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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 […]

(2016, December) | Useful to Parent Centers for sharing with staff, students with disabilities, families, schools, and other stakeholders. On December 28, 2016, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) at U.S. Department of Education released a set of guidance resources on the rights of students with […]

(2016, December) | Useful to Parent Centers for sharing with staff, students with disabilities, families, schools, and other stakeholders. The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Education has released the Parent and Educator Resource Guide to Section 504 in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools. The 52-page resource guide provides a broad overview of […]

(July 2016) | Available in English, Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese On July 26, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued guidance clarifying the obligation of schools to provide students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with equal educational opportunity under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The guidance provides a […]

June 2016 A resource page for Parent Centers Compiled by Myriam Alizo, CPIR Download this page as an adaptable, accessible Word document Many Parent Centers provide information and training to Spanish-speaking parents of children with disabilities. In fact, in the last year, more than 27% of the families served by Parent Centers received their services in Spanish. CPIR is pleased […]

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 […]

From NICHCY’s series of model letters…because sometimes you need to communicate with the school about your child’s education. 3rd edition, January 2011 Model letter, in PDF (see page 17) 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 […]

A webinar for the Parent Center Network Listen to the webinar Download the Powerpoint presentation (2.7 MB) Download a PDF of the Powerpoint presentation (1.3 MB) View/download the handouts for this webinar   Webinar Date: Thursday, December 3, 2015 Host: Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) Presenters: Sue Swenson, Office of Special Education and […]

(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 understood.org. […]

October 2015 | Links updated, March 2017 This resource is part of the series Getting Ready for When Your Teen Reaches the Age of Majority: A Parent’s Guide. When young people with disabilities reach the “age of majority,” they gain the right to manage their own affairs, including choosing their own doctor and seeing to their own […]