Special Education

Understanding Special Education: The Basics of IDEA Law (available in Spanish)

  • Learn key areas of the law: Changes to IEPs, Parental Rights, Rights of Foster Parents, Changes in Evaluations and Re-Evaluations, Choice of parents to withdraw child from receiving special education services

Understanding Special Education: Writing Effective IEPs (also available in Spanish)

·        Learn about parent rights and responsibilities

·        Increase understanding of how the IEP Process works for students

·        Learn strategies for writing and implementing IEPs

·        Learn new methods for ensuring that IEPs are effective and lead to desired positive outcomes for students

Understanding Special Education: IDEA and IEPs (also available in Spanish)

A 3-hour training that covers Understanding IDEA and Writing Effective IEPs

Accommodations and Modifications (available in Spanish)

·        Learn the difference between accommodations and modifications

·        Learn how to build on the child’s learning style and strengths when developing accommodations and modifications

·        Practice developing accommodations and modifications to ensure active classroom participation for students with disabilities

Dispute Resolution Methods under IDEA

·        Learn about what methods are available to resolve disagreements and conflicts

·        Learn the difference between a State Complaint, Medication and Due Process

Making the Grade:  Schools are Accountable to You

·        Learn about adequate yearly progress

·        Learn about State Performance Plan (SPP) and School Accountability Committee

Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and Students with Disabilities (available in Spanish)

·        Take the mystery out of state assessments

·        Understand how this law effects your child

·        Learn key areas of the law that have particular relevance to parents of children with disabilities.

Title I Schools and Special Education

·        Learn how Title I can support Special Education
·        Understand No Child Left Behind
·        Funding and services under Title I, including parental involvement