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An Educator, Parent, and Panel Member Primer on Special Education Acronyms, Abbreviations and Definitions

An Educator, Parent, and Panel Member Primer on Special Education Acronyms, Abbreviations and Definitions
TAESE

As you participate in the special education process, you will also encounter an unfamiliar language. The language is often referred to as “acronyms.” It may seem like a foreign language, but it is really just a language of initials. These initials are explained and defined in this booklet.
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Parent Guide to Special Education

Parent Guide to Special Education
NDDPI

NDDPI has written this guide for parents to answer questions you may have as you begin to take part in the special education process in North Dakota. It was prepared to help parents have a solid understanding about how the special education process works in the schools of our state.
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Parent Guide to Special Education (Large Print Edition)

Parent Guide to Special Education (Large Print Edition)
NDDPI

NDDPI has written this large print guide for parents to answer questions you may have as you begin to take part in the special education process in North Dakota. It was prepared to help parents have a solid understanding about how the special education process works in the schools of our state.
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Parenting Corner - Be Active In Your Child's Special Education! (Elementary School Edition)

Parenting Corner - Be Active In Your Child's Special Education! (Elementary School Edition)
Channing Bete

This engaging resource is the perfect way to teach parents about special education and how they can help their child succeed. Easy-reading text helps parents understand key special education terms, parents' role in the evaluation process, parental rights, the importance of teamwork and networking, and how IEPs work.
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Special Education Directory - North Dakota 2020-2021

Special Education Directory - North Dakota 2020-2021
NDDPI

This resource from the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction provides contact information for special education units across the state, various personnel and boards, and schools participating in special education units.
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Special Education Resource Guide

Special Education Resource Guide
Pathfinder Services of ND

This guide provides a directory of services and agencies in North Dakota in the following topics: Education, Group and Residential Facilities, Disability Related Agencies/Schools, Disability Related Organizations, Advocacy Services, Military Resources, Native American Resources, and more.
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Understanding Special Education Under ESSA, IDEA & Section 504: A Parent's Handbook

Understanding Special Education Under ESSA, IDEA & Section 504: A Parent's Handbook
Channing Bete

Easy-reading guide empowers parents to advocate for their children and work with school personnel to get their children the services they need to realize their full potential. Includes straightforward answers to commonly asked questions, tips for encouraging one's child in school, an education glossary, and sources of additional information. Fill-in sections, worksheets, and other interactive features make handbooks ideal for ongoing reference.
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Webinars

Special Education - Pathfinder Shortcuts Webinar

Special Education - Pathfinder Shortcuts Webinar
Pathfinder Services of ND

Special Education 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 Shortcut will cover the steps in the Special Education process and lists additional resources to help you in your journey.
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Special Education and COVID-19

Special Education and COVID-19
Pathfinder Services of ND

During a time of ever changing information and confusion, we find ourselves as parents wondering how the systems and agencies will manage Special Education Services. This webinar from Pathfinder Services of ND offers information of how it effects special education, as well as how parents can help their children during this time. Transcript (TXT file)
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