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  • Extended School Year (ESY) 2020

    ESY 2020 is almost here. June 29 - July 24, 2020. Click to view flyers and link to ESY webpage to access the online ESY Manual for the 2020 session, which serves as the District's primary resource for ESY policies, procedures, and guidelines.

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    Parent Workshops and Training Spring 2020

    Due to the current COVID-19 school closures all parent trainings have been canceled for the remainder of the school year. Debido a los cierres escolares actuales de COVID-19, todos los entrenamientos para padres han sido cancelados por el resto del año escolar.

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March 23, 2020

Dear LAUSD Special Education Community,

As we are adapting to the new challenges brought forth by COVID- 19, we wanted to reassure our community and all of our stakeholders that LAUSD is committed to supporting students with disabilities during this difficult time.

We have drafted responses to a series of frequently asked questions. Please click to access the FAQs. In addition, our Related Services and Instructional Support teams are working diligently on devising a plan to provide alternative support options to students in accordance with social distancing requirements. More information will be forthcoming as plans are finalized. Please continue to utilize the resources available on the Division of Special Education website.

Thank you for your understanding, flexibility and support.

Anthony Aguilar
Chief of Special Education, Equity and Access

23 de marzo de 2020

Estimada Comunidad de Educación Especial del LAUSD,

A medida que nos adaptamos a los nuevos desafíos planteados por COVID- 19, queríamos asegurarles a nuestra comunidad y a todas las partes interesadas que el LAUSD está comprometido a apoyar a los estudiantes con discapacidades durante este momento difícil.

Hemos redactado respuestas a una serie de preguntas frecuentes. Haga clic para acceder a las Preguntas Frecuentes. A trabajar además nuestros equipos de Servicios Afines y de Apoyo Educativo están trabajando diligentemente en la elaboración de un plan para proporcionar opciones alternativas de apoyo a los estudiantes de acuerdo con los requisitos de distanciamiento social. Se proporcionará más información a medida que se finalicen los planes. Continúe utilizando los recursos disponibles en el sitio web de la División de Educación Especial.

Gracias por su comprensión, flexibilidad y apoyo.

Anthony Aguilar
Jefe de Educación Especial, Equidad y Acceso


FAQs are available in the follwing languages:

 English,  Spanish Vietnamese,  Russian,  Chinese,  Arabic,  Korean,  Farsi,  Tagalog,  Armenian

California Children’s Services (CCS) is reaching out to families to address possible changes to upcoming Medical Therapy Unit (MTU) appointments. To contact CCS about an upcoming MTU appointment, please contact your MTU or call 1-800-288-4584. Additional CCS information can be found at http://www.lapublichealth.org/cms/CCS.htm.

Gardena MTU – Sellery Special Education Center

Huntington Park MTU – San Antonio Elementary

Pacific Blvd MTU – Pacific Blvd School

Mar Vista MTU – McBride/Grand View

Perez MTU – Perez Career and Transition Center

North Hollywood MTU - Lowman Special Education Center

Reseda MTU – Lokrantz Special Education Center

San Pedro MTU – Willenberg Career and Transition Center

Widney MTU – Widney Career Preparatory and Transition Center

Los Angeles MTU – Salvin Special Education Center


Professional development training opportunities are available to all general and special education staff supporting students with disabilities.



Click to log-in to MyPLN to access available Special Education PD Opportunities.

Click to access the listing of Special Education PD courses available on MyPLN.

Click on the the Training Flyer to access Professional Development Information.

Structuring the Inclusive Classroom - Training Multiple Dates

Addressing Dyslexia Through a Structured Literacy Approach - Training Multiple Dates

Universal Design for Learning: Designing for Access and Equity - Training March 12, 2020

MEM-081500: 2019-2020 Special Education Professional Development Opportunities.

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide schools with special education professional development opportunities for all general educaiton and special education staff working with students with disabilities.

This memorandum contains PD information from the following departments: Alternate Curriculum, Behavior, Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE), District Office of Transition Services (DOTS),TK-12 Instruction

**New for the 2019-20 school year** - as new PD training opportunities become available, they will be announced via departmental flyers located on the Division of Special Education Website in the Instruction area at http://achieve.lausd.net/Page/9793.


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Dyslexia Image Dyslexia is a language-based disability that is characterized by difficulties in learning how to read fluently. Parent and school resources are available on the Dyslexia Awareness Website.

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1000 South Fremont
Alhambra, CA 91802
Telephone: (626) 299-4700
Website: http://www.elarc.org

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3303 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Telephone: (213) 383-1300
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21231 Hawthorne Boulevard
Torrance, CA 90503
Telephone: (310) 540-1711
Website: http://www.harborrc.org

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North Los Angeles County Regional Center
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9200 Oakdale Avenue, Suite 100
Chatsworth, CA 91311
Telephone: (818) 788-1900
Website: http://www.nlacrc.org

ADA Website

ADA Program Accessibility Request Form 

REF-066902: Procedures to Request Barrier Removal for Program Accessibility, for Students and Other Individuals with Disabilities, March 11, 2019

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Welligent Support Tier 2 Help Desk

Effective this year the direct number, fax number, and email are no longer available.

Welligent Support is now part of the IT-Help Desk and is considered tier 2 help. Every call received to the IT-Help Desk will be assessed to determine if it is a tier 1 or tier 2 issue. Our contact number is 213-241-5200 (Option 4).

Tier 2 issues may require a longer wait time. Therefore it is recommended that you use the online ticket system for non-urgent issues by going to

https://lausd-myit.onbmc.com. (Please submit one student issue/student record/application per ticket)


» Direction for Opening a Welligent
   Online Request

Please allow 1-5 business days for most requests to be processed. However, processing may take longer during high-volume periods.


Did you know you can check on your own status of your ticket?  IT-Help Desk website has a page with “How to videos”.  Go to https://achieve.lausd.net/onlineSRS to learn more.


The State Performance Plan (SPP) is a six-year plan submitted to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) by the California Department of Education (CDE). The current SPP spans Federal Fiscal Years (FFY) 2013-2018. This document will be updated once the new SPP is made available.

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The Modified Consent Decree (MCD) requires that the District conduct the District Validation Review (DVR) in all schools with special education programs.  For the 2019-2020 school year, selected schools will be reviewed in each Local District. 

Visit the DVR Resources page for information on DVR training and the school self-review checklist.