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ERIC Number: ED391324
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 36
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Welcoming Parents as Partners.
Barnett, Deborah; And Others
This guide is intended to encourage parent participation as schools move toward more inclusive programs for children and youth with disabilities. The guide covers: the importance of "person first" terminology to refer to people with disabilities; what parents want for their children; parent participation under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; the South Dakota Parent Connection, a parent training and information center; parents as members of the team serving the child; strategies for facilitating team interactions; building trusting relationships with families; school-home communication strategies; and strategies for successful meetings with parents. Also included is a checklist for evaluating a school's approach to building partnerships with parents. Appendices include sample forms for reporting progress, planning a meeting agenda, problem solving, creating a positive student profile, and establishing student goals and objectives. (Contains 14 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: South Dakota State Dept. of Education and Cultural Affairs, Pierre.
Identifiers - Location: South Dakota