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Parent Technical Assistance Center

Week 1 – March 4th, 2021

Theme: What to Do (& Where to Start) When You Learn Your Child Has a Disability

It can be challenging to know where to start when we first learn our child has a disability. This resource can help families feel validated, understand how to advocate and provide where to find support: https://www.readingrockets.org/article/unplanned-journey-when-you-learn-...

 

Week 2 – March 11th, 2021

Theme: Resources on Parent Groups

Parent groups are often very supportive for families of children with special needs. While we often refer families to parent groups, here is a resource from the Center for Parent Information and Resources that outlines different types of parent groups and where parents may be able to find these groups: https://www.parentcenterhub.org/parentgroups/

 

Week 3 – March 18th, 2021

Theme: More Information About Specific Disabilities

When families are new to disability or want to share more information with family members, these tip sheets can be helpful: https://www.parentcenterhub.org/specific-disabilities/

 

Week 4 – March 25th, 2021

Theme: What Presuming Competence Looks & Sounds Like

Presuming competence in students with disabilities means believing in everyone’s ability to learn. When there is uncertainty around what students can learn, presuming competence raises expectations and promotes inclusion. https://blog.brookespublishing.com/presuming-competence-what-it-is-what-it-looks-like/

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