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Early Childhood Special Education Services for Children ages 3 through 5 Residing on a Reservation

Early Childhood Special Education Services for Children ages 3 through 5 Residing on a Reservation
NDDPI

The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to professionals who are providing special education services for children ages 3 through 5 who reside on a reservation in ND.
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Engaging Parents In Productive Partnerships

Engaging Parents In Productive Partnerships
CADRE

Engaging Parents in Productive Partnerships is an easy-to-read presentation of suggestions on how educators and service providers can effectively collaborate with parents including specific recommendations for IEP meetings.
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Grades, Transcripts, Diplomas, and Graduation for Students with Disabilities

Grades, Transcripts, Diplomas, and Graduation for Students with Disabilities
NDDPI

This information comes from the ND Department of Public Instruction in regards to grades, transcripts, diplomas and graduation for students with disabilities.
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Guidelines: Educational Surrogate Parent

Guidelines: Educational Surrogate Parent
NDDPI

The Educational Surrogate Parent Guidelines (2007) provides information to assist school districts in developing and implementing a comprehensive educational surrogate parent program.
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Home Education and Children with Disabilities

Home Education and Children with Disabilities
NDDPI

The purpose of this informational paper is to provide clarification of the issues surrounding students with disabilities whose parents choose to educate them through home education. All references to North Dakota statutes in this document are made to North Dakota Century Code (NDCC) effective August, 2016. References to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) are to the most recent reauthorization of the Act, which was enacted by Congress in 2004.
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Questions and Answers on Serving Children with Disabilities Eligible for Transportation

Questions and Answers on Serving Children with Disabilities Eligible for Transportation
OSERS

The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) issued this Q&A document to provide state educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), parents, advocacy organizations, and other interested parties with information regarding the requirements for serving children with disabilities eligible for transportation.
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Special Education Process Pocket Guide

Special Education Process Pocket Guide
Pathfinder Services of ND

This handy folded guide easily fits into a pocket, folder, or purse. It contains quick tips and information on the special education process in North Dakota, including important terms and acronyms. The inside details the ten steps of the special education process.
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Transportation and Children Who Have Disabilities

Transportation and Children Who Have Disabilities
PACER

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) includes transportation within its definition of 'related services.€ This means that students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) have the right to receive special transportation services if it is needed.
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Your Guide to Special Education & Your Child

Your Guide to Special Education & Your Child
Channing Bete

This guide can help you make a difference in your child's education. Special education laws are complex. But with the help of this guide, you'll understand each law and how it may affect your child. You'll learn who is eligible for services and how children are tested, too.
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Online Resources

Categories of Disabilities Under IDEA

Categories of Disabilities Under IDEA
CPIR

The nation's special education law is called the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA. As part of making special education and related services available to children with disabilities in the public schools, IDEA defines the term "child with a disability." That definition includes specific disability terms, which are also defined by IDEA, as this webpage describes.
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Communicating with Your Child's School Through Letter Writing

Communicating with Your Child's School Through Letter Writing
CPIR

Throughout your child's school years, there is always a need to communicate with the school's teachers, administrators, and others concerned with your child's education. Letters (including emails) provide both you and the school with a record of ideas, concerns, and suggestions. This Parent's Guide will help you in writing to the professionals involved in your child's special education.
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Parent to Parent Support

Parent to Parent Support
CPIR

Parent to Parent is a program that provides information and one-to-one emotional support to parents of children who have special needs.
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Q & A on IDEA 2004: Purposes and Key Definitions

Q & A on IDEA 2004: Purposes and Key Definitions
CPIR

What is special education? What are related services? Who's considered a “child with a disability?” This Q&A is designed to answer these questions—looking in detail at the mandates and requirements of our nation's special education law, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), as amended in 2004.
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Questions and Answers About IDEA: Parent Participation

Questions and Answers About IDEA: Parent Participation
CPIR

How does IDEA ensure that families have meaningful opportunities to participate? That is the focus of this Q&A—the solid foundation IDEA provides for parental involvement.
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Questions Often Asked by Parents about Special Education Services

Questions Often Asked by Parents about Special Education Services
CPIR

Read this publication if you want to know: How to have your child evaluated (at no cost to you) to see why he or she is having difficulty in school; what the evaluation process involves and how you can contribute to it; how special education can support your child's learning, if he or she is found eligible for services; how your child's eligibility is determined and your right to participate in making that decision; and what happens next, if your child is found eligible.
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Webinars

Compensatory Education Services - Pathfinder Shortcuts Webinar

Compensatory Education Services - Pathfinder Shortcuts Webinar
Pathfinder Services of ND

Compensatory Education Services is part of our Pathfinder Shortcuts webinar series. The webinars in this series are designed to be short (under 10 minutes) overviews of different topics for those who want an introduction to a topic, a summary of important details, or a quick refresher. This PSND Shortcut will give you a brief overview of Compensatory Education Services and why they are important.
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Teens Using Social Media - Pathfinder Shortcuts Webinar

Teens Using Social Media - Pathfinder Shortcuts Webinar
Pathfinder Services of ND

Teens Using Social Media is part of our Pathfinder Shortcuts webinar series. The webinars in this series are designed to be short (under 10 minutes) overviews of different topics for those who want an introduction to a topic, a summary of important details, or a quick refresher. This PSND Shortcut will give you some ideas of how to help guide your children when they use social media.
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The Top 10 Basics of the Special Education Process

The Top 10 Basics of the Special Education Process
Pathfinder Services of ND

Are you are a parent or an educator new to the special education process implemented in ND schools? This webinar will provide participants with an overview of the basic steps in the special education process from referral to IEP review.
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Websites

IDEAs That Work

IDEAs That Work

This website is designed to provide easy access to information from research to practice initiatives funded by OSEP that address the provisions of IDEA and ESSA.
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OSEP English to Spanish Translation Glossary

OSEP English to Spanish Translation Glossary

This 2nd Edition of the OSEP Glossary of Spanish Translations of Common IDEA Terms includes over 400 terms related to IDEA Parts B and C.  These terms were selected by experienced translators from parent centers who worked with families with children with disabilities representing the majority of Spanish speaking cultures in Latin America and Spain.
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U.S. Department of Education's Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Website

U.S. Department of Education's Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Website

U.S. Department of Education's Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) website brings together IDEA information and resources from the Department and their grantees. Whether you are a student, parent, educator, service provider, or grantee, this site is anyone who cares about children with disabilities and their families and wants to find information and explore resources on infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities.
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