Resource Information for Parents

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Special Needs Trust and Estate Planning information


"The Community Alliance for Special Education (CASE) was formed in 1979 to protect the lawful educational rights of children with disabilities by fostering the fair and just implementation of IDEA and state special education law." (Source: CASE website.)

Local CASE office information:

680 West Tennyson Road, Rm 4
Hayward, CA 94544

The following advocacy links are from the Alameda County Family Resources Network

  • Wrights Law
    Leading website about special education law and advocacy includes downloadable access to laws and regulations.
  • Your Guide to Special Ed Lists a variety of links to on-line resources for parents negotiating the maze of special education.
  • DREDF Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
    A non profit national disability rights law and policy center that advances the civil and human rights of people with disabilities through legal advocacy
  • Protection & Advocacy - PAI
    Non Profit organization provides information, training, publications on the civil, legal and service rights of people with developmental disabilities or mental health needs. Provides educational advocacy and other service rights support and services including self advocacy services for adults with disabilities.
  • Disability Rights Advocates
    DRA is a non-profit law firm dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of people with disabilities.
  • NAMI California
    Informing, educating and supporting people with Mental Illness, their families and caregivers.
  • National Center for Youth Law Private, non-profit law office serving the legal rights of children and their families. Specializes in Foster Care issues

Airline Travel

Alameda County


Asperger's Syndrome

Auditory Processing Disorders



California Parent Organizations

Cancer (provided by Rebecca at

Cancer and Terminal Illness Resources (provided by Katybeth and Helen at

Cerebral Palsy:

Cystic Fibrosis

Down Syndrome:





Hearing Impaired and Deaf Resources

IEP Process

Intellectual Disability (Mental Retardation)

Learning Disabilities

Miscellaneous Organizations and Resources

Miscellaneous Special Education Resources

Multiple Sclerosis

Muscular Dystrophy



Service Dogs (SF Bay Area)

Special Education Legislation

Spina Bifida

Support Agencies

Swimming Pool Therapy for Accident Recovery

Tramatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Therapeutic Recreation (City of San Ramon, CA: Parks and Recreation)

Tourette's Syndrome

U.S. Department of Education

Visual Impairments

Visual Processing Disorder