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Organization Description
WestEd Center WestEd Center for Prevention and Early Intervention provides nationally-recognized training, technical assistance and resources for successful education, special education, early intervention, and child care.
Family Resource Centers Network Family Resource Centers Network of California mission is to support children with special needs, those at risk, and their families, by ensuring the continuance, expansion, promotion and quality of family-centered, parent directed, and family resource centers.
National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center supports the implementation of the early childhood provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Department of Education California Department of Education provides general information about special education, related laws, regulations and policies, quality early care & education and additional resources.
The Department of Health Care Services The Department of Health Care Services' (DHCS) mission is to preserve and improve the health status of Californians through the financing and delivery of individual health care services. The DHCS finances and administers a number of individual health care service delivery programs, including the California Medical Assistance Program (Medi-Cal).
Department of Social Services California Department of Social Services (CDSS) assists individuals to prevent, or remedy neglect, abuse, or exploitation of children and adults. CDSS provides home, community or institutional care to those in need of such services.
Department of Managed Health Care Department of Managed Health Care: This first-in-the-nation consumer rights project was launched to help Californians resolve problems with their health care plan as well as ensure a better, more solvent and stable managed health care system.
 
 
Last Updated: 10/28/2013