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Are you concerned about your child's special education during school shutdowns and stay-in-place orders?

Do you have questions about make-up minutes, compensatory education, evaluations, and extended school year?

Learn about your rights and best next steps with excellent resources to help you along the way!

Learning Objectives:
1) What to do about upcoming IEP and other special education meetings?
2) What are your rights to make-up minutes and extended school year?
3) What is the latest guidance from the Department of Education and Illinois State Board of Education?
4) What are the top free and virtual resources for parents and children during COVID-19 and beyond?

Parents' Rights to Meaningful Participation in Special Education (2020)

Parents have every right to be an informed and meaningful participant in all meetings on the identification, evaluation, and placement of their child. In fact, by law, parents play an equal role to District team members. In fact, did you know courts affirm that “parents surely know the student the best, regardless of any expertise”! (L.H. v. Hamilton)

For more information, check out our Parents' Rights to Meaningful Participation blog.

How to Monitor Progress on IEP Goals Workshop

Learn about special education best practices and fundamentals during this Special Education seminar! Walk away with an understanding of how to monitor progress on IEP goals and not be intimidated by looking at data in a meaningful way as a parent and professional.

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Eligibility: How do you know if your child needs special education?

Do you think your child might be eligible for special education? Do you have concerns about your child's progress? Learn about special education rights and eligibility, including how to get a child properly evaluated for special education.

Breaking Autism Empowers Children & Families (Special Education Help 2019)

At Breaking Autism, our mission is to celebrate all children by empowering families and communities with special education answers & advocacy they need.

Special Education: Understanding RTI, 504 Plans & IEPs (2020)

Are you concerned about your child's education or progress? Are you confused about the differences in Response to Intervention (RtI), Section 504 Plan, and Individualized Education Program (IEP)? Learn how about the continuum of educational interventions and options available to students to help identify what is most appropriate for your child. This video is jammed packed with information.

In The News

NBC Screenshot

Special Needs Student’s
Education on Hold During Legal Battle

School's Out Article

12-Year-Old Boy With Special
Needs Returns to School

Related Resources

Chicago Sun-Times Daily Herald
Autism Speaks, Chicago Chicago Teacher's Union
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