Resources in Other Languages

Special Education resources

Resources Available in Other Languages

Washington State Resources for Parents of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Washington State Resources for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Preparing Students with Disabilities for Postsecondary Education

Office of the Superintendent for Public Instruction, Special Education Family Liason
(360) 725-6075 or submit a message through the web

2014 Disability Task Force Report
2013 Disability Task Force Report

ARC of Washington

The Arc of Washington state's mission is to advocate for the rights and full participation of all people with developmental disabilities. Along with its network of members and chapters, it supports and empowers individuals and families; connects and informs individuals and families; improves support and service systems; influences public policy; increases public awareness; and inspires inclusive communities.
http://www.arcwa.org/

Video: Special Education: An Overview (Part 1 of 4)

Video: Special Education: Referral, Evaluation and the IEP (Part 2 of 4)

Video: Special Education: The IEP (Part 3 of 4)

Video: Special Education: Resolving Conflicts (Part 4 of 4)

Easter Seals

Easter Seals Washington provides exceptional services to ensure that people with disabilities and families in need have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play.
http://wa.easterseals.com

Washington PAVE

Washington PAVE, a parent-directed organization, is a Parent Training and Information Center that works with families, individuals with disabilities, professionals and community members in all walks of life and with all types of disabilities. Since 1979, PAVE has provided information, training and support for more than 1 million individuals with disabilities, parents and professionals.
http://www.washingtonpave.org/

Open Doors for Multicultural Families

Open Doors for Multicultural Families is a Community Parent Resource Center that offers support and training to parents of children with disabilities, serving families located in South King County. The mission of Open Doors is to ensure that diverse fam­i­lies who have fam­ily mem­bers with devel­op­men­tal dis­abil­i­ties and spe­cial health care needs have equal access to cul­tur­ally and lin­guis­ti­cally appro­pri­ate infor­ma­tion, resources, and ser­vices.  They pro­mote cul­tur­ally com­pe­tent ser­vices through com­mu­nity col­lab­o­ra­tion, train­ing and part­ner­ships.
http://multiculturalfamilies.org/wordpress/

Center for Parent Information and Resources (i.e., the Parent Center Hub)

The Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) serves as a central resource of information and products to the community of Parent Training Information (PTI) Centers and the Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs), so that they can focus their efforts on serving families of children with disabilities. The CPIR makes a variety of information and resources for parents available in English and in Spanish
http://www.parentcenterhub.org/resources/

District level Special Education PTSAs

In several districts around the state, groups of concerned parents and educators have convened and founded Special Needs PTSAs to serve students with disabilities, their families and educators. These have been founded as non-traditional Parent-Teacher-Student organizations that are not school-based but instead have members throughout a district or region. Many district or regional Special Needs PTSAs are affiliated with the Washington State PTA and National PTA. 

 

*If you are aware of a Special Needs PTSA in your area that’s not on this list, please let us know. Thank you.

Resources in Other Languages

Arabic

1. Steps to Success: Communicating with Your Child’s School – CADRE/Special Education

CADRE Steps to Success: Communicating with Your Child’s School – a brochure with specific communication skills that may be helpful to parents as they develop and maintain partnerships with their child’s school. Developed in partnership between CADRE and the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities, originally published, May 2004:

English: http://www.directionservice.org/cadre/success.cfm

Also available in: Arabic
http://www.directionservice.org/cadre/parent/artifacts/Arabic%20S2S.pdf

Cambodian

1.     Important Document Notice – OSPI

If a situation arises when a school is unable to translate a document immediately, one method to ensure that limited English proficient families can access the information is by including a notice on the document, translated into the parent’s primary language (e.g. on pre-printed stickers) informing families that they can contact the school to have the document translated.
Sample Important Document Notice (in 9 languages)

From OSPI’s Office of Equity and Civil Rights:  http://www.k12.wa.us/Equity/Interpretation.aspx

 

2.     Fact sheet re Districts’ Obligations to Communicate with LEP Parents – OCR

Fact Sheet for Limited English Proficient Parents and for Schools and School Districts that Communicate with Them (PDF)
Schools may use this fact sheet from the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, to explain the school district's obligation to ensure that limited English proficient (LEP) students can meaningfully participate in educational programs and services, and to communicate information to LEP parents in a language they can understand.
English | Cambodian

សិស្សដែលជាអ្នកសិក្សាភាសាអង់គ្លេស | English Learner Students – 01-07-2015

សិស្សដែលជាអ្នកសិក្សាភាសាអង់គ្លេស PDF (541K) | Fact Sheet: English Learner Students

ព័ត៌មានសម្រាប់មាតាបិតា និងអាណាព្យាបាលដែលចេះភាសាអង់គ្លេសតិចតួច PDF (116K) | Fact Sheet: Limited English Proficient Parents

http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/dcl-factsheet-el-students-201501-cambodian.pdf

http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/dcl-factsheet-lep-parents-201501-cambodian.pdf

 

Chinese

1.     Important Document Notice – OSPI

If a situation arises when a school is unable to translate a document immediately, one method to ensure that limited English proficient families can access the information is by including a notice on the document, translated into the parent’s primary language (e.g. on pre-printed stickers) informing families that they can contact the school to have the document translated.
Sample Important Document Notice (in 9 languages)

From OSPI’s Office of Equity and Civil Rights:  http://www.k12.wa.us/Equity/Interpretation.aspx

 

2.     Fact sheet re Districts’ Obligations to Communicate with LEP Parents – OCR

Fact Sheet for Limited English Proficient Parents and for Schools and School Districts that Communicate with Them (PDF)
Schools may use this fact sheet from the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, to explain the school district's obligation to ensure that limited English proficient (LEP) students can meaningfully participate in educational programs and services, and to communicate information to LEP parents in a language they can understand.
EnglishChinese

http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/dcl-factsheet-el-students-201501-chinese-ms.pdf

 

3.     Steps to Success: Communicating with Your Child’s School – CADRE/Special Education

CADRE Steps to Success: Communicating with Your Child’s School – a brochure with specific communication skills that may be helpful to parents as they develop and maintain partnerships with their child’s school. Developed in partnership between CADRE and the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities, originally published, May 2004:

English: http://www.directionservice.org/cadre/success.cfm

Also available in:

Chinese (Simplified)
 

4.     Sample Section 504 Notice of Parent Rights – OSPI

Under Section 504, school districts must provide parents a copy of their rights and procedural safeguards before evaluating students for Section 504 eligibility.
English | Chinese

OSPI Equity & Civil Rights Office: http://www.k12.wa.us/Equity/Families/Section504.aspx.

Hmong

1.     Fact sheet re Districts’ Obligations to Communicate with LEP Parents – OCR

Fact Sheet for Limited English Proficient Parents and for Schools and School Districts that Communicate with Them (PDF)
Schools may use this fact sheet from the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, to explain the school district's obligation to ensure that limited English proficient (LEP) students can meaningfully participate in educational programs and services, and to communicate information to LEP parents in a language they can understand.
English | | Hmong

 

2.     Steps to Success: Communicating with Your Child’s School – CADRE/Special Education

CADRE Steps to Success: Communicating with Your Child’s School – a brochure with specific communication skills that may be helpful to parents as they develop and maintain partnerships with their child’s school. Developed in partnership between CADRE and the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities, originally published, May 2004:

English: http://www.directionservice.org/cadre/success.cfm

Also available in:

English
Hmong
 

Korean

1.     Fact sheet re Districts’ Obligations to Communicate with LEP Parents – OCR

Fact Sheet for Limited English Proficient Parents and for Schools and School Districts that Communicate with Them (PDF)
Schools may use this fact sheet from the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, to explain the school district's obligation to ensure that limited English proficient (LEP) students can meaningfully participate in educational programs and services, and to communicate information to LEP parents in a language they can understand.
English | Korean

 

2.     Notice of Special Education Procedural Safeguards – OSPI

Procedural Safeguards (Word, 42 pages) | PDF
Booklet Layout: PUB | PDF

Translated Versions
(Revised October 2013)

OSPI – Procedural Safeguards: http://www.k12.wa.us/SpecialEd/Families/Rights.aspx

 

3.     Steps to Success: Communicating with Your Child’s School – CADRE/Special Education

CADRE Steps to Success: Communicating with Your Child’s School – a brochure with specific communication skills that may be helpful to parents as they develop and maintain partnerships with their child’s school. Developed in partnership between CADRE and the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities, originally published, May 2004:

English: http://www.directionservice.org/cadre/success.cfm

Also available in:

English

Korean
 

4.     Sample Section 504 Notice of Parent Rights – OSPI

Under Section 504, school districts must provide parents a copy of their rights and procedural safeguards before evaluating students for Section 504 eligibility.
English | | Korean

OSPI Equity & Civil Rights Office: http://www.k12.wa.us/Equity/Families/Section504.aspx.

Laotian

1.     Fact sheet re Districts’ Obligations to Communicate with LEP Parents – OCR

Fact Sheet for Limited English Proficient Parents and for Schools and School Districts that Communicate with Them (PDF)
Schools may use this fact sheet from the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, to explain the school district's obligation to ensure that limited English proficient (LEP) students can meaningfully participate in educational programs and services, and to communicate information to LEP parents in a language they can understand.
English | | Laotian

Russian

1.     Fact sheet re Districts’ Obligations to Communicate with LEP Parents – OCR

Fact Sheet, Information for Limited English Proficient Parents and for Schools and School Districts that Communicate with Them (Jan. 2015) download filesPDF (547K)

Translations: Russian PDF (573K),

From US Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/ellresources.html

 

2.     Important Document Notice – OSPI

If a situation arises when a school is unable to translate a document immediately, one method to ensure that limited English proficient families can access the information is by including a notice on the document, translated into the parent’s primary language (e.g. on pre-printed stickers) informing families that they can contact the school to have the document translated.
Sample Important Document Notice (in 9 languages)

English

Russian

From OSPI’s Office of Equity and Civil Rights:  http://www.k12.wa.us/Equity/Interpretation.aspx

 

3.     Notice of Special Education Procedural Safeguards – OSPI

English: Procedural Safeguards (Word, 42 pages) | PDF
Booklet Layout: PUB | PDF

Translated Versions
(Revised October 2013)

From OSPI’s Special Education Department: http://www.k12.wa.us/SpecialEd/Families/Rights.aspx

 

4.     Steps to Success: Communicating with Your Child’s School – CADRE/Special Education

CADRE Steps to Success: Communicating with Your Child’s School – a brochure with specific communication skills that may be helpful to parents as they develop and maintain partnerships with their child’s school. Developed in partnership between CADRE and the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities, originally published, May 2004:

English: http://www.directionservice.org/cadre/success.cfm

Also available in:

English
Russian
 

From CADRE, the National Center on Dispute Resolution in Special Education: http://www.directionservice.org/cadre/success.cfm

 

5.     Sample Section 504 Notice of Parent Rights – OSPI
 

Under Section 504, school districts must provide parents a copy of their rights and procedural safeguards before evaluating students for Section 504 eligibility.
Russian

From OSPI Equity & Civil Rights Office: http://www.k12.wa.us/Equity/Families/Section504.aspx.

Somali

1.     Important Document Notice – OSPI

If a situation arises when a school is unable to translate a document immediately, one method to ensure that limited English proficient families can access the information is by including a notice on the document, translated into the parent’s primary language (e.g. on pre-printed stickers) informing families that they can contact the school to have the document translated.
Sample Important Document Notice (in 9 languages)

From OSPI’s Office of Equity and Civil Rights:  http://www.k12.wa.us/Equity/Interpretation.aspx

 

2.     Notice of Special Education Procedural Safeguards – OSPI

English: Procedural Safeguards (Word, 42 pages) | PDF
Booklet Layout: PUB | PDF

Translated Versions
(Revised October 2013)

From OSPI’s Special Education Department: http://www.k12.wa.us/SpecialEd/Families/Rights.aspx

 

3.     Steps to Success: Communicating with Your Child’s School – CADRE/Special Education

CADRE Steps to Success: Communicating with Your Child’s School – a brochure with specific communication skills that may be helpful to parents as they develop and maintain partnerships with their child’s school. Developed in partnership between CADRE and the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities, originally published, May 2004:

English: http://www.directionservice.org/cadre/success.cfm

Also available in:

English
Somali
From CADRE, the National Center on Dispute Resolution in Special Education: http://www.directionservice.org/cadre/success.cfm

4.     Sample Section 504 Notice of Parent Rights – OSPI
 

Under Section 504, school districts must provide parents a copy of their rights and procedural safeguards before evaluating students for Section 504 eligibility.
Somali |

OSPI Equity & Civil Rights Office:  http://www.k12.wa.us/Equity/Families/Section504.aspx

 

Spanish

1.     Fact sheet re Districts’ Obligations to Communicate with LEP Parents

Fact Sheet, Information for Limited English Proficient Parents and for Schools and School Districts that Communicate with Them (Jan. 2015) download filesPDF (547K)

Translations: Spanish download files PDF (194K),

From US Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/ellresources.html

2.     Important Document Notice – OSPI

If a situation arises when a school is unable to translate a document immediately, one method to ensure that limited English proficient families can access the information is by including a notice on the document, translated into the parent’s primary language (e.g. on pre-printed stickers) informing families that they can contact the school to have the document translated.
Sample Important Document Notice (in 9 languages)

Spanish

From OSPI’s Office of Equity and Civil Rights:  http://www.k12.wa.us/Equity/Interpretation.aspx

 

3.     Notice of Special Education Procedural Safeguards – OSPI

English: Procedural Safeguards (Word, 42 pages) | PDF
Booklet Layout: PUB | PDF

Translated Versions
(Revised October 2013)

From OSPI’s Special Education Department: http://www.k12.wa.us/SpecialEd/Families/Rights.aspx

 

4.     Steps to Success: Communicating with Your Child’s School – CADRE/Special Education

CADRE Steps to Success: Communicating with Your Child’s School – a brochure with specific communication skills that may be helpful to parents as they develop and maintain partnerships with their child’s school. Developed in partnership between CADRE and the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities, originally published, May 2004:

English: http://www.directionservice.org/cadre/success.cfm

Also available in:

English
Spanish
From CADRE, the National Center on Dispute Resolution in Special Education: http://www.directionservice.org/cadre/success.cfm

 

5.     Mediation in Special Education – Spanish only

Spanish: Mediation in Special Education Tri-fold: a brief overview of the special education mediation service offered by Sound Options Group for OSPI:

http://somtg.com/site/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Sped-Med-Spanish-Rev.pdf

 

From Sound Options Group – Mediation and IEP Facilitation Page – http://somtg.com/downloads/

 

6.     Articles, Sample Letters, Copies of IDEA Regulations, other Information in Spanish from Center for Parent Information & Resources

ndex in Spanish: http://www.parentcenterhub.org/lista-espanol/

Index in English of resources available in Spanish: http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/spanish-to-english/

 

7.     Videos, Guides and Brochures in Spanish re Special Education Dispute Resolution from CADRE

Multiple resources are available in Spanish from CADRE, El Consorcio para la Resolución Apropiada de Disputas en la Educación Especial:

http://www.directionservice.org/cadre/index_espanol.cfm

Videos en Espanol: Entendiendo las Posturas y los Intereses http://www.directionservice.org/cadre/flashtours/entendiendolasposturas.htm (Understanding Positions and Interests);

Padres y Educadores Que Trabajan Hacia Soluciones Mutuas

Guías para Padres Sobre la Resolución de Disputas de IDEA:

 

8.     Sample Section 504 Notice of Parent Rights – OSPI
 

Under Section 504, school districts must provide parents a copy of their rights and procedural safeguards before evaluating students for Section 504 eligibility.
Spanish

From OSPI Equity & Civil Rights Office: http://www.k12.wa.us/Equity/Families/Section504.aspx

 

9.     Preparing for Post-Secondary Education for Students with Disabilities: Know your Rights and Responsibilities – Spanish

Preparación para la educación postsecundaria para los estudiantes con discapacidades: Conozca sus derechos y responsabilidades: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/transition-sp.html

From US Department of Education Office for Civil Rights

Tagalog

1.     Fact sheet re Districts’ Obligations to Communicate with LEP Parents – OCR

Fact Sheet for Limited English Proficient Parents and for Schools and School Districts that Communicate with Them (PDF)
Schools may use this fact sheet from the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, to explain the school district's obligation to ensure that limited English proficient (LEP) students can meaningfully participate in educational programs and services, and to communicate information to LEP parents in a language they can understand.
English | Tagalog

 

2.     Sample Section 504 Notice of Parent Rights – OSPI

Under Section 504, school districts must provide parents a copy of their rights and procedural safeguards before evaluating students for Section 504 eligibility.
English | Tagalog

OSPI Equity & Civil Rights Office: http://www.k12.wa.us/Equity/Families/Section504.aspx

Vietnamese

1.     Fact sheet re Districts’ Obligations to Communicate with LEP Parents – OCR

Fact Sheet, Information for Limited English Proficient Parents and for Schools and School Districts that Communicate with Them (Jan. 2015) download filesPDF (547K)

Translations: Vietnamese download files PDF (547K)

From US Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/ellresources.html

2.     Important Document Notice – OSPI

If a situation arises when a school is unable to translate a document immediately, one method to ensure that limited English proficient families can access the information is by including a notice on the document, translated into the parent’s primary language (e.g. on pre-printed stickers) informing families that they can contact the school to have the document translated.
Sample Important Document Notice (in 9 languages)

English

Vietnamese

From OSPI’s Office of Equity and Civil Rights:  http://www.k12.wa.us/Equity/Interpretation.aspx

3.     Notice of Special Education Procedural Safeguards – OSPI

English: Procedural Safeguards (Word, 42 pages) | PDF
Booklet Layout: PUB | PDF

Translated Versions
(Revised October 2013)

From OSPI’s Special Education Department: http://www.k12.wa.us/SpecialEd/Families/Rights.aspx

 

4.     Steps to Success: Communicating with Your Child’s School – CADRE/Special Education

CADRE Steps to Success: Communicating with Your Child’s School – a brochure with specific communication skills that may be helpful to parents as they develop and maintain partnerships with their child’s school. Developed in partnership between CADRE and the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities, originally published, May 2004:

English: http://www.directionservice.org/cadre/success.cfm

Also available in:

English
Vietnamese

From CADRE, the National Center on Dispute Resolution in Special Education: http://www.directionservice.org/cadre/success.cfm

 

5.     Sample Section 504 Notice of Parent Rights – OSPI

Under Section 504, school districts must provide parents a copy of their rights and procedural safeguards before evaluating students for Section 504 eligibility.
English | Vietnamese

From OSPI Equity & Civil Rights Office: http://www.k12.wa.us/Equity/Families/Section504.aspx