Adoption and School: Organizations and Web sites
U.S. Department of Education
A Guide to the Individualized Education Program
This guide from the U.S. Department of Education describes contents of the IEP; IEP team members; writing the IEP; placement decisions; implementing the IEP; revising and revising the IEP; resolving disagreements about the IEP; sample IEP form, information and resources, the federal regulations for IEPs, and guidance about IEPs.
The Center for Adoption Support and Education (CASE)
CASE's Web site offers information and material including a program called S.A.F.E. at School: Support for Adoptive Families by Educators.
Family Diversity Projects, Inc.
This nonprofit is devoted to educating students, parents, teachers, politicians, religious leaders, and communities about family diversity. It offers exhibits, reading lists, and Web link recommendations.
Institute for Adoption Information, Inc.
Formerly called "Celebrate Adoption," this organization publishes An Educator's Guide to Adoption and advocates for accurate media coverage and representation of adoption.
The Child Welfare Information Gateway
Visit this page for helpful fact sheets on adoption and school issues.
If you live in the New York area, direct your child's teacher to Spence Chapin's Web site to look into their Adoption Awareness for Educators program.
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