RESOURCES BY TOPICS

EDUCATION & SPECIAL EDUCATION K-12

School Choice Program & Students with Disabilities
School Choice Program & Students with disabilities (Creole)
Tips for Social Distancing
Eligibility for Special Education
Elijiblite pou Edikasyon Espesyal
Is my Child Eligible for Special Education Services
  • 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

    • 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

Video Portal
Eligibilty for Special Education
Questions about Evaluations
5 Steps in Special Education
Getting support for your child in school – The IEP
Preparing for IEP Meetings
Elijiblite pou Edikasyon Espesyal
Is My Child Eligible for Special Education Services
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)
IEP Planner Haitian Creole
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

  • Webinar: Dialogic Reading

    Dialogic Reading is a method of “shared reading” where families and children have a dialogue about the elements of the book and the child can connect the language and themes of the book to their own life. There are many benefits to dialogic reading for you and your child. Come learn about dialogic reading, how it will benefit your family, and where to find more information.

    Category: LITERACY RESOURCES, PRESENTATIONS, LITERACY

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

Early Reader Checklist
Spelling Interventions for Struggling Readers
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

Questions about Evaluations
Questions about Evaluations (Creole)
Special Education Evaluations
  • 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

    • 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

Video Portal
Eligibilty for Special Education
Questions about Evaluations
5 Steps in Special Education
Getting support for your child in school – The IEP
Preparing for IEP Meetings
Elijiblite pou Edikasyon Espesyal
Is My Child Eligible for Special Education Services
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
  • Special Education Laws, Regulations, Guidance Toolkit

    A child who has been identified with a disability has protections under the federal law entitled the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. This law ensures Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) is provided. Understanding your rights as a parent is important in ensuring that your child is given the right instruction and supports to achieve success. This toolkit provides important links to laws, regulation, and guidance from the federal to state level.

    Online Resources

    PIC Fact Sheets

    Part C to Part B http://www.pic2017.staging.wpengine.com/images/PDF/SpecialEd-Law-Toolkit/lawstoolkit.2.pdf
    Section 504 http://www.pic2017.staging.wpengine.com/images/PDF/SpecialEd-Law-Toolkit/lawstoolkit.1.pdf
    Due Process http://www.pic2017.staging.wpengine.com/images/PDF/SpecialEd-Law-Toolkit/lawstoolkit.3.pdf

    Publications

    Parents Are the Key http://www.pic2017.staging.wpengine.com/images/PDF/ParentsAreTheKey.pdf(Parent Information Center of Delaware)
    Procedural Safeguard Forms http://www.doe.k12.de.us/infosuites/students_family/specialed/procsafe.shtml (Delaware Department of Education)
    Please visit the Online Resource Center http://www.pic2017.staging.wpengine.com/information-resources/online-resource-center-mosets.html?view=home for more links to literacy and reading topics.

    Category: FACT SHEETS, SPECIAL EDUCATION, RESOLVING CONFLICTS WITH SCHOOLS/DISTRICTS

Section 504
Seksyon 504
State Special Education Complaints
Prior Written Notice

TRAUMA RESOURCES

Tips for Social Distancing
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.

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    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

Questions about Evaluations
Questions about Evaluations (Creole)
Special Education Evaluations
  • Delaware’s Early Intervention System for Infants, and Toddlers with Disabilities and Their Families

    What is Early Intervention?

    Early intervention is a system of services that helps babies and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities. Early intervention focuses on helping eligible babies and toddlers learn the basic and brand-new skills that typically develop during the first three years of life, such as:

    • physical (reaching, rolling, crawling, and walking);
    • cognitive (thinking, learning, solving problems);
    • communication (talking, listening, understanding);
    • social/emotional (playing, feeling secure and happy); and
    • self-help (eating, dressing)

    Examples of early intervention services

    If an infant or toddler has a disability or a developmental delay in one or more of these developmental areas, that child will likely be eligible for early intervention services. Those services will be tailored to meet the child’s individual needs and may include:

    • Assistive technology (devices a child might need)
    • Audiology or hearing services
    • Speech and language services
    • Counseling and training for a family
    • Medical services
    • Nursing services
    • Nutrition services
    • Occupational therapy
    • Physical therapy
    • Psychological services

    Additional Resources

     

    Category: FACT SHEETS, INFANTS, TODDLERS, AND EARLY CHILDHOOD

Delaware's Birth-to-Three website
Early Intervention Services for Infants and Toddlers - HAITIANCREOLE
HAITIANCREOLE - Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) for Infants Toddlers with disabilities and their Families
SPANISH - Early Intervention for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilties and their Families
HAITIANCREOLE - Transition at age Three
Early Intervention Services for Infants, Toddlers and their Families