As parents of the great students, we know you have many things you deal with on a daily basis.
This section is to help you to find some resources to do your job as parents even better. We know that the hardest job in the world is being a parent.
Intermediate District 287 does not endorse any of these organizations but simply provides the information as a resource to parents:
Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
Social Emotional Learning (SEL)is the process through which children and adults acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and skills they need to recognize and manage their emotions, demonstrate caring and concern for others, establish positive relationships, make responsible decisions, and handle challenging situations constructively.
SEL is best achieved through a layered approach of skills lessons, infusion of practices into the regular curricula and classroom activities, and delivery in an environment of safety, respect, and caring in which SEL values are modeled.
Hennepin County Library http://www.hclib.org/
E-books for Kids http://tarheelreader.org/
E-books for Kids http://www.tumblebooks.com/library/
Finding Books http://sites.google.com/site/tbvimnstudents/
Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights www.pacer.org
Federal Resource Center for Special Education www.dssc.org
One Place for Special Needs www.oneplaceforspecialneeds.com
Parent Further www.parentfurther.com/technology-media
NetSmartz Workshop www.netsmartz.org/Parents
PBS Parents www.pbs.org/parents/
Autism Society of America www.autism-society.org
Families for Early Autism Treatment www.feat.org
Children & Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder www.chadd.org
Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome http://www.mofas.org/
National Association for Down Syndrome www.nads.org
National Down Syndrome Society www.ndss.org
National Child Traumatic Stress Network www.nctsnet.org
United Cerebral Palsy Association www.ucpa.org
The International Dyslexia Association www.interdys.org
National Council on Disability www.ncd.gov
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities www.nichcy.org
Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health www.ffcmh.org
National Institute of Mental Health www.nimh.nih.gov