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Links updated, April 2017 En español | In Spanish See fact sheets on other disabilities Table of Contents Julian’s story Visual impairments in children Types of visual impairment Signs of a visual impairment How common are visual impairments? Understanding how children with VIs learn The help available under IDEA How IDEA defines visual impairment Working […]

Disability Fact Sheet 19 (FS19) Links updated, April 2017 En español | In Spanish See fact sheets on other disabilities __________________________________________________________ Marios’s Story What is AD/HD? How common is AD/HD? What are the signs? How do you know if a child has AD/HD? What about treatment? What about school? Tips for parents Tips for teachers Additional […]

Links updated, March 2017 En español | In Spanish See fact sheets on other disabilities In This Publication… Definition of Down syndrome Incidence Characteristics Help for babies and toddlers Help for school-aged children Health considerations Educating students with Down syndrome For high school students with Down syndrome Tips for parents Tips for teachers Organizations Back […]

(2016 | 2017) | Useful to Parent Centers for sharing with schools and parents of children on the autism spectrum. Two training modules are available from the IRIS Center on evidence-based practices for educating children with autism spectrum disorder. Autism Spectrum Disorder (Part 1): An Overview for Educators provides information on the early signs of autism […]

Links updated, October 2016 A legacy fact sheet from NICHCY PDF version   If you’re reading this, perhaps you’re concerned about your child’s development. We’re glad you’re here, because there are many immediate things you can do to help your son or daughter. First, know that there’s help available to find out just what the difficulties are, if any, and address […]

(July 2016) | Available in English, Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese On July 26, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued guidance clarifying the obligation of schools to provide students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with equal educational opportunity under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The guidance provides a […]

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 […]

The Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) is pleased to host a webinar series designed especially for the Parent Center network. Every month spotlights a different topic that’s important to the work that Parent Centers do and the support and training they provide to families of children with disabilities. This page is our centralized […]

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 eaganbrown@biapa.org | 724.944.6542 http://www.brainsteps.net Handouts for the […]

(Available in English and Spanish) | Useful to Parent Centers working with families who are concerned about their child’s learning or behavior. When a child is struggling, or his/her behavior is worrisome, it can be hard for parents to know whether they need to reach out to a professional. And if parents do seek help, what kind […]