One of the greatest challenges you and your child will face will be providing him with a school life that is complete, rewarding, and fun.
In this section, parents and educators can find resources and information to make a real and lasting difference in the educational life of a child with Duchenne for primary and secondary education. Be sure to check out PPMD's resources on education and learning and behavior.
Additional PPMD Resources:
Webinars and Blogs:
Primary Education Helpful Links
“5 Game-Changing Attitudes to Take into IEP Meetings”
Article about IEP meetings
Examples of adaptive physical activities from Heartland Area Education Agency (AEA), an agency servicing central Iowa.
The Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) serves as a central resource of information and products to the community of Parent Training Information (PTI) Centers and the Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs), so that they can focus their efforts on serving families of children with disabilities.
Information regarding section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, including eligibility
Solutions in learning curriculum, adaptive equipment, therapy products, and assistive technology for teachers, educators, speech therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and parents.
“The educator’s guide to learning disabilities” -Resource relating to children with learning disabilities
Social Thinking is not a singular tool, but instead a constellation of concepts and related strategies to help all people better understand the social experience and how it can be taught through cognitive behavioral techniques. The strategies can be utilized by anyone teaching, counseling or living with a person with social learning challenges.
Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.
Secondary Education & Transitioning to Adulthood
CPIR’s guide for students with disabilities transitioning into adulthood
Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology (Scholars program) for highschool students with disabilities
Group assists state and local workforce development systems to better serve all youth, including youth with disabilities and other disconnected youth. Resources for Professional, Youth, Workforce, and High School Development
NTACT is a Technical Assistance and Dissemination project. NTACT’s purpose is to assist State Education Agencies, Local Education Agencies, State VR agencies, and VR service providers in implementing evidence-based and promising practices ensuring students with disabilities, including those with significant disabilities, graduate prepared for success in postsecondary education and employment.
Middle and highschool transition planning Postsecondary Education Employment Independent Living
Education site from the Employment and Disability Institute at Cornell University focused on the process-oriented approach to empowering people with disability labels. It focuses on the people and their needs by putting them in charge of defining the direction for their lives, not on the systems that may or may not be available to serve them.
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