Brochures & Fact Sheets

As part of the services provided by the Oklahoma Parents Center (OPC), this section of the website includes information on a wide range of important topics for children, youth and young adults with disabilities, their parents and family members, and the professionals who work with them.

Please let us know at info@oklahomaparentscenter.org if there is a brochure or fact sheet that you would like to see added!

The Oklahoma Parents Center website offers many PDF documents available for download which require Adobe Reader to view. The Reader is free and can be downloaded by visiting: www.adobe.com.


New Resource:  Back to School Planning Guide


Brochures

A Parent’s Guide to Section 504Guía Para Padres Sobre to Seccion 504

  • This brochure describes Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 which prohibits discrimination based on disability in any program or activity operated by recipients of federal funds.

Child Find Brochure – Proyecto Child Find

  • This brochure describes the Child Find process in Oklahoma and provides a number to call if you are concerned that your child may have a disability.

Family Survey BrochureFolleto de Encuesta Familiar

  • This brochure is a collaborative effort of the SoonerStart early intervention program and the Oklahoma Parents Center, Inc. (OPC).  It describes how parents of children received SoonerStart services can complete the Family Survey.

OPC BrochureFolleto del OPC

  • This brochure describes who the Oklahoma Parents Center, Inc. (OPC) is, what we do, what services that we provide to Oklahoma and how to get them.

OTISS-SDPG BrochureOTISS: Información para Padres

  • This brochure is a collaborative effort between the 2011 Oklahoma State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG II) and the Oklahoma Parents Center, Inc. (OPC).  It describes what Oklahoma Tiered Intervention System of Supports (OTISS) is and how it works.

Parents’ Rights CardTarjeta De Derechos De Los Padres

  • This brochure is a quick guide to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and what parents need to know.

Parent Survey BrochureFolleto de Encuesta para Padres

  • This brochure describes how parents of children received Special Education services can complete the Parent Survey.

What To Do If You Get Arrested BrochureQue hacer si usted es Arrestado!

  • This brochures is a question and answer format about what to do if you are arrested.  This is a quick and easy guide to share with our youth with disabilities to educate them on their rights.

Fact Sheets

Building Relationships Between School Personnel and Parents – Construyendo RelacionesEntre el Personal Escolar & Padres

  • This fact sheet is a collaborative effort between the Oklahoma State Department of Education’s Special Education Services (OSDE-SES), the Special Education Resolution Center (SERC), the Oklahoma Directors of Special Services (ODSS), and Oklahoma State University (OSU).  It describes what school personnel and parents can do to build a better relationship.

Developmental MilestonesHitos del Desarrollo

  • This fact sheet describes just a few of many milestones a typically developing child reaches in the first year of life and beyond.

Early InterventionIntervencion Temprana (Sooner Start)

  • This fact sheet describes what the Early Intervention system is, who is eligible, and how to get those services put in place for a child with a disability who is under 3 years of age.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) – Spanish Coming Soon

  • This fact sheet explains the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, better known as FERPA, and the rights of parents and students under this Act.

Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) – Spanish Coming Soon

  • This fact sheet explains that each eligible child with a disability is entitled to a free appropriate public education (FAPE).

How to Schedule a Training – Spanish Coming Soon

  • This is a quick five (5) step guide on how to schedule a training and what trainings that the OPC offers to parents, professionals, and youth!

IDEA: Categories of DisabilitiesIDEA: Categorías de Discapacidades

  • This fact sheet lists the thirteen (13) different disability categories under which children may be eligible for services within the Individuals with Disability Education Act (IDEA).

IDEA Categories of Disabilities — Autism – IDEA:  Categorías de Discapacidades — Autismo

  • This fact sheet list the IDEA definition of the Autism category along with signs and where to call for evaluation information.

IDEA Categories of Disabilities — Deaf-Blindness – Spanish Coming Soon

  • This fact sheet lists the IDEA definition of the Deaf-Blindness category along with common causes, resources, and where to call for evaluation information.

IDEA:  Categories of Disabilities — DeafnessIDEA:  Categorías de DiscapacidadesSordera

  • This fact sheet provides the IDEA definition of the Deafness category along with signs of deafness and where to call for evaluation information. 

IDEA:  Categories of Disabilities — Emotional Disturbance – Spanish Coming Soon

  • This fact sheet provides the IDEA definition of the Emotional Disturbance category along with signs of emotional disturbance and where to call for evaluation information.

IDEA:  Categories of Disabilities — Hearing ImpairmentIDEA: Categorías de DiscapacidadesImpedimento Auditivo

  • This fact sheet provides the IDEA definition of the Hearing Impairment category along with signs of hearing impairment and where to call for evaluation information.

IDEA:  Categories of Disabilities — Visual ImpairmentIDEA: Categorías de Discapacidades — Impedimento Visual

  • This fact sheet provides the IDEA definition of Visual Impairment category along with signs of visual impairment and where to call for evaluation information.

Lending Library Flyer Biblioteca de Préstamo

  • This is a flyer to inform people of the Oklahoma Parents Center’s (OPC) Lending Library program which is free to Oklahoma parents, students with disabilities, and those who work with them.

Lymphatic MalformationMalformación Linfática

  • This fact sheet is a collaborative effort between Robin Coppedge MS, RN, at Murray State College and the Oklahoma Parents Center, Inc. (OPC).  It describes lymphatic malformation, treatment options, and complications that can arise.

Regular Teachers Rights – Spanish Coming Soon

  • This handout is by Reed Martin, JD, and lists ten (10) rights in special education laws empower teachers as well as parents and students.

Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación Vocacional de 1973

  • This fact sheet describes Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 which prohibits discrimination based on disability in any program or activity operated by recipients of federal funds in more detail than the brochure listed above.

Sickle Cell Trait (SCT) and Sickle Cell Disease (SCD)Spanish Coming Soon

  • This fact sheet is a collaborative effort between Supporters of Families with Sickle Cell Disease and the Oklahoma Parents Center, Inc. (OPC).  It describes the basics of Sickle Cell Trait and Sickle Cell Disease as well as information on the screening process.

Student’s IEP Team – Spanish Coming Soon

  • This is a visual about who is required to attend your Student’s IEP Meeting along with a description of their role at the meeting.

The Super 6 Guidebook – the Six Principles of IDEAGuía De Los Súper 6 – Seis Principios de IDEA

  • This guidebook is a collaborative effort between the Oklahoma State Department of Education’s Special Education Services (OSDE-SES) and the Oklahoma Parents Center, Inc. (OPC).  This is used as the Parent Handbook.  It describes the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA) in a parent-friendly format to help you understand your rights as the parent of a child who has been referred or identified as having a disability.

If you need copies of any of the above brochures or fact sheets sent to you, please call our main office at 877-553-4432 to request.

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