Resources for parents and families of students with disabilities

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February is a  month of hearts, flowers, and parties but sometimes for a student with a disability, this is a month where he/she may feel left out.  Here are some resources that may help the parents and families deal with this issue:

Learning difficulties and social skills: What’s the connection?
This article explores the meaning of social competence and how learning difficulties can affect a student’s ability to read social cues and respond in ways that promote relationship building. Tips for parents on how to build their child’s social skills are included.


Your child’s social and emotional skills.
The National Center for Learning Disabilities offers this rich suite of resources on social skills and young people with learning disabilities.


Helping youth develop soft skills for job success: Tips for parents and families.
This InfoBrief discusses the importance of soft skills (such as communication skills and interpersonal skills) and offers strategies that parents and families can use to help their child develop skills for employment success. Also available in Spanish.


Rosemary Manges

Rosemary Manges, Program Coordinator for Inclusive Services, has over 39 years of educational experience ranging from the public school classroom, administration, preparing pre-service teachers at the college level to development of policy at TEA. She is in her 10th year at Region 10.

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