Kaycee, a long time educator, adult with ADHD, parent, and founder of ReorientED Advocacy hosts The Parent-Teacher Podcast.
A national podcast dedicated to all things relating to special education law. Hosted By: Jeffrey L. Forte, Esq. – A Special Education Attorney & Certified Child Advocate.
Teacher, lawyer, and mother Ashley Barlow hosts this podcast discussing all things special education – from eligibility to implementation of the IEP.
Cultivate Behavioral Health and Education offers Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), mental health services, behavior support services, targeted case management, social and support groups, and parent training. .
The Autism Collective is a collaboration of Easterseals Central Illinois and OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois. The collective is working to end the isolation felt by those living with autism by uniting experts and connecting families.
The Autism Program of Illinois (TAP) Service Network is a collaboration of 5 universities and 10 organizations that together operate 20 centers across the state to provide services to children, families, educators, childcare providers, and medical professionals.
Parents, educators, and other adults in the community can help to prevent bullying by talking about it, building a safe school environment, and creating a community-wide bullying prevention strategy.
What to do if your child is being bullied:
Document and report the issue. Do not wait to notify the school. You can use the Template Letter from Pacer.org. Be aware of the federal and state law on bullying. Review the school and district policies on bullying. Your school may have a bullying hotline or designated liaison. Not sure of the policy? Ask your administrator or school social worker.
Notifying the School About Bullying — Using a Template Letter
National Bullying Prevention Center: “What You Can Do” resource kit from The PACER Center
PACER also offers the Kids Against Bullying and Teens Against Bullying websites.
StopBullying.gov Provides resources and data for pevention: Learn how to identify bullying and stand up to it safely
Visit Bullying Resource Center at the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Find videos, resources, and much more.
Cyberbullying Research Center
Information about the nature, extent, causes, and consequences of cyberbullying among adolescents.
Stop bullying now! concentrates on presenting research-based strategies to reduce bullying in our schools.
DoSomething: Bullying includes articles, games on the phone, campaigns, and videos featuring young people themselves speaking out.
Special Education Information & Resources
Family Matters provides information and training for parents including recorded webinars, printable resources, training, telephone and email consultations, as well as, referrals regarding individual issues.
Equip for Equality is an independent agency with the primary goal of protecting the civil and human rights of people with disabilities. EFE accomplishes this through five strategies: Self-advocacy assistance, Legal services, Public policy, Monitoring, & Training.
The ARC of Illinois advocates for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, families and community organizations to ensure that people with disabilities can live, work, learn, and play in communities across the state.
Reading Rockets is a national multimedia project that offers a wealth of research-based reading strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn how to read and to read better
The Illinois State Board of Education partners with school districts to provide programs and services for students with specialized educational needs.
Matt Cohen & Associates provides legal services with an emphasis on special education and school-related issues.
UIC Division of Specialized Care For Children DSCC provides families with care coordination, medical advocacy, transition support, and financial support. Resources & information.
Don’t IEP Alone! Lisa at A Day in Our Shoes has spent over a decade as a Special Education Advocate and attended hundreds of IEP meetings and countless conferences and workshops. The site provides advice, templates, podcast, and more.
Understood.org mission is to help those who learn and think differently, discover their potential, take control, find community, and stay on positive paths along each stage of life’s journey. Find information on parent advocacy and specific disabilities online or on their community app.
ADDitude Magazine focuses on the challenges of ADHD, ADDitude collaborates closely with leading medical experts to publish accurate, clear, and authoritative content that millions of readers trust and share.