Effective communication is an essential part of working with the professionals helping your child. These links and resources provide helpful tips for establishing positive communication between educators, care providers, school administrators, and families.

Steps to Success: Communicating with Your Child’s School is a CADRE guide designed to help parents better facilitate smooth communications between parents and educators and school-based service providers during the IEP process.

The U.S. Department of Education, Family and Community Engagement provides many helpful resources for parent, including a variety of toolkits. These resources are designed to help ensure that children receive a quality education.

A Parent’s Guide:  Communicating with Your Child’s School Through Letter Writing is a publication of the National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities.

Growing and Sustaining Parent Engagement: A Toolkit for Parents and Community Partners: Along with lessons learned from programs implemented across the nation, this toolkit includes information, examples, and helpful questions that parents and community partners can draw from as they jointly develop engagement strategies that reflect their unique priorities and communities.