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Making the Most of the Parent Information and Training Network

Written by NCLD Editors

In this audio podcast, Connie Hawkins and Jan Serak, two longtime directors of Parent Centers, who are themselves parents of children with disabilities, talk about the network of nonprofit Parent Training and Information Centers and Community Parent Resource Centers. These Parent Centers, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, were created specifically to help families … Continue reading Making the Most of the Parent Information and Training Network

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2010 Anne Ford Scholarship Winner

Written by Page Ive

Page Ive – Personal Statement ‘A wheelchair-bound person can’t play soccer,” a man translates from Arabic to English. Without pause he is asked to translate, “Before Braille was invented, could blind people read?” Everybody in the room hesitates, stuck between two correct answers: yes, because bl ind people had the capability, but no, because they … Continue reading 2010 Anne Ford Scholarship Winner

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Parent Involvement in the 21st Century

Written by Myriam Alizo

I have been involved in the advocacy world since 2000 when I realized that I wanted to transmit the message of parent involvement in the special education process to other parents. It became clear to me that I had to become an expert in my daughters’ different ways of learning and I had to get … Continue reading Parent Involvement in the 21st Century

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Prepping our Kids for the New School Year: How we do it in our family

Written by Andy Kavulich, Parent Contributor

It has been stated by educational research and experts that all children regress academically during the summer. As for how much a “normal” student regresses, this “brain drain” might be two-fold for an LD student. This in itself is not startling new information, however, what is so critical is how we react as LD parents. … Continue reading Prepping our Kids for the New School Year: How we do it in our family

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