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(2015, July) | Available in English and Spanish The full title of this checklist for parents is: I Have a Question… What Parents and Caregivers Can Ask and Do to Help Children Thrive at School: A Parent Checklist. The checklist document is 6 pages long: 1 title page in English, 2 pages of the actual checklist […]

Welcome to the July 2015 edition of Buzz from the Hub, the newsletter of the Center for Parent Information and Resources—the CPIR. New Resources in the Hub Spotlight on…Parent Center Materials Resources You Can Share with Families Resources Just for Parent Centers: Nonprofit Management Miss the Webinar on Writing for the Web? ___________________________ See other issues […]

While not all students with Tourette Syndrome (TS) will require an Individualized Education Program (IEP) in order to receive a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE), there are some students with TS for whom an IEP is an educational necessity. This article will discuss the initial IEP process as required by the federal IDEA. Find the […]

Do bias or inappropriate practice play a role in the placement of culturally and linguistically diverse students in special education? Is the representation of low-income students in special education programs larger than their representation in the school population at your child’s school? This brief will review the problem “overrepresentation” in special education programs, the causes, and […]

March 2015 A legacy training module from NICHCY In delivering services to infants and toddlers and their families under Part C of the IDEA, the lead agency and its early intervention service (EIS) providers collect information about the infant or toddler and his or her family. This includes personally identifiable information that is subject to privacy protections […]

March 2015 A legacy training module from NICHCY The procedural safeguards in Part C of IDEA are designed to protect the rights of parents and their infant or toddler with a disability, as well as give families and early intervention lead agencies a way to resolve disputes. This training module takes a detailed look at the procedural safeguards […]

This study, appearing in School Community Journal, investigated the effects of early intervention settings on the extent of parent involvement in IDEA Part C Infant and Toddler Programs. Results showed that provision of early intervention entirely or partially outside a family’s home were associated with minimal parent involvement. More than 50% of the parents, regardless […]

Schools and districts collect a lot of information about students. Empowered parents should demand to get value out of these data. Here are questions parents can ask of their school officials to ensure that their child is on track to graduate college and career ready.