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Assisting families of children with special needs since 1978
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Archived Resources


Parent Information & Tip Sheets

Some useful tips for parents.

Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education

Beginning with Families - English
Beginning with Families - Spanish

PEATC Guide to IDEA 2004


Putting Life In Perspective

Special Education Files

5 must ask Parent Teacher Conference final.pdf
5 questions you should ask at your next parent-teacher conference
Acronyms fact sheet1.pdf
A list of acronyms to help you understand special education lingo
Bilingual Prior Written Notice.pdf
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IEP Checklist.pdf
A checklist for parents and teachers to consider when they develop the IEP
Inclusion PEATC fact sheet -  IDEA 2004.pdf
Learn about inclusion and IDEA 2004
PEATC Fact sheet SOLs and Graduation IDEA 2004.pdf
Information on Virginia requirements regarding SOLs and graduation
PEATC Family Involvement Literature1.pdf
Learn about how your family's involvement affects your child's learning experience and success
PEATC fact sheet PWN.pdf
Parental Safeguard when the school is denying their child services
PEATC fact sheet behavior - IDEA 2004.pdf
Information on Discipline and Positive Behavioral Supports
PIRC Fact Sheet.pdf
Learn about Virginia's State Parent Information Resource Center
Parental Safeguard when the school is denying their child services
Put It in Writing.pdf
Strengthen communicating with your child's school by writing your thoughts and interactions.
QA School Report Card Fact sheet.pdf
This fact sheet is to help parents and others understand School Report Cards and Accountability as it pertains to NCLB.
Reading PEATC fact sheet - IDEA 2004.pdf
Learn how IDEA 2004 can impact your child's reading skills.
Special Needs Summer Camps April 30.pdf
Special Needs Summer Camps.xls
Student profile template.pdf
Template for writing a student profile to prepare for an IEP meeting.
The TOP 10 Ideas Families, Professionals and Self Advocates Need to Know about Transition
important words to know fact sheet PIRC.pdf
These are the terms you need to know when discussing your child's education and progress
reading what experts say.pdf
Information on how to help your child with reading
sample student profile.pdf
An example of what the template will look like when the information is filled in.
Virginia Special Education Regulations implementing IDEA 2004

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Springfield, VA 22151
703-923-0010 (phone)
800-869-6782 (toll free)

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