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Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR)
Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)
U.S. Department of Education
Diane Smith Howard
National Disability Rights Network
Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service
Sharon Coppedge Long
Oklahoma Parents Center
Oklahoma Department of Education
In this CPIR webinar, Renee Bradley, of OSEP, is joined by representatives from Parent Centers, protection and advocacy agencies, and state directors of special education to unpack the important “Dear Colleague” letter released by OSEP regarding behavior and school discipline. and discuss its impact on the field.
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Handout | Supporting Behavior of Students with Disabilities
This handout is designed to support OSEP’s 16-page Dear Colleague Letter on Supporting Behavior of Students with Disabilities, released on August 1, 2016. OSEP also released a 2-page summary of that letter for stakeholders. The handout features terms and topics mentioned by OSEP in its Dear Colleague letter, as well as terms and topics generally associated with behavior or school discipline issues. Its purpose is to connect Parent Centers with resources that they can use to: (a) find quick answers for families about providing positive behavioral supports (PBS) to students with disabilities; and (b) build the Center’s capacity to respond to questions on important topics related to PBS, IDEA’s discipline provisions, and more.
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