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Paraprofessionals (Updated!)

After spending 10 years in a middle school special education classroom, it’s easy to say that paras are the foundation to our entire education system. Without them, kids in classrooms would struggle to understand key content, groups in the special education setting would be too large and unmanageable, teachers would have even bigger difficulties with […]

Supporting Students with IEPs During eLearning Days

Digital learning environments can present physical, sensory, and learning barriers for students with disabilities. As learners and teachers move to fully online environments in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, what are the considerations for students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and the accessibility of the materials and technologies selected? What are best practices for supporting students with disabilities remotely?

This edWebinar will be of interest to kindergarten through high school teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders. Held on March 23, 2020, its archive is online and available for listening and viewing. SETDA (the State Educational Technology Directors Association) compiled resources on eLearning for state education agencies and school districts at no cost, with a special section on accessibility. When you visit SETDA’s website to view the webinar, be sure to have a look at its Parent Resources page, too. Find out more here.

Especially for…Early Intervention Providers

Links updated | April 2, 2020 Here you will find information to support your work in helping infants and toddlers with disabilities, ages birth to three, achieve their full potential. All about Part C of IDEA Early intervention programs and contacts, by state How IDEA describes early intervention Basics of early intervention (training module) | 2011 […]

Helping Students Recover from a Concussion: Classroom Tips for Teachers

Teachers can play an important role in helping students recover from a concussion as they return to school. Making short-term changes to students’ school work load and schedule—and giving them the time to help their brain heal—can help them get back to their regular school routine. CDC’s “Heads Up to Schools: Know Your Concussion ABCs” […]

Especially for…Schools and Administrators

Learning is a treasure that follows its owner everywhere. ~Chinese Proverb Updated, February 2019 Welcome to our hubpage for schools and administrators. We are glad you’re here and would like to say “thank you” for all the work you do with, and on behalf of, students with disabilities—all students, really. They are our national treasures and […]

Building Trauma-Informed Schools

A resource collection compiled by and for Parent Centers. Coordinated by the Region 2 Parent Technical Assistance Center @ ECAC September 2018 What does it mean to be a trauma-informed school? This part of the collection identifies resources that answer that question; includes information for educators about creating a trauma-informed classroom for their students; shares […]

Program Modifications for School Personnel

Developing a student’s IEP also includes identifying the program modifications or supports for school personnel that will be provided to enable the child to…do the specific things listed in IDEA’s provisions. Have a look.

Guidebook: Six Proven Practices for Effective Civic Learning

The purpose of this guidebook from the National Center for Learning and Civic Engagement (NCLCE) is to serve teachers, administrators, policymakers, and other education leaders who want to put the “Six Proven Practices for Effective Civic Learning,”* in place but are not sure how to begin. The guide provides ideas for how to promote and utilize these six practices, […]

At a Glance: Classroom Accommodations for Dyslexia

Useful to: Parents and educators aiming to better accommodate the needs of children and students with dyslexia.   Understood.org, a free online resource center sponsored by many nonprofit organizations including the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD), released this infographic that shares materials and techniques that may prove useful when assisting children or students with […]

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