Tips for Communicating with Your School
There are some specific communication skills that can help you be most successful in developing and maintaining a strong partnership with your child’ s school. We hope these “Steps to Success” will be particularly helpful to parents who are new to the special education process.
Parents of children with disabilities from ages three through twenty-one have specific educational rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). These rights are called procedural safeguards. Individuals serving as surrogate parents and students aged eighteen receiving special education services, are also entitled to these rights.
Parent Rights (Spanish):
Parent Rights (Chinese - Mandarin):
Parent Rights (Chinese - Cantonese):
Parent Rights (Tagalog):
Parent Rights (Vietnamese):
504 Rehabilitation Act Program
Section 504 enables a student with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity to receive accommodations and/or related services to ensure equal access to education.
Student Success Team (SST)
The SST is a problem solving and coordinating structure that assists students, families and teachers to develop positive solutions for maximizing student potential.
Student Assistance Program (SAP)
The Student Assistance Program (SAP) is a “learning support” umbrella structure that brings together all support service providers at a school site. The SAP provides early identification, assessment, referral, support, and service coordination for students experiencing academic, attendance, behavior/social, or health problems that impact school success.