Parents of Children With Special Needs

Improving language proficiency of 
Limited English-speaking parents 
of children with special needs
   Limited English-speaking parents of 
children with disabilities frequently 
have difficulty accessing services and 
care for their children due to language 
barriers. 
   Without a functional command of English, 
these parents cannot effectively advocate 
for their children, be an active partner 
with schools to develop their children's 
Individual Education Plan (IEP), 
or understand their children's rights 
and entitlements. 

   TEACH has started to develop 
collaborations with agencies serving 
children with disabilities and their families, 
to provide English literacy tutoring 
focused on language skills parents 
need to communicate with schools, doctors 
and community resources regarding 
their children's disability and needs.