Non-legal resources to go to first:
*Unless otherwise noted, all of these organizations can give you advice and support regarding the process of getting an IEP for your child and their educational rights.
H.E.A.R.T.S. Family Resource Center (Serving Bakersfield and Kern County)
200 S. Montclair St. Unit A, Bakersfield 93309
(661) 328-9055 (receptionist at extension 282)
M-F 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Westside Family Resource and Empowerment Center (Serving Los Angeles County)
5901 Green Valley Circle #320, Culver City, CA 90230
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
*Support groups only
Fiesta Educativa (Counties served: Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside)
Main Office: 2310 Pasadena Ave., Suite #204, Los Angeles, CA 90031
*Specifically supporting Spanish-speaking families
Parent’s Place Family Resource Center (Serving the San Gabriel Valley and Pomona)
1500 S Hyacinth Ave Suite B, West Covina, CA 91791
M – F, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, every other Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
*Also serving Mandarin-speaking families
Exceptional Family Resource Center (Counties served: San Diego, Imperial)
San Diego: (619) 594-7416
Imperial: (760) 355-0547
Legal resources to access if you feel your child’s rights are being violated by the school district:
Learning Rights Law Center: A non-profit law firm offering free legal consultations and services on special education rights, school access, and other learning rights for low-income families and students.
1625 W. Olympic Blvd., Ste. 500, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Public Counsel: A non-profit law firm offering free legal consultations and services on special education rights, school access, and other learning rights for low-income families and students.
(213) 385-2977, x 500 – Calls are received on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only.
Hope4Families: A non-profit law firm specializing in special education rights and IEPs. This organization presented at a School on Wheels all-staff meeting and offers legal consultations and other services completely free of charge.
4859 W. Slauson Ave., No. 515, Los Angeles, CA 90056
(323) 275-1161 extension 804