Links to Websites of Interest to Families


Autism

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Bullying and Discrimination

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Disability Specific Information

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Every Student Succeeds Act & Resources

  • Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) (P.L. 114-95)

    On December 10, 2015, the President signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), most recently known as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). Watch the signing ceremony. Get the Every Student Succeeds Act online or in PDF (392 pages).

    Under ESSA, waivers granted to states through ESEA flexibility became null and void on August 1, 2016.


    http://www.advocacyinstitute.org/ESSA/index.shtml
  • Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) - Tennessee

    Impact of the ESSA on Tennessee

    In Tennessee, we have laid a firm foundation for our students’ future by raising standards to a more rigorous level that will prepare them for college and careers; establishing fully aligned assessments to ensure all of our students are developing problem-solving and critical thinking skills; and by using evaluation and accountability systems based on multiple factors.

    ESSA builds on this work by reaffirming the importance of standards, assessment, and accountability and through empowering states to make decisions for our kids. ESSA replaces No Child Left Behind and will go into effect in August 2016. Tennessee will remain on its previously approved waiver until then, and all states are required to fully transition to ESSA by the 2017-18 school year.

    Much of the work we have outlined in our recent waiver – which was developed with extensive stakeholder engagement – and in our strategic plan is in sync with the new law and will allow for a seamless transition. The department gathered feedback from Tennessee’s educators, key advocates, parents, students, and the public on specific policies. The feedback will inform a Tennessee-specific ESSA plan that will guide the department’s work over the coming years and help the department capitalize on the new law’s empowerment of local leadership.


    http://tennessee.gov/education/section/essa

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IEP Helps

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Informacion En Español

  • 2nd Edition of the Office of Special Education (OSEP) English-to-Spanish Translation Glossary!

    The Glossary of Spanish Translations of Common IDEA Terms.

    Hot off the press, the 2nd edition of the OSEP Glossary includes over 400 terms related to IDEA Parts B and C. These terms were selected by experienced translators from Parent Centers who work with families with children with disabilities representing the majority of Spanish-speaking cultures in Latin America and Spain. Courtesy of the Statewide Parent Advocacy Network and Region 1 PTAC, download your copy today!


    http://www.neparentcenters.org/glossary/index.html
  • All Children Have the Right to Attend School

    Protections for Undocumented Children Fact Sheet.  All children have the right to attend school.  Document in English and Spanish.


    http://www.tnstep.org/uploads/files/All%20Children%20Have%20A%20Right%20to%20Attend%20School%20-%20Eng-Spanish.pdf
  • Camino Seguro

    Camino Seguro es una base de datos que abarca temas como discapacidades, salud mental, y servicios sociales. Camino Seguro is a statewide online database which covers disability issues, mental health, and social services in TN.
    kc.vanderbilt.edu/pathfinder/ServiceFinder/Default.aspx?lng=12
  • Exchange Club Family Center - Nuestros Servicios

    El Exchange Club Family Center es una agencia sin fines de lucro que proporciona una variedad de programas y servicios en español. Estos programas y servicios están ajustados a la cultura latina y se enfocan en ayudar a sanar a las familias por medio de terapia individual y en grupo, educación, y consciencia. La mayoría de los clientes adultos crecieron en hogares violentos. Muchos de ellos fueron abusados, y sin saberlo pasaron estos comportamientos abusivos a sus niños. Nuestra meta es el ayudar a estos adultos a darse cuenta de esto y redefinir sus comportamientos con el propósito de que las familias puedan sanar y disfrutar un futuro más prometedor.

    El Exchange Club Family Center también funciona como una institución de entrenamiento para los terapeutas aprendices de las universidades locales. Estos estudiantes ayudan al personal con la educación a nuestra comunidad acerca de la gravedad y frecuencia de abuso y violencia. Además, AmeriCorps National Community Service Program es un socio del Center, y el Center los entrenan para servir como voluntarios que trabajan para terminar el abuso infantil en el Condado de Shelby.

    Programa Familiar de Control del Enojo 


    http://www.exchangeclub.net/enespanol
  • Página del NICHCY puede hablar!

    Sé que todos ustedes están familiarizados con website de NICHCY y que es muy rica en recursos en español que sean verificadas en base, pero ¿sabía usted que ahora puede hablar? Compruébelo usted mismo - http://nichcy.org/espanol. Han añadido otra característica Accessibilty "ReadSpeaker". Tome un escuchar y ver lo que piensa. Cuán terrible para nuestras familias que no pueden ser capaces de leer en español muy bien y mucho menos Inglés. Pon tu espalda y dime lo que piensas.

    Tienen una gran semana!

    PS esta también disponible en las porciones de inglés de su página web.


    http://nichcy.org/espanol
  • Transición a la vida adulta

    This resource page connects Spanish-speaking youth (and their families and service providers) with information in Spanish about the transition process, their rights under federal law, the systems of help that are available, post-secondary education, and the world of work.

    La vida está llena de transiciones, y una de las más notables ocurre cuando los estudiantes se preparan para salir de la escuela secundaria y entrar al mundo como adultos jóvenes. Cuando el estudiante tiene una discapacidad, la planificación para el futuro es especialmente importante. De hecho, la ley IDEA lo requiere.


    http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/transicion-adulta/

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Learning Disabilities

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Literacy

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National Resources and Technical Assistance

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Section 504 Resources

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Support Groups

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Tennessee Resources

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TN Disability Organizations

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Transition

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