Child / Parent Support Systems And Resources of education, Division of Special education, in assisting is a National parent toparent Network whose with Special Need Boston, massachusetts The Federation http://www.lowvision.org/child_.htm
Extractions: Federation for Children with Special Needs Web Site Boston, Massachusetts The Federation is a center for parents and parent organizations to work together on behalf of children with special needs and their families. We can help! Organized in 1975 as a coalition of parent groups representing children with a variety of disabilities, the Federation operates a Parent Center which offers a variety of services to parents, parent groups, and others who are concerned with children with special needs. Visual Impairment and Blindness Experts SystemI VBES - Illinois The Visual Impairments and Blindness Expert System (VIBES) will help answer questions and give advice. For example, you can pick one of the academic tasks, like reading, and learn about its tactile alternative techniques, like Braille, used by a person who happens to be visually impaired or blind. You can then see products (and services) for Braille, and find the organizations (or people) where you can get the products. This introductory version of VIBES, containing only 35 topics, is intended to demonstrate how VIBES works, and inspire you to submit topics to VIBES. We hope VIBES grows to over 5,000 topics within 5 years. Anyone can contribute information to VIBES
Resources For Parents Family education Network. kidshealth.org/parent/positive/talk/news.html, How to TalktoYour www.masskids.org,Prevent Child Abuse America massachusetts Chapter. http://pplace.org/resources.html
Extractions: The Family www.acfc.org American Coalition for Fathers and Children www.adopting.org www.colage.org Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere www.dearbirthmother.com Support for Birth mothers and Adoptive parents www.familysupportamerica.org On-Line Database of Family Support Programs www.ed.gov/offices/OIIA/television/ Educational News Parents Can Use - US Dept. of ED. www.fathers.com Strengthening families by strengthening fathers fatherhood.hhs.gov Fatherhood Initiative www.fathersforever.com Fathers are Forever www.fathering.org Center for Successful Fathering www.fathers4kids.org National Fathers' Resource Center www.ncsea.org National Child Support Enforcement Association www.ripin.org/FFN.html www.npnff.net/weblinks.htm List of Fathering Sites on the Web www.fatherhoodcoalition.org/cpf/AboutCPF.html
Nurturing, Its A Natural - Resources and families across the Commonwealth of massachusetts. Services include home visiting,parent education groups groups and connections to community resources. http://www.state.ma.us/dss/Nurturing/Resources.htm
Extractions: General Resources: Exceptional Parent Magazine TRI Online! Bookstore - Books About Self-Advocacy. The Parent Advocate News. The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates. ... HipMag Online. Interactive web site for deaf children. Internet Resources for Special Children. For all the Special Kids of the World. The Family Village. Children with Disabilities. ... Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Site 1. Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Site 2. Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Site 3. The Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1998. Section 504 Regulations. Neighborhood Legal Services: New York State Guidelines to Allow for the Transfer of Assistive Technology When a Student Moves from School Jurisdiction to Higher Education, Other Human Services Agency or Employment. Resources for Disabled and Special Needs Children. ... The Association for Special Kids. An organization that helps families with special needs children set up individual financial plans. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Parents' Guide to the Development of Preschool Children with Disabilities: Resources and Services.
Education - Resources parent Press See parents for Public Schools. resources include the massachusetts AdvocacyKit. Sexuality Information and education Council of the United States http://www.publiceye.org/ark/education/Education-Resources.htm
Extractions: Facts In Action Home Page One Making it Count In Brief ... About the Early Education Clearinghouse Page One: New Strategies: Finding Funding for Early Education The cost of child care in the United States is a burden that falls mainly on the shoulders of families. A report by the Children's Defense Fund calculated the average cost of center-based care for a preschool-aged child to be between $4,000 and $6,000 per year, with the average cost of care for infants and toddlers nearly double that amount. Low-income families in particular are hit hard by the high cost of child care. A study published by The Urban Institute in December 2000 reports that, on average, lower-earning families spend 16% of their income on child care, while higher-earning families spend only 6%. Child care differs from other educational services in that user (i.e. parent) fees represent a very large percentage of a program's revenue. For every dollar spent on child care in the United States, 60 cents comes from families, 39 cents comes from federal, state, and local government, and only one cent comes from the private sector. By contrast, for every dollar spent on higher education in the United States, only 35 cents comes from families, while federal, state, and local government pay about 45 cents, and all other sources (such as private gifts or endowments) pay about 20 cents.
Statewide massachusetts resources at the Family Village Community Center; massachusetts RespitePrograms; MASSPAC massachusetts Association of Special education parent http://communitygateway.org/access/links/statewide.htm
Extractions: Family To Family Federation for Children with Special Needs Educational Advocacy Institute for Community Inclusion From the University Affiliated Program at the Children's Hospital of Boston Learning Disabilities Association of Massachusetts MaDisabilityExchange local disability listserv Massachusetts Assistive Technology Partnership Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change MASS Mass Advocates Standing Strong Massachusetts Resources at the Family Village Community Center Massachusetts Respite Programs MASSPAC Massachusetts Association of Special Education Parent Advisory Councils NICHCY The National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities, Massachusetts State Resources New England INDEX Information of Disabilities Pass It On Recycled Medical Equipment Back
Extractions: The group's mission is to transform the education afforded Latino students in the Boston Public Schools by involving parents in their children's education, and working collectively to attain equal educational opportunities and the highest quality instruction for their children. Contact them by telephone (617) 983-9259 or email@example.com Parents United for Child Care Parents United for Child Care is an organization committed to increasing the supply of quality, affordable childcare in Massachusetts. It works closely with parents and providers to advocate for childcare and after-school programs in the greater Boston area and in Massachusetts. Statewide Advocacy The Disability Law Center The Center's Youth Advocacy Project advocates for the inclusion of children and youth with disabilities in out-of-school time programs including childcare, daycare, after-school programs, before-school programs and summer camp opportunities. DLC provides technical assistance including training and legal advocacy on many issues related to out-of-school time needs.
Resources- Phone Numbers INFORMATION NETWORK (ADIN) (parent Support Network). SPECIAL NEEDS (Special education, training, advocacy LEARNING DISABILITIES ASSOCIATION OF massachusetts. http://ppal.net/numbers.html
Extractions: Honor a special teacher or individual in your community that has made a difference in your child's life! Letting people know that their work is appreciated and valued is an important component in building strong supports and relationships for your child. Buy an educator or appreciation certificate from MASSPAC and we will deliver your very special thank you. March 19, 2003-US Representative Michael Castle (R-DE), member of the Committee on Education and Workforce, published a proposed bill to reauthorize IDEA today. The full text can be found at: http://edworkforce.house.gov . If you are the parent of a child with a disability, you represent your child's interests and need to stay informed about changes to this law that may affect your child. Not only that, you need to speak up if you have concerns. Pay attention to the bills that are coming out of the House and Senate. As you learn about changes to the law, you need to contact your members of Congress to let them know your thoughts. Read More An Open letter to Legislators and the Public Schools Community Regarding the State Budget Crisis
SSEPAC-Sensory Integration Links Section of the Sharon (massachusetts) Special education Parents Advisory Council that deals specifically with sensory integration. Contains a wide range of articles, interviews, resources, and links on the subject. http://www.ssepac.org/links/sensory_integration.htm
Extractions: Sensory Integration International (SII) is an good starting point for those interested in sensory integration issues. The Ayres Clinic follows on the pioneering work of A. Jean Ayres in evaluation and treatment and theory of sensory integrative dysfunction. Articles and publications are available online or for purchase. For an excellent description of sensory integration and diagnosis, be sure to read the FAQ
Extractions: get things done agencies elected officials Select Program Area DOE HOME Advisory Councils Board of Education Career and Technical Education Charter Schools Compliance/Monitoring Curriculum Frameworks/Institutes Dual Enrollment Early Learning Services Education Reform Educational Technology Educator Licensure Tests (MTEL) Educator Licensure Employment Opportunities ETIS Family Literacy Forms Directory General Educational Development Grants: Information Information Services Health, Safety and Student Support Services MCAS MECC - (Career Center) "No Child Left Behind" Federal Education Law Nutrition Programs Reading Office School and District Accountability School and District Profiles/Directory School Councils School Finance School-to-Career Education Security Portal Special Education Spread the Word Title I Virtual Education Space - VES Videotapes News District/School Administration Educator Services Assessment/Accountability ... No Child Left Behind MCAS Home School Notices About The MCAS Test Schedule Test Items ... MCAS Performance Appeals Parent Information Hotline April 8th Test Administration Postponed Until April 10th Summer 2003 MCAS Retest Administration MCAS-Alt Summer Scoring Institute (July 7-25) 2003 Graduates from Alternative Adult/External Diploma Programs and Evening High Schools ... Print View document.emaillinkform.pagetitle.value = document.title;
Resources Learning Disabilities Association of massachusetts. National Center for Educationin Maternal and Child Health. National parent Network on Disabilities. http://www.fcsn.org/resource.htm
Extractions: get things done agencies elected officials Select Program Area DOE HOME Advisory Councils Board of Education Career and Technical Education Charter Schools Compliance/Monitoring Curriculum Frameworks/Institutes Dual Enrollment Early Learning Services Education Reform Educational Technology Educator Licensure Tests (MTEL) Educator Licensure Employment Opportunities ETIS Family Literacy Forms Directory General Educational Development Grants: Information Information Services Health, Safety and Student Support Services MCAS MECC - (Career Center) "No Child Left Behind" Federal Education Law Nutrition Programs Reading Office School and District Accountability School and District Profiles/Directory School Councils School Finance School-to-Career Education Security Portal Special Education Spread the Word Title I Virtual Education Space - VES Videotapes News District/School Administration Educator Services Assessment/Accountability ... Administration The Board of Education Advisory Councils This council advises the Commissioner and Board of Education on matters pertaining to the development of parent and community involvement in education. Its function is to be proactive and innovative on policy issues that relate to the enhancement of educational achievement of students in Massachusetts. Specifically, the Council will: assess statewide trends and needs; seek public and professional input; analyze information regarding parent and community education and involvement; advise and make recommendations regarding legislation, regulations, and program guidelines; and provide other programmatic recommendations as it deems necessary to fulfill the goals for parent and community involvement established by the Board of Education.
Family Village -- Massachusetts Resources massachusetts State resources* From the National Hills Foundation; Sharon SpecialEducation parent Advisory Council Very Special Arts massachusetts (VSA) or http://www.familyvillage.wisc.edu/comm/massachusetts.html
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Massachusetts org/ In addition, they have a great parent's guide to special education, writtenby the Federation in collaboration with the massachusetts Department of http://mass.uniquelygifted.org/
Extractions: Uniquely Gifted Massachusetts Please note: Being listed here is not per se an endorsement of any particular site or email list. I have included annotations for those sites or lists that I am familiar with and strongly recommend. The Federation for Children with Special Needs (FCSN) provides useful parent workshops and has a lot of useful information at their website
SSEPAC-Massachusetts Special Education Laws of the Sharon Special education parent Advisory Council (SSEPAC for, support, andappropriate education for all needs in the community of Sharon, massachusetts. http://www.ssepac.org/links/mass_laws.htm
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