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Does Your Child Need Special Education Services?

The Los Angeles Unified School District is committed to serving the educational needs of each of its students. Each District school has a process that brings together the parent or guardian, the student, if appropriate, and school personnel to address any problem that interferes with a student's success in school. This team is the Student Support and Progress Team (SSPT). The team is responsible for identifying the student's needs, providing referrals to appropriate interventions, and developing a plan to enable the student to be successful. A student with a disability may qualify for accommodation or classroom modifications under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. You or your child's teacher may submit a written request to the school administrator for a Section 504 evaluation of your child to determine whether accommodations or modifications might be appropriate. You will be notified when the evaluation meeting is to take place, and you are encouraged to participate in this meeting. Your child may then be provided with accommodations, modifications, and intervention strategies in the general education classroom. For further information on Section 504, see the District’s Section 504 and Students with Disabilities brochure. Sometimes, however, students may require special education and related services. Eligibility for special education is determined by an Individualized Education Program (IEP) team after a student has had a formal assessment. Students receive special education services only after all the resources of the general education program have been considered.  

What are Special Education Services? Special education services are specially designed instruction to meet the unique educational needs of children with disabilities who meet the eligibility criteria under the law. Special education services can begin at age three (3) and may continue until your child graduates or reaches the age of twenty-two (22).

For Special Education Information see the parent handbooks below or contact Tricia Gillikin at [email protected].

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Address: 9815 Topeka Drive, Northridge, CA 91324 

Tel: 818-886-2266

Fax: 818-885-7682 

Office Hours (M-F):

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Inclusion LAUSDSpecial Education Services Contact:
Monica Multer MS, MA

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (818) 886-2266