Supporting the Parent Centers Who Serve Families of Children with Disabilities

 

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Accelerating Learning for Students with Disabilities During COVID-19 and Beyond

COVID-19 shuttered school buildings and the impact on students will potentially be significant for years to come. While instructional loss will affect most students, it could have a disproportionate impact on students with disabilities and other historically marginalized populations, including students of color, students impacted by poverty, and English language learners. It's critical that schools take immediate steps to address the issue of instructional loss and prevent students from falling further behind. This 26-page report from NCLD discusses promising practices for doing just that. It explores in some detail research-based approaches to accelerate learning; how to implement those approaches with success; and policy recommendations and actions at the state and federal levels. Read more about the report and download it here.

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Montana Empowerment Center (MEC) News Page

Montana Empowerment Center

Montana Empowerment Center (MEC), Inc. is the new federally funded Montana’s Parent Training and Information Center (PTI). Montana Empowerment Center is committed to empower, encourage and educate all Montana families of children and young adults (birth to 26 years of age) with disabilities. Montana Empowerment Center has a News page with lots of resources for families and professionals in the area of education, transition to adult life, Vocational Rehabilitation, Pre-ETS, mental health and more. Check what MEC has to offer here.

Webinars

Webinar | Stakeholder Engagement in SPP/APRs

This webinar focused on OSEP's new requirements for Stakeholder Engagement in State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR) package for 2020-2025. The webinar's subtitle is: What Parent Centers Need to Know. The new SPP/APR package requires states to engage stakeholders throughout the entire SPP/APR process and describe its mechanisms for ensuring such engagement, including a description of the activities conducted to increase the participation of diverse groups of parents and build their capacity to take part in the state's activities to improve outcomes for children  with disabilities. Parent Centers have a key role to play in bringing the parent voice to the state's SPP/APR activities.

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Rare Disorders

Disability Fact Sheet Resources updated, March 2021 “Alone we are rare. Together we are strong.” Slogan of Rare Disease Day —February 29, 2012. Roughly 7,000 rare diseases/disorders have been identified as...

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