START-Engaging Parents of Students with Disabilities
Offering programs and services that support the engagement of families to improve outcomes for students.
PARENTS AS LEADERS
START-Engaging Parent of Students with Disabilities (EPSD) offers programs and services that support the engagement of familiesto improve outcomes for students, including developing and supporting Special Education Parent Advisory Groups (SEPAGs) in communities and school districts.
Through workshops, regional meetings, and parent leadership development activities, we help parents and parent leaders:
- Become informed and active participants in their child’s education
- Partner with educators in improving educational programs for students with disabilities, particularly in the area of Inclusion
- Start or strengthen parent advisory groups or parent support groups in their areas
What People Are Saying
A strong parent advisory group can help foster ongoing communication between the parents and school to better serve our children.
Our group started with two parents and a supportive District Supervisor. What’s important is to get up and running and see where it takes you.
The advice that parents need to continually talk with school district personnel and develop meaningful inclusion programs and then continually evaluate their children’s progress based on data was on the mark.