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Tips for Parents
On this page, parents will find valuable information and internet links which will help answers questions regarding the future of their child. Included with each link is a brief overview of the site.
 
            -The Federal Office of Special Education Programs website provides the latest information regarding national special education issues. The site includes a training kit with overheads on IDEA implementation. Information regarding federal grants and a database of projects funded by the department is available.
 
            -this website lists a wide variety of specific disabilities. There are accommodation ideas for each disability, along with some fact sheets, organizations and resources.
 
            -NICHCY, a Washington, D.C. based organization, provides a national resource of information on: 

  • disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth
  • IDEA, the law authorizing special education
  • No Child Left Behind (as it relates to children with disabilities)
  • research-based information on effective educational practices 
            -this article, written by Michelle Garcia Winner, first appeared in Autism Asperger's Digest July-August 2007 issue. It can be found on the www.addconsults.com website.
 
            -this article, by Theresa Rebhorn, focuses on the entire IEP process and the roles of each team member involved.
 
            -this article provides information on welcoming parents into school as partners in their child's education.
 
            -written by Dr. Mark Cooper for Learning Disabilities Worldwide, this article provides some strategies in helping parents "replace their thoughts of "you can't" with "you can" and treat children as if they already are what they could be."
 
            -this is "the world's leading website" on providing information on learning disabilities and ADHD.
 
            -information can be found here on topics such as:  improving outcomes, legal issues, college options, interviews, and what comes after choosing a college.
 
            -by the Organization for Autism Research, this article provides information on understanding the uniqueness of each person with Asperger's and how you can help them meet with success.

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