A project of the VA Department of Education, the I’m Determined website offers resources for youth, families, and educators around self-determination. Self-determination is about youth with disabilities taking control of their lives. Resources include videos, modules, a transition guide, downloadable brochures, and more. Access the website at: http://www.imdetermined.org/ More Details About the Site and Its Resource […]
As schools across the country and around the world are closed in response to the outbreak of COVID-19, parents everywhere are searching for reliable, easy-to-understand resources to support their children’s learning at home. The IRIS Center has created a new module specifically for parents to address this urgent and growing need. Parents: Supporting Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic offers practical tools and easy-to-implement strategies to help clarify what is and what is not a parent’s role during school shutdowns; support their child’s learning at home; promote the child’s social and emotional well-being; and support the child if he or she has a disability. Read more about and connect with this learning module here.
(2019) (English and Spanish) The SpecialQuest Multimedia Training Library includes early childhood inclusion training resources. The videos and training sessions support high-quality inclusion of preschoolers (ages 3 to 5) in early care and education settings that are responsive to the priority and concerns of families. The target audiences are early childhood professional development providers, Institutes of […]
Our September issue of the Buzz from the Hub focuses on the variety of IEP resources that CPIR offers. In tandem with the Buzz, we are pleased to also spotlight two training modules from the IRIS Center on developing high-quality IEPs. The first is intended for IEP team members to use. (It’s also excellent to use in staff development and training.) The second online module is primarily designed for administrators and offers guidance on supporting the development and implementation of high-quality IEPs.
Both modules explicitly address the higher standard set for FAPE in the March 2019 Supreme Court ruling in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District. Access both modules here.
Building the Legacy | Construyendo el Legado Updated, 2020 The Building the Legacy / Construyendo el Legado training curriculum is intended to help all those involved with children with disabilities understand and implement Part B of IDEA 2004, the nation’s special education law. The curriculum is organized according to five themes central to IDEA, with […]
Autism Navigator is a unique collection of web-based tools and courses that integrate the most current research in autism with an interactive web platform and lots of video footage showing effective evidence-based practices. It’s intended for professionals as well as families. Families can start with the short video About Autism in Toddlers (you have to […]
(2014) | Available in English and Spanish | Useful to parents of children with developmental disabilities. This 3-hour self-directed course was created to help parents of children with developmental disabilities understand and maximize the special education system. The course focuses on: a child’s right to a free appropriate public education (FAPE), the laws that protect […]
A resource collection compiled by and for Parent Centers Compiled and reviewed by: Gail Osborne, the First Resource Center (NC), and Kelly Henderson, Formed Families Forward (VA) Coordinators at the Region 2 PTAC @ ECAC: Laura Weber, Executive Director, and Terri Leyton, TA Coordinator ___________________________ September 2018 Welcome to this collection of resources on trauma-informed care. The […]
The National Center on Improving Literacy (NCIL) has developed an online tutorial for families who want to learn more about supporting their child’s literacy development at home. The tutorial provides evidence-based strategies, tips, and activities to help children develop literacy skills from preschool through adolescence, all in an interactive online experience that includes short video clips illustrating the suggestions given, so that parents can see how strategies look and sound in action. There’s also a transcript of the module, and an audio recording in MP4 format.
Want to know more? Connect with the module and its materials here.
Useful to Parent Centers in learning about or informing families about the Child Outcomes Summary process used by early intervention and early childhood special education staff. This online learning module from ECTA Center and DaSy provides key information about the child outcomes summary (COS) process and the practices that contribute to consistent and meaningful COS decision-making. […]