To be effective advocates, parents must learn
You must learn about your child's disability.
You need accurate information about what works- about effective educational
You need to learn about legal rights
You need to learn how to measure your child's educational progress - so you must
learn about tests and measurements.
Since you negotiate with
the school on your child's behalf, you must learn to negotiate and persuade.
Read a "Book a Month"
We suggest that
you embark on a program of self-study for one year. Read one new book a month.
Select books in areas where you do not have expertise.
a parent group or start a FETA
Study Group. To find help, check our site Yellow Pages For Kids.
New to all this? Use the Wrightslaw Game Plan to help you get started.
If you follow this Game Plan, you'll have the necessary knowledge
and skills be an effective advocate before the year is out.
No Parent Left Behind (Susan M. Brefach Ed.D.)
Reading Assessment - Linking Language, Literacy, and Cognition (Melissa Lee Farrall)
Measurable IEP Goals and Objectives (Barbara Bateman and Cynthia Herr)
Well Does Your IEP Measure Up? Quality Indicators for Effective Service Delivery
(Diane Twachtman-Cullen, Jennifer Twachtman-Reilly, David L., Ed.D. Holmes)
to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In (Roger Fisher, William
Ury, Bruce Patton)
Outside the Lines: 2 Ivy League Students with LD/ADHD Give You Tools for Academic
a Win-Win I. E. P. for Students With Autism (Beth Fouse)
Complete IEP Guide: How to Advocate for Your Special Ed Child (Lawrence
Intervention for Young Children With Autism: A Manual for Parents and Professionals
(Catherine Maurice, Gina Green, Stephen C. Luce)
Children With Autism
Educator's Complete Guide to 109 Diagnostic Tests
(Roger Pierangelo, George Giuliani)