A Day in Our Shoes is the website of special education advocate Lisa Lightner. Her site includes a many resources about navigating the IEP and 504 Plan processes, a bank of measurable IEP goals, and information about free and appropriate education under distance learning. She also provides a podcast and Facebook group where she sponsors webinars on Special Education topics.
Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund helps families obtain appropriate education and services for students with disabilities, trains parents in special education topics, and advocates for the legal rights of people with disabilities.
Disability Rights California advocates for the legal rights of Californians with disabilities, helps people self-advocate, investigates abuse and neglect, educates the community, and works on public policy.
Family Resource Navigators connects supports families in Alameda County and connects them to services for their children with disabilities or special health care needs.
North Region Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) is a consortium of school districts in Northern Alameda County (Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emery and Piedmont) that coordinates special education services and provides training for parents and educators. Its Community Advisory Committee (CAC) presents monthly informational meetings. The SELPA also created a Parent Handbook outlining the IEP process.
Regional Center of the East Bay coordinates lifelong services and supports for people with developmental disabilities and their families. Unlike school districts, the Regional Center provides services from birth to age 3, when preschoolers also become eligible for Special Education services.