State Agencies Addressing Disabilities

_________________________________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 State Agencies Addressing Disabilities at the CPIR is:http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/stateagencies/_________________________________February 2010 | Links … [Read more...]

Guidance from the U.S. Department of Education

 _________________________________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 Guidance from the U.S. Department of Education at the CPIR is:http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/doe/_________________________________Updated December 2012The … [Read more...]

Q & A on IDEA 2004: Purposes and Key Definitions

__________________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 Q & A on IDEA 2004: Purposes and Key Definitions at the CPIR is:http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/qa1/_________________________________April 2009PDF VersionMore than … [Read more...]

Module 1: Top 10 Basics of Special Education

_________________________________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 1: Top 10 Basics of Special Education at the CPIR is:http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/partb-module1/_________________________________by Lisa Küpper, … [Read more...]

Module 13: Content of the IEP

_________________________________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 13: Content of the IEP at the CPIR is:http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/partb-module13/_________________________________by Theresa Rebhorn and Lisa … [Read more...]

For parents of children with developmental disabilities

Here's a 3-hour self-directed course that's been created to help parents of children with developmental disabilities understand and maximize the special education system. The course focuses on a child's right to a free appropriate public education, the laws that protect those rights and offers practical ways that parents can ensure that their children benefit from an inclusive education. The course reviews IDEA 2004 and includes current thinking on … [Read more...]

Physical education—and adapted physical education

IDEA 2004 requires that students with disabilities be provided with physical education. If your child has a disability and an IEP, the school must provide physical education as part of your child's special education program. Many children benefit from adapted physical education. Read all about PE and adapted PE, at: http://www.wrightslaw.com/info/pe.index.htm  … [Read more...]

Join the Conversation at #SpEdChat

by Dennise Goldberg Dennise Goldberg is the owner of Special Education Advisor, a community of parents, educators, and special education service providers dedicated to helping families with children who have special needs understand their special education rights and receive appropriate special education services. Dennise works with children with all forms of disabilities including autism, cerebral palsy, Asperger’s, and Down syndrome, to name … [Read more...]

Special education FAQ

Even though parents receive a copy of special education rights and responsibilities at least once a year, often there is confusion about interpretation. This online article presents some recurring questions and answers about the protections offered under Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Learn about the protections offered by special education law. (posted January 10, 2013) http://www.greatschools.org/special-education/legal-rights/521-special-education-faq.gs   … [Read more...]

Inclusive physical education

Many teachers and coaches have questions about how best to include children with disabilities in physical education. This article aims to help teachers, student teachers, and coaches to consider various factors that can affect a pupil's ability to participate in physical education activities, recognize how physical education activities can be adapted to better suit a child, and identify resources that can help in learning more about this area. (posted … [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.