Programs and Services Available to Students with Disabilities
California Department of Education page with resources and support for parents, guardians, and families of children with disabilities.
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
Resources for families and communities.
Think College for Families
Resources for opening doors to colleges for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities in many different ways all over the country.
Special Education Rights for Children and Families
This site describes the special education services available to you if your child is not doing well in school.
Life Success for Children with Learning Disabilities
Drawing on more than 20 years of groundbreaking research tracing the lives of children and adults with LD, researchers at the Frostig Center in Pasadena, California have identified key factors that contribute to success.
My Child’s Special Needs: Disabilities
The U.S. Department of Education provides a variety of resources for the parents of special needs children.
Homeless Children and Youth Education
This site provides numerous programs, contacts, and documents that can assist in providing resources for homeless youth and their families.
National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY)
NAEHCY is the only professional organization specifically dedicated to meeting the educational needs of children and youth experiencing homelessness.
The National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE)
NCHE is funded by the U.S. Department of Education to serve as a clearinghouse of information for people seeking to remove or overcome educational barriers and to improve educational opportunities and outcomes for children and youth experiencing homelessness.
Ready, Set, Fly! A Parent’s Guide To Teaching Life Skills [PDF]
Casey Family Programs designed this guide to help caregivers teach youth some of the skills that are needed to enable youth to live successfully on their own.
Community College Pathways for Former Foster Youth
Former foster youth students from LA, San Diego and Oakland speak about programs that work in the California Community Colleges. Also provides a quick overview on the Community College Pathways for Foster Youth (CCP) initiative.
Getting to Know Your Child’s College: A Checklist for Parents [PDF]
Use this checklist to evaluate colleges’ services for special needs students.
Pregnant and Parenting Teens
California School Age Families Education Program (Cal-SAFE)
Cal-SAFE provides academic and support services to help students to stay in school. Female and male students age 18 and younger who have not graduated from high school may voluntarily enroll in the Cal-SAFE Program if they are an expectant parent, a custodial parent, or a non-custodial parent taking an active role in the care and supervision of their child. An eligible student with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) is eligible as long as there is an active IEP. Contact your local school district office to locate the Cal-SAFE program closest to you.
Migrant Education Program and Services
Provides information on statewide programs and services coordinated by California’s Migrant Education Program.