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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.


Special Education: What Do I Need to Know? (Spanish version)
An 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.
Developed by PACER Center, it is funded in part by a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education.

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This presentation is also available in English, Hmong, and Somali learn more >>>>

The ABCs of the IEP (Spanish version)
An audio/video (translated in Spanish) developed by PACER Center and funded in part by a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education.

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Early Childhood Transition Guidebook (Spanish) pdf icon (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. Also available in English and Somali. 2011.
square $3.00 | 10+ copies, $2.50 each  | PHP-a40s

Thoughts About My Child (Spanish)
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.
square $1.50 | 10+ copies, $1 each  | PHP-a17s

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pdf icon Accessible Instructional Materials: Basics for Families (Spanish)
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
square $2 | 10+ for $1.50 each | STC-23s

pdf icon Cyberbullying: What Parents Should Know (Spanish)

| Online Only | BP-23s

Information Cards

IEP Meeting Parent Tip Card (Spanish)
Laminated cards with questions to ask during your child's Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting, as well as questions to ask about the IEP process. 2014.
square $0.25 | 100+ copies, $.20 each (please call for shipping and handling pricing)  | PHP-a45s

Parent Information Cards (Spanish)
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.
square $0.25 | 100+ copies, $.20 each (please call for shipping and handling pricing)  | PHP-a39s

Activity Cards

Family Fun Reading Activity Cards
These activity cards help your child develop literacy skills that are important for reading and learning success. You can do these fun skill-builders at home, in your neighborhood, and on the go! For children in grades K-3. 2012.
square $4 | 10+ copies, $2.50 each | 100+ copies, $2 each  | PHP-a43s

Let's Talk and Count! Activity Cards (Spanish)
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.
square $4 | 10+ copies, $2.50 each | 100+ copies, $2 each  | PHP-a41s

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A Family Guide to Participating in the Child Outcomes Measurement Process (Spanish) PHP-c299s
A Parent’s Guide to School Testing: What You Need to Know (Spanish) GE-7s
A Parent’s Vision and High Expectations are Powerful (Spanish) GE-6s
A Place to Start: Understanding the present level of academic achievement and functional performance (Spanish) PHP-c186s
Academic Progress Tracker (Spanish) GE-8s
Accessing County Children's Mental Health Services For Your Child (Spanish) PHP-c84S
Assistive Technology for Infants, Toddlers, and Young Children with Disabilities (Spanish) PHP-c212s
Attending Meetings to Plan Your Child's IEP (Spanish) PHP-c281s
Checklist: Are You a Target? (Spanish) AreYouATarget-Spanish
Checklist: Do You Bully? (Spanish) DoYouBully-Spanish
Checklist: Preparing for and Attending Mediation PHP-c200s
Child-Centered Assistive Technology (AT) Plan (IEP) - (Spanish) STC-33b(s)
Child-Centered Assistive Technology (AT) Plan (IFSP) (Spanish) STC-34b(s)
Childhood Skills Checklist (Spanish) PHP-c76s
Common Views and Myths about Bullying (Spanish) BP-1s
Communication in the Special Education Process (Spanish) PHP-c82s
Crisis Management Plan: Support at Home for Children and Youth with Mental Health Needs (Spanish) PHP-c225s
Direct and Indirect Services (Spanish) PHP-c180s
Encourage Your Child’s Positive Behavior and School Success: Creating a Home Plan with School-wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (Spanish) PHP-c218a-s
Evaluation: What Does It Mean for Your Child? (Spanish - Minnesota Version) PHP-c2s
Examples of Assistive Technology for Young Children (Spanish) STC-29s
Examples of PBI Strategies (Spanish) PHP-c215b(s)
Explore Assistive Technology and Open New Doors for Your Child (Spanish) STC-28s
From Experience to Influence: The power of a parent's story (Spanish) PHP-c121s
From Needs to Services: Parent Homework Worksheet (Spanish) PHP-c210s
Help for Parents: How To Prepare for a Special Education Evaulation Planning Meeting (Spanish) PHP-c249s
Help Your Children Learn with After-school and Summer Programs (Spanish) GE-4s
How to Advocate for Your Child With Special Health Care Needs (Spanish) HIAC-h28s
How to Prepare Your Child with Disabilities for Kindergarten -Tips for Parents (Spanish) PHP-c179s
How to Try Assistive Technology with Your Infant, Toddler, or Preschooler (Spanish) STC-27s
How Will I Know If My Child Is Making Progress? (Spanish - Minnesota Version) PHP-c78s
IEP Team Meeting Planner (Spanish) PHP-c184s
If You Have Concerns: When and How to Request a Special Education Evaluation for Your Preschool Child (Spanish) PHP-c280s
Keys to Success in the Family-School Partnership (Spanish) GE-1s
Learning to Communicate: A Timeline for Typical Development (Spanish) PHP-c69s
Making the Move from Preschool to Kindergarten (Spanish) PHP-c196s
Manifestation Determination Meeting: Special Education Students (Spanish) PHP-c285s
Manifestation Determination Meeting: Students with 504 Plans (Spanish) PHP-c286s
Meeting the Identified Needs of Your Child and Family in Early Intervention - (Spanish) PHP-c297s
Mental Health and School Avoidance: Tips to developing an educational plan for your child (Spanish) PHP-c269b-s
Mental Health and School Avoidance: What parents need to know (Spanish) PHP-c269a-s
Mental Health and Special Education Evaluation (Spanish) PHP-c287s
Natural Environments Support Early Intervention Services (Spanish) PHP-c178s
Notifying the School About a Bullying Incident - Using a Template Letter (Spanish) BP-19s
Parent and Educator Guide to Using the Student Action Plan Against Bullying (Spanish) BP-37s
Planning for a School Meeting About Your Child’s Behavior Needs (Spanish) PHP-c144s
Playing to Learn: Tips to develop your young child’s learning skills at home (Spanish) PHP-c301s
Prepare Your Child for Age of Majority and Transfer of Rights in Minnesota (Spanish) PHP-c63s
Preparing for the IEP Team Meeting to Discuss Special Education Recovery Services and Supports for Your Child (Spanish) PHP-c303s
Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance (PLAAFP) Examples (Spanish) PHP-c253s
Promising Practices: Helping Your Child Read and Understand (Spanish) GE-3s
Record Keeping Supports Parent Participation in Special Education Planning (Spanish) PHP-c155s
Restrictive Procedures in Special Education: Children with Behavioral and Emotional Needs (Spanish) PHP-c304s
Sample PBIS Home Plan (Spanish) PHP-c218b-s
School Accommodations and Modifications (Spanish - Minnesota Version) PHP-c49s
School Choice in Minnesota (Spanish) GE-9s
School Conferences: A way to engage in your child’s education (Spanish) GE-29s
School Records and Parents' Rights (Spanish) PHP-c41s
Simple, Inexpensive Devices Can Assist in Communication (Spanish - Minnesota Version) PHP-c72s
Special Education Placement Settings (Spanish) PHP-c265s
Student Action Plan Against Bullying (Spanish) BP-25s
Students with Disabilities and Bullying: Top five things for parents, educators and students to know BP-18s
Tantrums, Tears, and Tempers: Behavior is Communication (Spanish) PHP-c154s
The IEP and Bullying (Spanish) BP-4s
Tips for Transition Planning (Spanish) PHP-c80s
Tips to Support Reading and Writing for Children with Significant Disabilities PHP-c206s
Tips to Support Reading and Writing, Every Child Needs a Voice PHP-c207s
Tips to Support Reading and Writing, Every Writer Needs a Pencil PHP-c208s
Transition to Adulthood for Youth with Challenging Behaviors: Transition Planning Tips for Parents (Spanish) PHP-c235s
Understanding Minnesota Special Education Recovery Services and Supports (Spanish) PHP-c302s
Understanding the Early Intervention System PHP-c137s
Use Positive Strategies to Protect Your Child with Disabilities from Bullying (Spanish) BP-16s
Want to Help Your Child Succeed in School? (Spanish) GE-2s
What is a Functional Behavioral Assessment and How Is It Used? An Overview for Parents (Spanish) PHP-c215a(s)
What is Service Coordination (Spanish) PHP-c274s
What is the Difference Between an IFSP and an IEP? (Spanish) PHP-c59s
When Parents Should be Concerned About Their Preschool Child's Social-Emotional Development - (Spanish) PHP-c294s
Writing Goals and Objectives for an Early Childhood Individualized Education Program (Spanish) PHP-c260s
You and Your Elementary School-aged Child (Spanish) GE-5s
Youth Tips for Parents: How to Talk to Your Teenager About His or Her Mental Health (Spanish) PHP-c216s


pdf icon Minnesota Dispute Resolution Options: Complaint Processes
Some dispute resolution options in Minnesota place the decision regarding how a dispute between parents and the school district is resolved in someone else’s hands, through different kinds of complaint processes. This comparison chart provides a side-by-side overview of special education complaints, due process complaints and hearings, and discrimination complaints.
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pdf icon Minnesota Dispute Resolution Options: Special Education Meetings
Other dispute resolution options in Minnesota give parents and the school district the opportunity to work together to make decisions about how a dispute is resolved, through different kinds of special education meetings. This comparison chart provides a side-by-side overview of Conciliation Conferences, Facilitated Team Meetings, and Mediation.
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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

Written in the child's voice, engaging booklets with focus on development.


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

Workshop/Training Curricula


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Translated content: Hmoob/Hmong | Español | Soomaliga/Somali

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