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Advocating for a child with Duchenne is an important responsibility. Whether you are a parent or teacher caring for a child with Duchenne, these links can help you effectively advocate for that child's education. 

Helpful Links for Parents

  • PPMD Resources for Parents
    Psychosocial Resources for families

  • “5 Game-Changing Attitudes to Take into IEP Meetings”

    Article about IEP meetings

  • Enable Mart

    Solutions in learning curriculum, adaptive equipment, therapy products, and assistive technology for teachers, educators, speech therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and parents.

  • LD Online

    Your Child's IEP: Practical and Legal Guidance for Parents

  • PACER Center

    PACER Center enhances the quality of life and expands opportunities for children, youth, and young adults with all disabilities and their families so each person can reach his or her highest potential. PACER operates on the principles of parents helping parents, supporting families, promoting a safe environment for all children, and working in collaboration with others.

  • Parent Center for Information and Resources

    The Parent Center for Information and Resources has a large database of articles on many special education topics parents may find useful. Additionally, the site is the new home for the former NICHCY website's materials. Under the Resources Section of the Parent Center for Information's main page is a list of articles on many topics related to special education as well as links to additional related topics

  • Tool of the Week
    Tool of the Week is a service of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), the international professional membership organization supporting special educators.  All Tools of the Week come from CEC’s first-rate publications and are provided for educational use only

Helpful Links for Teachers

  • PPMD Resources for Teachers
    Helpful Resources for teaching a student with Duchenne

  • “The Educator’s Guide to Learning Disabilities”

    Resource relating to children with learning disabilities

  • Enable Mart

    Solutions in learning curriculum, adaptive equipment, therapy products, and assistive technology for teachers, educators, speech therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and parents.

  • Knowbility

    Knowbility is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission of improving technology access for millions of youth and adults with disabilities all over the world.

  • PACER Center

    PACER Center enhances the quality of life and expands opportunities for children, youth, and young adults with all disabilities and their families so each person can reach his or her highest potential. PACER operates on the principles of parents helping parents, supporting families, promoting a safe environment for all children, and working in collaboration with others.

  • Parent Center for Information and Resources

    The Parent Center for Information and Resources has a large database of articles on many special education topics parents may find useful. Additionally, the site is the new home for the former NICHCY website's materials. Under the Resources Section of the Parent Center for Information's main page is a list of articles on many topics related to special education as well as links to additional related topics

  • Tool of the Week
    Tool of the Week is a service of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), the international professional membership organization supporting special educators.  All Tools of the Week come from CEC’s first-rate publications and are provided for educational use only
  • What Works Clearinghouse

    The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) reviews the existing research on different programsproductspracticesand policies in education. Their goal is to provide educators with the information they need to make evidence-based decisions.

  • McCarney, S., Wunderlich, K., Bauer, A. (1994). The Teacher’s Resource Guide. Hawthorne Publishing.

Parent Training and Information Centers (PTI)

Parent Training & Information Centers are programs funded by the Office of Special Education Programs in the US Department of Education. The purpose of these Centers is to help provide training and information to meet the needs of parents of children with disabilities living in the area served by the center.

Services provided:

  • Obtain appropriate education and services for their children with disabilities
  • Work to improve education results for all children
  • Train and inform parents and professionals on a variety of topics
  • Resolve problems between families and schools or other agencies
  • Connect children with disabilities to community resources that address their needs

Helpful Links

Looking for state-specific resources? Check out our state-specific page

What resources would you like to add or update?
Email your suggestions to resources@parentprojectmd.org!

 

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