The California Concerned Parents Association have become involved in statewide litigation which is pending in Sacramento. The CCPA is a grass roots organization of parents who have disabled children who wish to see the decades old achievement gap in public education close. Since IDEA had been implemented, children with disabilities of all races, and economic status lag seriously behind their neurotypical peers even though 80-90% of all disabled children have normal intelligence
The CCPA is seeking to enforce the California Department of Education's obligation to provide a Free Appropriate Public Education to all children with disabilities within the State. One of the sponsors of the litigation, Rony Sagy of Sagy Law Associates, and her colleague, Barbara Gately, will be in the Los Angeles and San Diego area on March 17-19 and will be meeting with Special Education parents and advocates to bring you up to date regarding the status of the litigation, and to answer your questions.
Current schedule is as follows:
Sunday March 17, 6 PM at 1688 Via Del Campo Court, Suite 100, San Diego CA 92127. Please RSVP to Georgia Pope at Georgia Pope@Sharp.Com or Dayon Higgins at firstname.lastname@example.org For more information please call 858-414-5826 after 4pm.
Monday, March 18, 11-2 at: 13657 Norton Ave, Chino, CA 91710. BYOL - Bring Your Own lunch. Questions: Linda Higgins email@example.com 909-591-6666
Tuesday March 19, 6 PM. at Robin's BBQ http://www.robinsbbq.com/contact.html No Host Questions: Mary Brandenburg firstname.lastname@example.org (626) 355-8031
CCPA Mission Statement:
We believe by forming a statewide organization we the parents will gain strength by banding together. Parents all over CA have joined the CPA. By organizing we will are hoping to change the system as a whole. We feel this is the best way to solve the systemic issues rather than tackling them one by one which is ineffective, and completely draining and on the parent. Additionally, that process does not help any of the 90% who cant afford advocates, attorneys, or those who do not have the knowledge to seek the support. We are currently representing many districts in California. We support parents in the CCPA by addressing questions and making referrals when needed. We are currently working with several attorneys, and professionals.
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Eligibility to become a CCPA member is intentionally expansive. There are no geographical restrictions on membership so long as your child was at one time implicated in the California special education system, that is, your child at a minimum sought to qualify for special education services.
To clarify, even if your student was inappropriately denied services (never qualified), is homeschooled, attends a Charter school, was placed at an NPS, is currently being provided an appropriate education, or has graduated or left the system.
Membership is confidential and requires no commitment on the part of parents other than fulfilling one of the membership criteria listed above. We hope to make CCPA a vital, educational forum and resource in which members can exchange advice, share experiences and seek counsel, but your active participation is strictly voluntary.
Please contact Linda McNulty for a membership form. 408 569 6530 email@example.com