MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION PUPILS (AB 3632)
The federal Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) ensures that children with disabilities are entitled to a free, appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment.
Special education pupils who require mental health services in any of the 13 disability categories may receive services from county mental health programs.
To be eligible to receive services, they must have a current individualized education plan (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 website on Special Education services.