Take the National IDEA Survey & Share Your Special Education Experiences!
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) will be reauthorized within the next year or two.
To prepare for the reauthorization, several disability organizations are sponsoring a survey that seeks to answer this question: "Are parents treated as equal partners in planning their children's education?"
If you are the parent of a child with a disability, you represent your child's interests. This survey is a great opportunity to describe your experiences in special education. Tell your story and share your views by taking the survey at http://www.ideasurvey.org
The results will be compiled into a report about experiences under the IDEA. The report will be published this summer.
Your comments will begin a parent advocate push to support improvements to the IDEA.
The survey is on behalf of all kids with disabilities and their families. There are also surveys for other groups:
* Parents whose children have been denied access to IDEA services * Self advocates (people with disabilities)
* Attorneys, advocates, other professionals
The IDEA survey runs until May 2011. Don't procrastinate - complete the survey now!
The survey is sponsored by the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD), National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS), Autism Society of America (ASA), Autism National Committee (AutCom), and The Advocacy Institute (AI).
Learn more about the survey at http://www.ideasurvey.org
Please Share This Alert and Forward It to Others!
If you have a website, add a link to this Alert at www.wrightslaw.com/nltr/11/al.0412.survey.htm or the IDEA Survey at www.ideasurvey.org
Organizations and groups that distribute this notice will be acknowledged in the report if they wish. Please contact Jess Butler (contact info below) for more information.
Coordinator, IDEA National Survey Project
Pam & Pete Wright