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Special Education Funding/System –  Statewide Stakeholder Process Meeting

As the Governor’s Budget summary indicates, the Administration will engage with general and special education stakeholders to discuss how to improve the way in which California provides funding and services for students with exceptional needs.  Central to these discussions are two recent evaluations of the state’s special education system—the 2015 report by the Special Education Task Force and the 2016 report by the Public Policy Institute of California.  While differing in scope and specific recommendations, these reports both call for more seamless integration of general and special education.

In response to these reports, we invite you to participate in any one of four upcoming forum discussions that will be held throughout the state, at which we hope you will be willing to share your feedback on the structure of special education and the recommendations included in these recent evaluations         Each discussion will proceed as follows.

1.      Welcome and opening comments from Department of Finance.

2.      A summary of the Public Policy Institute of California report, with time for questions and answers.

3.      Input by attendees.

RSVP for one of the four discussions below by sending an email to sped@dof.ca.gov.  Further, you may also send your feedback and specific recommendations to this email address.  If you have any additional questions about the process, please contact Ian Johnson n this office.                                           March 3, 2017  9:00 am to 12:00 pm    

California Department of Education   1430 N Street, Room 1101

Sacramento, CA 95814

March 10, 2017      1:00 pm to 4:00 pm  

Los Angeles County Office of Education  9300 Imperial Hwy, Room 281  

Downey, CA 90242 

March 17, 2017     10:00 am to 1:00 pm

San Mateo County Office of Education

101 Twin Dolphin Drive, California Suite Board Room

Redwood City, CA 94065

March 24, 2017  10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Fresno County Office of Education

1111 Van Ness Ave, Room 101T

Fresno, CA 93721

 

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 The Los Angeles Learning Disabilities Association is an affiliate of the Learning Disabilities Association of California which is affiliated with the Learning Disabilities Association of America. LALDA supports the mission statement of LDA of America as follows…LDA is a non-profit organization of volunteers, including individuals with learning disabilities, their families, and professionals who serve them. LDA is dedicated to identifying causes and promoting prevention of learning disabilities and enhancing the quality of life for all individuals with learning disabilities and their families by encouraging effective identification and intervention, fostering research, and protecting their rights under the law. LDA seeks to accomplish this through awareness, advocacy, empowerment, education, service, and collaborative efforts.
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HISTORY
The Los Angeles Learning Disabilities Association was founded in 1960 as the California Association for Neurologically Handicapped Children by a group of concerned parents and professionals. In 1974, CANHC affiliated with the national organization, Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities (ACLD), and eventually became CANHC-ACLD, then ACLD of California. In 1989 the names of the national and state organizations were changed to the Learning Disabilities Association (LDA) to be more easily found by parents, adults with learning disabilities, and professionals in need of their services.
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