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From our series of model letters…because sometimes you need to communicate with the school about your child’s education. Links updated, March 2017 Model letter, in PDF (see page 18) En español | In Spanish   This short publication comes from a much longer Parent’s Guide that focuses on communicating with your child’s school via letter writing. There […]

(2016) | Useful to: Parent Centers and other service organizations who wish to include youth and young adults in their programs and services. The best way to know what young people want is to ask them! Young people want to—and should—be partners in the design and implementation of research and in their treatment planning and delivery. Young people won’t participate […]

Links updated, April 2017 Why is a student exhibiting challenging behavior? Behavioral assessments can help you answer that question. They also are helpful in developing a behavioral intervention plan that reduces problem behavior, including positive behavior supports. CPIR is pleased to focus this page in the Behavior Suite on these three elements: conducting behavioral assessments, developing behavior plans, and providing positive behavior […]

Updated, April 2017 PDF version In Spanish | en español   When a child is having trouble in school, it’s important to find out why. The child may have a disability. By law, schools must provide special help to eligible children with disabilities. This help is called special education and related services. There’s a lot […]

by Lisa Küpper, CPIR Links updated, April 2017 En español | In Spanish Read This Publication If You Want to Know… How to have your child evaluated (at no cost to you) to see why he or she is having difficulty in school What the evaluation process involves and how you can contribute to it How special education […]

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 […]

Actualizado, marzo de 2017 Sobre la conducta en inglés | About behavior in English   CPIR se complace en conectarle con recursos de información en español que puede usar para aprender más sobre cómo tratar los desafíos de conducta. Es un asunto que preocupa muchas familias. Si su hijo manifiesta problemas de conducta en la escuela, […]

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 […]

Updated 2017 In Spanish | En español The nation’s special education law is called the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA. As part of making special education and related services available to children with disabilities in the public schools, IDEA defines the term “child with a disability.” That definition includes specific disability terms, which […]