Screenshot of one of the introduction letters(2019) | Available in English and Spanish | Useful for sharing with families, to help them get ready for “back to school” and acquainting their child’s new teacher with information about their child.

For parents of children with disabilities, writing a back-to-school introduction letter to their child’s teacher can help get the school year off to a good start. It’s also a great way to start building a positive relationship. Parents can use this model letter from Understood.org to share important facts about their son or daughter and strategies that have worked in the past. It’s also a good idea for parents to identify any accommodations or modifications the child will need, as well as specific aspects of the child’s IEP that the teacher should know about.

There’s an introduction letter for grade-schoolers and another letter for middle-schoolers. Both are available in English and Spanish.

English | Back-to-School Introduction Letters
https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/choosing-starting-school/back-to-school/download-back-to-school-introduction-letters

Spanish | Cartas de presentación para el regreso a clases
https://www.understood.org/es-mx/school-learning/choosing-starting-school/back-to-school/download-back-to-school-introduction-letters

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