Parent Tips

Special Education
Parents have rights and responsibilities when it comes to their child´s education. Here are resources to help parents understand various ways to contribute meaningfully and effectively to their child

Taking Financial Responsibility star
Adaptive skills are essential for independent living. These skills are used in everyday life. People with Intellectual Disabilities often lack skills for independent living, such as budgeting, banking, and ways to save money.

Active Parent Participation star[offsite link]

Back to School on Inclusion star
Meeting with your child's classmates is one way to set the tone for a positive school year.

Building Skills with Halloween star
For a child who has special needs, Halloween can present opportunities both for fun and for frustration.

Floortime star[offsite link]

Motivating With Rewards star
Students with disabilities often struggle with situations beyond their control. Academics, social, and communication skills sometimes suffer due to past negative experiences with the peers and low performance. As a result, self-esteem may suffer.

Needs of Children star
A positive home has a direct effect on the way children learn and thrive. A child that is taken care of well in the home environment will have a more prosperous childhood. Nutrition, love, and concern can make a huge difference in the life of a child receiving special education services.

Parent Information and Training Centers by state star[offsite link]

Partners in Policymaking star[offsite link]
Partners in Policymaking teaches parents and self-advocates the power of advocacy to change the way people with disabilities are supported, viewed, taught, live and work.

Quality of Life star
The needs and desires met for an individual determines the quality of life. Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities can lead a quality life with proper supports, life skills and self-determination. The feelings of value, dignity and respect can be achieved by every individual.

Windows of Opportunity During Early Childhood star
Although recognizing that a child may be struggling with developmental milestones is a difficult realization, responding with early screening, assessment and intervention is critical.

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