** The Utah Parent Center asked us to share this with our participants, so take a look if this applies to you and your family. **
HELP US HELP PARENTS IN UTAH!
Parents of children receiving services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) are being asked to help provide important information about how Utah is meeting the state's requirements to provide programs and services for children with disabilities in early intervention and special education.
Each year the US Department of Education makes what are called "verification visits" to state education agencies and early intervention lead agencies around the country. Utah has been chosen for a visit on October 12th, 2010. The Utah Parent Center has been asked to collect input from parents by distributing these surveys.
Parents who have had children participate in the early intervention programs (Part C of IDEA for infants and toddlers) or special education programs in preschool, elementary, middle, or high school (Part B of IDEA) can provide input in your choice of several ways.
1. First, follow the appropriate link below depending on whether your child is ages birth through 2 (Part C) or is 3 or older (Part B) to a web based survey tool. Click on one of the following links, complete, and submit your responses:
Survey for parents of children ages birth through 2 (Part C)
Survey for parents of children 3 or older (Part B)
Access the surveys through the Utah Parent Center's website at: http://www.utahparentcenter.org
2. Second, you may print out the survey that relates to your child's program, complete, and fax (801-272-8907) or mail it in. The links for pdf (printable) versions are here and instructions for submitting your responses are on the form:
PDF Version of Survey for parents of children ages birth through 2 (Part C)
PDF Version of Survey for parents of children 3 or older (Part B)
3. Third, you may call the Utah Parent Center office at 800-468-1160 and complete it over the phone with one of our staff or volunteers. Spanish-speaking families can ask for Julie Moreno or Nancy Rodriguez for help in completing the surveys.
SURVEYS OPEN UNTIL 5pm ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th.
We will collect responses until Friday, September 17th. We'll then summarize the information for the US Department of Education team that is coming to Utah.
Please help us reach as many families as possible by forwarding or providing this information to parents who would like to provide input.
You may receive this information from more than one source because our many partner organizations are helping us disseminate the information. If so, you are well connected! Feel free to contact us if we can help you complete the surveys or if you have any questions or concerns. Our toll-free telephone number is 1-800-468-1160.
Thank you for your participation!
This information is also available online by visiting: http://www.utahparentcenter.org/surveys.htm.