Mental Health Services for Special Education Pupils (AB 3632)
The federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) ensures that children with disabilities are entitled to a free, appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment. Special education pupilsmay require mental health services in any of the 13 disability categories. To be eligible to receive services, they must have a current individualized education program (IEP) on file. The services must align with the child’s needs as identified in the IEP and are designed so that children will benefit from their educational programs. They are free to all eligible students regardless of family income or resources.
For additional information about this program, visit the California Department of Education (Not DHCS) website on Special Education (Not DHCS) services.