Data stewardship

This Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems Technical Brief focuses on data stewardship, which involves each organization’s commitment to ensuring that privacy, confidentiality, security, and the appropriate use of data are respected when personally identifiable information is collected. Data stewardship involves all aspects of data collection, from planning, collection and maintenance to use and dissemination. A product of the National Center for … [Read more...]

Moving to a New Location

When you have a child with a disability, moving to a new place will involve more than just packing up the house. Map out your strategy before you move. This is especially important regarding school and your child’s special education needs. … [Read more...]

Teaching your child to become independent with daily routines

The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) has published a new Family Tool to help parents and caregivers understand what self-help skills can be expected from young children and to provide tips for helping children learn how to become more independent with daily routines. … [Read more...]

Is your child’s behavior caused by a disability?

Read more about how problem behavior and disability may coincide. Another great Wrightslaw article. … [Read more...]

Parent training in autism

The Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at UCDavis offers a free, online training series called ADEPT--Autism Distance Education Parent Training Interactive Learning. ADEPT is a 10-lesson interactive, self-paced, online learning module that gives parents the tools and training to more effectively teach their child with autism using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) techniques. … [Read more...]

For those affected by TBI

TBI stands for traumatic brain injury. Brainline is a national multimedia project offering information and resources about preventing, treating, and living with TBI.   … [Read more...]

For students with disabilities: Be self-determined!

The I'm Determined project, funded by the Virginia Department of Education, focuses on providing students with disabilities with direct instruction, models, and opportunities to practice skills associated with self-determined behavior beginning at the elementary level and continuing through the student's educational career. … [Read more...]

Postsecondary education for students with intellectual disabilities

Visit the HEATH Resource Center at George Washington University for its new 36-page publication that answers many commonly asked questions about college experiences for students with intellectual disabilities. … [Read more...]

Improving reading comprehension: What works

This guide from the U.S. Department of Education recommends five specific steps that teachers, reading coaches, and principals can take to successfully improve reading comprehension for children K-3. … [Read more...]

Roles of paraeducators in inclusive classrooms

This 3-part series may interest many of you. Find it online at the Inclusive Schools Network on this page (scroll past the four FAQs): … [Read more...]

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