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Launching Inclusive Efforts Through Community Conversations

A community conversation is a way to bring a diverse set of community members together to collectively brainstorm strategies and resources that can be used to address a challenge facing the community. Launching Inclusive Efforts Through Community Conversations is a practical guide for families, service providers, and communities in planning, holding, and following up on a community conversation about some aspect of inclusion of children, youth, or adults with disabilities, such as increasing access to the general curriculum or meaningful work opportunities for youth. As the guide states: “We can create the future we want to see by starting with the power and connections we have.”

Find out more about the guide and where to access it.

11 Questions to Ask About Your Child’s Resource Room Placement

(2017, February) | Useful to Parent Centers working with families. Good for sharing with parents! This article from Friendship Circle offers parents of children with disabilities a guiding list of 11 questions to ask if the school is proposing that their child receive part of his or her special education in a resource room, rather […]

School Inclusion

Inclusion is part of a much larger picture than just placement in the regular class within school. It is being included in life and participating using one’s abilities in day to day activities as a member of the community. Inclusion is being a part of what everyone else is, being welcomed and embraced as a […]

Considering LRE in Placement Decisions

Current as of September 2017 About LRE in Spanish | Sobre LRE en español Least restrictive environment, or LRE as it is more commonly called, is one of several vital components in the development of a child’s IEP and plays a critical role, influencing where a child spends his or her time at school, how […]

Placement Issues

Current as of September 2017 This information in Spanish | Esta información en español Where will a student with a disability receive his or her special education and related services? IDEA requires placement in the least restrictive environment (LRE) for each child, a setting that is based on the child’s IEP. Use the options and […]

Starter Set of Resources on LRE

Updated, April 2017 Looking for information, resources, and technical assistance (TA) to help you and others support children with disabilities in their least restrictive environment in school? Here’s a starter list of places to look online. These will surely lead you to more. ________________________ Quick-jump links Reflecting on the meaning of LRE Availability of accessible […]

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, […]

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