Supporting the Parent Centers Who Serve Families of Children with Disabilities

 

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Supporting Students with Disabilities and Avoiding the Discriminatory Use of Student Discipline under Section 504

On July 19, 2022, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services released multiple guidance documents to help public elementary and secondary schools fulfill their responsibilities to meet the needs of students with disabilities and avoid the discriminatory use of student discipline. These newly released resources are the most comprehensive guidance on the civil rights of students with disabilities concerning student discipline, and include: (1) a 41-page guidance on avoiding the discriminatory use of student discipline under Section 504; (2) an accompanying fact sheet summarizing the main points of the guidance; (3) a 57-page Q&A regarding IDEA's disciplinary provisions; (4) a 19-page technical assistance guide describing positive, proactive approaches to supporing the needs of children with disabilities; and (5) a letter from Secretary of Education Cardona to stakeholders. Read more about and connect with each document in CPIR's abstract.

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Recorded Special Education Webinars from Family Resource Center on Disabilities (FRCD)

Family Resource Center on Disabilities

Family Resource Center on Disabilities (FRCD) is a Parent Training and Information Center that serves the Chicago’s Metropolitan Area. FRCD assist families that have children with disabilities, their youth, and the professionals that work with them to navigate the special education process. FRCD has developed webinars on topics such as special education, IDEA, IEP, transition to adult life, and more. Check them out here.

Webinars

Sharing Information about State Assessments with Families of Children with Disabilities

CPIR joins with the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) as the first action step in a collaboration to develop and share user-friendly information about state assessments with families of children with disabilities. This webinar focuses on NCEO's new (and quite amazing!) resource, the Participation Communications Toolkit. The highly customizable toolkit is designed for stakeholders to use in discussing and making decisions about how children with disabilities will participate in state assessments. The webinar highlights the role that Parent Centers can play in supporting the family's role as one of the primary decision makers about their child's participation. It's also available in Spanish.

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