CESA 6 Family Engagement Network supports parents and educators to build positive partnerships among parents, schools and communities on behalf of students with disabilities.
Both state and federal special education laws recognize the importance of the parent’s role in their children’s education in order to build team-oriented practices with parents and school staff. CESA 6 has designed a program to help parents become aware of their role in their children’s education.
The Family Engagement Network is a collaborative effort between parents and school personnel. A parent coordinator who has a child with disabilities is on staff to support other parents who have children with disabilities by:
- Helping to promote communication and collaboration between families, county agencies, schools, and communities.
- Providing parents with information on special education.
- Providing parents with information regarding district and community services that support families.
- Assisting the school district in identifying and addressing parent’s concerns and needs. • Encourage parents to become active participants in the decision-making process of their children’s education.
- Help facilitate team-building practices between parents and school staff.
- Provide resources to families who have children with disabilities.
- Assist school districts in planning parent/family activities.