Two weeks left to participate in IDEA National Survey for Parent Rights - please take survey and please share!!
- Two Weeks Left To Take Part in the IDEA National Survey Project of Parent Rights
There are two weeks left to take part in the IDEA National Survey project, a survey of whether the rights of students with disabilities and their parents are protected. The survey is sponsored by the National Center for Learning Disabilities , National Down Syndrome Society, Autism Society of America , The Advocacy Institute, and the Autism National Committee. The survey seeks input from parents, self-advocates, and attorneys and advocates who work with parents. The survey is located at http://www.ideasurvey.org
The survey will run through June 30, 2011. The survey looks at the major issues in special education advocacy, including IEPs, Child Find/Evaluations, and Due Process/Litigation. The survey examines whether parents are treated as equals in the process and whether their rights are protected. There are surveys for all community members:
- Parents of children with disabilities
- Attorneys, Advocates, Educational Consultants, and other professionals
- Self-advocates (people with disabilities).
All disabilities are welcome. This survey is not limited to the disabilities the sponsoring organizations concentrate on. The results will be used to write a report describing the special-education advocacy experiences that parents, self-advocates, and professionals have, and describing their views of the degree to which parents are involved in the process as equal partners.
Names will not be used in the report (if stories are used, general descriptions like "a Midwestern advocate" or "an Ohio family" will be used.) There are instructions for taking the survey anonymously. There are simple multiple choice questions and questions where one can write narratives and share more information and thoughts if one wishes. The survey itself, and more information about it, are at http://www.ideasurvey.org
Please feel free to forward and share this notice with others, or to post this notice or a link to the survey.
Volunteer Co-Webmaster, http://www.ourchildrenleftbehind.com (IDEA reauthorization)