USD 231 is committed to students with special needs and their families. The district has been working with Families Together, an organization that assists parents and their children with disabilities through encouragement and education. This group empowers families to advocate for their children and provides parents one-to-one assistance, training, resources, and tools at no cost to families.
USD 231 and Families partnered together to support parent education related to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), parent rights and IEP development. The district's goal is to help parents understand and participate in the education of their students.
On Wednesday, November 3, 2021, Families Together and USD 231 staff provided a community presentation designed to enable parents to better advocate for their children and build relationships with their child's school.
Thirty families participated in Wednesday's workshop and the Special Services Department looks forward to additional parent education and partnership opportunities!