Assistance for Parents - NYSED Office of Special Education
There are many valuable resources on this webpage for parents
IRIS Center: Parent Tip Sheet 1 - My child says she doesn’t like online learning. How can I help?
This tip sheet offers practical ideas and strategies for helping children adapt to some of the challenges and frustrations of learning in a virtual environment.
IRIS Center: Parent Tip Sheet 2 -How to help my elementary child stay focused during online learning
Learning at home via a virtual environment can make it hard for younger children to remain focused. This tip sheet offers some ideas to help.
Early Childhood Technical Assistant Center (ECTA): COVID-19 Family Resources Infographic
This infographic will help families navigate the ECTA website to find COVID-19 resources and information to support their children's learning and
CEEDER: Removing Barriers to Effective Distance Learning by Applying High-Leverage Practices
A Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, accountability, and Reform Center brief to support all teachers to ensure students of all backgrounds and abilities are provided equitable access to high-quality instruction in distance learning.
Understood.org: Managing Everyday Challenges-What if this is a lost school year?
This resource is utilized for parents and caregivers that outlines common parental and caregiver fears that they are facing during this pandemic.
National Center for Learning Disabilities: An Educator’s Guide to Virtual Learning
Four Actions to Support Students with Disabilities and Their Families:
Provides a brief list of four things that teachers should know, and actions they can take, to guide children’s learning in a virtual setting,
TIES Center: Getting "Unstuck- "Tips to Help Your Child with Their Remote Learning"
This article provides parents and families with strategies and tools to help their child get “unstuck” when they are frustrated in their learning- so they can be independent and successful learners.
Promoting Engagement for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities- Group Learning Platforms
The focus of this article is to plan online group instruction that is inclusive and engaging for all students.
Universal Design for Learning: Intentional Design for All
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework that can help educators design inclusive learning environments for all students, whether they are in remote, hybrid, and/or face-to-face settings
Progress Center Promoting Progress for Students with Disabilities: IEP Tip Sheet Series
This series of tip sheets introduce key components of the individualized education program (IEP). They include brief summaries of federal regulations, tips for implementation, and resources.
Quick Guide to Special Education Dispute Resolution for Parents of Children and Youth
The Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE) provides this easy-to-use comparison chart looking at dispute resolution processes from a variety of perspectives.
The Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE): Working Together Series
These courses (in English and Spanish) provide families and educators with a number of strategies for working together and through conflict. Anyone supporting children or youth with disabilities may benefit from this series.