California Department of Education Information and Resources

Highlighted information and resources from CDE and System of Support Technical Assistance Partners related to Special Education.

CDE Organization Information

  • Department Offices and Web Pages
    An overview of the entire California Department of Education (CDE) showing branches and divisions.

  • Contact Information
    Physical location, phone number, listserv, and other general contact information regarding the California Department of Education.

  • FMTA Consultant Assignments by Region
    The Focused Monitoring and Technical Assistance (FMTA) Consultants are assigned geographically and by quality assurance activity to align with the eleven California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA) regions.

Special Education Related Official Communication and Question/Answers

Special Education Related Advisory Commissions/Committees

  • California Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE)
    The Who, What, Where, When, and Why of the Advisory Commission. The Commission is an advisory body required by Federal (20 USC 1412[a][21]) and State Statute (EC 33590-6). The ACSE provides recommendations and advice to the State Board of Education, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Legislature, and the Governor in new or continuing areas of research, program development and evaluation in California special education. Upcoming meeting agendas and past recordings are available.

  • WorkAbility I (WAI): State Advisory Committee
    The WAI program is a California transition program funded and administered by the CDE. The WAI program provides comprehensive pre-employment skills training, employment placement and follow-up for high school students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) who are making the transition from school to work, independent living, and postsecondary education or training. Upcoming and past meeting agendas are available.

Publications and Informational Material

  • Special Education - CalEdFacts
    This content is part of California Department of Education's information about special education in the State of California.

  • The EDge Newsletter
    Informing and supporting parents, educators, and other service providers on special education topics, with a focus on research-based practices, legislation, technical support, and current resources.


Innovations in Special Education Webinar Series from the California Department of Education