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Translated Materials – Spanish
PACER offers bilingual workshops, individual assistance and translated publications focusing on issues facing families from diverse backgrounds. The following publications have been translated into Spanish.
NEW! Special Education: What Do I Need to Know? (Spanish version)
A 37 minute audio/video (translated in Spanish) overview of special education created to help parents of children with disabilities understand what special education is, how a child might get into special education, how to resolve disagreements, and what role parents play. 2009.
Developed by PACER Center, it is funded in part by a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education.
Celebrating Family Strengths: A Handbook for Families - Spanish Version
Suggests ways for families to recognize and appreciate their own strengths, stories, and traditions. Reinforcing concepts, it focuses on the need for good communication and recognizing responsibilities. 24 pages. 1993.
$2.50 | 10+ copies, $2 each | LPA-21
Early Childhood Transition Guidebook - Spanish Version (download for free)
Helps parents understand the process that guides their child's transition from infant and toddler intervention services to other early childhood services at age three and includes strategies to use for a successful transition. 2011. Also available in English and Somali.
$3.00 | 10+ copies, $2.50 each | PHP-a40s
Special Education Mediation - Spanish Version
Jointly developed by the CADRE Project, a national technical assistance project on alternative dispute resolution and the ALLIANCE Project, this guide is for parents on how to use mediation to resolve education disputes. Mediation is a process in which the parents and educators work with a neutral third party to resolve disagreements and reach mutual solutions. 2005.
$3 | 10+ copies, $1 each | ALL-3s
Thoughts About My Child - Spanish Version
Families can organize information about a young child with disabilities: daily routine, likes and dislikes, skills, unique characteristics, birth and health history, needs, names of medical or school professionals, health/human services numbers, etc.
$1.50 | 10+ copies, $1 each | PHP-a17s
Working with Doctors: A Parent's Guide to Navigating the Health System - Spanish Version
Created to help parents become effective advocates for their children in the health care system. It focuses on communication skills with medical professionals, maintaining records, and other important issues. 2003.
$8 | 10+ copies, $6 each | HIAC-h11S
Booklets Free to Download
Accessible Instructional Materials: Basics for Families - Spanish Version
New! This booklet helps parents decide whether their child needs accessible instructional materials (AIM), what specialized format the student needs, how to access these materials, and what supports the student needs to use AIM. 2011
$2 | 10+ for $1.50 each | STC-23s
Facilitated IEP Meetings: An Emerging Practice - Spanish Version
This publication was a joint project of the Alliance and CADRE, the national technical assistance center on alternative dispute resolution. The booklet introduces parents to facilitated IEP meetings and distinguishes IEP facilitation from mediation. The guide describes how families can prepare for facilitated IEP meetings and answers frequently asked questions about the process. 8 pages. 2004.
$3 | 10+ copies, $2 each | ALL-26s
Resolution Meetings: A Guide for Parents - Spanish Version
This booklet, developed in collaboration with the Consortium for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE), is a guide for families that will help readers to have a better understanding of resolution meetings, one of the ways in which special education disputes can be resolved. 12 pages. 2007.
$3 | 10+ copies, $2 each | ALL-50s
Parent Information Cards - Spanish Version
Laminated 3 x 5-inch cards detailing parent rights and responsibilities in special education as well as topics of discussion for IEP development that parents can bring with them to their child's IEP meetings. 2010.
$.25 | 100+ copies, $.20 each | PHP-a39s
Let's Talk Activity Cards
Let's Talk Activity Cards - Spanish Version
Let’s Talk is an easy and fun way for parents to interact and help your child be ready for reading. These cards will help build your child’s vocabulary and speaking skills—the first steps in learning to read. No special supplies are needed, just you and your child.
$4 | 10+ copies, $2.50 each | 100+ copies, $2 each | PHP-a27s
Let's Talk and Count! Activity Cards - Spanish Version
Let’s Talk and Count! is an easy and fun way for parents to interact and help your child be ready for reading and counting. These cards will help build your child’s vocabulary and speaking skills, as well as increase your child’s early math skills. No special supplies are needed, just you and your child.
$4 | 10+ copies, $2.50 each | 100+ copies, $2 each | PHP-a41s
Handouts Free to Download | $1.50 per request | 10+ copies, $.50 each
Effective Advocacy: Guidelines to help parents help their children
A brochure for organizations or individuals who help parents develop the skills they need to advocate effectively for their children with special needs. 2001.
$1 | 10+ copies, $.50 each | PHP-a13s
Who We Are
Summarizes PACER's projects, workshops, and resources. 2010.
FREE | PHP-c37S
Here to Stay (Llegaron para Quedarse)
Produced by PACER - A video for professionals that shows a glimpse of four Hispanic families' journeys through the special education process.
$35 | Rental, $10 | VID-27
Book and Audio
Child Development Booklets
This series of five booklets teach and encourage parents of young children (birth to age 5.) All are simply worded and beautifully illustrated with photos of children and families of various ethnic/cultural groups. 2000. (See Translations for Hmong and Spanish.)
$5 | 10+, $4.50 each | 100+, $4 each
I Am My Child's First Teacher | LPA-35S
English, Hmong, Spanish
Hopeful and supportive, this booklet focuses on the strengths developed and the challenges faced by many parents of a young child with a disability.
Lovable Me! A Guide to Your Baby | LPA-32S
English, Hmong, Spanish
Lovable Me! A Guide to Your Preschooler | LPA-34S
English, Hmong, Spanish
Lovable Me! A Guide to Your Toddler | LPA-33S
English, Hmong, Spanish
This engaging, encouraging booklet presents ways parents help children learn through everyday activities.
My Child Has a Disability | LPA-36S
English, Hmong, Spanish
FAMILY STRENGTHS Series Audio Tapes
Accompanies Family Strength Series Books. Covers the text from the book series. All five books are on a single tape. 2001.
$3 | 10+ copies, $2 each | 100+ copies, $1 each | LPA-38S
Record Keeping Folders
Special Education Record Keeping Folders
Parents can keep important papers related to their child's education plus helpful tips on working with your child's school. 2004.
1-10, $10 each | 11-100, $8 each | 101-500 copies, $7 each | 501+ copies, $5 each | PHP-a5s
Families are Important: An Early Childhood Curriculum - Spanish Version
This training curriculum describes the early intervention process and the family’s role in developing an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). 51 slides. 2007.
$15 | CD-Rom | ALL-45s
IDEA 2004 for Families and Advocates (Draft) - Spanish Version
This curriculum covers seven key areas of IDEA 2004: Definitions, Evaluation, Individualized Education Program (IEP), Least Restrictive Environment (LRE), Private School Placement, Procedural Safeguards, and Placement in an Interim Alternative Educational Setting (IAES). 95 slides, 2007.
$15 | CD-Rom | ALL-35s
Is Your Child a Target of Bullying? Intervention Strategies for Parents of Children with Disabilities
The appealing design and easy-to-understand, common-sense suggestions are sure to inform and encourage families as they address bullying issues. 33 slides. 2003. CD-Rom.
$15 | CD-Rom: English OR Spanish version | ALL-19s
No Child Left Behind and Students with Disabilities - Spanish Version
This curriculum addresses components of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) such as assessments, school choice, supplemental services, and teacher qualifications in the context of students with disabilities. 97 slides, 2005.
$15 | CD-Rom | ALL-27s
Positive Behavioral Interventions - Spanish Version
This curriculum introduces families to a new way of thinking about their child’s behaviors and about the need to advocate for behavioral instruction. Professionals find very useful. 37 slides, 2006.
$15 | CD-Rom | PBI-5s
This curriculum provides information for parents, teachers and others about ADHD including behavior management, strategies for parents, and instructional strategies for teachers. It can be used in total as a three-hour workshop, or as a series of shorter trainings for community education purposes. The curriculum consists of four units that can be used as short workshops or as the foundation for discussion groups related to each topic area. 59 slides, 2002.
$15 | CD-Rom | ALL-22s