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Early Intervention: Your Child’s Development (Birth – 2)

Maine Parent Foundation provides an Early Intervention Fact Sheet discussing disability and delayed development.

Evaluation Nuts & Bolts: What Parents Can Do to Prepare Their Child

Evaluations are an important part of your child's educational program. Testing provides useful information for you and your child's teacher, and helps with planning an appropriate program for your child. There are several things you can do to make...

Frequently Asked Questions

The Maine Parent Federation posts a series of informative facts and contacts for parents on special education issues.

How Does IDEA Work for School-Aged Children?

This document is intended to serve as a guide for parents navigating the special education system, in order to know what to expect.

Parent Special Education Guide

A handbook to help guide you through the process of understanding and navigating special education services.

Preschool to Public School

Guide for parents of children with special needs.

Section 504: What Does It Mean?

Explains one of the federal laws that requires schools to provide special ed services.

Special Education - A Guide to the Individualized Education Program (IEP)

Maine Department of Education overview, followed by a copy of the relevant federal regulations

Special Education Language

Learn education-speak in the world of special education. It will help you to advocate for yourself or your child.

Special Education: Discipline

When disciplining students, school must be careful not to violate federal special education protections.