Statewide Resources

Please contact us if you have questions about the resources below or if you need additional resources.
Call our voicemail at: 858-432-3238
Español / English Contact Joe Goyos: jgoyos@carescprc.org 
English Contact Cora Shahid: cshahid@carescprc.org 

Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF), founded in 1979, is a leading national civil rights law and policy center directed by individuals with disabilities and parents who have children with disabilities. Their Mission is to advance the civil and human rights of people with disabilities through legal advocacy, training, education, and public policy and legislative development.

Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund
Special Education Webpage: Special Education – Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (dredf.org)


CA Youth Crisis Line 

Today’s Youth are faced with a myriad of complex and difficult issues and often lack an adequate support system to transition successfully into adulthood. In response, The California Coalition for Youth (CCY) provides strong statewide policy leadership around issues concerning disconnected runaway and homeless youth and provides direct support to youth and families through our program, the California Youth Crisis Line.
https://calyouth.org/ 

Parent Helping Parents E-Learning

The Parents Helping Parents E-Learning Library offers critical information for families… anytime, anywhere.

The PHP E-Learning Library offers videos on a wide variety of topics to help families caring for a loved one with special needs.  We assembled them in one place to make it easier for you to find the resource you need, now.  With the Parents Helping Parents E-Learning Library, you can gain knowledge of the complex educational, legal, social service, and medical systems of care for your loved one of any age, any ability.
E-learning library special needs children and adults : Parents Helping Parents (php.com)


State Council on Developmental Disabilities

The State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD) is established by state and federal law as an independent state agency to ensure that people with developmental disabilities and their families receive the services and supports they need.

Consumers know best what supports and services they need to live independently and to actively participate in their communities. Through advocacy, capacity building and systemic change, SCDD works to achieve a consumer and family-based system of individualized services, supports, and other assistance.
SCDD | State Council on Developmental Disabilities (ca.gov)


Disability Right CA

Protecting and advancing the rights of individuals with disabilities across California for more than 40 years.

Website: Disability Rights California

Self-Advocacy Resources – Self-Advocacy Resources | Disability Rights California

Disability Rights California is happy to announce the Special Education Rights and Responsibilities Manual website
This is intended for use by parents of children with disabilities, but should also be useful for advocates and attorneys.

Disability Rights California is happy to announce the Special Education Rights and Responsibilities Manual website – Spanish This is intended for use by parents of children with disabilities, but should also be useful for advocates and attorneys.

Special Education Rights & Responsibilities Manual (SERR)Disclaimer: These materials are based on the law at the time we write them. We try to update our materials; however, laws are regularly changing. If you want to make sure the law has not changed, contact us or another legal source.

Manual de Derechos y Responsabilidades de Educación Especial (SERR ) Descargo de responsabilidad: Estos materiales se basan en la ley en el momento en que los redactamos. Intentamos actualizarlos, sin embargo, las leyes cambian con frecuencia. Si quiere asegurarse de que la ley no ha cambiado, póngase en contacto con nosotros o con otra fuente de asesoramiento legal.




FAMILY RESOURCE CENTERS NETWORK OF CALIFORNIA

We are a coalition of 47 Early Start Family Resource Centers throughout California. We provide opportunities for staff and directors to attend high-quality professional development and to connect and discuss emerging family and program needs in the Early Start system. Our goal is to support Early Start Family Resource Centers to make it easier for families to navigate, advocate, and get equitable access to resources.

https://frcnca.org/about-us/

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