Most Frequently Viewed Resources
Read about where to file your lawsuit or case. Information on jurisdiction and venue.
If you cannot afford the filing fee or other court costs, you may qualify to have these fees and costs waived by the court.
Whatever the reason, you have the right to represent yourself, to be your own lawyer in all cases in California.
The Constitution; Executive and Administrative Laws; County, Appellate, Supreme Court, and Federal Districts; State Legislation; and Legal Guides.
This section will give you general guidelines for how to best prepare yourself for court.
Browse through the statewide disability rights advocacy organization's publications, which cover many areas of the law.
You can request a free interpreter to be with you in court.
A court interpreter verbally translates (called “interpreting”) everything the judge and others say from spoken English into your primary language, and everything you say back into spoken English.
This resource has the answers to commonly asked questions about court interpreters, including how to ask for one.
Federal, state, and local programs are available to help you raise children who have disabilities.
What are the responsibilities of the complainant, the local agency, and the California Department of Education?
File a complaint about:
b. Housing (including issues with apartment buildings, condos, Homeowners Associations and mobile home parks)
d. Complaint does not involve Employment, Housing, or Airlines
Alphabetical Listing of Resources
Top 1 facts, rights and policies, self-advocacy, peer advocacy, activities, Person First Language, and resources.
Important rulings, resources and information about Diabetes Care in California Schools.
Your rights to reasonable accommodation under the law.
A collection of fact sheets on many topics: AB 49, education rights, special education, nonpublic schools, AB 3632, functional behavioral assessments (fba) and behavioral intervention plans (bip), school discipline, and special ed discipline.
This Clearinghouse offers a variety of selected resources to help foster parents, kincare providers, child welfare workers, educators, CASAs and other professionals to provide effective services and supports for children with disabilities in foster care.
This toolkit provides a roadmap for currently enrolled and potential students in California to develop their educational and career plan and navigate the educational landscape with a criminal record.
Procedural safeguards for parents by state/federal law.
The relevant legal rules in the state's laws.
Information and advocacy guides for friends and caregivers.
Special education programs in California are governed by a combination of state and federal laws. Under these laws, school districts must provide each student with a disability with a free, appropriate public education (FAPE)
This information describes the process for identifying the need for special education and the services and supports the school can provide if your child is found eligible to receive them.
Referral, assessment, eligibility, Individualized Education Program (IEP), placement, and annual review.