Transition does not occur in a single moment. It is an extended period of planning and instruction leading to a shift to adult life. Visit Schools website for more information.
During the 2022-23 school year, the Dyslexia Committee partnered with literacy advocacy groups across Washington to create the Supporting Your Dyslexic Student virtual series.
Each year our membership votes for our organization's legislative agenda by identifying focus areas to guide our Legislative Advocacy Committee's work. Learn about issues we advocate for
Membership meetings generally include an update from Seattle Public Schools Special Education administrators and special guests speaking about a wide range of important issues..
All students have a right to meaningfully participate in the general education setting, both academically and socially to the fullest extent possible.
It is important to know your rights as a parent. Visit our playlist highlighting our webinars and presentations re: IEPs.
Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS) uses compassion and problem solving to help schools meet the needs of all learners.
Browse videos we have presented with care to our community of families. Various topics include school avoidance, music therapy, mental health strategies, sensory regulation, advocacy, and more.
Learn about due process hearings, compensatory and recovery services, and other topics you may encounter as you advocate for your child's education.
Fillable Community Complaint for Staffing Shortages (docx)Download
Mental Health, Trauma, and IEPS_May2022 (handout) (pdf)Download
Strategies to Involve Families in Career Technical Education (handout) (pdf)Download
How Inclusion is working in WA state schools (handout) (pdf)Download
Managing School Avoidance Oct. 14 (handout) (pdf)Download
Seattle Public Schools Name Guide for Services (pdf)Download
Restraint and Isolation Slides PDF (pdf)Download
ADHD School Resource Toolkit from www.ADDitude.com (pdf)Download
From the editors of ADDitude Magazine: The-ADHD-Autism-Link (pdf)Download
Seattle Public Schools, the largest K-12 school system in Washington state, has a deep commitment to every student’s journey—to ensure that each student will graduate ready for college, career and life.
In 2006, the Washington State Legislature passed House Bill 3127 to establish the Office of the Education Ombuds (OEO) to reduce the opportunity gap by supporting families, students, educators, and communities in understanding the public K-12 education system and resolving concerns collaboratively. The legislature placed us within the Governor’s Office to ensure our independence from the public education system.
Washington Autism Alliance (WAA) extends access to healthcare, education and services for people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD’s) & related intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in Washington State. WAA offers support, encouragement, training and can provide access to services and information individuals or caretakers need to succeed.
Open Doors for Multicultural Families (Open Doors or ODMF) provides culturally and linguistically relevant information, services, and programming to culturally and linguistically diverse families of persons with developmental and intellectual disabilities. The families we serve are often immigrants, refugees, and/or people of color.
The Office for Civil Rights serves student populations facing discrimination and the advocates and institutions promoting systemic solutions to civil rights problems. An important responsibility is resolving complaints of discrimination.
The Arc of King County promotes and protects the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities so they can live, learn, work and play in the community – improving the quality of life for us all.
All the materials found on the CPIR Hub have been created and archived for Parent Centers around the country to help them provide support and services to the families they serve.
Approximately 143,000 eligible students in Washington state receive special education and related services. The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) fulfills the requirements of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which ensures all children with disabilities have access to a free appropriate public education.
Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) is the evidence-based model of care that helps caregivers focus on identifying the problems that are causing concerning behaviors in kids and solving those problems collaboratively and proactively.
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