Partnering with your child’s school: a guide for parents

A November 2 Associated Press article “Autism ‘epidemic’ largely fueled by special ed funding, shift in diagnosing” reports that “autism has become… a ticket to a larger range of school services and accommodations.”

Trouble is — it’s not always easy for parents to figure out which services and accommodations are available to their children. There were times that Mike and I didn’t find out about available services for our son Gus until the school year was nearly over.

To that end, the HSC Foundation produced a new booklet to help parents learn about available resources.

The booklet also offers information to help parents develop a partnership with their children’s schools. The information is available in English and Spanish, and the content has been reviewed by groups of parents, youth, and educators. The booklets are produced in partnership with George Washington University’s Graduate School of Education and Human Development, the Council for Exceptional Children and the National Association of State Directors of Special Education.

Give this booklet a look — we all know how time flies. The school year will be over before we know it!


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