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Communicating Information About the Special Education Process

The listing below includes links to websites with information that can be useful in explaining the special education process to families.

Center for Parent Information and Resources

  • Training Materials on IDEA: Building the Legacy/Construyendo el Legado for Part B
    This training module includes 19 training modules in English and 8 in Spanish covering major topics for school-aged children within IDEA 2004. These materials can be used to train yourself or others.

Iris Center

  • Module – Collaborating with Families
    Designed to help teachers build positive relationships with families, this module highlights the diversity of families and addresses the factors that school personnel should understand about working with the families of children with disabilities.

Harvard Family Involvement Network of Educators (FINE)

The National Center on Dispute Resolution

National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems (NCCREST)

RTI Action Network

  • Article: Working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Families
    Working with children and families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds poses special challenges to early childhood educators. To meet the needs of all members of the school community, efforts should be made to ensure that the school system as a whole and each of its components (including individual classrooms) strives to achieve “cultural competence.”

Organizations with Materials to Share with Families

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