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 

  • Funding and services under Title I, including parental involvement

  • Understand No Child Left Behind