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Special Education Resources

Welcome to the Special Education Resources page. In this area you can search our calendar, view laws, reports and use our guide to get a better understanding of our process.

Understanding Special Education Due Process Hearings

Guide to understanding special education due process hearings (PDF, new window) 
A comprehensive guide to understanding Special Education Due Process Hearings at OAH.  This User Guide contains answers to frequently asked questions about the hearing process to help parents and other parties better understand California's special education dispute resolution system.

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IDEA Special Education Dispute Resolution Parent Guides (external website of The Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE))

Laws and Procedures

Low Cost or Free Attorney/Advocate List


Interested in being included in the Office of Administrative Hearings' list of free or reduced cost attorneys and advocates?

Pursuant to California Education Code section 56502(h) and its inter-agency agreement with the California Department of Education, the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) is required to maintain a list of free or reduced cost attorneys and advocates and make that list available to the public. The attorneys or advocates listed on this list self certify that they are free or low cost. You should contact the individual attorney or advocate and determine what free or low cost services they provide. OAH does not represent that the individuals placed on the list offer free or low cost services. It is important that if you choose to use the list that you contact the attorneys and advocates to discuss their fees.

Special Education Calendar

Decision/Order Search

Reports

Dashboard - Statistical Information

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions OAH 70; rev. 07/08 (PDF, new window)

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Special Education Brochures

Special Education Brochure - English (PDF, new window)

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Decision Email List

If you would like to receive an email copy of all Special Education Decisions that are issued, please contact Paris.Ryan@dgs.ca.gov.