CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides professional development, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.
CARSplus is the only association whose sole purpose is to represent the unique needs of resource specialists and other special education teachers.
ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 218,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students.
CSHA supports the profession and empowers practitioners to change lives by providing a collaborative environment for resources and research, connections and continuing education, evidence-based practice, strategic advocacy, and thought leadership.
CASP is the largest statewide organization of school psychologists in the nation and the strongest voice for psychologists practicing in California’s schools. The Association provides continuing professional development to the membership through regional training programs and an annual convention. Publications of the Association include quarterly newsletter and a quarterly, peer-reviewed research journal.
NASP represents and supports the profession of school psychology by advancing effective practices to improve students' learning, behavior and mental health, and by maintaining essential standards for ethics and practice.
Our mission is to improve outcomes for students by helping districts and their schools enhance how they address barriers to learning and teaching and re-engage disconnected students.
Information and resources to serve the unique needs of persons with disabilities so that each person will meet or exceed high standards of achievement in academic and non academic skills.
Our mission is to provide a neutral forum for fair and independent resolution of administrative matters, ensuring due process and respecting the dignity of all.
OSERS is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts.
CAPTAIN is a multiagency network developed to support the understanding and use of evidence based practices for individuals affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder across the state.
CDC is committed to continuing to provide essential data on ASD, search for factors that put children at risk for ASD and possible causes, and develop resources that help identify children with ASD as early as possible.
The UC Davis MIND Institute is a collaborative international research center, committed to the awareness, understanding, prevention, care, and cures of neurodevelopmental disorders.
Positive Behavior Interventions
PENT is dedicated to supporting positive educational environments which use evidence based, positive strategies to achieve high outcomes for all students by disseminating resources and materials for educators throughout the state of California.
The PBIS Center provides the technical assistance to encourage large-scale implementation of PBIS. In addition, they provide the organizational models, demonstrations, dissemination, and evaluation tools needed to implement PBIS with greater depth and fidelity across an extended array of contexts.
CECP was created to bridge the gap between the body of research on improving services for children with emotional and behavioral problems, and the actual practice of serving them.
Support, information, and referrals to families of children with special needs. Resource directory of services and agencies, peer support to families in multiple languages, parent mentors, seminars, newsletters, and library.
Regional centers are nonprofit, private corporations that contract with the Department of Developmental Services to provide or coordinate services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities. They have offices throughout California to provide a local resource to help find and access the many services available to individuals and their families.
The Diagnostic Center, Southern California provides high-quality, individualized services to special education students, their families, and school districts.