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Parents Reaching Out to Parents
The SC Adult Sibling Leadership Network is a project of Parents Reaching Out to Parents, Inc. (PRO-Parents), and is funded through a grant from the South Carolina Developmental Disabilities Council. The grant will provide an opportunity for adult siblings of persons with disabilities to network with each other, share information, gain information, and receive training on how to effectively advocate on behalf of their brother or sister.
The South Carolina Assistive Technology Program (SCATP) is a federally funded program concerned with getting technology into the hands of people with disabilities so that they might live, work, learn and be a more independent part of the community.
The Center for Disability Resources Library consists of over 5,300 books, videos, brochures, and audiotapes covering a variety of disability-related topics, including assistive technology.
MilitaryK12Partners offers resources, like Special Education Modules, to assist schools that serve military families. Students at the Center, an educational resource that provides information on important policies, procedures and best practices is also located on the site, as well as links to many resources developed by other government and non-government agencies.
STOMP (Specialized Training of Military Parents), the OSEP-funded PTI for military families across the country (www.stompproject.org)
Visit The National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (www.nichcy.org) for more information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals. Our special focus is children and youth (birth to age 22).
Visit Family & Advocates Partnership for Education (www.fape.org). Our focus is to inform and educate families and advocates about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1997 and promising practices.
Visit Wrightslaw (www.wrightslaw.com) for accurate, information about effective advocacy for children with disabilities. You will find hundreds of articles, cases, newsletters, and other information about special education law and advocacy in the Wrightslaw Advocacy and Law Libraries.
Visit the Technical Assistance Alliance for Parent Centers. The Alliance is an innovative project that focuses on providing technical assistance for establishing, developing, and coordinating Parent Training and Information Projects and Community Parent Resource Centers under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Visit the South Carolina Department of Education's web site (www.myscschools.com/offices/ec). The Office of Exceptional Children ensures that all children with disabilities in the State have available a free and appropriate public education (FAPE), protects the rights of these children and their parents, and provides leadership to school districts and state–operated programs in the provision of appropriate special educational services. The publication and regulator page has parent guides, forms, memos specific to services in SC.
The legislation for infants and toddlers (0 – 3 years) with developmental disabilities and their families (Part C of IDEA) calls for a comprehensive statewide system of coordinated early intervention services. In South Carolina, this system is called BabyNet (www.scdhec.gov/health/mch/cshcn/programs/babynet/). Infants and toddlers who have delays in growing, developing and learning are helped by early intervention services that may include therapies, assertive aids and devices, speech / hearing / vision services, service coordination and family training.