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Special Education Services Parent Survey 2013-2014 - Thursday, April 10, 2014

Special Education Services Parent Survey

All parents of Indiana students receiving special education services should receive a paper survey sometime during the second week of April 2014. This confidential survey will take five minutes to complete and measures parent satisfaction with their experience in working with education staff at their children’s school and the special education services their children receive.

Parents will receive a survey in a white business-sized envelope from their children’s school, either by mail or in person. Some surveys may also be sent home with the children receiving special education services. Even though parents will receive a paper copy of the survey, parents with Internet access are encouraged to complete the survey on-line by going to http://westederp.cvent.com/indiana. Parents with more than one child receiving special education services should complete one survey per child. Additional paper surveys are available to parents from their children’s school.

If parents do not receive a survey by April 21, 2014, they should complete the survey on-line or request a paper survey by contacting the person at their children’s school responsible for overseeing the special education services their children receive. Completed surveys should be completed on-line or mailed by May 5, 2014.

 
April is Autism Awareness Month! - Monday, April 07, 2014

April is Autism Awareness Month!

Autism Spectrum Disorder, commonly referred to as ASD, is a developmental disability that is characterized by social, communication, and behavioral challenges.  The current statistics on the prevalence of ASD is 1 in 68 children, with boys being at higher risk (1 in 42) than girls (1 in 89).  Although Autism cannot be "cured", early intervention has been shown to be critical in helping children with ASD reach their full potential.  The Center for Disease Control recommends that doctors screen all children for developmental disabilities at 9 month, 18 month, and 24-30 month well-child check-ups.  In addition, the CDC recommends that screening specifically for Autism should occur during the 18 and 24 month visits.

What can parents watch for?  With children 2 years and under, look for lack of eye contact and smiling when you interact with your child.  Also be alert for lack of any functional communication (pointing, gesturing, attempting to engage adult in cooperative activities.)

For children over 2 years old, watch for a decrease in previously learned words and utterances, unusual or repetitive toy play, spinning and or rocking, and difficulty in understanding social interaction and safety rules.

If you have concerns about your child's development in any area, you may contact the local First Steps agency for children under 3, or contact our Cooperative for children 3 years and older.  We will be happy to provide you with information and resources for getting the supports that your child needs.

 

 
Events
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4/22/2014 1:00 PM Assessment Team
4/29/2014 1:00 PM Assessment Team
5/6/2014 2:00 PM Assessment Team
5/9/2014 8:00 AM Pre School Meeting
5/13/2014 8:00 AM Executive Board Session
5/13/2014 10:30 AM Public Board Meeting
5/13/2014 1:00 PM Assessment Team
5/13/2014 2:00 PM ED Meeting
5/14/2014 2:00 PM SLP Staff Meeting
5/15/2014 2:00 PM Life Skills Staff Meeting