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(2016, October) | Useful to Parent Centers in conducting effective outreach and providing culturally aware services to Hispanic families. This guide, subtitled A Research-Informed Communication Guide for Nonprofits, Policymakers, and Funders, is designed to help service providers and educators build communication strategies to more easily and effectively reach out to Latino children and families. The guide is based […]

(2016) | Useful to Parent Centers in developing cultural competency for conducting outreach and providing services to Native parents of children with disabilities. This fact sheet comes from NAPTAC (the Native American Parent Technical Assistance Center) and has been written expressly for Parent Centers. The 3-page fact sheet offers suggestions for connecting with Native communities […]

(2016) | Useful to Parent Centers in developing and conducting outreach to Native communities. This document has been written expressly for Parent Centers and offers many suggestions for how to use Title VI to reach out to Native parents of children with disabilities in nearby communities. From NAPTAC, the Native American Parent Technical Assistance Center. Access the 3-page […]

(2016) | Useful to Parent Centers in staff training and to support outreach to local Native American communities. This resource actually has several parts and can be considered a package that Parent Centers can use to build their own cultural knowledge about Native communities, provide professional learning to staff, and keep in mind as they engage […]

(January 2016) | Useful to Parent Centers in identifying and using best practices in engaging families and establishing partnerships with the families they serve. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) serves as the latest reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) which was last reauthorized in 2002 as the No Child […]

(May 2016) Useful to Parent Centers when working with homeless youth, their families, and surrogate parents. Each year, between 1.5 and 1.6 million youth run away from home or are forced out of their homes by their parents. While many of these youth return home quickly, others remain separated from their families and live in […]

(2016) | Useful to Parent Centers because it explains historical factors impacting the participation of Native parents in the schooling of their children. This document from the Native American PTAC describes some of the historical factors impacting the participation of Native parents in the schooling of their children. These factors do not just impact special […]

Useful to Parent Centers seeking to engage youth with disabilities in their programs and services. This 7-page brief comes from the Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council with extensive input from the ID Action Youth Advisory Board. The brief outlines best practices for youth engagement and working with youth with disabilities. It begins with an overview of youth engagement best practices, […]

(2016) Useful to Parent Centers, community leaders, and families to work with youth in a positive and engaging manner. Since 1994, Youth on Board (YOB) has been a leader in the field of youth organizing in the Boston area and beyond. YOB supports the power of students to transform their communities by recognizing that when […]

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 […]