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

_________________________________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 can be kept up to date. The new address of Module 6: Early Intervening Services and Response to Intervention at the CPIR is:http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/partb-module6/_________________________________by … [Read more...]

Module 12: 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 can be kept up to date. The new address of Module 12: The IEP Team at the CPIR is:http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/partb-module12/_________________________________by Lisa Küpper NICHCY | National … [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 … [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...]

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

_________________________________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 can be kept up to date. The new address of Communicating with Your Child’s School Through Letter Writing at the CPIR is:http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/letterwriting/_________________________________Introduction … [Read more...]

Discussing a Problem

From our series of model letters...because sometimes you need to communicate with the school about your child's education. 3rd edition, January 2011 Letter in PDF (see page 8) En español | In Spanish (see page 6)   This short publication comes from a much longer Parent's Guide that focuses on communicating with your child's school via letter writing. There are times when you, as a parent, may want to communicate in writing with … [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 Resources' 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.