Extractions: TIP: Search this page using Ctr+F or your browser's "FIND" function. Insert a keyword for your topic of interest. A drop down menu of topics is coming soon to help you move more quickly through our site. MASSPAC Massachusetts Association of Special Education Parent Advisory Councils Massachusetts Department of Education Special Education Division Need a copy of the Parent's Rights Brochure ? English and other languages translated. You can download and print with ADOBE acrobat reader software. Don't have it? You can download it FREE from Adobe. Click HERE Kennedy Donovan Center for Early Intervention Attleboro, Massachusetts Your child may qualify for free services courtesy of the state until the age of 3. SNAC's On-Line Club/Message Board Post and reply to messages with regard to special education topics in our community! Parent Information Network : Brought to you by Parent Partners (parents helping parents challenged by their children's emotional, neurological, or behavioral needs). In collaboration with Hyland House, Inc. and the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, Southeastern Area. Program services include: support groups, newsletter, one-to-one support, resource center, advocacy, consultation and training. Call to be contacted or placed on their mailing list.
Extractions: This guide was prepared by the North Attleboro Special Needs Advisory Council (SNAC). Your comments and participation are welcome! Welcome to the Office of Special Education for the North Attleboro public schools. The purpose of this handbook is to offer parents information and guidance as your child's educational needs are being assessed. Whether your child's special needs were determined early in life or as he/she struggled through school, the transition into special education can be stressful and confusing. There are over 700 children receiving special education services in the North Attleboro schools. You are not alone. There are many people and resources available to help you make the best decisions for your child's education. You are your child's best advocate. At this point in time, you may or may not feel confident in your knowledge of his/her specific special needs or how the educational system works. But, you are an expert on your child. Helping the teacher(s) to understand your child's personality, interests, hobbies, and talents is as important as understanding his/her areas of difficulty. Your feelings and intuition about his/her development are a very important part of developing an education program that will fit his/her needs. When parents and school professionals pool their knowledge, great things can happen for your child.
Parent Involvement Internet resources for Science and Mathematics education www.inform.umd.edu/UMS+State/UMDProjects MassachusettsDepartment of education parent and Community http://www.dac.neu.edu/cesame/parent.html
Kent State University Parent Resources Delaware parent education Resource Center http//www.childinc.com/DPERC.htm. MassachusettsDepartment of education http//www.doe.mass.edu/. MICHIGAN http://fpsrv.dl.kent.edu/ecis/Web/Parent Resources/ParentResource.htm
Extractions: Alabama's Early Intervention System www.rehab.state.al.us/intervention.htm Alabama Department of Education Alabama Special Education Alabama Preschool Handbook http://www.alsde.edu/documents/65/Handbook_0-5_wDisabilitiesP.pdf ADRS Early Intervention Systems Office Locations http://www.rehab.state.al.us/ei_offices.html ALASKA Alaska Department of Education http://www.educ.state.ak.us/tls/sped/ Alaska Maternal, Child and Family Health (Early Intervention) http://www.hss.state.ak.us/dph/mcfh/SectionMCFH.htm Alaska Special Education http://www.educ.state.ak.us/tls/sped/ ARIZONA Arizona Community and Family Health Services
Parent Involvement, PARENTS Inc. were adapted from the massachusetts Association of Special education parent AdvisoryCouncils. parent Training; Enhanced parent Partnerships (parents/schools http://www.parentsinc.org/parinvle.html
Extractions: by Tim Weiss Fairbanks North Star Borough School District - Parent Resources Parent Involvement Standards of the Department of Education - Governor Knowles Press Release - 12/8/00 Parent Involvement in Alaska How Do I Know a Good Early Reading Program When I See One? - U.S. Department of Education A Look At Rural Families Weighing Educational Options: Identifying the Factors That Influence Parents as They Make Educational Placement Decisions for Their Children Who Are Deaf - Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center, Gallaudet University Comprehensive Planning: Guidance for Educators of American Indian and Alaska Native Students Issues in the Education of American Indian and Alaska Native Students with Disabilities Education World-Parent Involvement M ... Shared Reading Project: Evaluating Implementation Processes and Family Outcomes - Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center, Gallaudet University We Are Equal Partners: Recommended Practices for Involving Families in Their Child's Education Program - Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center, Gallaudet University
Resources - Links Links. Note These links are provided as resources to individuals, families and MassachusettsAssociation of Special education parent Advisory Councils http://www.ldam.org/resources/links.html
Extractions: Links Note: These links are provided as resources to individuals, families and professionals interested in learning disabilities and associated issues. They do not constitute endorsement of any site or organization. Commonwealth Learning Centers: providing supplemental education in reading, reading comprehension, writing, mathematics, study skills, SAT, SSAT, and other academic areas including programs for those with learning disabilities Exceptional Parent Library: One of the largest sources of information for parents, educators and professionals who care for special needs children. The Mission of the Federation for Children with Special Needs is to provide information, support, and assistance to parents of children with disabilities, their professional partners, and their communities. We are committed to listening to and learning from families, and encouraging full participation in community life by all people, especially those with disabilities.
Edvisors Network: Special Education/Support A center for parents and parent organizations to (massachusetts) http//www.fcsn.org/(Added Tue Jan 01 Independent Panel for Special education Advice (IPSEA http://www.edvisors.com/Special_Education/Support/
HEC Special Education In Western Massachusetts org/ massachusetts Association of Special education parent Advisory Councils icdi.wvu.edu/kinder/massachusetts Association for Gifted education http//www http://www.collaborative.org/specialeducationlinks.html
Extractions: For Advocacy Support Videos and Handbooks Nationwide Services Bodin Associates based in Los Altos, CA and serving a national and international client base. Keys to Safer Schools provides advocacy services to parents of children being discriminated against by school districts LD Online interactive guide for children, parents, teachers, and others involved with learning disabilities Learning Strategies, Inc. on-line advocacy, assessment, and tutoring serving special needs students National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems referrals to local agencies Richard Crandall providing free services via the Internet. Advocates for Human Potential based in Sudbury, MA. Judith E. Greenberg Child and special education advocate also provides expert witness testimonybased in Rockville, MD. Autistic Interactive Click Pages Over 200 pages of multimedia learning, support, and information services Stephen E. Trotter, Ph.D.
Extractions: REED MARTIN, J.D. Chat Room I Phone Consults Manuals Shopping Cart Free Articles ... Message Board I Workshops I Audiotapes I CD'S I Videotapes email REED'S MANUALS Advanced Advocacy Strategies Using Your School's And State's Violations of Section 504 And The ADA To Get Your Child The Program They Need Under IDEA, Section 504 or The ADA Are You Ready To Play Hardball? ARE YOU REALLY READY TO ASK FOR A DUE PROCESS HEARING? Getting Your Child with Autism What They Are Entitled to Under Federal Laws Getting Control of the IEP Process - How to Use over 100 Changes the law to get what your child deserves ... CD' S: Getting an IEP Under the '97 Amendments So You Think You Need A Priva te School? Challenge the School's Improper Discipline Positive Behavior Interventions Evaluations Required by Law Can You Sue for Damages? HELP! The School Is Not Going To Serve My Child Is Your Child Getting Everything They Need In The Least Restrictive Environment Overview of the '97 IDEA Amendments So You Think You Want To Go To A Hearing - How To Prepare To Win Reed's Complete Online Order Form Online Shopping Cart VIDEO TAPES: Rights of Parents of Students With Disabilities To Access Their Children's Educational Records And The Duties Of Their School District ... home FREE Articles Shopping Cart Services Court Cases ... POWER Member Shopping Cart ARTICLES BY TOPIC:
Extractions: Professional Development Center Archives: ... Parent Issues Curriculum Article C U R R I C U L U M A R T I C L E Everybody wins when parents volunteer ! Kevin Walker, the founder of Project Appleseed, a nonprofit organization, is helping schools involve parents. The organization has created a list of 37 different ways parents can help and is on its way to recruiting 5 million parent volunteers nationwide. Included: The Project Appleseed Parental Involvement Pledge. PARENTS WANTED: Openings for volunteers at all schools. Many opportunities are available. Compensation: Countless rewards, including enhanced dialogue between parents and teachers, improved student behavior, and greater student commitment to academic achievement. All parents please apply. Kevin Walker, a parent of four school-aged children and a former presidential campaign organizer from St. Louis, Missouri, has always been active in his children's schools. He has continued to volunteer at a neighborhood elementary school after his youngest child moved up to the middle school. Walker knows first-hand the difference a volunteer can make. AS A PARENT, GRANDPARENT, OR CARING ADULT
Family Links The Hard To Reach parent. WPS Administration Contacts. Schools. Know Your Congress.Worcester Library. massachusetts DOE. Alliance For education. Cursos En Espanol. http://www.wpsweb.com/administration/pic/family links.htm
Children's Trust Fund - Funded Programs Springfield Head Start parent education Program at the Northern educational ServicesparentChild Learning Taunton Healthy Families massachusetts Young parents http://www.mctf.org/programs/orgs/town.html
Extractions: Healthy Families Family Support Training Center Family Support Training Center Family Centers ... By Organization By Town By Program CTF-Funded Programs Serve All Massachusetts Communities CTF-funded programs and the agencies that provide the services are listed below by the organizations' locations. For a list of additional towns served by any of these programs, along with contact information, check the individual program listings. Andover
Extractions: News Wire ... Our Community We support teachers and students by providing free quality educational materials and in-class programs to all schools in the communities we serve. We invite you to take advantage of the materials and programs listed below: Company History This book, "From the Rivers," provides students with a wealth of historical information about Massachusetts Electric, its former parent company, (NEES), and the development of the region's utility industry.
::Education Newfoundland:: Campbell's Labels for education. Fund Raising Idea Bank. Manitoba Associationof parent Councils. massachusetts School Council's Homepage. http://www.educationnewfoundland.net/siteengine/navigation/nav_page.asp?CatID=9
SpedLinks massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress The National Association for on Disabilitiesand Gifted education The Council NLD parent support TAWK-Talking As a Way http://concordspedpac.org/Linkdisb.htm
CULTURALINKS talents and resources in partnership, to address the need of arts and arts educationamong youth in their community. massachusetts parent Involvement Program http://www.massculturalcouncil.org/news/red/integrating.html
Extractions: The Arts Education Partnership (formerly the Goals 2000 Arts Education Partnership) is a private, nonprofit coalition of education, arts, business, philanthropic and government organizations that demonstrates and promotes the essential role of arts education. The website offers advocacy resources, funding opportunities and publications.