Children with developmental disabilities are eligible for educational services from their local school districts from the age of 3 until their 22nd birthday. These services can include: special education classes, speech therapy, adaptive physical education, occupational and physical therapy, social integration, mental health services, behavior consultations and inclusion facilitation. After you request services from your local school district, an assessment will be scheduled. Upon completion of your child’s assessment, an Individual Education Planning (IEP) meeting will held. Westside Regional Center counselors can assist families by providing information, guidance, and advocacy throughout the process. Your WRC counselor is available to attend IEP meetings with sufficient notice.
When families need additional help, a referral can be made to the Westside Regional Center’s Education Advocacy Unit.
More information on Education Advocacy
The Education Advocacy Unit at Westside Regional Center provides information, training and support to families, schools and school districts throughout our service area. Families with school age children can participate in ongoing Westside Regional Center workshops regarding Special Education Rights and Responsibilities or they can meet with an advocate on an individual basis to discuss issues pertinent to their child’s educational needs. Our advocates are also available to accompany families to the IEP meetings.
The Education Advocacy Unit also provides in-service training on the identified educational issues and/or topics of concern at the student’s school of attendance. As liaisons between Westside Regional Center, our families and the ten different school districts in our service area, it is our goal to help build collaborative, successful relationships that will enhance each student’s educational opportunities.
Special Education Local Plan Areas (Westside Regional Center area)
320 Knob Hill Avenue
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
4034 Irving Place
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 842-4220, ext. 4201
Website Addresses for Local Districts