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Strengthening Your Parent Advocacy Skills

Strengthening Your Parent Advocacy Skills

Knowledge is power, and we want to help you be the best advocate for your child that you can be. In this section of our e-Resource Center, you will find videos and resources to help you strengthen your advocacy skills and go into your child’s IEP meeting feeling confident and prepared.

Parent Advocacy Tips SPED term/acronym glossary DR

Introduction to IDEA

10 key procedural safeguards in IDEA

Advocacy tips for Before/During/After IEP Meeting

Common District Statements to Parents/Guardians and Possible Parent/Guardian Responses to Common District Statements

The Road to Resolution – What To Do When You Have a Disagreement with the School District

IEP Meeting Tips for Parents: 8 Insider Tips on Navigating an IEP Meeting

Tips for Spanish Speakers (Spanish)

Special Education overview-- Communication & Partnership (Spanish)

Template Letters & Worksheets

Template Letter for a Request for Assessment

Worksheet to Prepare for an Upcoming IEP Meeting

Template Letter for Revising an Existing IEP plus Recording an IEP

Template Letter to SPED Director re Disagreement from IEP meeting