(2016/2017) | Useful to Parent Centers in developing and conducting outreach to Native communities.
Part of the Native American Resource Collection

From NAPTAC (the Native American Parent Technical Assistance Center) comes this archived January 2017 webinar held expressly for Parent Centers and offering many suggestions for how to use Title VI to reach out to Native parents of children with disabilities in nearby communities. In addition to viewing the webinar (see link below), NAPTAC also makes available the original PowerPoint slideshow (with speaker notes) and a PDF version of the same (which does not show the speaker notes).

View the webinar at:

Download the PowerPoint slideshow prepared for the webinar.

Download or view the PDF of the slideshow.

What is Title VI?

NAPTAC asserts that one underutilized resource for Parent Centers and special educators is the Title VI, Indian Education Program. Originally funded in 1972 (and reauthorized in 1974, 1988, 1992, 1994, 2001, and 2015), the Indian Education Act targets federal funds to improve Indian education in all kinds of schools, but primarily public schools across
the country.

The Act provides services to American Indians and Alaska Natives that are not provided by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Examples include: attendances strategies, counseling, dropout strategies, regular parent/family meetings, transition strategies, and youth activities.

How Title VI Relates to Parent Centers 

Title VI services offer Parent Center multiple ways to connect with Native communities, highlight the support available through Parent Centers, and develop or strengthen relations with local tribes.

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