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Parent Resource Links

PATTAN

Resource for parent rights, specific disabilities and educational initiatives.
http://www.pattan.net/category/Educational%20Initiatives/Parent%20Information

PDE Bureau of Special Education Website
http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/special_education/7465

PDE Transition Website
Your transition from school to adult life is an important series of steps.  To help you map out this process, the Bureau of Special Education has developed a website for you, your family and school.
http://www.secondarytransition.org

State Performance Plan
Click on "Annual Federal Data Reports"
http://penndata.hbg.psu.edu

ABOARD (Advisory Board on Autism and Related Disorders)
ABOARD (Advisory Board on Autism and Related Disorders) offers a Free Book and Video lending Library for parents and organizations. You can find more details about what is available by visiting their website and clicking on "Resources" and then "Lending Library."
http://www.aboard.org

Epilepsy Foundation of Western Pennsylvania
http://www.efwp.org/
http://www.iup.edu/healthphysed/SNAP/default.aspx

ODR Training Videos and Parent Resources
Office for Dispute Resolution
http://odr-pa.org/parents/

Pennsylvania Department of Health Transition Checklist
The Pennsylvania Department of Health has produced a resource for students with disabilities that focuses on special health care needs and supports them with information that they would need for transition into adult living.
http://www.health.state.pa.us/transitionchecklist

The PEAL Center Webinars and Audio
Media designed to help families of children with disabilities and special health care needs.
http://www.pealcenter.org/trainingevents/webinarsaudio.php

Works for Me Newsletter
Sign up for up-to-date information for students who are ages 14 and up and have a Transition Plan.  This newsletter has great articles regarding transitioning.
http://worksforme-pa.org/new/youth/index.php
 
Parent Guide to Special Education
http://pattan.net-website.s3.amazonaws.com/images/2015/05/15/SchAge_Parent_Gd033015.pdf

The Special Education Evaluation/IEP Process
http://pattan.net-website.s3.amazonaws.com/images/2013/03/26/Eval_IEP_Process_0113.pdf

Available upon request from the building principal in your child's school:
  • Parents' Rights
  • Mediation
  • Due Process Procedures
  • Specific Special Education Services and Programs offered by Armstrong School District
  • Educational Records Policy