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Check our brand new Special Education Resources page on the website! Go to
for recorded webinars, FAQs, 504 information, informational videos, and a Special Education Issues Guide.
Webinars include timely topics such as
• Changes in Special Education Credentialing
• IEP rights and responsibilities
• Positive Behavioral Interventions & Support (PBIS)
Short informational videos cover co-teaching, multi-tiered systems of
support (MTSS), class size and caseloads, and more.
You’ll also find a video profile of Sovey Long-Latteri, an Adult Transition Program teacher at La Sierra High School in Fullerton and a 2022 California Teacher of the Year (read her classroom tips on page 24). Coming to the page in August: a three-part video series on streamlining IEP Team meetings and communication. And don’t forget CTA’s Special Education Conference, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, at Hyatt Regency SFO in Burlingame. Workshop descriptions, speakers and
registration are at

Terms to Know

IEP (Individual Education Program): The 1975 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA; reauthorized in 2004) provides federal funding for special education and related services for children with disabilities.504

(Section 504): Not a function of Special Education, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities by education institutions that receive federal education dollars.

An IEP is a plan for a child’s special education experience at school. A 504 plan is a blueprint for how the school will provide support and remove barriers for a student with a disability.

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