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 […]
Mother Father please explain to me Why the world’s so full of mystery A place so bitter and still so sweet So beautiful and yet so full of sad, sad Dave Matthews Band, Mother Father. ____________ June 19, 2020 A webpage in CPIR’s series Talking about Race How do we talk to our children about […]
A Tale of Two Conversations is a two-part video showing actors playing a parent of a child with a disability and a school administrator. The meeting was requested by the parent and takes place in the administrator’s office. Take One shows the parent and administrator talking about the child’s special education program. They are talking, but not listening. Their communication is unproductive. Take Two shows each person using more effective communication skills.
Both video conversations are available for viewing online at CADRE, as is a companion Study Guidethat looks more deeply into the effective communication skills shown in the second video. Read more about and access the resources here.
There are times when you, as a parent, may want to communicate in writing with your child’s school about some problem or concern with your child’s education or well-being. This page presents a model letter or email you might write to request mediation as an approach to resolving a dispute with your child’s school.
There are times when you, as a parent, may want to communicate in writing with your child’s school about some problem or concern with your child’s education or well-being.
From our series of model letters…because sometimes you need to communicate with the school about your child’s education. Current as of October 2019 En español | In Spanish There are times when you, as a parent, may want to communicate in writing with your child’s school about some problem or concern with your child’s education or […]
(2019, April) | Useful to Parent Centers and others for sharing with families with school-aged children, with or without disabilities. According to this article from Great Schools, it may be time to go to a school board meeting. The article discusses how to work with your local school board — the people who can make […]
(2019, March) | Useful to Parent Centers and the families they serve Is it legal for a teacher to spank your child? Do immigrants have the right to a free public school education? Finding answers to these and other loaded questions about your rights and your children’s rights in U.S. public schools isn’t obvious. This […]
(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 […]
December 2016 | Updated, with new resources added, March 2019 A briefing paper for Parent Centers from the Center for Parent Information and Resources This brief in Word format This brief as a PDF Read This Brief If… …the school system in your community, district, or state places (or is considering placing) sworn law-enforcement officers […]