Family participation is an essential feature of the development and implementation of high-quality educational programming for students with disabilities. Families bring important information related to their child's academic, functional, and behavioral strengths, needs, and goals. As a result, it is important to ensure that the individualized education program (IEP) team is truly a partnership that values all participants' perspectives. All participants must understand each team members’ role and value the expertise they bring to the development and implementation of the IEP.
Did you see that the PROGRESS Center and TIES Center were featured in a recent article, Improving belonging, social-emotional wellness requires coordination across all levels of K-12? This article highlighted information from a recent presentation at the OSEP Leadership and Project Directors Conference featuring PROGRESS Center Director Dr. Tessie Bailey, TIES Center Director Dr. Kristin Liu, and PROGRESS Center Educator in Resident Kevallyn Drake.
This course focuses on planning for instruction. It is part of a series covering instructional practices. These practices were identified through an extensive, systematic meta-analysis* of the high-leverage practices for students with disabilities. Those who enroll in this interactive course will be able to do the following:
In this Stories from the Classroom video, Dr. David Bateman shares a story of an IEP meeting that serves as a reminder that the IEP is meant to address all of the student’s individual needs and how important family input and perspective is to the development and implementation of an IEP that meets their child's needs.
What can we learn from the experiences of families and youth to guide our development and implementation of high-quality educational programming for students with disabilities? In this webinar, Stacy Hirt and Joey Hunziker share findings from a series of focus groups with families and caregivers who had a child with an IEP during their school years and young adults who were supported with an IEP while in school. Educational planning successes, challenges, and recommendations from the lens of focus group participants will be highlighted.
This course is part of a series covering the legal foundations of laws supporting students with disabilities. Those who enroll in this interactive course will be able to do the following: