attendance area.
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.
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 Newsletters 2021-2022
To access the parent newsletter, click on the link below for the edition you'd like to review. // Para acceder al boletín para padres, haga clic en el enlace a continuación para la edición que le gustaría revisar.
Los Angeles Unified School District ♦ Division of Special Education
333 South Beaudry Avenue, 17th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017