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We understand the unique challenges faced by parents of children with special needs, and we are here to support you. Our website offers a wealth of information and resources specifically tailored to assist you in navigating the complex world of special education.

To provide you with valuable insights, we offer a collection of Informational Tip Sheets on various topics. These tip sheets can be easily downloaded and printed, allowing you to have a tangible resource at your fingertips. From understanding Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) to strategies for promoting positive behavior, our tip sheets cover a wide range of important subjects.

Below you will find a selection of sample letters. These letters are designed to assist parents in effectively communicating their child's needs to educators, administrators, or other relevant individuals. By clicking on the sample letters, you can easily print them and use them as a template, saving you time and effort in crafting your own personalized letter.

Tip Sheets

Juvenile Justice

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My Child Is Incarcerated: FAST FACTS ABOUT SCHOOL

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Your Child’s Return Home From Juvenile Detention to School and Community

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Latest News

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New OCECD Tip Sheet

We are pleased to announce the release of our latest Tip Sheet, focusing on the topic of "Medical Diagnosis Vs Educational Eligibility." This resource is designed to provide parents and caregivers with essential insights into navigating the intersection of medical diagnoses and educational support. 
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Now Available On-Demand!

Return to You: How to Avoid Self-Abandonment as a Caregiver and Get Your Own Needs Met
This presentation encourages us to redefine what self-care really means for caregivers while offering practical tools to help us identify and address our own needs. 
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YEP! The Youth Empowerment Project

This video series is focused on youth interviewing other youth about their experiences with self-advocacy and empowerment. 
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