Welcome to Partners in Education, a self-study course designed to help parents of children with developmental disabilities navigate the special education system and help their children make the most of their potential.

Module 1 Exclusion to Inclusion
Unit 1 Module 1: Exclusion to Inclusion
Unit 2 Think BIG!
Unit 3 The Education Evolution
Unit 4 Where We’ve Been
Unit 5 The Parents Movement Pushes for Change
Unit 6 Special Education Expands
Unit 7 Where We’re Headed
Unit 8 General, Special and Inclusive Education
Unit 9 The General Education Model
Unit 10 The Special Education Model
Unit 11 The Inclusive Education Model
Unit 12 Inclusion Benefits Everyone
Unit 13 Inclusion in Practice
Unit 14 Including Samuel
Unit 15 Quiz #1
Module 2 Key Laws and Rights
Unit 1 Federal Laws and Rights
Unit 2 Federal and State Roles
Unit 3 Local Education Agencies
Unit 4 What an LEA Cannot Do
Unit 5 Basic Education Rights
Unit 6 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (P.L. 08-446)
Unit 7 Six Rights Under IDEA
Unit 8 IDEA’s Eight Parts
Unit 9 Educational Plans Under IDEA
Unit 10 Individualized Family Services Plan
Unit 11 Individualized Education Program
Unit 12 Individualized Transition Plan
Unit 13 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (P.L. 93-112)
Unit 14 Section 504 Plans
Unit 15 Individualized Plan for Employment
Unit 16 Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (P.L. 114-95)
Unit 17 Americans with Disabilities Act (P.L. 101-336)
Unit 18 Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (P.L. 93-380)
Unit 19 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) (P.L. 113-128)
Unit 20 Stay Informed
Unit 21 Quiz #2
Module 3 The IEP Process
Unit 1 Module 3: The IEP Process
Unit 2 Special Education Process Under IDEA
Unit 3 Evaluation and Eligibility
Unit 4 Evaluation Requirements
Unit 5 What’s Next?
Unit 6 IEP or Section 504?
Unit 7 Getting Started
Unit 8 Purpose of the IEP Meeting
Unit 9 Overview of the IEP Process
Unit 10 Before the IEP Meeting
Unit 11 During the IEP Meeting
Unit 12 Essential Element #1
Unit 13 Essential Element #2
Unit 14 Essential Element #3
Unit 15 Essential Element #4
Unit 16 Discipline and Positive Behavioral Interventions
Unit 17 Essential Element #5
Unit 18 Bullying
Unit 19 Essential Element #6
Unit 20 Essential Elements #7 and #8
Unit 21 Essential Element #9
Unit 22 Essential Element #10
Unit 23 Your Child’s Placement
Unit 24 Quiz #3
Module 4 What Happens Next
Unit 1 Module 4: What Happens Next?
Unit 2 Why an IEP Must Be Signed
Unit 3 If You Choose Not to Sign
Unit 4 Monitoring the IEP
Unit 5 Keep Good Records
Unit 6 The Annual Review
Unit 7 Preparing for the Annual Review
Unit 8 Preparing for Future Employment
Unit 9 Internships and Other Options
Unit 10 Project SEARCH
Unit 11 Pursuing Post-Secondary Education
Unit 12 When Things Aren’t Working
Unit 13 Is It Time to Escalate?
Unit 14 Interim Reviews
Unit 15 Resolving Conflicts
Unit 16 Due Process
Unit 17 You’re Not Alone
Unit 18 Your Personal Network
Unit 19 Parent-to-Parent Advocacy Groups
Unit 20 Partners in Policymaking®
Unit 21 Quiz #4
Unit 22 Congratulations!