Parent Coordination Shout Out!
Parent Coordination Network ~ texasparent.org
SHARING INFORMATION AND RESOURCES WITH PARENTS AND PROFESSIONALS
New Parent Resources in Texas
Raising a child diagnosed with a disability can be overwhelming. You are not alone.
The Parent Companion - First Five Years is a website that connects Texas parents of children from birth through 5 years of age to information, inspiration, and resources. The site is intended as a guide through the complex world of services and everyday scenarios you encounter when raising a young child with a disability. Find what you need when you need it. The Parent Companion offers a custom search function to narrow down the abundant resources available to you.
SPEDTex.org or 1-855-SPEDTex
Parent Organizations Academy
LiveBinder - January 2015
The Parent Coordination Network and Texas Education Agency Division of Federal and State Education Policy host an annual Parent Organizations Academy. The purpose of the Academy is to ensure parent organization representatives have timely and accurate information to provide to the families they serve.
This online binder contains handouts and information shared at this year's Parent Organizations Academy:
- Person-Centered Planning
- Guardianship and Alternatives
- Texas Success Initiative
- Adapted Physical Education Ideas
- Parent Companion Website
- Parent Handbook
- State Facilitated Individualized Education Program (FIEP)
- Legal Framework
Helping Your Child at Home
State Assessment Information
Introduction to STAAR A - A Guide for Parents
What is STAAR A? STAAR A is an online accommodated version of the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®). The passing standards for STAAR A are the same as STAAR assessments. STAAR A provides embedded supports designed to help students with disabilities access the content being assessed. STAAR A will be administered for the first time in spring 2015 and will be available for students with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements.
Click Here for the Parent Guide.
What You Need to Know about My Child
Keeping Students with Disabilities in School:
Legal Strategies and Effective Educational Practices for Preventing the Suspension of Students with Disabilities -
3 Tips for Partnering with Your Child's School
Texas Transition and Employment Guide
The Texas Transition and Employment Guide provides youth, young adults, parents and professionals with secondary transition resources to facilitate a young person’s progress towards post-secondary goals to education, employment, and community living. This guide will continually be updated.
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Additional Statewide Resources
Facilitating IEPs- Region 13 ESC
- enhances the skills of all ARD/IEP team members,
- encourages positive parent and school relationships,
- improves the quality of IEPs and other documents developed by the team, and
- promotes greater commitment to follow-through on decisions and recommendations.
The Parent Involvement Connection- Region 16 ESC
Legal Framework- Region 18 ESC
- A reference in managing the special education system’s procedures and records,
- Ensure accountability,
- Access relevant special education data, and
- Manage system change for continuous student performance and program improvement.
Mental Health Resources
Healthy Place America's Mental Health Channel
At HealthyPlace.com, we know that parenting can be a rewarding and sometimes tough job, but parenting a child with mental health concerns brings its own special challenges and can be extraordinarily difficult and stressful at times for parents and other members of the family.