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(9.22) Can a court help me get special education services for my child?

(9.22) Can a court help me get special education services for my child?

If and when a child is made a dependent of the court (in cases of parental abuse or neglect), the judge may make any and all reasonable orders for the care, supervision, custody, maintenance and support of the child. The judge cannot unilaterally order the school district to make a student eligible for special education services. However, the judge may also order the appearance in court of any agency, such as a school district, she has determined has failed to meet a legal obligation to provide services to a child – such as the right to special education services or compliance with the provisions of AB 3632. [Cal. Welf. & Inst. Code Secs. 362 & 727.]