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ERIC Number: ED574583
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
School Help for Homeless Children with Disabilities: Information for Parents. Helping You Help Your Child: Information for Parents Brief Series
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE
Parents experiencing homelessness may be struggling to enroll and keep their children in school. If they have a child with special needs, they may have even more challenges to make sure their child receives the help she needs. This brief helps parents with the following concerns and offers resources for additional assistance: (1) not knowing who to talk to about their child's needs; (2) not knowing if their child's problems in school are caused by a disability or by the stress of being homeless; (3) not being sure how to help their child adjust to a new school after moving to a temporary living situation; (4) not being able to arrange time and transportation for parent-teacher conferences or meetings at school; and (5) not understanding the process for getting special education services for their child.
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE. P.O. Box 5367, 915 Northridge Street 2nd Floor, Greensboro, NC 27435. Tel: 800-755-3277; Fax: 336-315-7457; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Safe and Healthy Students (ED)
Authoring Institution: National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Stewart B McKinney Homeless Assistance Act 1987; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part B