RESOURCES BY TOPICS

EDUCATION & SPECIAL EDUCATION K-12

Eligibility for Special Education
  • Who is Eligible for Special Education?

    Children with disabilities are eligible for special education and related service when they meet IDEA’s (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) definition of a child with a disability.  If you suspect your child may qualify for special education services, the first step in this process is to talk with your child’s teachers about your concerns.  You can also request an evaluation to your child’s teacher and principal in writing.  This request may also be sent to the school special education coordinator or educational diagnostician.

    Additional Resources:

    Fact Sheet: “Eligibility for Special Education” for more information about the evaluation process.

    Online Demand Videos:  The following videos are available by accessing the online Video Portal

    https://picofdel.org/type/webinars-videos/

    • 5 Steps to Special Education
    • Getting Supports for your child – The IEP
    • Preparing for IEP Meetings

     

     

    Category: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS, EDUCATION & SPECIAL EDUCATION K-12, SPECIAL EDUCATION LAW & REGULATIONS

Eligibilty for Special Education
Questions about Evaluations
Know your Rights: Students with Disabilities in Charter Schools
Challenging Behavior Fact Sheets (English & Spanish)
Understanding the Meaning of your child's behavior
IEP Meeting Planner
IEP Meeting Planner (Spanish)
Dispute Resolution Comparison Chart (CADRE)
Dispute Resolution Process Comparison Chart (pdf)
Publication: Parents are the Key
Conflict Resolution – January 24, 2018
  • Behavior and Discipline Toolkit

    Behaviors that interfere with a child’s learning in school can be challenging for both parents and teachers. This toolkit provides information about addressing behaviors through assessment of the child and development of a positive behavior intervention or support plan. It also includes information to help you understand school disciplinary procedures for children who receive special education services.

    Online Resources – National

    Online Resources – State

    Refer to individual school websites for each school’s “Code of Conduct” which includes disciplinary procedures for all students.

    PIC Fact sheets

    Discipline
    Functional Behaviora Assessment
    Behavior Intervention Plans

    Publications

    • Parents Are the Key – This user-friendly booklet, developed for parents and caregivers, describes school disciplinary procedures (such as suspensions and manifestation meetings) in detail. It also includes information about how school teams can address behaviors that are interfering with a child’s learning.

    Category: EDUCATION & SPECIAL EDUCATION K-12

Know Your Rights: Students with Disabilities in Charter Schools

LITERACY RESOURCES

Dialogic Reading
Dialogic Reading Survey
  • Early Reader Checklist

    Is your home literacy friendly?

    This resource developed by ‘GetReadytoRead’

    You are your child’s first teacher. Your home is where your child will get his or her first experiences with books and reading.  This checklist developed by ‘GetReadytoReady’ is a way families can identify ways to increase literacy activities in the home.

    Category: LITERACY RESOURCES, LITERACY

Part 1: A quick overview of the skills needed to become a good reader.
Part 2: An overview on early reading skills that parents can support.

SPECIAL EDUCATION LAW & REGULATIONS

  • Who is Eligible for Special Education?

    Children with disabilities are eligible for special education and related service when they meet IDEA’s (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) definition of a child with a disability.  If you suspect your child may qualify for special education services, the first step in this process is to talk with your child’s teachers about your concerns.  You can also request an evaluation to your child’s teacher and principal in writing.  This request may also be sent to the school special education coordinator or educational diagnostician.

    Additional Resources:

    Fact Sheet: “Eligibility for Special Education” for more information about the evaluation process.

    Online Demand Videos:  The following videos are available by accessing the online Video Portal

    https://picofdel.org/type/webinars-videos/

    • 5 Steps to Special Education
    • Getting Supports for your child – The IEP
    • Preparing for IEP Meetings

     

     

    Category: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS, EDUCATION & SPECIAL EDUCATION K-12, SPECIAL EDUCATION LAW & REGULATIONS

Eligibilty for Special Education
Questions about Evaluations
Know Your Rights: Students with Disabilities in Charter Schools

STUDENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES AGES 14-26

Using Assistive Technology to Manage Time and Stay Focused in College
Using Assistive Technolgoy to Manage Time
National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability - NCWD
NICHCY - Fact sheets about educational planning around transition issues encountered from school to adulthood and the importance of youth and parent involvement.
Center for Parent Information and Resources - Info on Transition and Post-High School Resources
National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT)
Transition Planning Resources - Delaware Department of Education
Delaware Division of Vocational Rehabilitation - State agency providing employment assistance to individuals with disabilities.
Delaware Division of Developmental Disabilities - State agency providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities.
Delaware Disability Hub
Preparing for your next IEP meeting
Publication: Parents are the Key
Know Your Rights: Students with Disabilities in Charter Schools

RESOLVING CONFLICTS WITH SCHOOLS/DISTRICTS

Dispute Resolution Comparison Chart (CADRE)
Dispute Resolution Process Comparison Chart (pdf)
Publication: Parents are the Key
Conflict Resolution – January 24, 2018

TRAUMA RESOURCES

Trauma Informed Care - Tips for Teachers
Families and Schools Working Together
Tips for Child Welfare Staff
Children and Trauma: What you can do
What is Polyvictimization?
Child Trauma
  • Helping Traumatized Children Learn

    This resource, developed by the Massachusetts Advocates for Children in collaboration with Harvard Law School and The Task Force on Children Affected by Domestic Violence, includes research on the impact of trauma on learning in school, and includes policy recommendations that help create supportive environments to children and families impacted by trauma.

    Category: TRAUMA RESOURCES

Helping Traumatized Children Learn
Video: Why we Need Trauma-Sensitive Schools
Trauma related reports and Resources
  • Building Trauma Informed Families

    PRESENTER: Lydia C. DeBiase MSW, LCSW

    Ms. DeBiase is an alumna of Widener University and a full time faculty member since 2013. She has worked in the field of child welfare for 17 years as a case worker, supervisor, and manager. Additionally, she has been an outpatient and drug and alcohol therapist and conducted forensic substance use assessments at the Delaware County Juvenile Detention Center.

    The beginning of the year can be a wonderful time of growth and change for many people, but it also can be a time of stress and trauma.

    What does stress and trauma do to the body? How can you be proactive if you know you are entering into a stressful time of year? What are some resources at home and in school for your children after experiencing trauma.  
    This webinar will explore the standard definitions of trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and how they affect lifelong health, and how early childhood trauma impacts infant/child brain development.

    TOPICS COVERED

    • Standard definitions of trauma
    • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
    • ACE Scores
    • How early childhood trauma impacts the brain development of infants and children

    Category: TRAUMA RESOURCES

Building Trauma Informed Families – January 31, 2019
Webinar Survey: Please take a few minutes to complete the survey after viewing the webinar

RESOURCES FOR MILITARY FAMILIES

Military Families - Fact Sheet
  • Military Child Education Coalition

    A number of resources, publications, fact sheets and videos on education, transition, deployment and family separation, for military connected students and families.

    Happy family posing together at park

    happy american soldier reunited with family outside their home

    Category: RESOURCES FOR MILITARY FAMILIES

Military Child Education Coalition
Checklist for school transitions
Video: Transition Planning for military families of children with exceptional needs

INFANTS, TODDLERS, AND EARLY CHILDHOOD

  • Part C Early Intervention Services for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities and Their Families – an Overview

    PRESENTERS:

    Larry Ringer, Director of Training, Parent Information Center of Delaware

    Susan Campbell, Delaware IDEA Part C Coordinator, Birth to Three Early Intervention System, Delaware Department of Health and Social Services

    DESCRIPTION:

    This webinar will provide an overview of Delaware’s system for providing Part C early intervention services and supports for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. It will include a discussion of:

    • Early intervention services and the focus of Delaware’s system for early intervention services

    • Who is eligible to receive early intervention services, and how decisions are made about eligibility

    • The Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP), and parents’ role in designing and providing early intervention services

    • Best practices in early intervention services

    Category: INFANTS, TODDLERS, AND EARLY CHILDHOOD, ONLINE LEARNING - SPECIAL EDUCATION RESOURCE VIDEOS (SERV)

Part C Early Intervention Webinar
Post Webinar Survey - please complete after watching the webinar
Delaware's Birth-to-Three website
Challenging Behavior Fact Sheets (English & Spanish)
Understanding the Meaning of your child's behavior

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