In May of 2021, Part 1 of this webinar series introduced attendees to the Division for Early Childhood’s (DEC) Recommended Practices (RPs), which offer guidance to parents and professionals who work with young children who have or are at risk for developmental delays or disabilities. Part 2 of the series built upon the information shared in the first webinar. In Part 2, presenters discussed a variety of practice ways to SHARE the RPs as part of the ongoing work of a Parent Center. Presenters then identified ways in which Parent Centers can use the RPs in their daily work with families.
Part 1 in this 15-minute webinar series introduces participants to the Division for Early Childhood’s (DEC) Recommended Practices (RPs), which offer guidance to parents and professionals who work with young children who have or are at risk for developmental delays or disabilities. The webinar is designed to familiarize participants with many of the resources and materials developed in partnership with the ECTA Center to support family use of the RPs in order to promote positive outcomes for young children (0-8) with or at risk of developmental delays and disabilities.
In this 37-minute webinar, you’ll learn about the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” initiative, the work of the Act Early Ambassadors, and strategies and ideas for how Parent Centers can collaborate with the Ambassadors in their states.
The OSEP Glossary of Spanish Translations of Common IDEA Terms went missing for a time, in the way that things inexplicably vanish from the Web, but we searched and found it and brought it back home! This 2nd edition of the glossary includes over 400 terms related to IDEA Parts B and C (the parts of IDEA that cover special education and early intervention services, respectively) and provides their Spanish translation. The terms were selected by experienced translators from Parent Centers and reviewed in focus groups of 90 parents/caregivers of children receiving services under IDEA. The families that participated came from a diversity of Spanish-speaking cultures, so that the glossary would “speak” across the rich variation of how Spanish is spoken around the world.
Two formats of the glossary are available (PDF and an online, searchable version). Read more about the glossary here and access the format of your choice.
(2017, December) | Useful for sharing with Spanish-speaking parents unfamiliar with special education services for their child with a disability. This tip sheet (in Spanish, Hoja de Consejos) from includenyc is 2 pages long and answers 5 of parents’ frequently asked questions about special education services: ¿Los servicios de educación especial pueden perjudicar a mi hijo […]
This resource from PACER provides tips on helping plan for a child’s transition from adolescence to adulthood. The tips outline how, as youth begin to take on more responsibility, parents can find new ways to provide support, encouragement, and guidance along the way.
(2016) | Useful to Parent Centers to offer training to families and others about Section 504 and students with medical disabilities. This 26-minute video is a product of the Utah Parent Center. Other Parent Centers can use the video in their own trainings or connect families with the video online for their own convenient viewing. […]
(2016) | Useful to Parent Centers in building and maintaining an accessible website. Word version of this FAQ Word version of Staff Technology Skill Survey This Frequently Asked Questions page was developed by the Accessibility Work Group within the Parent Center network to respond to Parent Center questions about website accessibility and compliance with […]
(2016, Fall) | This newsletter in English and Spanish from the PEAL Center in Pennyslvania is an excellent motivator for young people (and the rest of us!) to vote, explaining why their vote matters and what effect it can have. The newsletter also includes: an Ask Cindy column for first-time voters a “Voters with Disabilities […]
(2015, October) | Parents Center can share this webpage and all its resources with families, and explore the other tabs on the webpage for professional development and community involvement materials. October is National Bullying Prevention Month, but this webpage of resources and articles from PACER is good all year round to help families inform themselves […]