SpEd Menu

Division of Special Education

  • Online Program
    The City of Angels Independent Study School/Virtual Academy is an online program that is available for families with medical, social-emotional, or other concerns. Through this program, students will work independently when not learning with a teacher synchronously. Students will not be taught by teachers from their own school but rather teachers assigned to the City of Angels. Elementary students will receive 3 hours of daily live virtual instruction with a teacher, while secondary students will receive three 70-minutes periods per day (with at least 40 minutes of direct student-teacher time per period).

    For students with disabilities, participation in this program is subject to IEP team determination through the IEP team meeting process. The school of attendance will schedule an IEP team meeting to determine the appropriateness of the independent study/virtual academy placement for the student. You may register your interest in this program via the Parent Portal, the family hotline (213) 443-1300 or by contacting the City of Angels School directly. For further information, visit the City of Angels website at www.cityofangelsschool.org.

  • News & Announcements 

  • Face Mask Accommodation/Exemption Request (Updated 07-13-21)

    Face Mask Accommodation/Exemption Request (Updated 07-13-21)

    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.

    Comments (-1)
  • In-Home Services During Extended School Year

    In-Home Services During Extended School Year

    During Extended School Year (ESY), students will be offered in-person services as per their Individualized Education Program (IEP) or Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). If a parent is concerned that their child’s disability or medical condition impedes the child’s ability to participate in in-person instruction, the parent may request an online option for services.

    Comments (-1)
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 06/10/21

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 06/10/21

    The Division of Special Education has compiled a listing of frequently asked questions. Click on this announcement to retrieve the FAQs document. // La División de Educación Especial ha compilado una lista de preguntas frecuentes. Haga clic en este anuncio para acceder el documento de preguntas frecuentes.

    Comments (-1)

Are You Puzzled? Are You Puzzled?

PDF icon » English       PDF icon » Spanish   
PDF icon » Armenian    PDF icon » Chinese    
PDF icon » Farsi            PDF icon » Tagalog   
PDF icon » Korean         PDF icon » Russian   
PDF icon »Vietnamese

  • Child Find-Child Serve 

    Child Find flyer


    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.

    PDF Icon  » English    PDF Icon » Spanish

  • 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).

Resources for Parents

parent portal logo

Parent Workshops Parent Workshops & Trainings

Information located in our Parents webpage

brochures Brochures & Guides

Positive Behavior Icon  Positive Behavior Support Homepage


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

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


Parent Newsletter

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

Internet icon  System Improvement Lead Website

  •  Los Angeles Unified School District ♦ Division of Special Education 

    333 South Beaudry Avenue, 17th Floor, Los Angeles, CA  90017