Primary and Secondary Education

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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: 

Education Matters Guide
Learning and Behavior Guide
Individualized Education Program (IEP)
The Psychology of Duchenne

Webinars and Blogs:

Essential Back to School Resources

Back to School: Special Education and Duchenne

Primary Education Helpful Links

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

  • Adaptive Physical Activities

    Examples of adaptive physical activities from Heartland Area Education Agency (AEA), an agency servicing central Iowa.

  • Center for Parent Information and Resources- Resource Section

    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.

  • Center for Parent Information and Resources- Section 504

    Information regarding section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, including eligibility 

  • 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

    “The educator’s guide to learning disabilities” -Resource relating to children with learning disabilities

  • Social Thinking

    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.

  • Wrightslaw

    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 

  • Center for Parent Information and Resources- Transition to Adulthood

    CPIR’s guide for students with disabilities transitioning into adulthood

  • (DO-IT)

    Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology (Scholars program) for highschool students with disabilities

  • National Collaborative on Workforce Disability

    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

  • National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT)

    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.

  • PACER’s National Parent Center on Transition and Employment

    Middle and highschool transition planning Postsecondary Education Employment Independent Living

  • Person-Centered Planning Education Site

    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.

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

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