Special Education Basics
Pathways to Success modules for families
From the Virginia I’m Determined project, the Pathways to Success is a series of online learning modules for parents and caregivers.
The Pathways to Success are set up for you, at your own pace, to learn about how to support your child in becoming more self-determined. If you are just beginning, you can follow the Parent Path in the order it has been created, and if you just want to learn more about a certain aspect, you can simply skip to that part and grab the information you need
Definition of Parent- VDOE Guidance Document
This Va Department of Education Guidance Document for Implementing New Special Education Requirements for the Definition of Parent, is dated May 2009, continues to be in effect. See final page for the Code definition of Parent for purposes of special education.
Virginia Family Special Education Connection
This website provides a one-stop-shop for parents, families and caregivers of children with special needs to:
- Access local school system contacts and disability services in your community
- Explore an abundance of resources, including assistive technology and behavioral supports to help your child succeed.
- Learn about and plan your child’s educational program
- Understand your legal rights and responsibilities
Parents and families can and do make a difference in their child’s education.