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1. SEAC Parent Assistance Center
SEAC parent Assistance Center State of alabama resources. State of alabama Ala Web. Federal Regular / Special education Laws. Family education
SEAC Parent Assistance Center Job Opportunities in Huntsville Office April 11-13, 2003 National Youth Service Day (NYSD) is the largest service event in the world, mobilizing millions of young Americans to identify and address the needs of their communities through service. National Youth Service Day is also an opportunity to recruit the next generation of volunteers and educate the public about the role of youth as community leaders AL School systems - school system websites AL System report cards - school system report cards Alabama Education Quick Facts 2002
New Facts on Hand Series from Families and Advocates Partnership for Education (FAPE) ALERTS IDEA LINK OF THE MONTH!! PTI Communicating with Your Child’s School Through Letter Writing UPDATED
This guide is rich in examples of the letters you might write to your child’s school across the years. Ask for an evaluation, express concern about progress, request an IEP meeting, even praise the school’s efforts! Learn more about what makes for an effective letter. 2nd Edition, 2002, 24 pages. PIRC No Child Left Behind Previous Links
CHAT TOPIC OF THE MONTH PTI- IEP Questions PIRC- Regular Education Issues
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SEAC chats
are held twice per month!

2. Special Education Parent Training & Information Center: Alabama
resources A Nationwide Directory. SEAC. Special education Action Committee. parent Training Information Center for alabama
Internet Special Education Resources
Special Education Action Committee
600 Bel Air Blvd., Suite 210
Mobile, Alabama 36606 Tel: (334) 478-1208 (V/TDD)
1-800-222-7322 AL only
Fax: (334) 473-7877 Additional offices in Montgomery, Birmingham, and Huntsville E-Mail:
The Special Education Action Committee, Inc. (SEAC) was founded in 1983 as a nonprofit coalition of parents of children with disabilities, concerned citizens and organizations of parents and professionals serving Alabama's children with disabilities. SEAC Services Include:
Basic Workshops
  • Special Education Laws
  • Evaluation(s)
  • IEP Development
  • Parent/ Professional Communication
  • Problem Solving Strategies Individual Assistance/Training One-to-one assistance for individual parents and professionals in developing the child's Individualized Education Program (IEP). Community Parent Training Workshops Training for parents and other volunteers who are willing to assist parents in their communities, thus providing a network of trainers throughout the state.
    Public Awareness Radio, TV, newspaper/newsletter publicity, brochures, and audio-visual presentations; involvement with other organizations to help parents and the general public understand the rights and needs of children with disabilities.
  • 3. Special Education Resources Centers: Non-profit Organizations
    National parent to parent Support Information System. Providing Regional and LocalServices alabama Special education Action Committee (SEAC), The
    Internet Special Education Resources
    Special Education Non-Profit Resources
    Providing Nationwide Services Providing Regional and Local Services

    4. Alabama State Resources
    A publication of the National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities alabama State resources Table of Contents Complete update · 1/2003 Partial update · 1/27/2003 Mabrey Whetstone, Director. alabama Department of education. Special education Services parent Training and Information Center (PTI)
    NICHCY State Resources : Alabama
    A publication of the National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
    Alabama State Resources
    Table of Contents
    State Agencies Disability Organizations Parent Organizations Other Organizations
    The offices listed on this state sheet are primarily state-level offices. Even if an office is not close to your home, they can usually put you in touch with resources in your community, as well as provide you with information and assistance about disability issues in your state. If you find that an address or number has changed or is incorrect, please e-mail us at and let us know.
    State Agencies and Organizations
    Age of Eligibility
    Each state sets eligibility ages for services to children and youth with disabilities. For current information concerning this state, please contact the office listed under Department of Education: Special Education United States Senators
    Honorable Jeff Sessions (R)
    493 Russell Senate Office Building
    Washington, DC 20510

    5. Online Resources For Special Education - Alabama -
    alabama. clearinghouse of special education information, this related processes, andlists parent resources stateby
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    Online Resources for Special Education Check out these useful online resources for parents of special education students.

    6. Member Resources At The Alabama PTA
    The Secondary education Committee is concerned with students parent involvement inthe upper grades is You are visiting the alabama parent Teacher Association
    Member Resources
    Committee Information
    Committees are essential to the organized work of every PTA. The following list is not all-inclusive, but can guide you as you encourage parent involvement. Your PTA may choose to form additional committees to fit the needs of your particular school.
    Character and Spiritual Education
    There are many ways the school. Like the home and place of worship, can give spiritual guidance and emphasize moral values without teaching a specific creed. Spiritual guidance and teaching moral values is an important task for the PTA. The membership of a PTA represents a diverse culture with members of different backgrounds, economic, or educational status and religions. A nonsectarian message can be given at the beginning or close of every meeting which promotes positive characteristics. Back to Top
    Childhood Education and Program Services
    Childhood education (preschool through 6th grade) can help parents and teachers become more knowledgeable about the needs of children during the transition between home, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school.

    7. Member Resources At The Alabama PTA
    in specialized fields such as parent/family involvement, early childhood education,juvenile protection Members of the alabama PTA Board of Directors
    Member Resources
    Leadership Training
    The Alabama PTA Convention is held annually in April for the purpose of conducting the business of the Alabama PTA. Each local PTA is entitled to one voting delegate for each 50 paid members. The convention agenda includes workshops focusing on local unit needs, parent involvement, programs and issues of current interest. Guest speakers and state PTA leaders provide insight and direction concerning education and youth.
    The annual Alabama PTA Legislative Advocacy Day provides training on national and state legislative issues that will affect children. Developing PTA legislative programs and information on current issues before Congress and the state legislature are discussed. Specific directives (based on the policy statements, resolutions, and position statements) are recommended to the Legislative Committee by attendees. (Refer to "Legislation" in this handbook.)
    Alabama PTA provides leadership training workshops each summer. Local PTA officers and committee chairs learn to make their units more effective. When advisable, Alabama PTA sponsors conferences and workshops in specialized fields such as parent/family involvement, early childhood education, juvenile protection, health issues, and exceptional children.
    Members of the Alabama PTA Board of Directors are available to address local units and councils on issues of concern to PTAs. A board member may be called on for training seminars, organizational assistance or installations. To obtain a speaker, contact the PTA office at least one month in advance of your meeting or event.

    8. Integrated Science - What Is Integrated Science?
    IS News Teacher /parent resources Students FAQ Television, Russell Corporation,alabama State Department of education, alabama Foundation for
    Home What is IS? IS News Teacher /Parent Resources ... Special Projects
    Responding to widespread concern over the prevalence of scientific illiteracy, the Center for Communication and Educational Technology (CCET) created a new middle school science curriculum. Integrated Science is a multi-year program based on the work and recommendations of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Project 2061: Science for All Americans , and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) publication Scope, Sequence and Coordination in Secondary School Science . This research, and development by CCET, are also shaping the new national science standards and state courses of study. School systems in several states are adopting Integrated Science in conjunction with or to replace textbooks in order to meet the new standards. Integrated Science first introduced Integrated Science 7 during the 1991-92 school year. It has since added Integrated Science 8 and Integrated Science 6 . In seven years the project has grown from 97 enrolled teachers in Alabama to over 1400 enrolled teachers in 15 states and Québec, Canada, and currently serves more than 160,000 middle school students. (CCET, part of and supported by the University of Alabama, is very pleased with the response it has been receiving.)

    9. AlabamaEd: "Special Education"
    alabama parent Assistance Center / alabama parent Training and Council for parentAttorneys and Advocates Nonprofit Good list of State education Law resources.
    Special Education ADD "ADD/ADHD is one of the most misunderstood, most often overlooked normal conditions in our nation." An interesting commentary by Dr. Paul Elliot, published in the Dallas-Fort Worth Heritage. Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program ADAP provides free assistance and training in the area of Free Appropriate Public Education for children with disabilities, as well as advocacy for all persons with disabilities. Alabama Parent Assistance Center / Alabama Parent Training and Information "Involving Parents in Their Child's Education" Goals 2000 IDEA'97 Section 504 Title I And More! CHADD: Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Good resource for those interested in ADD/ADHD. Consortium on Inclusive Schooling Practices Collaborative effort to build capacity to serve children and youth with and without disabilities in school and community settings. The focus of the project is on systemic reform rather than changes in special education systems only. Council for Parent Attorneys and Advocates Nonprofit organization of those who represent parents in special education matters. Good list of

    10. The Special Education Parent's Advocacy : Links
    organization established to bring systemic improvements in education. net The Councilof parent Attorneys and cgi?al educational resources for alabama This web

    Petitions Links Contact us Links Organizations/Agencies/ Service Providers
      Special Education Action Committee (SEAC)
      SEAC is Alabama’s parent training and information center.
      Their phone number is 1 (256) 882-3911.
      Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program
      ADAP is Alabama’s protection and advocacy center.
      Call 1 (800) 826-1675 to get a free copy of "Special Education in Alabama: A Right Not A Favor".
      The Huntsville City School’s special education web site contains many links that will assist parents advocate for the rights of their children. If you need to refer a child for evaluation for special education services call 1 (256) 428-6872 to make a referral.
      Alabama State Department of Education Get to know your State Board of Education members and the Alabama state Department of Education contact people. Learn the latest Alabama education news. If you need to refer a child birth through age 2 for evaluation for special education services call 1 (800) 354-3098. For children 3 years of age through 21 call:

    11. Parent Advocacy And Resources
    parent Advocacy and resources. parent Transition Information Manuals. parent Advocacyand Resource Organizations. alabama 1. Special education Action Committee
    Parent Advocacy and Resources Parent Transition Information Manuals Parent Advocacy and Resource Organizations Alabama: 1. Special Education Action Committee, Inc Marcy McFarlin 3322 South Memorial Highway, Suite 238 Huntsville, Alabama 35801 Website: Email: SEAC was founded in 1983 as a nonprofit coalition of parents of children with disabilities, concerned citizens and organizations of parents and professionals serving Alabama's children with disabilities. SEAC operates a parent training and information center (PTI) that is committed to the task of helping parents of children with disabilities to become full participants in their child's individualized education program (IEP). Now SEAC also operates a parental assistance center (PAC) The PAC program is designed to help parents of children in regular and special programs to better understand their educational needs. Parents learn how to work with educators to plan and successfully monitor learning programs for their children. Indiana: 1. IN*SOURCE

    12. Resources - Alabama Council For Developmental Disabilities
    Special alabama Email Discussion List Talk about special with Disabilities - Resourcelists, education rights, fact sheets, news, parent guides, state
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    See our Links section for more resources. On this page:
    Alabama Disability Resources
    ACDD Projects:
    Grantees' Projects

    13. Special Education Resources: Special Education Organizations/Parent Organization
    alabama Special education Action Committee Inc (Added Aug 26 2001). New York Resourcesfor Children Pennsylvania - parent education Network (Added Sun Aug 26
    Parent Training and Information Centers
    Looking for something in particular? the entire directory only this category More search options Home Special Education Organizations Parent Organizations : Parent Training and Information Centers FEATURING:

    14. Parent Resources
    alabama State Department of education Homepage. Family education Network - An outstandingsource for a Issues The National parenting Center - parent to parent
    IMPORTANT: The following resources are provided to assist parents. Every effort has been made to assure these links are reputable and appropriate, however, Clay-Chalkville Middle School does not necessarily author, edit, or monitor these pages and therefore cannot assume responsibility for their content. Jefferson County Department of Education - Homepage Alabama State Department of Education - Homepage U.S. Department of Education - Homepage National PTA - Homepage Family Education Network An outstanding source for a variety of Family Issues The National Parenting Center - Parent to Parent Support Group Common Sense Tips for Student Internet Use Simple but good Advice! School of Family Studies list of family related sites - Great list Helping Your Child with Homework - National Education Association Parents' Journal of School Related Issues - Wonderful Resource FIDO! (The Family Internet Directory Online) - Over 500 Family Links! KidsDoctor - Solid Medical Advice KidsHealth @ The AMA - American Medical Association

    15. State Of Alabama Links
    alabama education Association alabama Family resources alabama Farmers Marketsalabama Fire College alabama Folklife Association alabama Foster parent
    UAB Links Birmingham Links
    Cities Government/Civic ...
    Aviation Council of Alabama
    This page is part of the WWW site of the UAB Department of Anesthesiology

    16. Parent News: December 1997. Resources For Parents. The Parenting Calendar
    parent News for December 1997. Sponsor Department of Psychology, College of Artsand Sciences, and College of education at the University of South alabama.
    Parent News for December 1997
    Resources for Parents
    The Parenting Calendar
    Conference: National Prevention through Recreation Services School Sponsor: Date: January 29-31, 1998 Place: Fort Worth, Texas Description: The National Prevention through Recreation Services School builds on the successful National Recreation for At-Risk Youth Colloquium held in Fort Worth in 1995 and the resulting 10 colloquia that were held across the United States and Canada in 1996. The purpose of the school is to provide a forum for advancing knowledge about the contribution of recreation programs and services to meeting the needs of children and youth in our communities. While the specific focus of the school will be on children who are living in high-risk environments, many of the issues relate to planning prevention-oriented programs for all children and youth in the community. Contact: National Recreation and Park Association Western Service Center
    619 Prospect Lake Dr.

    17. Community Links- Shelby County Schools
    History OnLine alabama Government Information. Us Schools Board of education Job Openings Opportunities RFP Bids parent resources Teacher resources
    Community Links Shelby County 911
    Shelby County Stats

    The Shelby County Reporter

    Shelby County-AlGenWeb
    ... Summer School This is the official web site of the Shelby County Board of Education. Any other site that claims to be affiliated with, represent or contain information about any Shelby County School is not endorsed by the Shelby County Board of Education. If you leave the official Shelby County Board of Education web site, the Shelby County School District claims no responsibility for the content beyond this point.

    18. AAP, School Health Resources For Pediatricians - Abstinence In Education, Alabam
    for the child, the childÕs parent and society grant based on the definition of abstinenceeducation . The goal of the alabama abstinence education Program is
    Hot Topics!
    . RN
    Health Educator
    Madison County School System Huntsville, Alabama
    HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE It is clear that teen sexual activity outside of marriage can have devastating effects for the teens themselves their families, and therefore, society. Unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases have certainly affected Alabama teens, resulting in tremendous social and economic consequences to society. May concerned Alabamians are facing the issue despite widespread opposition both locally and nationally. The focus of this opposition is the approach to sex education. When the welfare Reform Act of 1996 was signed into law, Congress appropriated $50 million each year for five years for abstinence until marriage education. The Alabama Department of Public Health immediately applied for funding and was awarded over $1 million for each of the next five years. Madison County Schools was one of twenty-five community-based organizations who received funding for abstinence only education. Proponent of the "safer sex" message are ineligible to receive funding from this grant based on the definition of "abstinence education". The goal of the Alabama abstinence Education Program is to reduce the occurrence of sexual activity among adolescents 17 years of age and younger which will subsequently reduce the pregnancy rate, the occurrence of STDÕs the rate of live births to teens, and the abortion rate. This will in turn help them to stay in school and potentially lessen the burden on the welfare system

    19. NCCE: Resources: Articles: Community Schools The Birmingham Alabama Way
    the first school system in alabama to implement by identifying needs, setting goals,and developing resources. Involvement Support, parent education, and the
    Community Schools The Birmingham Alabama Way
    By Peggy F. Sparks Peggy Sparks has written numerous successful grant proposals for innovative programs. She worked as Birmingham Public Schools Community Education Coordinator for seven years and has been Director of the Community Education Department since 1985. She has received numerous awards including the National Conference of Christian and dews Brotherhood Award, the NAACP Outstanding African American Award, and the Birmingham Council of PTA's Continuous Support Award. The seventh of twelve children, Sparks received her Bachelor and Masters degrees from Tuskegee University. She remained at Tuskegee to work as staff development officer, supervised adult education teachers throughout the Black Belt counties, and published three teaching guides for Adult Education. Sparks has done consulting work for the U.S. Department of Education, the National Center for Community Education, the Kettering Foundation, and others, maintaining her reputation as an energetic, motivational, results-oriented visionary. Community Education in Birmingham represents the epitome of citizen involvement, which yields effective family-school-community partnerships. Coordination of available resources to serve the needs and interests of local citizens from pre-school through senior citizens continues as our broad focus. We plan with people, not for them, and the community shares a genuine sense of program ownership.

    20. Alabama Department Of Rehabilitation Service Early Intervention Rehabilitation S
    Supports and services for alabama families who have children younger than the age of 3 with special Category Regional North America Disability resources...... of Human resources Ms. Vannise J. Gillilan (parent representative) Ms of InsuranceDr. Ed Richardson, alabama Department of education Ms. Jennifer
    Alabama's Early Intervention System (AEIS)
    Consider the excitement and planning that a new baby brings! Together family members anticipate the birth of the child and plan how best to meet his or her needs. When the new baby has a special need, families may require assistance in planning how to best care for the newest member. Early entry into a statewide system of resource access, support, and appropriate services exists in Alabama for families who have children younger than the age of 3 with special needs and/or developmental delays. Alabama's Early Intervention System (AEIS), a division of the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services, provides a coordinated, family-focused system of supports and services. AEIS delivers supports and appropriate services that are comprehensive, encourages active involvement of the family, and whenever possible provides services in environments that are inclusive and natural for children within the family's local community. The Alabama EI system is accessible by simply calling the statewide, toll-free EI Child Find number

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