Parent Coordination SHOUT OUT!
Parent Coordination Network
TEA Drafts Corrective Action Plan For Special Education
An integral part of the further development of the plan will be the gathering of input from stakeholders and other interested Texans. You may provide your feedback and input via this online survey or by accessing another forum as listed on this calendar. Let your voice be heard!
If you have questions regarding the process for providing feedback on the draft plans, please email TexasSPED@tea.texas.gov.
TexasParent.org Premiers Compilation of Modules for Parents
Accommodation Central is your ONE, online stop for current information on supports for students. Here, you will find everything you need: appropriate accommodations, practical tips, deeper learning, and a secure connected community. Accommodation Center is a project of Region 13 ESC.
Accommodation Central provides quick access to accommodations that support student learning. Each accommodation includes a summary, brief description, examples, steps for implementation, and state testing allowability. We are adding multimedia supports such as pictures, videos, printable templates, and links for additional resources. The site includes a learning library for increasing knowledge of accommodations and related topics. Another unique feature of this site is the virtual community where users can share ideas and questions with other educators.
We’d love to hear from you! Join our Accommodation Central online community and share your ideas for additions to the site.
"The single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children." Jim Trelease
Based on this premise, Trelease has crafted the Read-Aloud Handbook to highlight his research and ample information on the benefits of reading aloud and read-aloud strategies.
Parents, do you need age-appropriate book recommendations for your child? Teachers, could you better engage parents with FREE, printable resources that provide read-aloud materials and strategies for use at home?
The Read-Aloud format allows a child to sample the delights of reading and facilitates reading as a pleasureful experience, not a painful or boring one. For more information, check out the Read-Aloud website.
2018 Exceptional Parent Guide: Navigating Special Needs Resources
Partners Resource Network
Mistakes People Make
In the January 30, 2018 Special Ed Advocate, as electronically distributed by Wrigthslaw, Parent Attorney Bob Crabtree offers advice to all the players of the IEP team. Read this series of articles to learn how to create more effective team meetings when parents learn to help the school and schools learn how to avoid confrontation with parents.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Parents Raising Children with Special Needs
Parent Handbook for Special Education
Special Education Dispute Resolution Handbook