Training and Information for Parents of Children with Disabilities

New Leveraging Briefs Series on Attract, Prepare, Retain Available Now!

The new leverage briefs are the culmination of OSEP’s Attract, Prepare, Retain: Effective Personnel for All Initiative and highlight 13 leverage points covering strategies recognized by various stakeholders as essential to addressing critical shortages in the special education workforce.


OSEP holds informational webinars for the Parent Centers on a quarterly and as-needed basis, and uses the webinars to communicate important information to Parent Centers. An archive of these webinars can be found on the Center for Parent Information and Resources website (link is external)

Additional Resources for Grantees

This archived webinar was developed by the Family Engagement Resource Provider (FERP) Project.  Presenters were Jane Sharp, Education Information Resource Center and Debra Jennings, Director of the Center for Parent Information and Resources and the Statewide Parent Advocacy Support Network. The presentation includes strategies and resources to engage families of children with disabilities as well as information about the FERP Project.

This website includes numerous tools and supports specifically for parents and families, schools and educators, and communities.  The page also includes ED’s framework for building greater support and capacity in schools, homes, and communities, so all students have the chance to succeed.

This resource guide was compiled to help parents and special educators establish a comfortable and effective partnership in service of promoting successful outcomes for children with disabilities. Authors highlight research reports, journal articles, examples of best practices, and tools that suggest methods for developing productive collaborations. The resources in this guide are grouped into the following categories: families as advocates, family roles in assessment and intervention, and families as partners in student learning. Each section includes resources for educators and families.

This webpage has the current Annual Performance Report and OSEP performance measures.

This webpage has the current Annual Performance Report and OSEP performance measures.

This is the FY 2019 Annual Performance Report for grantees under the Parent Program (84.328).

This list comes from the Wisconsin RTI Center. It contains a list of hyperlinks on parent involvement from State Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) websites across the country.

Parent Tool Kit resources pertaining to assessment.

Parent Took Kit resources homepage.

This checklist was developed by the national technical assistance center on PBIS. It measures the climate of the school for parent involvement, learning activities at home, communication with parents/families, and parent involvement at school.

This file is from a presentation given in May 2010 by Don Bailey for a U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services Listening and Learning Panel on Family Engagement.