A Good IDEA for Louisiana 2009 - pdf 1.21mb
Parents: Can’t understand why you aren’t 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.
Autism Distance Education Parent Training Interactive Learning
The Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at the UC Davis MIND Institute offers ADEPT, Autism Distance Education Parent Training Interactive Learning, an online learning module for parents.
ADEPT is a 10-lesson interactive, self-paced, online learning module providing parents with tools and training to more effectively teach their child with autism and other related neurodevelopmental disorders functional skills using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) techniques. The training requires Adobe Flash to run.
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Extended School Year Services: What to do when you get the screening letter - (Coming Soon)
There are many ways to qualify for Extended School Year besides retention/recoupment. Learn all the qualifications; what the state guidelines say about the letter you get each year and how these services should be individualized to meet you child’s unique needs.
LEAP, Accommodations, and Alternative Testing - pdf 5.14mb
Did you know that if accommodations are to be given for the LEAP test they must be indicated on the child’s IAP or IEP and used routinely in class? Do you know about the 8th grade LEAP waiver? Make the “LEAP” to better understand our state accountability test, alternate tests, accommodations and students with disabilities. Learn what every parent should know BEFORE testing starts.
Related Services - pdf 2.77mb
Are there other related services besides OT, PT, and Speech? YES! This self-guided training will give you the facts about IDEA’s Related Services. You’ll 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!
IDEA is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, our nation’s 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 you’re involved in the care, education, or rearing of a child with disabilities, knowing IDEA’s 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!
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PACER Center’s 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.