Family involvement is a key component of positive outcomes for children, and family involvement is more than volunteering in the classroom and attending school functions. Families are the experts with regard to their child – they have important information and perspectives to share with educators that can use to help children succeed. This is the common ground from which families and professionals can build strong collaborative relationships. Partnerships with families are a positive force in ensuring optimal outcomes for young children with disabilities and are supported by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
This page contains documents that provide information specific to family involvement. The documents include planning documents, position papers, power point presentations, meeting handouts, and technical assistance papers.
This page contains a list of web links to sites that provide information specific to family involvement. A summary of the information available on the site is given.
This page contains a list of references that are specific to family involvement. The references include books, handbooks, and articles from professional journals.
The TATS eUpdates listed here are intended to provide current information related to best practices or trends in the education of young children with special needs in the area of curriculum and instruction.
The TATS Talks with Families are briefs for families of young children with special needs about Pre-K program options, Individual Educational Plan (IEP) development, and the transition process.
This page contains recordings of webinars held for the Curriculum & Instruction Community of Practice.