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Links updated, March 2017 Sobre la salud en español | Health resources in Spanish The doctor says it’s… but what is….? Are you looking for information on a health condition or perhaps trying to find health services? There are lots of medical sites out there that explain conditions in terms you don’t need to be a […]

Links updated, March 2017 Once a student with a disability leaves high school, other agencies are available to assist with putting the individual in contact with helpful resources. We have prepared this listing of resources for adults with disabilities to help you get started. Look over this list, and you will find organizations that provide […]

(2016, December) | Useful to Parent Centers, advocates, families, and youth with disabilities involved in the juvenile justice system. From the U.S. Department of Education, this suite of resources is intended to help justice-involved youth make a successful transition back to traditional school settings. These resources promote successful transitions by emphasizing the importance of early […]

(November 2016) | Useful to Parent Centers, families, and other stakeholders working with youth with disabilities in correctional facilities. This web-based toolkit from the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) at the U.S. Department of Education can help State educational agencies, educators, families, facilities, and community agencies to better support and improve the long-term outcomes for […]

(2016, September) | Useful to Parent Centers and early childhood programs in understanding the latest research on early childhood development, brain science, and best practices. The Final Rule for the New Head Start Program Performance Standards was published in the Federal Register on September 6, 2016. Effective starting November 2016, the updates reflect best practices and […]

Useful to Parent Centers, educators, service agencies, and families working with individuals with disabilities who have experienced trauma. Established by the U.S. Congress in 2000 as part of the Children’s Health Act, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) has grown from a collaborative network of 17 to over 150 funded and affiliate NCTSN centers located nationwide […]

(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 […]

(March 2016) | Useful to states in assessing their own correctional education systems for juveniles with disabilities, and to Parent Centers involved in juvenile justice issues. The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) has developed a voluntary State Correctional Education Self-Assessment (SCES) to assist States in self-assessing their systems for providing special education and related services […]

(2016, February) | Can be used by Parent Centers for their own professional learning and to inform decision-making discussions about early childhood development. This Research to Practice report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: summarizes the research on development during the first 3 years of life, highlights areas that are foundational for school readiness […]

The Military & Community Family Policy, Office of Special Needs’ school-age directory is organized to help military families quickly obtain the information needed to make decisions for a child with special needs. The directory will enable families to: Identify and learn about the school districts that serve domestic military installations Review the special education systems and […]