Resources for Building Partnerships in Special Education


Beyond The Bake Sale: by Anne T. Henderson, Don Davies, Vivian R. Johnson, Karen L. Mapp, Vivian Johnson A practical, hands-on primer on helping schools and families work better together to improve children’s education. Beyond the Bake Sale shows how to form these essential partnerships and how to make them work.
IDEA Partnership The IDEA Partnership reflects the collaborative work of more than 50 national organizations, technical assistance providers, and organizations and agencies at state and local level.
Johns Hopkins University Center on School, Family, and Community Partnerships Joyce L. Epstein, Director Johns Hopkins University
National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education
At NCPIE, our mission is simple: to advocate the involvement of parents and families in their children’s education, and to foster relationships between home, school, and community to enhance the education of all our nation’s young people.
NH Department of Education To provide educational leadership and services which promote equal educational opportunities and quality practices and programs that enable New Hampshire residents to become fully productive members of society. For information on SAU’s and Special Education, please click on S and select your choice.
Parent Involvement Research Summary (PDF) Since its inception in 1973, National Middle School Association (NMSA) has been a voice for those committed to the educational and developmental needs of young adolescents. NMSA is the only national education association dedicated exclusively to those in the middle level grades.
Parents as Collaborative Leaders Here you will find a variety of resources, including modules, which you can use to support leadership development among parents of children and youth with disabilities. The modules have been field-tested through leadership orientations with parents from across the United States who were invited to participate because of their interest in expanding their leadership knowledge, skills and opportunities.
Parents Make the DifferencePartners in Policy Making The New Hampshire Department of Education is proud to partner with the Parent Information Center to provide this resource. This website contains information to promote parent involvement and strong school-family-community partnerships.The goal of Partners in Policymaking is to educate participants to be active partners with those who make policy.
School, Family, and Community Partnerships: Your Handbook for Action When schools, families, and communities collaborate and share responsibility for students’ education, they can make a positive impact on student achievement.
Selected Parent Involvement Research A summary of selected research compiled by Dr. John H. Wherry, President,
The Parent Institute, P.O. Box 7474, Fairfax Station, VA 22039-7474, U.S.A.
Shared Work The IDEA Partnership Communities of Practice are focused on advancing  policy and practice in four key areas: (a) the intersections of the No Child Left Behind Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA); (b) school behavioral health services; (c) interagency transition, and (d) teacher quality.  As partner organizations work together and with States, districts, local sites and individuals, they form Communities of Practice whose members learn from each other and take action together in coordinated ways.
Steps to Success: Communicating with Your Child’s School National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) and CADRE
May 2004. This brochure offers specific communication skills that may be helpful to parents as they develop and maintain partnerships with their child’s school. Developed in partnership with the NICHCY.
The Impact of Parent/Family Involvement on Student Outcomes:
An Annotated Bibliography of Research from the Past Decade
Susanne Carter – December 2002  A CADRE Publication
The School-Family Connection: Looking at the Larger Picture (PDF) A review of current literature, read online, or download

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