The Family Resource Center on Disabilities has passed along information about an important surveys prior to US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), visits in Illinois before the end of 2010. I highly recommend the FRCD. Back in 1997 I attended one of its Special Education Rights workshops, and it was a solid foundation for my advocacy for my stepson here in Woodstock.
Parents of children ages 0-3 and 3-21 are invited to complete the surveys. FRCD wrote:
Dear Illinois Families:
On November 2, 2010, the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) will be visiting:
the Illinois Department of Human Services to review the effectiveness of Illinois following the rules and regulations for Early Intervention Services under Part C (0-3) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA);
OSEP will also be visiting the Illinois State Board of Education to review the effectiveness of Illinois following the rules and regulations under Part B (3-21) of IDEA.
OSEP has requested the Parent Training and Information Centers of Illinois to survey parents about their experience and knowledge with the special education system in Illinois. This is a great opportunity for you to contribute to the improvement of the delivery of special education services for the children with disabilities in Illinois.
Please take a moment to complete the survey if you have children who have recently received or are currently receiving special education services. We invite you to forward this survey to other families for their input.
The survey links are:
Part C (0-3 year old)
Part B (3-21 year old)
If you have any questions, please contact the Family Resource Center on Disabilities at (312) 939-3513.
The Family Resource Center on Disabilities (FRCD) offers parents of children with disabilities birth to 21 years old, their helpers, relatives, professionals, and interested community members no-cost training and workshops, telephone and e-mail assistance, and resources to help claim their role as the child's most effective and significant advocate.
You are invited to contact FRCD for information, resources, support and training. FRCD is located at 20 East Jackson Blvd., Room 300, Chicago, IL 60604. For information, visit www.frcd.org/, call 312-939-3513 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org
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