Indicator 8 | Parental Involvement

Updated, April 2013 Indicator 8 is focused upon the degree to which schools support the involvement of parents in the educational life of their child with a disability. The indicator reads as follows: _________________________________ Percent of parents with a child receiving special education services who report that schools facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving services and results for children with disabilities. [20 … [Read more...]

Module 6: Early Intervening Services and Response to Intervention

by Patricia Hozella Office of Special Education Programs U.S. Department of Education With Special Thanks To... NRCLD, the National Research Center on Learning Disabilities nrcld@ku.edu • http://nrcld.org/ __________________________ April 2007 **Este módulo está disponible en español: Servicios de Atención Temprana y la Respuesta a la Intervención Module 6 is a great way to learn about and train others on these two new elements … [Read more...]

Module 12: The IEP Team

by Lisa Küpper NICHCY | National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities April 2007 **Este módulo está disponible en español: El Equipo del IEP: ¿Quién es un miembro? The title of this module says it all. The IEP Team: Who's a Member? looks, person by person, at the membership of the team of individuals that IDEA requires be involved in developing a child's individualized education program (IEP). The module  is available in English … [Read more...]

Module 14: Meetings of the IEP Team

 Alert! Alert!  Because NICHCY's website will only remain online until September 30, 2014, most of its rich content has moved to a new home, the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR), where it will remain available. The new address of Module 14, Meetings of the IEP Team, at the CPIR is: http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/partb-module14/ by Lisa Küpper NICHCY | National Dissemination Center for Children with DisabilitiesMay … [Read more...]

Module 15: LRE Decision Making

———————Alert! Alert! NICHCY’s website will only remain online until September 30, 2014. Most of its rich content has moved to a new home, the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR), where it can be kept up to date. The new address of Module 15, now at the CPIR, is: http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/partb-module15/———————April 2008English only slideshowHandouts for Participants in English and in SpanishAuthors:Theresa … [Read more...]

Module 17: Introduction to Procedural Safeguards

by Theresa Rebhorn and Lisa Küpper NICHCY | National Dissemination Center for Children with DisabilitiesAugust 2007**Este módulo está disponible en español: Introducción a las Garantías ProcesalesProcedural safeguards are an integral part of IDEA's requirements. They represent guarantees for parents and their child with disabilities, as well as offer both school and parents a variety of options for resolving any disagreements. Module 17 provides … [Read more...]

Making the IEP Process More Parent-Friendly

The April 26, 2011 issue of the Special Ed Advocate from Wrightslaw discusses the active role parents can play as a member of their child's IEP team. The issue gives parents simple but effective tools for asking questions and making suggestions at team meetings, including using a Parent Agenda before the meeting. There's also a form parents can use to document requests and team decisions. Other sections of the newsletter focus on what to do when school … [Read more...]

Before you sign your child’s IEP

Advice from About Special Children. (posted September 1, 2011)http://specialchildren.about.com/od/specialeducation/bb/signiep.htm  … [Read more...]

Top 10 Most Ridiculous Comments Heard at an IEP Meeting

by Dennise Goldberg Cross-posted from The Friendship Circle Blog, courtesy of Special Education AdvisorIn my job as a special education advocate, and my other job as a parent of a child with special needs, I have been involved in too many Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings to count. During these numerous IEP meetings I have met some wonderful, caring, knowledgeable, well-meaning teachers and school personnel.I have also, at times, heard … [Read more...]

Communicating with Your Child’s School Through Letter Writing

Introduction to the Art of Writing Letters 3rd edition, January 2011 The entire publication in PDF | 22 pages En español | In Spanish Table of Contents Introduction Background information Letter writing: General suggestions Links to the individual letters _____________________   Introduction Throughout your child’s school years, there is always a need to communicate with the school’s teachers, administrators, and … [Read more...]

NOTICE: NICHCY is going away, but its resources are not. Find hundreds of legacy NICHCY publications, as well as our training curriculum on IDEA 2004, in the Center for Parent Information and Resource’s Library at http://www.parentcenterhub.org/resources. This website will remain available until September 30, 2014. After that date, web visitors will be automatically redirected to http://www.parentcenterhub.org.