Understanding Special Education Due Process Hearing


What does this guide cover?


This guide contains answers to frequently asked questions about the hearing process to help parents better understand California’s special education dispute resolution system. You don’t need to read it all to start the process, but it may help you to have more background information or a better general understanding of the process before you fill out the forms to file your case. These forms – available through the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) -- are self-explanatory, and you may find they have all the instructions you need to get the process started.

Although this guide doesn’t offer legal advice, it does outline how to request, prepare for, and participate in special education mediation and a due process hearing ................


To view this OAH publication, please open the following PDF file:  Understanding Special Education Due Process Hearing