Sexuality and developmental disability: A guide for parents

This 15-pager comes from the Calgary Health Region.http://www.scribd.com/doc/20155763/Sexuality-Developmental-Disability … [Read more...]

Student data privacy

Basic Concepts and Definitions for Privacy and Confidentiality in Student Education Records discusses basic concepts and definitions that establish a common set of terms related to the protection of personally identifiable information, especially in education records in the Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS). A product of the National Center for Education Statistics at the Institute of Education Sciences.http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2011601 … [Read more...]

Health and Transition in the IEP

“Embedding Health Outcomes in the Individualized Education Program” is a video recording of a 40-minute teleconference that provides information and specific examples of health-related goals for an IEP. From the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.http://dpimedia.wi.gov/main/Viewer/?peid=f44dfa70439241dd85e99cce0cb70e26 … [Read more...]

CD on health and transition

The Wisconsin Community on Transition Health Practice Group has developed health-related training materials that can be used with schools, health providers, families, and directly with youth to help youth with disabilities learn to more effectively manage their health care concerns.http://www.waisman.wisc.edu/wrc/pub.html … [Read more...]

Intellectual disability and Medicaid

The Medicaid Reference Desk is a resource for people with intellectual disabilities and their families to learn about Medicaid and other public benefits, services, and supports. http://www.thedesk.info/ … [Read more...]

Virtual Toolbox for Mental Health in Schools

This online toolbox brings together resources developed by the National Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA. The contents of the toolbox may be useful to any school practitioner and those involved in pre-and inservice professional development programs.http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/summit2002/toolbox.htm … [Read more...]

Special Education Life Skills

Life skills are essential to job functioning, and they are important to include in instruction for students with special needs. This resource comes from education.com. http://www.education.com/reference/article/Ref_Life_Skills_Mastery/   … [Read more...]

WWC reports focus on multisensory programs for students with LD

The What Works Clearinghouse offersd Intervention Reports that review the research on Orton-Gillingham-based programs for students with learning disabilities.http://tinyurl.com/3a29fgl  … [Read more...]

A financial resource guide for parents of children with disabilities

Need a financial planning guide?  Who doesn't? The PACER Center has updated its Possibilities: A Financial Resource for Parents of Children and Youth with Disabilities Financial Planning Guide for 2011.  First published in 2004 by the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) and PACER, this financial planning guide is now in an online format and includes more content relevant to parenting transition-age youth with disabilities. Topics include … [Read more...]

Videos on accessible instructional materials

The AIM Center has a channel on YouTube. Visit there and find short videos on providing students with disabilities with AIM---accessible instructional materials. Consider including one or more of the AIM Tips videos in training sessions or with families as a way to introduce critical issues to consider for effective student use of AIM. http://www.youtube.com/AIMNationalCenter … [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.