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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 […]

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, […]

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, March) | Useful to Parent Centers in working with youth and families. This interactive webinar from CADRE explores student-led IEPs and their relationship to self-advocacy and student engagement. In a student-led IEP, the student actively participates in the development of his/her IEP and takes a leadership role in decision-making about his or her future. Student […]

(2010, September) | 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 […]

(2007) | Useful to Parent Centers for sharing with youth with disabilities, their families, and IEP teams. This checklist is designed to help the IEP team decide if a student needs a postsecondary goal in the area of independent living. Independent living includes the skills and knowledge an individual needs to direct his or her life […]

(2015) As state education agencies (SEAs) implement more rigorous college and career readiness standards, school leaders must consider how students with disabilities will meet these standards. This checklist, designed to meet the needs of educators at all levels, provides an easy-to-use guide for making purchasing decisions. It identifies key considerations when deciding how to align […]

(2015) | A resource that Parent Centers can share with the families they serve. Available in English and Spanish. Emotions can run high at IEP meetings. But it’s important for parents to focus on the end goal: helping their child. Here are 10 stay-calm phrases parents can use to redirect conversation and defuse tense situations. From […]

(English and Spanish) The SpecialQuest Multimedia Training Library includes early childhood inclusion training resources. The videos and training sessions support high-quality inclusion of preschoolers (ages 3 to 5) in early care and education settings that are responsive to the priority and concerns of families. The target audiences are early childhood professional development providers, Institutes of Higher […]