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Chapter 4.3. Family Empowerment Centers On Disability   

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It is the intent of the Legislature, through enactment of this chapter, to the extent feasible, to do all of the following (a) Ensure that children and young adults with disabilities are provided a free and appropriate public education in accordance with applicable federal and state law and regulations.

(b) Ensure that children and young adults with disabilities receive the necessary educational support and services they need to complete their education.

(c) Offer parents and guardians of children and young adults with disabilities access to accurate information, specialized training, and peer-to-peer support in their communities.

(d) Ensure that parents, guardians, and families of children and young adults with disabilities are full participants in their child's education, school reform, and comprehensive systems change efforts.

(e) Build upon existing local and regional service delivery systems to improve, expand, and offer coordinated technical assistance to the network of existing resources available for parents, guardians, and families of children and young adults with disabilities.

(Added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 690, Sec. 1.)