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Los Angeles and National Support Organizations

Alliance for Children’s Rights: (213) 368-6010

3333 Wilshire Blvd., # 550, Los Angeles, CA 90010


Autism Society of Los Angeles: (562) 804-5556


Center for Autism Research and Treatment
(CART – UCLA): (310) 825-9041


CHADD is the national organization representing the interests
of Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity
Disorder. It has chapters throughout the U.S., and an active
national office located in Washington, D.C. Its website has
various resources related to ADHD:


Children's Hospital, Los Angeles
– Boone Fetter Clinic: (323) 361-6102


Circle of Inclusion is for early childhood service providers and families of young children. This web site offers demonstrations of and information about the effective practices of inclusive educational programs for children from birth through age eight.

COPAA (Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates) is an organization which has brought together attorneys and advocates who represent parents in disputes with school districts. Its website provides access to various advocacy information.


Disability Rights, California (formerly: Protection and Advocacy, Inc.): (213) 427-8747 or (213) 213-8000
350 So. Bixel, # 290, Los Angeles, CA 90017      


Disability Rights Legal Center:
Education Advocacy Project (Intake): (213) 736-1334 - (213) 736-8366

Center for Juvenile Law and Policy (Criminal only) (213) 736-1000 ext.6        

800 So. Figueroa Street, Suite # 1120, Los Angeles, CA 90017


Epilepsy Foundation of America has a website with information on epilepsy and the activities of the organization.


National Center for Learning Disabilities:


Los Angeles Unified School District Parents Resource Network / Complaint Response Unit: 800/933-8133


LD Online: provides excellent, up to the day, information on research, legislation, cases, conferences and other practical information on learning disabilities and other disability related material.


Learning Rights Law Center: (213) 489-4030

205 S. Broadway, Suite # 808, Los Angeles, CA 90012


Legal Aid Foundation (7 locations): (800) 399-4529


Mental Health Advocacy Services, Inc:  (213) 389-2077

3255 Wilshire Blvd., #902, Los Angeles, CA 90010


Parents Place:  (626) 919-1091
West Covina, CA


Public Counsel:  (213) 385-2977 ext.500

610 Ardmore Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90005


State Council on Developmental Disabilities, Los Angeles:  (818) 543-4631

411 North Central Avenue, Suite 620, Glendale, CA 91203


TASH is The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps. It is composed of persons with severe disabilities, their family members, and professionals who work with them.


Team of Advocates for Special Kids (TASK): (866) 828-8275 

Main office:  100 West Cerritos Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92805


San Fernando Valley Neighborhood Legal Services: (818) 896-5211 or (818) 896-5211
13327 Van Nuys Blvd., Pacoima, CA  91331                                                                            


United Cerebral Palsy is located at:



Federal Resources

The United States Department of Education has a website, which provides access to a variety of legal resources, announcements on departmental initiatives, interpretive materials and so on. It can be found at:


The Federal Special Education law, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 20 U.S.C. Sec. 1401 Et. Seq., can be found at:


The federal regulations interpreting the IDEA can be found at:


The Code of Federal Regulations, which contains all federal regulations,
can be found at:


Center for Parent Information and Resources:


Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) (Federal Special Education Law):




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