http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/adahom1.htm ADA Information: Tells about the Americans with Disabilities Act. Would be extremely useful for parents to know the rights of their child with disabilities and to get the financial support they are entitled.
http://www.ed.gov The Department of Education Home Page: Parents can get the scoop on what's happening in the government with issues concerning their children. There is a "Training package for Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) Amendments of 1997", to click on, along with a "Helping your Child" series. A good tool to keep up with Washington's progress in education.
http://childparenting.miningco.com/msob9b.htm Individualized Education Program: This web site is called Individualized Education Program: A road map to success. It gives parents and teachers a map to follow to make IEP's easier and less stressful for everyone. It gives an introduction, the big picture and the vision, preparing for the IEP meeting, the IEP meeting, implementing the IEP, and reviewing the IEP. I think that this could be a good web site for parents. It seems that parents dread going to IEP meetings because they are long and drawn out and usually the parent does not understand everything that is going on. With this easy to follow model the parent may be happy to come to the IEP meeting and to get involved.
http://www.ed.gov/offices/OSERS/IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments: Amendments of 1997: Before a bipartisan crowd of supports on the White House South Lawn, President Bill Clinton signed the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997 on June 4, 1997. This Act strengthens academic expectations and accountability for the nation's 5.8 million children with disabilities and bridges the gap that has too often existed between what children with disabilities learn and what is required in regular curriculum. The direct source for legislation news surrounding the evolution of the IDEA. Parents will need to keep current on changes that will effect their children's education, etc.
http://www.uen.org/utahlink/tours/tourFames.cgi?tour_id=13480 Special Education Process: Good explanation of the Special Education process.