START–Engaging Parents of Students with Disabilities
Offering programs and services that support the engagement of families to improve outcomes for students.
START-Engaging Parent of Students with Disabilities (EPSD) offers programs and services that support the engagement of families to 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
PARENTS AS LEADERS
SPAN Parent Leadership E-News
View articles from the START-EPSD Newsletter Archive below
2021, February 18 I 2021 Leadership Renewal: Lead Like It Matters!
2021, February 18 I Renovación del liderazgo en 2021: ¡Lidere como si importara!
2020, November 19 I Trust and relationships are the basis for collaboration
2020, November 19 | La confianza y las relaciones son la base de la colaboración
2020, August 20 | Engagement happens when every voice is heard
2020, August 20 | La participación ocurre cuando se escuchan todas las voces
2020, May 21 | Growth and improvement are impossible without change
2020, May 21 | El crecimiento y la mejora son imposibles sin cambios
2020, February 20 | Communication is key to effective leadership
2019, November 21 | Advocacy is at the heart of leadership
2019, August 22 | Leadership is a capability in action
2019, May 25 | Leaders translate vision into reality
2019, Feb 27 | Leadership is a choice, not a position
2018, Nov 10 | Parent leaders aren’t born. They’re made!
Parent Group Highlights
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.