Recordings from Our Partners

CADRE - Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education

Working Together: Building Improved Communication

Short videos, a study guide and related resources to be used before or during IEP meetings, mediation sessions or resolution meetings. 

Understanding Positions and Interests
Ways to improve IEP meetings with better communication and approaches.

A Tale of Two Conversations is a two-part video, originally developed by the Office for Dispute Resolution in Pennsylvania, showing actors playing a parent of a child with a disability and a school administrator.

Take One shows the parent and administrator talking about the child’s special education program. They are talking, but not listening, and their communication is unproductive. Take Two shows each person using more effective communication skills.


Inclusive Education

Paula Kluth – From Text Maps to Memory Caps – 10+ Easy Ways to Differentiate Instruction in K-12 Classrooms (PEAK PARENT CENTER Webinar)

Paula Kluth – Don’t We Already Do Inclusion? (PEAL CENTER Webinar)

Paula Kluth – Don’t We Already Do Inclusion? (THINK INCLUSIVE Podcast )

Additional Think Inclusive Podcasts:

Who Cares About Kelsey?
A podcast from Dan Habib about Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports.
 A Conversation About Autism
A podcast with Ariane Zurcher about inclusion and understanding individuals with autism.

Isn't It a Pity?
A 17 minute video/Ted Talk

Illinois State Board of Education

Justification for LRE Placements
An eight parent webinar series on justification for LRE placements.

Secondary Transition and SPP Indicator 13 Requirements

Rethinking College is a 25 minute film that explores the growing movement to include students with intellectual disabilities in college.


PACER Center
Archived webinars on special education topics are available on the PACER website.

Click here to view the webinars.
Topics include:

  • Parental Rights in Special Education
  • IEP Goals
  • Assistive Technology at School
  • Academic Achievement & Student Progress
  • Transition from High School to Adult Living
  • Tips for Behavior Improvement
  • College Options for Youth with Disabilities
  • Supports for Young Learners 

Challenging Behaviors and Transition Planning Strategie for Success

Archived Livestream event from PACER Center

Autism NOW
Archives of more than 100 webinars plus You Tube videos on topics related to autism. Autism NOW


Disability Beat
Disabilitiy Beat is a weekly public affairs radio program heard live every Monday afternoon from 5:30 - 6:00 pm Central time on WEFT Champaign, 90.1. Disability Beat is about and for people with all types of disabilities.

Listen to archived prodcasts here: Disability Beat


The PEAL Center
Rights Done Right: Procedural Safeguards in Plain Language is a series of video vignettes produced by The PEAL Center with funding from the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council to help parents of children with special needs understand their rights. Each video is 3-5 minutes in length. Topics include the right to:

 - give consent or refuse consent
 - participate
 - receive prior written notice
 - receive an independent education assessment
 - confidentiality
 - amend student records
 - file a complaint
 - be informed of school discipline policy
 - receive a non-discriminatory assessment
 - be informed of policies regarding children in private schools
 - mediation and to stay in current program
 - request a due process hearing
Rights Done Right

National Center for Learning Disabilities​
Videos About Dyslexia

Easy-to-understand brain-based explanations of dyslexia and personal accounts from famous people with dyslexia.


National Center on Intensive Intervention
An Introduction to Intensive Intervention
What Is An Evidence-Based Behavior Intervention?


NCDB - National Center for Deaf-Blindness / NFADB
Charting Employment Opportunities through Discovery

Powerpoint presentation on Customized Employment for persons with deaf-blindness.


The National PTA
Common Core Video Series

Provides information so parents become more knowledgeable about the standards and new assessments.


New Jersey Department of Education
Inclusion and the Common Core State Standards: What Parents Need to Know

-Archived webinar


The Techinical Assistance Network for Children's Behavioral Health
A Brief Guide to Assessment of Children

-Archived webinar

SWIFT-Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation
K-8 Technical assistance center to improve academic and behavioral supports for students

Together-Integrated Educational Framework by Dan Habib

Whatever it Takes - Inclusive Academic Instruction by Dan Habib


Reading Rockets
Identify reading problems early.
Empowering Parents Video


National PLACE
A New Tool for Enhancing the Parent Voice at the IEP Table


Supporting Healthy Sexuality in People with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities.

Webinar Description: Everyone is a sexual being, including people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD)! Yet information about healthy relationships and sexuality is often not available or accessible for people with ID/DD. This interactive and lively session will take you on a journey of discovery on how to support healthy sexuality by introducing you to best practice strategies, resources you can use, including from Illinois Imagines, and how to form your own action plan. 

Sex Talk for Self-Advocates 

Office of Civil Rights

How to File an OCR Complaint