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(2016) | Useful to Parent Centers, families, youth with disabilities, and educators working with students with disabilities who could benefit from using assistive technology. This 7-page guide offers steps for families to take with their teens and young adults to get them involved in the process of exploring assistive technology (AT). When youth take an […]

Updated, April 2017 Looking for information, resources, and technical assistance (TA) to help you and others support children with disabilities in their least restrictive environment in school? Here’s a starter list of places to look online. These will surely lead you to more. ________________________ Quick-jump links Reflecting on the meaning of LRE Availability of accessible […]

(2016) | Useful to Parent Centers looking for technical assistance about testing accommodations in the ADA. This resource provides technical assistance on testing accommodations for individuals with disabilities who take standardized exams and other high-stakes tests. It addresses the obligations of testing entities, including private, state, or local government entities that offer exams related to […]

Revised March 2013 A legacy resource from NICHCY In Spanish | En español An Individualized Education Program (IEP) is a written statement of the educational program designed to meet a child’s individual needs. Every child who receives special education services must have an IEP. That’s why the process of developing this vital document is of […]

(2016) | Useful to Parent Centers, schools, families, and service providers in supporting people with disabilities using assistive technologies. The Center on Technology and Disability (CTD) is designed to increase the capacity of families and providers to advocate for, acquire, and implement effective assistive and instructional technology (AT/IT) practices, devices, and services. Research-based technologies, used […]

(2016) | Useful to Parent Centers, families, and education staff in addressing the needs of students with disabilities. When schools and teachers personalize learning, students – including students with disabilities – receive a customized learning experience. Students learn at their own pace with structure and support in challenging areas. Learning aligns with interests, needs, and skills, […]

A webinar for the Parent Center Network Listen to the webinar View | download the PowerPoint presentations View | download the handouts   Webinar Date: September 4, 2014 Host: Center for Parent Information and Resources Presenters: Overview of Alternate Assessment Mary LaCorte Assistant Director and North Carolina PTI Program Director Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center (ECAC) […]

School Planning and Educational Strategies Following Traumatic Brain Injury A webinar for the Parent Center Network Listen to the webinar View | download the handouts   Webinar Date: August 7, 2014 Host: Center for Parent Information and Resources Presenter: Brenda Eagan Brown, M.Ed., CBIS BrainSTEPS Program Coordinator, BIAPA | 724.944.6542 Handouts for the […]

(2015, April) | Useful to Parent Centers to understand extended school year (ESY) services and explain these to the families they serve. Some students in special education are eligible for what’s known as Extended School Year (ESY) services, which are provided beyond the school year (e.g., in the summer) to students in keeping with their […]

(2016, February) | Useful to Parent Centers, families, and schools in understanding the many references to universal design for learning (UDL) in the Every Student Succeeds Act. In December 2015, Congress passed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaces No Child Left Behind. For the first time, the nation’s general K-12 education law now defines […]