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(July 2016) 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 broad overview of Section 504 and school districts’ […]

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 […]

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, June 2016 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 […]

October 2015 | Links updated, June 2016 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 their money. In most states, this happens at age […]

(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 […]

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 […]

(2006) | 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 […]