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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 […]

Links updated, March 2017 This info in Spanish | Esta información en español The IEP must also contain a statement of the special education and related services and supplementary aids and services to be provided to the child, or on behalf of the child. That’s three separate, distinct, and critical elements–special education, related services, and […]

En español | In Spanish by Theresa Rebhorn Being a parent is the most wonderful—and hardest—job in the world. If you have a child with special needs, your job is no less wonderful, but it can be more complicated. Your child’s education is most likely an area of great interest to you. As a child […]

From our series of model letters…because sometimes you need to communicate with the school about your child’s education. Updated, March 2017 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 are times when you, as a parent, may […]

De nuestra serie de cartas ejemplares… porque de vez en cuando necesita comunicarse con el personal de la escuela concerniente a la educación de su hijo.   Updated, March 2017 En inglés | In English Esta publicación breve viene de una Guía para Padres más amplia cuya enfoque es la comunicación por correspondencia—las ocasiones en […]

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 […]

A webinar for the Parent Center Network Listen to the webinar and view the slides Download Webinar slideshow presentation and transcript Handouts Webinar Date: Friday, September 16, 2016 Hosts: Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) Presenters: Renee Bradley Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) U.S. Department of Education Diane Smith Howard National Disability Rights Network […]

Links updated, March 2017 In Spanish | En español   This article describes how the IEP meeting is scheduled, who comes, and the special factors that team members must consider when writing an IEP. IEP teams are made up of individuals who bring different perspectives and expertise to the table. Pooling their knowledge, team members […]

A webinar for the Parent Center Network Listen to the webinar and view the slides Download Webinar slideshow presentation Download updated Module 12, The IEP: Who’s a Member? Download updated Module 13, Content of the IEP Download updated Module 14, Meetings of the IEP Team Additional resources   Webinar Date: Thursday, June 2, 2016 Host: Center for Parent Information […]

Building the Legacy | Construyendo el Legado Updated, June 2016 A legacy resource from NICHCY The Building the Legacy / Construyendo el Legado training curriculum is intended to help all those involved with children with disabilities understand and implement the IDEA 2004, the nation’s special education law. The curriculum is organized according to five themes central to IDEA, […]