Schools & Education

Aaron Burden

The ABCs of Back to School with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

by Kari Fletcher, NACAC parent support specialist Kari Fletcher is a parent support specialist for NACAC’s Adoption Support Network program, which provides peer support to  adoptive families across Minnesota. She is the adoptive parent of two children who have fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and previously worked at the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. If… Read more

Categories: Disabilities & Challenges, Parenting, Schools & Education
Young girl writes her name on a folder with a sharpie.

Adoption and the Schools

Children who are adopted or live in kinship or foster care bring with them an additional history and set of experiences when they enter the classroom. Part of that history includes many unknowns. No parent, child, or teacher would ever choose a public place like school to be a source of misunderstanding, misinformation, embarrassment, or… Read more

Categories: Group Activities & Programs, Parent Group, Parenting, Schools & Education
Ryan Tauss

School & Adoption: Navigating IEPs, IDEA, and Special Services

This article was originally published in Adoptalk, NACAC’s quarterly newsletter. Adoptalk is a benefit of NACAC membership. Learn more about becoming a NACAC member. “I’m sorry Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” said the teacher in the voice mail message, “but I need you to come to school again. Joshua is having trouble in class.” It was… Read more

Categories: Parenting, Schools & Education

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