Parents/Families/Community

The Beach Center on Disability

www.beachcenter.org

Affiliated with the University of Kansas, its goal is helping individuals with disabilities and their families through research, teaching, technical assistance, and community service. The website also has many resources to help professionals work effectively with families.

The National Parent Network on Disabilities

www.npnd.org

Offers clear information about disabilities, including information on laws and procedures.

Wrightslaw

http://www.wrightslaw.com/advoc/articles/iep_guidance.html

A comprehensive guide for parents on IEPs, including general information, related case law, links to related sites, and examples of appropriate and inappropriate IEP goals and objectives.

• The Families and Advocates Partnership for Education (FAPE) project

http://www.fape.org

Fosters collaboration among parents, advocates, and others to ensure that students with disabilities receive appropriate services. At the website you can find many additional links as well as many materials in languages other than English (e.g., Spanish, Vietnamese).