Parenting a child with a disability presents unique challenges and maneuvering the special education maze is one of them. The staff at the Parent Information Center on Special Education understands and can provide the help, support and information you need to be a more active participant in the special education process.
The Parent Information Center on Special Education serves families of children of all ages (birth to age 26) and all disabilities (physical, cognitive, behavioral and emotional). Our vision is that all children with disabilities will have successful educational experiences that will prepare them to be actively involved in the community as adults. To guide and encourage families in supporting the unique learning potential of their children, we provide a variety of services including: telephone assistance, one to one fee-for-service assistance, workshops, training series, publications, and other resources.
Family, school and community partnerships are essential to ensure children’s success in school. We support families, professionals and other community members in working together to improve outcomes for children with disabilities.
How can we help you find the information you need?
- I have concerns about my infant’s or toddler's development, what do I do?
- I think my child may have a disability, now what do I do?
- What is Early Intervention/Early Supports and Services?
- My child is turning 3 and will be transitioning from ESS. What do I need to know?
- What are my rights and responsibilities in the special education process?
- My child has an IEP. How do I make sure it has what they need?
- What is a 504 Plan?
- My child has behavioral issues at school, is there anything I can do?
- My child’s been suspended and has an IEP, what are my rights?
- My child is in or is entering high school. What do I need to know?
- How do I plan for transition?
- How can I communicate more effectively with my child’s school?
- How do I resolve a disagreement with my child’s school?