Parent Training Videos: Special Education
Advocating For Your Child - Preventing Conflict in Special Education

Covers the formal and informal indicators of conflict, state and national statistics and trends, and how to know how our own schools or districts are doing in this important area. Specific recommendations for building strong and effective teams are also presented. The material has been developed into Nick Martin's Guide to Collaboration for IEP Teams (Brookes Publishing, 2005).

Strengthening Relationships When Our Children Have Special Needs

Presents an overview of the ten challenges commonly associated with raising a child with a disability. This topic is the subject of Nick's book by the same name, published by Future Horizons in 2004 and also available in Spanish.

Feeling Better When We Feel Bad

Provides the skills so very necessary for managing such challenging emotions as fear, grief, anger, and many more. This program presents three specific and proven techniques that can be of great practical value in many aspects of everyday life.

What is Transition?
Facilitated Individualized Education Program

Facilitation of an Individualized Education Program (FIEP) meeting is a method of resolution that involves the use of a trained facilitator to assist an Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) committee in developing an IEP for a student with a disability. The use of facilitated IEP meetings is an increasing statewide trend and can be an essential part of assisting the ARD committee in reaching agreements that lead to educational programs with beneficial outcomes for students with disability.

Facilitated Individualized Education Program Resources:

The Texas Education Agency Facilitated IEP Resource Page

Adobe Acrobat icon Request for a State FIEP Meeting - English

Adobe Acrobat icon Request for a State FIEP Meeting - Spanish