Parent Resources

Early Intervention Transition to Preschool
Early Intervening Services Response to Intervention 
Evaluation & Assessment IEP
Inclusion & Least Restrictive Environment Positive Behavior Supports & Discipline
Transition to Adult Life Monitoring & Improvement
Section 504 Creating Agreement: Preventing and Resolving Disputes

Early Intervention

NJ Early Intervention System Process Sheet

Explaining Procedural Safeguards to Families at Each Step of the EI Process

Part C/Early Intervention Safeguards Description of Options to Resolve Disputes
Procedural Safeguards in Early Intervention

System of Early Intervention Natural Environments ...where children spend their time - Volume 1

Early Identification of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Children (Aged 0-5)

System of Early Intervention Natural Environments ...where children spend their time - Volume 2

REGIONAL EARLY INTERVENTION COLLABORATIVES

Hear from the Start, Talk for a Lifetime Early Intervention Assessment

Procedural Safeguards Mediation Flowchart

Information on Administrative Complaints

Information on Mediation

Information on Impartial Hearings

Procedural Safeguards Complaint Investigation Flowchart

Description of Options to Resolve Disputes in Early Intervention

The idea Behind IDEA
(INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES EDUCATION ACT)

Early Intervention Process
(English and Spanish)

Response to Intervention

National Implementation of RTI - Research Summary Assisting Struggling Readers with RTI
SPAN Family Guide to RTI RTI in Identification of Learning Disabilities
Introduction to RTI by NICHCY Identifying Students with Learning Disabilities - US DOE Memo
June 3, 2009 Teleconference - Response to Intervention
Audio File of the Teleconference: mp3 file - 5.5 MB

Response to Intervention powerpoint
Response to Intervention (RTI): A Primer for Parents
Myths About Response to Intervention (RtI) Implementation
Parent Guide to RTI
US DOE Q & A on RTI
RTI Quicksheet (.doc file)
OSEP Letters
Cultural Considerations and Challenges in Response-to-Intervention Models



Early Intervening Services

May 27, 2009 Teleconference- Early Intervening Services
Audio File of Teleconference: mp3 file - 6.3 MB

Early Intervening Services
Guidance on Early Intervening Services from the US Dept. of Education
Early Intervening Services - IDEA Regulations
US Dept. of Education Q & A on Early Intervening Services
Disproportionality

Challenging Behavior Search Engine
(developed with Newark Public Schools & Newark Teacher's Union)


Evaluation & Assessment

Psychological Evaluations: What Every Parent Should Know

Evaluaciones Psicológicas: Lo Que Todo Padre Debe Saber

Evaluation Resources by NICHCY


Transition to Preschool

Transition to & from Preschool Transition to Preschool Self Assessment
IEP Meeting List for Parents of Preschoolers Early Childhood Transition Paper
Early Childhood Transition Timelines Transition to Preschool Worksheet
IDEA Transition Requirements Part B & C Part C Transition to Preschool Requirements
Definition of Preschool Child with a Disability State Efforts to Meet the Early Childhood Transition Requirements of IDEA
Resources and links:
 
National Early Childhood Transition Initiative:
http://www.nectac.org/topics/transition/ectransitionta.asp
 
Early Childhood Inclusive Community of Practice:
http://www.tacommunities.org/community/view/id/1028
 
Early Childhood Technical Assistance Consortium:
http://www.ectaconsortium.org/
 
Expanding Opportunities for Preschool Inclusion:
http://www.nectac.org/expopps/default.asp
 
National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center Inclusion Resources: http://www.nectac.org/topics/inclusion/default.asp
 
National Early Childhood Transition Center:
http://www.nectac.org/topics/transition/transctrs.asp#nectc
 
New Jersey Early Intervention State Performance Plan & Annual Performance Reports: http://www.state.nj.us/health/fhs/eis/report.shtml
 
New Jersey Department of Education State Performance Plan & Annual Performance Reports:
http://www.state.nj.us/education/specialed/info/spp/

IEP

Creating Meaningful IEPs Special Education Fact Sheet
IEP Guidelines for Families IEP Guidelines for Families (Español)
Best Practices in Special Education Annotated Bibliography
Collaborative Teaming and Positive Behavioral Supports Positive Student Profile Goals at a Glance
NICHCY IEP Guide Pre-IEP Meeting Letter
Curriculum Modifications and Adaptations Final IEP Meeting Checklist for Parents
IEP Questions - SPAN Footnote Questions for the Collaborative IEP Team
Social Relationships and Networks Extended School Year Services
Evidence Based Practices  

Parent Preparation for the IEP Meeting  -  Preparación De Los Padres Para La Reunión Del IEP

Student Preparation for the IEP Meeting  Preparación Del Estudiante Para La Reunión Del IEP

Teacher Preparation for the IEP Meeting  -   Preparación Del Maestro Para La Reunión Del IEP

Questions for the Collaborative IEP Team  -   Preguntas Para El Equipo Colaborador Del IEP

 


Inclusion & Least Restrictive Environment

New Jersey Inclusion Resources for Families Tools for Teachers: Creating Meaningful IEPs
Tools for Teachers: Social Relationships and Networks Tools for Teachers: Annotated Bibliography
Tools for Teachers: Curriculum Modifications and Adaptations Tools for Teachers: Collaborative Teaming and Positive Behavioral Supports
Strategies for Inclusion Out of District Issues
All Children Belong: The Promise of IDEA Inclusive Schools Poster
Sample Inclusion Mission Statement for BOE Inclusive Schools: Good for Kids
Pathways to Inclusive Strategies Resources on Inclusion: NJCIE
Inclusion's Impact on Students Without Disabilities Determining Policy Supports for Inclusion
Improving Education: Promise of Inclusive Schooling

All Children Are Special: Research on the Benefits of Inclusion

Sample Inclusive Schools Week PSA's for Schools Sample Inclusive Schools Week Proclamation
Still Separate and Unequal On Transformed Inclusive Schools
Principals of Inclusive Schools Building a Leadership Team for Inclusive Schools
NJDOE Array of Supports Culturally Responsive Schools
Preventing Disproportionality - District Rubric Equity in Special Education Placement Self-Assessment
Equity in Special Education Assessment Tool

Inclusion Teleconference Audio files & Materials


Positive Behavior Supports & Discipline

Challenging Behavior Search Engine
(developed with Newark Public Schools & Newark Teacher's Union)

Discipline & Newark Public Schools Resource Guide Creating a Positive School Environement
Reducing Behavior Problems in the Elementary Classroom Working Together for Positive Behavior Supports Guide
Fact Sheet on Bullying, Harassment & Prevention National Bullying Campaign Flyer
TA Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, http://www.pbis.org/
July 8, 2009 Teleconference -  Discipline, Manifestation Determination,
Functional Behavior Assessments, and Positive Behavior Supports


Discipline
Positive Behavioral Supports
Discipline Guide
Summary of the Steps of Positive Behavior Supports

Audio file of the Teleconference: mp3 file - 18.7 MB
Fri-Fast-5-3,Clarification-is-Key.pdf Fri_Fast_5___4__PBS_Tips_for_Staff.pdf

Transition to Adult Life
 
 Transition to Adulthood Resources
A comprehensive resource guide to Transition to Adulthood.

Transition Teleconferences - Materials & Audio Files

Transition to Adult Life Workbook - English Transition to Adult Life Workbook - Spanish

Monitoring & Improvement  

State Performance Plan & Annual Performance Report

NJ APR Letter Part C EI
NJ APR Chart Part C EI NJ SPP APR Response Table Part B

Section 504

IDEA-504 Overview

Creating Agreement: Preventing and Resolving Disputes

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