Parents: Canít understand why you arenít getting services you believe are essential for your child to make progress? This self-guided training will introduce you to the basics of understanding the process for developing an Individualized Educational Program and your rights. Understanding this process and fully participating in it can make the difference in the education and services a child receives.
LEAP, Accommodations, and Alternative Testing
Did you know that if accommodations are to be given for the LEAP test they must be indicated on the childís IAP or IEP and used routinely in class? Do you know about the 8th grade LEAP waiver? Make the "LEAPĒ to better understand our state accountability test, alternate tests, accommodations and students with disabilities. Learn what every parent should know BEFORE testing starts.
Are there other related services besides OT, PT, and Speech? YES! This self-guided training will give you the facts about IDEAís Related Services. Youíll find a list of related services, followed by descriptions. IDEA federal language and which section of law the language comes from are included. Where can related services be provided and when? Why are they important? Who determines if related services are provided and what related services are provided? This self-guided training will answer your questions!
NICHCYís Building The Legacy:
A Training Curriculum on IDEA, Our Nationís Special Education Law
IDEA is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, our nationís special education law. It has guided how school systems provide special education and related services to children with disabilities since its original passage in 1975. If youíre involved in the care, education, or rearing of a child with disabilities, knowing IDEAís requirements is a must. These trainings can tell you what you need to know and can be used to train others on IDEA as well. Building the Legacy consists of 17 training modules IDEA, including slide shows, trainer guides, handouts, training activities, and resources galore!
Family Advocacy Support and Training (FAST) Project
PACER Centerís National Family Advocacy and Supports Training (FAST) Project provides family support leadership training to families of children with disabilities in the United States and territories. The FAST Project developed four training curricula for families of children with disabilities from diverse racial and linguistic groups, families in poverty, those living in rural and urban areas, military families, and other underserved families to use in an effort to increase their ability of families to advocate for family support services and influence systems change. The four curricula addresses topics relating to Employment, Sexuality and Youth Development, Advocating for Your Family, and Strategies for Systems Change.We encourage all our families to participate in this online training opportunity.