Education

Chloe Reading “Children and youth with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD)1 must receive a free, appropriate public education as guaranteed by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Education must include individualized supports and services, quality instruction, and access to the general education curriculum in age-appropriate inclusive settings, in preparation for adult life.”  – taken from The Arc’s education position statement.

 

The Arc offers numerous resources to help guide you through the special education process for children birth to age 21.

 

ADVOCACY

Special education advocacy addresses academic issues of all kinds, supporting families in securing evaluations, developing and implementing Individualized Education Programs (IEP)  and determining educational placement. Advocates provide coaching, strategies and information to empower parents and guardians to advocate for their family member.  Ask an Advocate!

 

GETSET!

 

Registered GetSet! logoGetSet! is a training program for young adults preparing for the transition from school to the adult world. This curriculum-based program prepares students for work by discussing topics such as workplace safety, employment soft skills and searching and interviewing for a job.  Contact us to learn more!

 


ARC GUIDES

Arc Guide are  helpful info sheets about a wide-range of education issues. The most frequently used Arc Guides are listed below.

 

 

Click here to see all 36 Arc Guides on education-related topics.

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

HOW DO I GET MORE INFORMATION?

For more information,  please submit your question to Ask an Advocate or call The Arc Greater Twin Cities at 952-920-0855.