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California Department of Education: Special Education Division - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

California Department of Education: Special Education Division
California Department of Education
Special Education Division
Programs for the Visually Impaired
1430 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 327-0842 (Local)
(916) 445-4550 (Fax)
(800) 926-0648 (Toll-Free)
(916) 323-9779 (TDD/TTY)

Brief Description

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 AM-5:00 PM.
Clients served on average per year: 10,000
Number of staff: Variable
Staff description: Teachers, counselors, consultants, librarians, administrators. Other staff as assigned.
Geographic area served: California.
Publications: Special Edge Newsletter


Laurie Garcia, Manager, CSMT, (916) 319-0964,
Sharon Sacks, Superintendent, California School for the Blind, (510) 794-3800,

Services Offered

Services for Children

  • Education Services
    • Assists parents, educators, and state and local educational agencies in implementing the requirements of Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) regarding Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for children with disabilities.
  • Information and Referral
    • Provides information and referrals to services.

Services for Professionals

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Provides consultant services to other programs. Coordinates services between various agencies and programs.
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