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Endrew F: What Parents Need to Know – Statewide Webinar - Partners Resource Network

Tuesday, October 16 @ 12:00 p.m. CT
Endrew F. – What Parents Need to Know

Join us for our next statewide webinar as our special guest presenter David Beinke, Director of Advocacy, Cirkiel & Associates, P.C., discusses the Endrew F. decision and how parents can use it to improve IEPs for students with disabilities.

Register for the Endrew F. webinar today>>

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Partners Resource Network can help you understand your child’s disability; understand your rights and responsibilities under IDEA; and effectively participate as a team member with professionals in planning services for your child.

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Contact us at 1.800.866.4726 or partnersresource@sbcglobal.net and we will put you in touch with our person helping parents and families in your area.

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No. All of our services are provided at no cost.

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Upcoming Events

  1. Overview of Procedural Safeguards
    October 18 @ 10:15 am - 12:00 pm CDT
  2. Best Practices in School Based Education
    October 20 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am CDT
  3. Restraint and Seclusion
    October 20 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am CDT

On the Blog

The school year is under way and so are the homework assignments. All kids need homework support from their parents and teachers. Many children with disabilities, however, require additional assistance. Here is some advice from the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) to ensure that students and their parents are appropriately challenged and not too overwhelmed.

The Texas legislature in the early 2000’s passed a law regarding the use of restraint and time-out in school districts. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) developed rules on procedures for when restraint can be used; training staff, and others; documentation, and notification on the use of restraint; situations that are not considered the use of restraint. Rules were also developed regarding procedures for when time-out can be used; training staff, and others; documentation on the use of time-out; and student read more

Parents should contact school staff each time their child informs them that he or she has been bullied. PACER Center has created template letters that parents may use as a guide for writing a letter to their child’s school. These letters contain standard language and “fill in the blank” spaces so the letter can be customized for your child’s situation.

Knowing that you have to go to your child’s school for a parent-teacher conference may make you feel nervous, intimidated or frustrated. You can print the following list of questions from Understood.org. Bring it with you, and you’ll be likely to leave your meeting with the information you need to further your child’s school experience.