Parents Helping Parents
Providing Indiana families and service providers the information and training necessary to assure effective educational programs and appropriate services for children and young adults with disabilities.
U.S. Department of Education OCR Releases ADHD Guidance
This week the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued guidance clarifying the obligation of schools to provide students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with equal educational opportunity under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
“On this 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, I am pleased to honor Congress’ promise with guidance clarifying the rights of students with ADHD in our nation’s schools,” said Catherine E. Lhamon, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights. “The Department will continue to work with the education community to ensure that students with ADHD, and all students, are provided with equal access to education.”
In addition to the guidance, the Department also released a Know Your Rights document that provides a brief overview of schools’ obligations to students with ADHD.Read More
Elementary & Secondary Education Act - Comparison of the No Child Left Behind Act to the Every Student Succeeds Act
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015, and represents good news for our nation’s schools. This bipartisan measure reauthorizes the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the nation’s national education law and longstanding commitment to equal opportunity for all students.
The new law builds on key areas of progress in recent years, made possible by the efforts of educators, communities, parents, and students across the country. This chart provides a breakdown of the differences between the two laws.Read more
Tuning In: Parents of Young Children Tell Us What They Think, Know & Need
ZERO TO THREE, in partnership with the Bezos Family Foundation, conducted a comprehensive research effort, including a series of in-home discussions and a large national parent survey with a diverse range of parents of children from birth to 5. Our findings provide brand new insights about the challenges parents face, what they do and do not understand about early childhood development, and what they want and need to be the best parents possible.
The survey, conducted in October 2015, examines parenthood from the perspective of millennial and Generation X parents.Read more