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Abilities/Disabilities is a list of national links of education resources for the families of individuals with disabilities sponsored by the Washington Township Public
Schools of Sewell, New Jersey. This list is a comprehensive listing of resources on this subject on the Internet.
OSEP Ideas That Work, sponsored by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), offers a Tool
Kit on Teaching and Assessing Students with Disabilities: Parents' Materials designed to assist parents and states in their efforts to work together to raise the achievement of all students with disabilities. The Parent Kit offers information tailored to them on assessments, instructional practices, behavior, and accommodations. These materials provide information that will help parents become active and informed participants in IEP discussions and other decision making meetings that support students with disabilities and their families.
Wisconsin Family Assistance Center for Education, Training & Support, Inc. (WI FACETS) is a non-profit organization serving Wisconsin children and adults with disabilities, their families and those who support them. This organization was founded in 1995 by parents who believed that parents are the best advocates for their children. WI FACETS operates the following programs to help parents support and enrich their children's lives.
- A new Parent Training and Information Center provides statewide service. A 5-year U.S. Department of Education grant (CFDA 84.328M) funded the Center starting October 1, 2001. The grant supports families and others with training, information and referral, and individual assistance related to children with disabilities and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
- Community Parent Resource Center serves the City of Milwaukee. Funded since 1998 through U.S. Dept. of Education grants (CFDA 84.328C), this project supports underserved parents of children with disabilities to become full participants in their child's education.
- WIN-MILL Project provides statewide service. This is a four-state project, including Parent Centers in Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan and Illinois. Funded since 1995 by U.S. Department of Education grants, parents, students and others are trained to train and support other parents and students about the Rehabilitation Act and transition of students with disabilities to post-secondary school and vocational experiences.
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