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Advancing Parent-Professional Leadership: Effective Strategies for Building the Capacity of Parent Advisory Councils in Special Education

The Institute Brief, Issue No. 27

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, last amended in 2004 (IDEA 2004), encourages parents and educators to work collaboratively, emphasizing that as a team they are uniquely suited to make decisions that help improve the educational experiences and outcomes of children with disabilities. The Advancing Parent-Professional Leadership in Education (APPLE) Project was funded to develop the leadership skills of parents individually and within their communities. The project took place in Massachusetts, where school districts are required to have a special education parent advisory council (SEPAC).

One-Stop Collaborations: The Key to Expanding Your Workforce Connections

MassWorks 6, 2008

Finding ways to collaborate with the mainstream workforce system can not only expand the opportunities for the people you serve but position your organization as a valuable resource to the workforce development system.

Moving On: Planning for the Future (Video)

Video 3

This video outlines a step-by-step process for transition planning.

Planning for Adolescents with Special Health Care Needs and Disabilities: A Guide for Health Care Providers


This resource guide helps health care providers support adolescents as they move into adulthood

Transition Planning for Adolescents with Special Health Care Needs: Information for Families and Teens

Manual 5

Information, ideas, and resources for transition planning in the areas of health care, education, employment, and recreation. Includes suggested readings, a glossary of terms, and a summary of transition-related laws. Legal guidelines are drawn from Massachusetts and federal law.

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