• Parent Involvement/Engagement Links

    These links highlight opportunities for trainings and information sharing to address the special knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to serve the unique needs of children with disabilities.


    July 17th, 2021 - FREE Virtual Mini-Conference for Mental Health & Caregiver Burnout  - Register for the Dual Diagnosis session that best meets your needs!  To register for either MH/Autism or MH/IDD go to: 

    August 5th, 2021 - 6 P.M. - FREE Webinar  - SAFE KIDS - CPARC Advocacy Talks - Learn Techniques & Tops for Child Injury Prevention in Special Needs Homes: 


    2021-22 School Year  IU29 Parent Training Series Flyer

    • September 22, 2021 - 6 to 8 p.m. 
      • Domestic Violence 101 w/ Tori Shuman from SHC
      • Location: Schuylkill Intermediate Unit 29 - Gymnasium 17 Maple Ave. Marlin, PA 17951
      • Register at Domestic Violence 101 Registration



    Free sessions provide valuable information for parents of youth with a disability ages 14-21.

    SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER 2021 - More Information, click here:  Trainings Flyer

    • September 7, 2021 6-7 p.m.

      •  Bureau of Special Education & OVR Memorandum of Understanding - What it means for your child
        Passcode: 939145


    • October 12, 2021 6-7 p.m.

      • Tips for Completing an OVR Application & Entitlement vs. Eligibility
        Passcode: 332881


    • November 9, 2021 6-7 p.m.

      • Financial Aid & Scholarships for College Bound Students
        Passcode: 660708


    • December 14, 2021 6-7 p.m.

      • Benefits Counseling & Waiver Services
        Passcode: 899381


    JANUARY - MAY 2022 - More Information, click here:  Trainings Flyer 2

    • January 11, 2022 6-7 p.m.

      • Getting Ready for Summer Employment
        Passcode: 136581


    • January 25, 2022 6-7 p.m.

      • SSI and the Recertification Process
        Passcode: 737280


    • February 8, 2022 6-7 p.m.

      • Creating A Vision
        Passcode: 998709


    • March 8, 2022 6-7 p.m.

      • Student Panel & Student Led IEP Meetings
        Passcode: 644436


    • April 12, 2022 6-7 p.m.

      • Disability Services for College Bound Students
        Passcode: 098483


    • May 10, 2022 6-7 p.m.

      • Getting a Drivers License, Using Public Transportation, & Distracted Driving
        Passcode: 077338



    https://www.iu29.org/Page/114 This is the Local Task Force section of the Schuylkill Intermediate Unit 29 website. It provides information, meeting and event dates for which parents are encouraged to attend.

    https://www.heath.gwu.edu/ The HEATH Resource Center is an online clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities.

    https://www.heath.gwu.edu/parents-guide-transition This module will increase the parent’s knowledge and give them the tools to prepare them for their child’s transition from public school to postsecondary education and his or her emerging adulthood.

    https://secondarytransition.org/ This website, which is continually updated, provides youth, young adults, parents, and professionals with secondary transition resources to facilitate a young person’s progress towards post-secondary goals related to education, employment, and community living.

    https://www.iu29.org/Page/208 This is the transition related section of the Schuylkill Intermediate Unit 29 website. It features transition resources and links appropriate for school staff, agency partners, students, and parents.

    https://www.imdetermined.org/ This website seeks to help youth with disabilities and their parents learn more about self-determination.

    https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/special-services/ieps/understanding-individualized-education-programsThis website offers many resources, including videos, to help parents with learning and attention issues. This link takes parents directly to “Understanding IEPs”.

    https://www.pattan.net/parent-information/ This website offers many resources, training events, and videos to assist parents and school staff in learning about specific disabilities and education initiatives.