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Preguntas Frecuentes Sobre la Educación Especial

(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 […]

Ten Tips That May Help Your Child’s Transition to Adulthood

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.

Section 504 Review and Students with Medical Disabilities | Video

(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. […]

OSEP English to Spanish Translation Glossary

This 2nd Edition of the OSEP Glossary of Spanish Translations of Common IDEA Terms includes over 400 terms related to IDEA Parts B and C. These terms were selected by experienced translators from parent centers who worked with families with children with disabilities representing the majority of Spanish speaking cultures in Latin America and Spain. […]

FAQs for Parent Centers About Website Accessibility

(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 […]

Why Your Vote Matters

(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 […]

Buzz from the Hub | Employment

Theme: Employment Welcome to the February 2016 edition of Buzz from the Hub, the newsletter of the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR). Career and college readiness are two priorities that Parent Centers currently address in their work with youth with disabilities, their families, and many professionals in the disability and education fields. This month, […]

What Parents Should Know About Bullying

(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 […]

Dude, Where’s my Transition Plan?

Speaking directly to youth with disabilities, this 28-page booklet comes from STEP, the PTI for Tennessee. In addition to multiple transition planning worksheets, the booklet also includes several checklists and discussions of self-advocacy. Access the booklet here.


This webpage of the Oklahoma Parent Center briefly explains what self-advocacy is and why it’s important, and then offers multiple resources on the subject, including articles, podcasts, and helpful organizations and agencies.

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