PREP California Special Education Guide

Do you have questions about Special Education and the process by which to determine whether your child should be served by your School District under IDEA?

If so, this Guide is for you! *Pay special attention to Page 6 [“Procedure for Parental Request”… for Assessment]

California Special Education Guide

PREP (Parental Readiness Empowerment Program) is a program of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

PREP “seeks to improve K-12 student performance, retention, and access to equal educational opportunities. We serve low-income and minority children in targeted communities by increasing parental engagement in education and ensuring that parents become successful advocates for their children. Our goal is for every child to have meaningful access to a quality education.

PREP is about improving education for all students. We use a creative model, combining the energies of parents, schools, civil rights groups, the private bar and the corporate sector. Together we create a powerful potential for advocacy on behalf of students who are often excluded from or denied educational opportunity.

PREP is about equality. It is about education. It is about ordinary people learning to advocate for themselves. And it is a growing force that began as a single pilot program, and is scaling up to sites across the country.”