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From our series of model letters…because sometimes you need to communicate with the school about your child’s education. Links updated, March 2017 Model letter, in PDF (see page 18) 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 […]

Links updated, April 2017 Why is a student exhibiting challenging behavior? Behavioral assessments can help you answer that question. They also are helpful in developing a behavioral intervention plan that reduces problem behavior, including positive behavior supports. CPIR is pleased to focus this page in the Behavior Suite on these three elements: conducting behavioral assessments, developing behavior plans, and providing positive behavior […]

Updated, April 2017 PDF version In Spanish | en español   When a child is having trouble in school, it’s important to find out why. The child may have a disability. By law, schools must provide special help to eligible children with disabilities. This help is called special education and related services. There’s a lot […]

A webinar for the Parent Center Network Listen to the webinar and view the slides Download Webinar slideshow presentation Additional resources   Webinar Date: Thursday, August 4, 2016 Host: Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) Presenters: Vicki Davis Dávila, JD WIFACETS Robert Kim, Deputy Assistant Secretary Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education Summary: The new […]

Disability Fact Sheet 19 (FS19) Links updated, April 2017 En español | In Spanish See fact sheets on other disabilities __________________________________________________________ Marios’s Story What is AD/HD? How common is AD/HD? What are the signs? How do you know if a child has AD/HD? What about treatment? What about school? Tips for parents Tips for teachers Additional […]

Actualizado, marzo de 2017   Hay muchas leyes en los Estados Unidos relevantes a las personas con discapacidades. La más poderosa es el Acta para la Educación de Individuos con Discapacidades, conocido en inglés como “Individuals with Disabilities Education Act” o IDEA (por sus siglas). Esta es la ley de educación especial en el país. Si […]

Actualizado, marzo de 2017 Sobre la conducta en inglés | About behavior in English   CPIR se complace en conectarle con recursos de información en español que puede usar para aprender más sobre cómo tratar los desafíos de conducta. Es un asunto que preocupa muchas familias. Si su hijo manifiesta problemas de conducta en la escuela, […]

Updated 2017 In Spanish | En español The nation’s special education law is called the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA. As part of making special education and related services available to children with disabilities in the public schools, IDEA defines the term “child with a disability.” That definition includes specific disability terms, which […]

Links updated, March 2017 This info in Spanish | Esta información en español The IEP must also contain a statement of the special education and related services and supplementary aids and services to be provided to the child, or on behalf of the child. That’s three separate, distinct, and critical elements–special education, related services, and […]

En español | In Spanish by Theresa Rebhorn Being a parent is the most wonderful—and hardest—job in the world. If you have a child with special needs, your job is no less wonderful, but it can be more complicated. Your child’s education is most likely an area of great interest to you. As a child […]