Special Education Advisory Committee   

The purpose of the Advisory Committee is to provide non-binding recommendations to the Office of Administrative Hearings for improvements to the special education hearing and mediation process. All Advisory Committe Meetings are public meetings.

The Advisory Committee is composed the Southern California Region and the Northern California Region, with nine volunteer members in each region. A minimum of five members in each region will be parents or those who represent parents and students. The four remaining members in each region are comprised of advocates, attorneys, and school employees among other interested stakeholders. 

In particular, the Advisory Committee will consult with OAH in areas such as revisions to the OAH website, forms, documents, scheduling procedures, staff training, training materials, the parent procedure manual, the consumer brochure, outreach to families, and proposed revisions to laws and rules.

The Interagency Agreement between the California Department of Education and the Office of Administrative Hearings and California Education Code section 56504.5, subdivision (c)(8) requires the establishment of a voluntary Advisory Committee.

Further information on the role of the Advisory Committee is contained in the Scope of Work between the California Department of Education and the Office of Administrative Hearings and the Advisory Committee Plan.
Meeting Schedule and Live Webcast

Please join us on Friday, April 11, 2014 at 10 AM – 1 PM, via webcast for our next Special Education Advisory Committee Meeting.  Click to participate in the live webcast on April 11, 2014 (link to new window for Webcast webpage).  Or, join us for the meeting in person at one of these locations:


OAH Sacramento

2349 Gateway Oaks, Suite 200

Sacramento, CA 95833 


OAH Van Nuys

15350 Sherman Way, Suite 300

Van Nuys, CA 91406 

If you have any questions, please contact Tim Dean at

(916) 263-0653 or


Past Webcasts and Meeting Materials
Committee Members
Member Application
The OAH is not currently accepting applications.  Please check back here for updates.