PA Parent and Family Alliance

is a state-wide program of the

Allegheny Family Network

 

We are grateful for the financial support from SAMHSA, OMHSAS, and the PA Care Partnership

contact@pafamilyalliance.org

425 N Craig St. Suite 500

Pittsburgh, PA 15213 

Tel: 412-438-6129   

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EDUCATION

Ensuring your child or young adult has a good education is a major concern for families. Here are a few key learning opportunities will help keep them on track. 

EDUCATION

Ensuring your child or young adult has a good education is a major concern for families. Here are a few key learning opportunities will help keep them on track. 

Intersection of mental health and education

What should you know about accessing special education services for your child with social, emotional, behavioral or mental health challenges?

 

Eligibility and diagnosis; What's the difference?

There's a big difference between eligibility and a diagnosis. Learn the difference and why it matters in this 4-minute video. 

IEP's,IDEA and special education services

There's a lot to know about IEP's and how they can help your child. Understood.org nationally recognized experts will get you started on the right track.

 

IEP's for emotional disturbances

The topic of this 10-minute video is about special education services under the category of 'emotional disturbance' -- a designation that many people don't even KNOW qualifies for special education services. *Note that PA's guidelines for evaluation, once consent has been given are 60 calendar days, not including summer break.*

Eligibility for special education

Can your child qualify for special education services because they have an emotional disturbance? This 3-minute video gives you the information you need to answer that question. 

The importance of evaluations

Parents often underestimate the importance of evaluations but this can be a big mistake. This 6-minute video explains how you can make sure you understand what tests are being suggested and how you can make sure your concerns are addressed. 

The IEP team process: A framework for success

This 5 part series of video's between 4 and12 minutes takes you through the entire IEP process. Easy to understand guidance for families addresses topics like who is on an IEP team (chapter 2), what's included in the IEP (chapter 3), getting ready for your IEP meeting (chapter 4), and the IEP meeting itself (chapter 5). 

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