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Parent Center and Parent Trainer Resources

Workshop/Training Curricula

image of Families are Important: An Early Childhood Curriculum publication Families are Important: An Early Childhood Curriculum
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-45

image of I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now publication I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now
This curriculum helps parents of children with disabilities gain thoughtful advice and practical guidance on everything from working with professionals and navigating special education services to organizing paperwork and setting high expectations for their child. The training format involves a moderator and three to four panelists who are parents of older children with disabilities. 10 slides, 2013. CD-Rom: Includes English and Spanish versions. Training Manual is available in English only.
$15 | CD-Rom, Trainer's Manual $10 (ALL-78)  | ALL-77

IDEA 2004 for Families and Advocates (updated for final regulations)
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: English OR Spanish  | ALL-35

image of Positive Behavioral Interventions & IDEA 2004 publication Positive Behavioral Interventions & IDEA 2004
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: English OR Spanish  | PBI-5

Section 504 & the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), & Students with Disabilities Curricula
This CD contains 4 curricula in English and Spanish that explain the rights of children and youth with disabilities under two federal statutes: Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Recent amendments to the ADA impacted the definition of disability under both laws, and these curricula help parents learn about protections provided across the lifespan from early childhood to young adulthood. The following titles, along with related handouts, are included on the CD: Section 504, the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), & Students with Disabilities, Child Care and the ADAAA, Section 504 and the ADAAA: How Changes in the Law Impact Your Child with a Disability or Special Health Care Need (K12), and Section 504 and the ADAAA: After High School.
$25 | CD-Rom  | ALL-76

Section 504 and the ADAAA Spiral-bound Trainer's Manual: After High School
Spiral-bound trainer's manual (available in English only).
$10 | Trainer's Manual  | ALL-75

Section 504 and the ADAAA Spiral-bound Trainer's Manual: Child Care and the ADAAA
Spiral-bound trainer's manual (available in English only).
$10 | Trainer's Manual  | ALL-80

Section 504 and the ADAAA Spiral-bound Trainer's Manual: How Changes in the Law Impact Your Child with a Disability or Special Health Care Need (K12)
Spiral-bound trainer's manual (available in English only).
$15 | Trainer's Manual  | ALL-74

Section 504 and the ADAAA Spiral-bound Trainer's Manual: Students with Disabilities
Spiral-bound trainer's manual (available in English only).
$25 | Trainer's Manual  | ALL-79

Serving on Local Special Education Committees
This curriculum provides information for parents who may be new to participating on special education stakeholder or advisory committees.
$15 | CD-Rom  | ALL-62

Special Education: What Do I Need to Know?
This curriculum, designed for underserved and underrepresented families, provides a basic overview of the special education process. 28 slides, 2007.
$15 | CD-Rom  | ALL-58

Handouts squareFree to Download pdf icon | $1.50 per request | 10+ copies, $.50 each

A Family Guide to Participating in the Child Outcomes Measurement Process (See translations for Spanish) ALL-71
Acronyms and Agencies (See Translations for Spanish and Hmong.) ALL-48
Acronyms and the Law (See Translations for Hmong.) ALL-49
Assistive Technology for Infants and Toddlers (See Translations for Spanish, Hmong, and Somali.) PHP-c212
Business Perspectives for Parent Centers ALL-9
College and Career Ready Standards and Individualized Education Programs: Information for Parents ALL-73
College and Career Ready Standards and Students with Disabilities: What Parents Need to Know ALL-72
Creating Accessible Web Sites ALL-34
Evaluation: What Does It Mean for Your Child? (See Translations for Spanish, Hmong, and Somali.) ALL-11
Evidence Based Practices at School- A Guide for Parents (See translations for Spanish) ALL-68
Executive Transitions ALL-44
Focused Monitoring ALL-33
Helping Your Child with Mnemonics (See Translation for Hmong and Somali.) ALL-41
HIPAA Basics ALL-31
How Will I Know If My Child is Making Progress? (See Translations for Spanish, Hmong, and Somali.) ALL-13
IEP Goals (See Translations for Hmong and Somali and Spanish.) ALL-56
Informed Parent Consent (See Translations for Spanish, Hmong, and Somali.) ALL-40
Internal Controls for Accounting Areas ALL-46
Just for Parents: Learning about Special Education Evaluation ALL-60
Just for Parents: Your Child's Individualized Education Program (IEP) ALL-61
Parent Tips for Transition Planning (See Translations for Hmong and Somali.) ALL-14
Planning Your Child's Individualized Education Program (See Translations for Spanish, Hmong, and Somali.) ALL-8
Prior Written Notice (See Translations for Spanish, Hmong, and Somali.) ALL-43
Promising Practices - Fluency: Helping Your Child Read and Understand (See Translations for Spanish, Hmong, and Somali.) ALL-47
Related Services (See Translations for Spanish, Hmong, and Somali.) ALL-52
School Accommodations and Modifications (See Translations for Spanish, Hmong, and Somali.) ALL-15
Simple, Inexpensive Devices Can Assist in Communication (See Translations for Spanish, Hmong, and Somali.) ALL-16
Special Education Evaluation and Re-evaluation (See Translations for Spanish, Hmong, and Somali.) ALL-10
Strategic Planning ALL-32
Students' Perceptions of Instruction in Inclusive Classrooms (See Translations for Spanish, Hmong, and Somali.) ALL-42
Succession Planning in a Parent Center ALL-36
Tips for Writing Grants ALL-37
Transportation and Children Who Have Disabilities (See Translations for Hmong and Somali and Spanish.) ALL-55
Understanding the Special Education Process (See Translations for Spanish, Hmong, and Somali.) ALL-17
Your Child with a Disability Can Take Part in Extracurricular Activities (See translations for Spanish) ALL-70

Books

image of A Parents' Guide to Universal Design for Learning (UDL) publication A Parents' Guide to Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
This booklet introduces parents to the background and main principles of UDL and describes how UDL can help children with disabilities succeed in the classroom. 2006.
$2 | ALL-38

Parent Centers Helping Families: Outcome Data 2012-2013
This booklet highlights the important work of the more than 100 Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIs) and Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs) funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. The report includes data on the numbers of parents and professionals served by Parent Centers, outcomes of the services provided, and success stories exemplifying Parent Centers’ positive impact on families of children with disabilities. 2014. Downloadable.
$8.50 | ALL-30

Working Together: A Parent's Guide to Parent and Professional Partnership and Communication Within Special Education
Helps parents effectively communicate with special education professionals as they develop their child's educational program. 2009.
square $6 | 10+ copies, $5 each  | ALL-51

 

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