Do you have questions about school? Are you overwhelmed by the school system and trying to understand special education? The information on the Easter Seals Kids at School website might help you!
School is the main focus of our children’s lives from age four to adulthood. Children and youth with physical disabilities need a variety of supports and services to be successful at school. These include accessible schools and classrooms, transportation, special equipment and help with personal care or daily activities.
Parents need information about the school system, their roles and responsibilities in education and how to advocate effectively for their child. Easter Seals Kids at School provides information about important issues and tips on how to help your child be successful in school.
The website is divided into six main areas and some of the articles in each section have been highlighted with brackets:
- Special Education – information on Individual Education Plans (IEP) (Frequently Asked Questions) and Identification, Placement and Review Committees (IPRC) (Preparing for an IPRC – Tips for Parents)
- Special Education Advisory Committees (SEAC) – (What is a SEAC) and how you can (become involved as a volunteer)
- Starting School – Starting Kindergarten requires planning (Parent Tips for Starting School)
- High school – Lots of changes in the move from elementary to secondary school (Understanding secondary school graduation requirements) and (Student Tips for High School)
- Supporting Success at School – Strategies to build positive relationship with school staff (Effective Advocacy and Collaboration) and tips for (transitions)
- Leaving School – Effective transitions (Differences between Secondary and Post-secondary Education) and (Preparing for Employment)
If you need any more information about Easter Seals Kids at School, please contact Alison Morse by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 416.510.5070 or toll free1.800.668.6252. ext. 335.