Education Rights

Ask questions and get answers, in real time, right here on the Internet, from live law librarians throughout California.

If you cannot afford the filing fee or other court costs, you may qualify to have these fees and costs waived by the court.

This section will give you general guidelines for how to best prepare yourself for 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.

Browse through the statewide disability rights advocacy organization's publications, which cover many areas of the law.

File a complaint about:
a. Employment,
b. Housing (including issues with apartment buildings, condos, Homeowners Associations and mobile home parks)
c. Airlines
d. Complaint does not involve Employment, Housing, or Airlines

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)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Federal, state, and local programs are available to help you raise children who have disabilities.

Referral, assessment, eligibility, Individualized Education Program (IEP), placement, and annual review.