WarmLine works with families to increase knowledge on special education topics. We offer consultation services, talk with families to brainstorm options and provide peer to peer support. We have been "there" and done "that" when it comes to IEP's. We are not attorneys and do NOT provide legal advice. Contact us at 916-455-9500, ESPAÑOL 916-922-1490 or firstname.lastname@example.org or click the button below.
WARMLINE SPECIAL EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS
- "Turning Three Year Old" for parents of children turning 3 as they "graduate" from early intervention. Click here for English and here for Spanish
- "Understanding Special Education" is a comprehensive guide to understand how special education services work. For more info click here for English, and here for Spanish and here for Russian. Thanks to Yolo County Office of Education for translating this publication.
- "Moving On: Transition to Adult Services" is a guide for parents whose children are transitioning out of Special Education. To read more, click here for English and here for Spanish.
organize and prepare for your upcoming IEP
Concerns & Strategies Worksheet (English) (Spanish)
Special Education Websites and Resources
- Request for Assessment (Initial) - use to request special education assessment for your children.
- Request for Additional Assessments - use to request additional assessments when your child already has an IEP.
- Functional Behavioral Assessment and Positive Interventions: What Parents Need to Know
- Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE)
Advocates & Dispute Resolution
Disability Related Organizations
- Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities The mission of the Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities is to collaborate with individuals with developmental disabilities and their families to improve quality of life and community inclusion.
- Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE) The Commission is an advisory body required by Federal (20 USC 1412[a]) and State Statute (EC 33590-6). The ACSE provides recommendations and advice to the State Board of Education, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Legislature, and the Governor in new or continuing areas of research, program development and evaluation in California special education.
- Community Advisory Committees Community Advisory Committees (CAC) advise local school districts and provide educational opportunities to parents. For more information about your CAC, contact your school district's Special Education Department.