school girl sadNational Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) is launching the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Toolkit on NCLD.org and on Understood.org , a free online resource and community that supports millions of parents of kids with learning and attention issues. This new tool makes it easy to understand the complexities of ESSA so parents can work together with educators and policymakers and better support children’s academic success.

Parenting Kids with ADD – ADHD

The ESSA serves as the latest roadmap for states to educate public school students. For the first time ever, the ESSA requires states and school districts to seek and include parent input into their education plans. Yet, right now, just as states are working on implementing ESSA, many parents are unaware of ESSA and the rights afforded to all K-12 students, including the 1 in 5 children in the U.S. with learning and attention issues, such as ADHD and dyslexia.

“Now as states turn to implement the law, the promise of ESSA – to give every child an opportunity to receive a high-quality education – may only be achieved if we recognize when schools and students are struggling and give them the resources needed to improve. NCLD’s ESSA Toolkit brings parents into this conversation with the knowledge they need to collaborate with others and help schools succeed,” says Mimi Corcoran, NCLD President, and CEO.

The ESSA Toolkit features key information for parents on how ESSA works including:

  • Why accountability is so important for children with disabilities
  • The importance of state and local report cards and ratings
  • Interventions that support struggling schools
  • Ways to ensure students with disabilities receive Accommodations on all high school tests (including SAT/ACT)

The NCLD ESSA Toolkit helps parents get the information they need to understand ESSA, organize with other parents, and work with educators and policymakers to ensure that the needs of the 1 in 5 are represented and addressed in important state and school district ESSA planning.

For more information on academic support for students with learning and attention issues, such as ADHD and dyslexia, and to download the kit for free, visit: https://u.org/toolkit

Geraldine Jensen

Geraldine Jensen

Geraldine Jensen is a child support enforcement expert. She is the author of How to Collect Child Support and the Status of Child Support Enforcement in the U.S.Geraldine is the founder of ACES, Association for Children for Enforcement of Support, Inc. ACES was founded in Toledo, Oho and grew to have 400 chapters in 48 states with over 50,000 members. ACES successfully advocated for children's legal and moral right to child support payments. At ACES,she advocates for, coaches and empowers single parents.
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