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Overview of Special Education in California

In this series of four animated videos produced by the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO), Fiscal and Policy Analyst Ryan Anderson covers key aspects of special education in California. The first video describes how schools identify students for special education services. The second describes the most common types of disabilities among California students. The last two videos explain how California administers and funds special education services. These videos provide context for ongoing conversations about special education governance and finance.