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Education/Resources

Many grandparents find it diffucult to enroll the children they are rasing in school or authorize the children's participation in school-related activites without legal custody or guardianship of the children.

Resources:

  • Early Development Network--The Early Development Network provides services and supports that are designed based on the needs of children birth to age three and as it relates to their child's disability.
     
  • IFSPWeb (Individual Family Service Plan) -- An On-Line Tutorial
    An online assistance program designed to help families develop Individualized Family Service Plan for young children with disabilities.
     
  • Developmental Milestones for Infants and Young Children --guidelines to help parents and professionals to determine how a child compares with most children their age.
     
  • Nebraska Special Education--Special Education in Nebraska requires that:"The board of education of every school district shall provide or contract for special education programs and transportation for all resident children with disabilities who would benefit from such programs."
     
  • Parent's Rights in Special Education-- As a parent of a child with a disability, you have certain rights which are guaranteed by state (92 NAC 51) and federal (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act {IDEA}) laws. Those procedural safeguards are contained in this document.Parent Rights in Special Education
  • Rules, Regulations and Legal Issues--resources on Nebraska's Special Eduation System.
     
  • Nebraska Special Education Mediation Options-- Mediation is a process in which trained mediators assist people in conflict to communicate & to make voluntary, informed choices in an effort to find a mutually acceptable resolution to their dispute.
     
  • School Lunch Program-- provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches.
     
  • Head Start Programs in Nebraska-- Head Start is a national child development program for children from birth to age 5 and pregnant women, which provides services to promote academic, social and emotional development, as well as providing social, health and nutrition services for income-eligible families.
     
  • Summer Food Program-- the Summer Food Service Program provides healthy meals to children, age 18 and younger, free of charge.
     
  • Anti-Bullying and Positive Student Behavior-- Parents are encouraged to take the issue of bullying seriously and provide support to their child if they have experienced bullying as a bully, target or bystander. Taking the lead in talking about bullying in general terms is one way to let children know that they also can discuss this issue.

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