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8 Steps to Kicking Off Your Child’s IEP The Right Way

(2019, July) | Available in English and Spanish | Useful for sharing with families of children with disabilities. Whether the child is starting a new school year or has a new Individualized Education Program (IEP), this Great Schools article will help parents how to get things started on the right foot. https://www.greatschools.org/gk/articles/8-steps-to-kicking-off-your-childs-iep-the-right-way/ In Spanish | […]

School Discipline: The Rights of Students with IEPs and 504 Plans

(2019, May) | Available in English and Spanish | Useful to Parent Centers and the families and professionals they serve. Some kids have learning and attention issues that cause them to misbehave. If they have an IEP or a 504 plan, what happens if they break a school rule? Can they be disciplined? And if […]

Back-to-School Introduction Letters

For parents of children with disabilities, writing a back-to-school introduction letter to their child’s teacher can help get the school year off to a good start. Parents can use such a letter to share important facts about their son or daughter, what accommodations the child is to receive, and any specifics of his or her IEP. Understood.org provides two model letters to guide parents (one to introduce grade-schoolers and another to introduce middle-schoolers). Both are available in English and Spanish. View or download the letters here.

Angry Kids: Dealing With Explosive Behavior

(Available in English and Spanish) | Useful to Parent Center for sharing with parents, childhood care providers, and others. When a child—even a small child—melts down and becomes aggressive, he can pose a serious risk to himself and others, including parents and siblings. It’s not uncommon for kids who have trouble handling their emotions to […]

Video | 8 Insider Tips on Navigating IEP Meetings

“Are you getting ready for an IEP meeting? Are you nervous or wondering what to expect? You’re not alone.”

This 13-minute video from understood.org is directed at parents who are getting ready for an IEP meeting or who are new to the process. The video captures the conversation between two parents (one a former teacher), both of whom are “veterans” of many IEP team meetings. They candidly talk about what they wish they’d known before the meetings. Eight nuggets of guidance emerge during their conversation.

The video is available in English and, using subtitles, in Spanish. Read more here, and learn about accompanying resources, including the podcast Why We Cry at IEP Meetings.

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 […]

Slow Processing Speed: What You Need to Know

Processing speed is the pace at which you take in information, make sense of it, and begin to respond. This information can be visual, such as letters and numbers. It can also be auditory, such as spoken language. Having slow processing speed has nothing to do with how smart kids are—just how fast they can take in and use information. It may take kids who struggle with processing speed a lot longer than other kids to perform tasks, both school-related and in daily life.

Understood.org offers what is essentially a suite of resources on processing speed, which includes articles, short videos, 1-page fact sheets, and everything in English and Spanish. Read more about and access this wide array of resources.

Evaluaciones Académicas y Estudiantes con Discapacidades Bajo ESSA | Hoja Informativa

Septiembre de 2018 Una publicación colaborativa del Centro de Información y Recursos para Padres (CPIR) y The Advocacy Institute Esta hoja informativa en Word Versión PDF Ver esta hoja informativa en inglés Ver otras hojas informativas sobre ESSA en espanol Traducida por Myriam Alizo de CPIR __________________ “El objetivo de este título es brindarles a todos […]

Enmiendas a IDEA Como Resultado de ESSA | Hoja Informativa

Septiembre de 2018 Una publicación colaborativa del Centro de Información y Recursos para Padres (CPIR) y The Advocacy Institute Esta hoja informativa en Word Versión PDF Ver esta hoja informativa en inglés Ver otras hojas informativas sobre ESSA en espanol Traducida por Myriam Alizo de CPIR __________________ La Ley Cada Estudiante Triunfa (ESSA) es la última […]

Pruebas para Estudiantes con las Discapacidades Cognitivas Más Significativas | Hoja Informativa

Septiembre de 2018 Una publicación colaborativa del Centro de Información y Recursos para Padres (CPIR) y The Advocacy Institute Esta hoja informativa en Word Versión PDF Ver esta hoja informativa en inglés Ver otras hojas informativas sobre ESSA en espanol Traducida por Myriam Alizo de CPIR __________________ Esta Hoja Informativa proporciona una descripción general básica de […]

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