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Disproportionality in Special Education | IDEA Part B | Module 5

A training module series of the Center for Parent Information and Resources November 2020   IDEA 2004 takes a stand against significant disproportionality of students in particular racial or ethnic groups in special education. This training module explains what disproportionality is, which students are most often affected, and the consequences disproportionality can and does have, […]

Being an Effective Advocate for Your Child

Useful to: Parent Centers for sharing with families If you, as a parent, have discovered that your child has a psychiatric or learning problem, or you are beginning to suspect so, you might be wondering what you can do to make sure that she is getting the best support possible when he or she is […]

Modifying an IEP or 504 for Distance or Hybrid Learning

(2020) | Useful to Parent Centers for sharing with families and schools Also available in Spanish. As the year begins with distance or hybrid learning at most schools, many parents are worried that pre-pandemic IEP plans may leave students with disabilities without vital services. Luckily, IEP or 504 plans aren’t set in stone. If a […]

How Right Now Partner Toolkit

How Right Now is an initiative to address people’s feelings of grief, loss, and worry during the COVID-19 pandemic. It aims to increase people’s ability to adapt and be resilient during this time.

The initiative’s Partner Toolkit provides materials tailored for use with specific audiences and communities (people ages 65 and over; caregivers; people with pre-existing mental health or physical conditions; those experiencing violence; and those experiencing economic distress). Among the materials you’ll find in the toolkit are sharable graphics to promote the How Right Now initiative and website; graphics that illustrate simple ways to support emotional well-being; and a launch video featuring how people are coping during the pandemic. A Spanish version of the toolkit is available, too! Find out more here.

Derecho a Recibir una Notificación Previa por Escrito

Actualizado, junio de 2020 In English | En inglés   Los derechos de los padres bajo IDEA incluyen el derecho de recibir de la escuela una notificación previa por escrito cada vez que la escuela propone tomar (o rehusa tomar) ciertas acciones en cuanto a su niño. Específicamente, la escuela debe proporcionar esta notificación previa […]

Talking about Race

June 19, 2020 A special series from CPIR No one will be mystified as to why the Center for Parent Information and Resources has created this series of webpages on talking about race. Racial matters are in our face, on the nightly news and hourly news feeds, and exploding in our streets. We offer these […]

Disability & Special Education Acronyms

Updated June 2020   Welcome to the alphabet soup of special education! The disability community is full of acronyms that people constantly use in writing and in conversation, and it’s important to know what those acronyms stand for. Acronyms are used in order to abbreviate names or phrases. The CPIR is pleased to provide this list […]

“I’m Determined” Website

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 […]

Bullying

Resources updated, May 2020 Bullying is a serious problem with horrible consequences if left unchecked. The good news is that you can do lots to stop it. We hope that the resources listed below are useful to you in that effort. _______________________ Facts about bullying. The federal government has a website dedicated to preventing bullying […]

The Unplanned Journey

When You Learn That Your Child Has a Disability by Carole Brown, Samara Goodman, and Lisa Küpper Links updated, March 2020 The birth of a child with a disability, or the discovery that a child has a disability, can have profound effects on the family. In “You are Not Alone,” Patricia McGill Smith offers the […]

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