Parent Resources

Department of Special Services - Parent Resources

When it comes down to it, all parents want the same things for their children: happiness, success, and independence. Preparing kids for these outcomes is no easy feat. Like all big jobs, it requires the right tools.

This page aims to provide you with a wide range of tools and resources to help your children achieve their goals. CLICK on the title to access each area.


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Special Education Information

Whether it's planning for an IEP or exploring transition resources, preparation is key for parents of students receiving special education. This collection of helpful checklists aims to help you stay on top of your child's needs.

Disability Categories and Resources

This section offers information on a broad range of educational disabilities, along with an array of resources to help students and parents understand and address the challenges these disabilities present.

Books and Multi-Media Resources

The Family and Community Resources Center provides information and a list of resources and services related to disabilities and special education.

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Agencies and Services

Making connections for support through agencies and services can be overwhelming for families. This section provides a list of agencies, their services, and contact information.


This section provides general information about the special education process, including commonly used acronyms, parent rights, and a guide for who to ask about questions regarding your child's education.

Virtual Learning Resources

Adjusting to virtual learning can be difficult for students and parents. In this section, you can find a variety of resources, including preparation tips for virtual meetings, social stories about Covid-19-related issues, and a list of helpful websites.

December 2020

Special acknowledgement to GVR5 School District