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The DSAGSL will bring you a recap of what you might have missed in previous weeks as well as additional information about other important topics. If you would like more information about a particular issue featured in this edition, contact Erin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Educational Advocacy and IEPs
It's that time of year - IEP season - a time where parents and educators come together to evaluate what progress has been made and establish new goals. We know you must advocate for your child all year round, but IEP time is an especially important time to be up-to-date and connected to resources and information. Luckily there are fantastic resources locally and nationally to guide parents. We have compiled a list of resources that we hope you will find helpful during this advocacy process. We also encourage you to join our private Facebook page, Sharing Our Strategies, where you can gain valuable tips and resources from other parents just like you!
Preparing for an IEP Meeting
IEP What Parents Need to Know
How Should I Prepare for an IEP Meeting
Making the Most of the IEP Process (from Special School District - St. Louis County)
Writing Effective IEP Goals
Special Education Advisor
All About the IEP
Laws and Training
IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Act)
Disability and Education Laws
Wrightslaw - Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for
accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law and
advocacy for children with disabilities.
National Down Syndrome Society - Schooling for Preschool to Age 21: A Child's Right
to a Free and Appropriate Education (FAPE).
Special School District Parent Workshops
MPACT - A statewide parent training and information center that serves parents of
children with all disabilities.
Books in the DSAGSL Library
Anyone is welcome to stop by the DSAGSL office and check books out of our resource library. We have an extensive collection of books covering a wide variety of topics. Books addressing the IEP process include:
From Emotions to Advocacy: The Special Education Survival Guide
All About IEPs
Creating Collaborative IEPs
Effective Advocacy at the IEP Meeting
How Well Does your IEP Measure Up?
IEP and Inclusion Tips
IEP: Involved Effective Parents
Writing Measurable IEP Goals and Objectives
Missouri Parents Guide to Special Education
Educational Rights and Responsibilities - Understanding Special Education in IL
Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities
IEP Checklist iPhone Application
Your Child's Right to Assistive Technology
Apps in Education
Apps in Special Education