Justice In Education is committed to empowering parents, care providers and community partners by providing resources to help make informed decisions and preparing to attend an Individual Education Plan or “504” meetings with school district officials, and/or disciplinary matters.

CalOptima Mental Health Benefits: Mental Health Services are available to ALL Medi-Cal members, including, (1) Individual and group psychotherapy, (2) Psychological testing to evaluate a mental health condition, (3) Outpatient services that include lab work, drug, and supplies, (4) Outpatient services to monitor drug therapy, and (5) Psychiatric consultation. CalOptima also covers behavioral health treatment (BHT) for children under 21 years of age diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Drug Medi-Cal and specialty mental health services continue to be available through the County of Orange. Call for screening and referral to mental health services. Their number is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Legal Aid Society of Orange County Health Unit:  Contact if you need free assistance accessing Behavioral Health Therapy / ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) Therapy or have been denied services.
1-714-571-5200 or 1-800-834-5001

NAMI Orange County:
Professional & Youth Programs

NAMI Basics:
If you have a child or a grandchild living with ADHD, ADD, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, OCD, Schizophrenia, or another mental disorder, NAMI's Basics course is the class for you! NAMI Basics is a 6 week class provided at no-cost to parents and other family members raising children and adolescents, under the age of 18, living with mental health conditions. In this class we will educate you with topics including:

  • The biological aspects of several mental illnesses and the symptoms associated with those mental conditions.
  • Tips for responding to stressful and/or emotional intense situations.
  • Problem solving and communication skills.

Working with schools and other community resources to meet your child's needs.
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Legal Aid Society of Orange County: Provides free and low-cost civil legal services to low income persons, families and seniors.

Regional Center of Orange County (RCOC): One of 21 private, nonprofit organizations contracted by the State of California to coordinate lifelong services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. The regional center is the first stop for those seeking to obtain local services and supports to help them live safely and with dignity in the community.

Wrightslaw: Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.

Disability Rights California: Advocate, educate, investigate and litigate to advance and protect the rights of Californians with disabilities.

California State Council on Developmental Disabilities Area Board 11: Serving Orange County - provide services to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families including, but not limited to, advocacy assistance, training, monitoring and public information.

California Department of Education Special Education: Information and resources to serve the unique needs of persons with disabilities so that each person will meet or exceed high standards of achievement in academic and nonacademic skills.

Public Law Center: Serves a wide range of clients, including immigrants, minorities, veterans, seniors, children, and low-income residents of Orange County.

Help Me Grow: Connects children and their families to developmental services to enhance the development, behavior and learning of young children.

The Center for Autism and Neurological Disorders: Provides clinical care, quality education and training, innovative research and community engagement.
888-962-5437 or 949-267-0400

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD):  AD/HD Education, Advocacy, Support: AD/HD Education, Advocacy, Support. Three Types of FREE Monthly Meetings open to all who are living with, loving, teaching or treating those with ADHD. Membership is not required. We are self-supporting through donations & membership.

  • Spanish Parent Support Group |1st Saturday 
  • General Educational Presentation | 2nd Wednesday
  • Adult Educational Presentation | 3rd Monday
  • Low Cost Parent Courses (P2P)
  • Teacher Training’s (T2T)


United Cerebral Palsy (UCP): Offers many special programs and services to meet the needs of children with special needs, their parents and the entire family.


Disability.gov: The U.S. federal government website for information on disability programs and services nationwide.

2015 Common Core test results for Santa Ana USD: Scores from the 2015 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) system.

Larry Ferlazzo Blog: A blog "talking about websites that will help you teach ELL, ESL and EFL!"



All children are entitled to a free and appropriate public education.
— 20 USC Section 1400 (c) (5)