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  • 44th Annual Very Special Arts Festival at the Music Center

    44th Annual Very Special Arts Festival at the Music Center

    The Music Center's Very Special Arts Festival is on Friday, February 24th. This annual free, inclusive event celebrates the artistic achievements of students with all abilities. The festival features student and professional performances, visual and performing arts workshops and a student art exhibit. Click on this article's title to learn more.

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  • Parent Counseling and Training (PCT) Spring 2023 Letter and Schedule

    Parent Counseling and Training (PCT) Spring 2023 Letter and Schedule

    The purpose of Parent Counseling and Training (PCT), as a related service, is to offer parents information on child development, to enhance knowledge and understanding of their child’s special needs, and to assist in acquiring skills to support the implementation of their child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP). PCT is prescribed as part of the student’s IEP. Click on this article's title for more information.

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  • Parent Workshops: Alternate Curriculum and Adult Transition Programs

    Parent Workshops: Alternate Curriculum and Adult Transition Programs

    LAUSD Alternate Curriculum Program and Adult Transition Programs are offering a series of trainings for parents and families of students in grades TK-12 that are using an alternate curriculum as identified by an IEP. Click on this article's title to learn more// Plan de estudios alternativo y Los Programas de Transición para Adultos del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Los Ángeles (LAUSD por sus siglas en inglés) ofrecen una serie de capacitaciones para padres y familiares de estudiantes que cursan los grados entre Kínder de Transición (TK por sus siglas en inglés) hasta el 12 y que reciben su instrucción del plan de estudios alternativo establecido por un IEP. Haga clic en el título de este artículo para más información.

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  • Special Education Webinar Series 2022-23 (Upcoming dates: February 6 and February 8)

    Special Education Webinar Series 2022-23 (Upcoming dates: February 6 and February 8)

    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.

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  • Child Find

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    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.

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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

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  • 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. Call center hours have been updated to 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (PST). 

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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

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.

Special Education Parent Newsletter Volume 1 2022-23

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PDF Icon  Boletín para padres de volumen 1 de 2022-23



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