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Special Education Advocacy

Local

Miller Advocacy Group represents children with disabilities and learning differences in the special education process. We offer academic counseling, high school transition planning for post secondary options, including college, and vocational coaching.

A Guide To Workplace Bullying

International

This resource shares useful information and awareness on office bullying and how to prevent it, as well as offer tips for maintaining a safe working environment for people who may have experienced (or continue to experience) bullying or discrimination at work.

Autism Webinars from Children’s Hospital L.A. & University of Southern CA

You can access archived webinars presented by professional autism service providers on many topics by going to  this website

Transition: Health Care Guide for Youth & Families

National

This article has information about health care insurance options, benefits and eligibility.  It addresses durable medical power of attorney, HIPAA issues, and medical records.  You can download a worksheet that walks one through the steps of making a healthcare appointment and what information to bring to the medical services providers.

Got Transition: Website for Transition Issues

National

The Got Transition aims to improve transition from pediatric to adult health care through the use of new and innovative strategies.  It has excellent resources for Youth and Families, Health Care Providers, Researchers & Policy Makers about transition issues.

State Council on Developmental Disabilities Training Resources

The State Council on Developmental Disabilities offers no-cost trainings on many topics relevant to people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and their families. We are able to come to your support group OR host the training in our office, whichever is best. Please see the attached flyer with other trainings we provide.

Tips & Tricks for Getting Effective IEPs

Wrightslaw provides excellent resources for families trying to navigate special education legal and advocacy  issues.  This topic deals specifically with how you can best prepare for Individualized Education Plan meetings.

Woodsmall Law Group

Local

Law firm site; contains several articles about IEPs etc.

The Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act

Local

This act provides entitlement to services for people with developmental disabilities in California Information about this act is available at http://www.dds.ca.gov/Statutes/LantermanAct.cfm

Special Ed Rights and Responsibilities (English, Spanish, Vietnamese)

Local