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USA.gov en Español

(2019) | Useful to Parent Centers, service providers, and Spanish-speaking communities in learning about helpful systems in the United States and what services and information the government makes available in Spanish Description of this resource in English Descripción de este recurso en español _____________ Description of This Resource in English This official website of the […]

OSEP English to Spanish Translation Glossary

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.

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 […]

Tools That Empower Spanish-Speaking Parents

Links updated, July 2017 A resource page for Parent Centers Compiled by Myriam Alizo, CPIR Download this page as an adaptable, accessible Word document Many Parent Centers provide information and training to Spanish-speaking parents of children with disabilities. In fact, in the last year, more than 27% of the families served by Parent Centers received their services in Spanish. CPIR […]

Raising Young Children in a New Country: Supporting Early Learning and Healthy Development

(2015, Links updated in 2019) | Useful to Parent Centers in helping orient refugee and immigrant families to life in the United States. (Available in English, Arabic, and Spanish) The Office of Head Start collaborated with the Office of Refugee Resettlement to produce this handbook for programs serving refugee families and newly arrived immigrant families. It […]

FACTS and TIPS: Young Dual Language Learners (Birth through 5 years), Topic 2.2

The following document is intended to give programs and practitioners easy access to information and practical tips for working with young dual language learners, Birth-5 years, and their families. TOPIC 2.2: How to Use Interpreters Effectively discusses the importance of meeting with the interpreter before meeting with parents or caregivers and establishing guidelines for the interpretation […]

FACTS and TIPS: Young Dual Language Learners (Birth through 5 years), Topic 2.1

The following document is intended to give programs and practitioners easy access to information and practical tips for working with young dual language learners, Birth-5 years, and their families. Topic 2.1: How to use interpreters effectively, part of the FACTS and TIPS series clarifies some misconceptions about who makes a good interpreter and the difference between an […]

Ensuring English Learner Students Have Equal Access to High-Quality Education

The U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Justice (DOJ) released joint guidance reminding states, school districts and schools of their obligations under federal law to ensure that English learner students have equal access to a high-quality education and the opportunity to achieve their full academic potential. The Departments also released additional tools and resources to […]

Un Nuevo Amanecer Para Ana Y Su Familia / A New Beginning for Ana and her Family

The disability awareness Spanish language radio novela is comprised of 13 episodes and tells the story of the Chavez family over thirteen episodes from Ana’s diagnosis with cerebral palsy to her first job as a young adult. It provides an entertaining and educational insight into the experience of families, siblings and children with disabilities and […]

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