Parent Resources

WCISEC administration and staff seek to provide valuable resources and useful information online for parents.

Alternative Augmentative Communication…What is it?

Educational Rights and Responsibilities: Understanding Special Education in Illinois (ISBE)

Notice of Procedural Safeguards for Parents/Guardians of Students with Disabilities

National School Lunch and Breakfast Program

Special Needs Planning Parent’s Timeline: A Parent’s Guide – Legal and Financial Planning for Children and Young Adults with Special Needs




globeicon_smallAutism Focused Intervention Resources and Modules

globeicon_small Early Head Start National Resource Center

The Early Head Start National Resource Center (EHS NRC) was created in 1995 by the Office of Head Start (formerly the Head Start Bureau), Administration for Children and Families (ACF). The EHS NRC is a storehouse of early childhood expertise that promotes the building of new knowledge and the sharing of information.


A website for the whole family, sponsored by the Disney Corp.

globeicon_small Family Education Network

The purpose of the Family Education Network (FEN) is to provide education information, resources, and services for families; connect parents with experts and other parents for advice and support; and empower parents to speak out on education issues. It is designed as on online community center for parents with children up to age 18. The site features the following sections: Learning at School, Learning at Home, Learning Tools, Learning Activities, Learning for Kids, Special Needs, and Issues and Action. An online discussion area is also available.

globeicon_small Fathering Magazine

Online magazine especially for fathers.

globeicon_small Food and Nutrition Information Center

The Food and Nutrition Information Center is a leader in food and human nutrition information dissemination since 1971. This website provides credible, accurate, and practical resources for nutrition and health professionals, educators, government personnel and consumers.

globeicon_small National Center for Fathering

This website provides practical fathering tips to help you become a better dad.

globeicon_small National Parent Information Network

Educational software and services for middle school, high school, and college students. Creative, innovative and interactive products that empower students of all ages.

globeicon_small Parents Helping Parents

Parents Helping Parents (PHP) provides lifetime guidance, supports and services to families of children with any special need and the professionals who serve them.

globeicon_small Parents as Teachers

Parents as Teachers is the overarching program philosophy of providing parents with child development knowledge and parenting support.

globeicon_small Positive Parenting (ON-LINE)

Positive Parenting is dedicated to providing resources and information to help make parenting more rewarding, effective and fun!

Covid-19 Resources

Wearing a Mask Video Model – Primary

Wearing a Mask Video Model – Secondary

PUNS List: Prioritization for Urgency of Need of Services


The PUNS List: What Is It, and How do I Register? 

Outside Agencies for Support


A Guide to Adult Guardianship in Illinois

How to secure Guardianship of a Minor

Outside Agencies for Support

Outside Agencies for Support

List of Area Young Adult & Adult Service Agency Resources by County