PROCEDURAL SAFEGUARDS:  Parental Rights for Public School Special Education Students

This brochure provides an overview of parental special education rights, sometimes called procedural safeguards. This notice must be provided in your own language or any other mode of communication you may be using. These same procedural safeguards are also available for students with disabilities who have reached the age of 18.

CHILD INFORMATION/ACTIVITY RESOURCES

  • Speaking of Speech:  Speaking of Speech is a interactive forum for speech./language pathologists and teachers to improve communication skills in our schools by exchanging ideas, techniques and lessons that work, finding out about materials before you buy and exploring a myriad of helpful resource links.
  • do2Learn A web site providing activities to promote independence in children and adults with special learning needs.
  • Robin’s FYI:  This family safe site contains hundreds of pages of information, humor and links.
  • Activity Village:  You will find over 2000 free pages of fun for kids.  They aim to provide parents and teachers of the under-10s with ideas, inspiration and all sorts of kids activities-many printable- as well as advice and help with all aspects of looking after children.
  • ABC Teach This is the place for kids, parents, student teachers and teachers.  Lots of free printables.

PACER SPECIAL EDUCATION RECORD KEEPING FOLDER

Pacer Center has designed a Special Education Record Keeping Folder to help keep tack of important school papers. The large, expandable folder contains seven individual, attractive and informative folders. Each folder contains tips on helping in children succeed in school while also helping parents store important records.

The folder is free for parents with children with disabilities. Just note that you have a child on an IEP where the money is written down. If you have more than one child on an IEP, you can indicate the number of folders you need.

AT LIBARY

If you are interested in checking out material, please contact your child’s case manager.

EXPLANATION OF EXTENDED SCHOOL YEAR

This is a document that explains extended school year: definition, criteria, service delivery models, etc.  If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Hubbard, Director of Special Education.

PARENT RESOURCES

  • NEW!  Community Resource Connections:  The purpose of Community Resource Connections, Inc is to assist non-profit organizations in the coordination and integration of their programs in order to maximize service and minimize cost.
  • Minnesota Disability Law Center:  The Minnesota Disability Law Center (MDLC) addresses the unique legal needs of persons with disabilities.
  • PACER:  The mission of PACER is to expand opportunities and enhance the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families based on the concept of parents helping parents.
  • Arc:  Advocacy and support for people with developmental disabilities and their families. Local phone:  759-0097
  • Project C3:  Project C3 is a partnership between several organizations who offer many different kinds of services to youth and young adults.  You can check out the partners by clicking on the icons.  Their goal is to help young adults in transition become successfully employed or to continue their education in high school, colleges or universities.
  • Kaboose Kids Domain:  This site contains lots of educational games by grade, family activities, links to other family based sites and lots of other information!!