2-1-1 is a nationwide service connecting people to help. Visit their website, www.211.org, or call 2-1-1.
Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR)
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.
Visit the Center for Parent Information and Resources website
Educational Resource Toolkit: A Reconnecting Families and Dads Initiative
Helping Young Children Grow and Learn: A Guide for Families and Shelter Providers
IDEA Parent Guide: A Comprehensive Guide to Your Rights and Responsibilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004)
Parent-Teacher Conference Tip Sheets for Principals, Teachers, and Parents
These tip sheets from the Harvard Family Research Project (HFRP) provide key strategies for both parents and teachers to walk into conferences informed and prepared. A tip sheet aimed at school principals also outlines how school administrators can support parents and teachers to that end. Designed to be used as a set, these tip sheets combine consistent information with targeted suggestions so that parents and educators enter conferences with shared expectations and increased ability to work together to improve children's educational outcomes.
Download the Parent-Teacher Conference Tip Sheets
School and Learning
Unlocking Potential: What Families and Shelters Need to Know About Homelessness and Special Education
U.S. Department of Education: Especially for Parents
This brief from Project HOPE
provides families experiencing homelessness and service providers who work with these families an overview of the special education process. It includes a table outlining the steps in the special education eligibility process and what families and service providers can do to make the process easier, resources to assist families or youth when special education services are being pursued, and definitions of words commonly used by educators and local homeless education liaisons.
Download Unlocking Potential: What Families and Shelters Need to Know About Homelessness and Special Education
This section of the U.S. Dept. of Education's website provides numerous resources for parents interested in their children's education. Resources include a parent's guide to the No Child Left Behind Act, publications for parents, information on federal student aid for college, and more.
Visit the Especially for Parents webpage