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Learning Resources for Parents of Students With Disabilities

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Each school year brings new challenges for parents and their children. Whether you're working on an IEP, juggling remote learning with classroom instruction, learning ASL, or building math and literacy skills, DCMP can make this time a little less stressful with our free resources.

Families with a child with a disability qualify for free membership at DCMP and gain access to:

  • Thousands of captioned and described educational, standards-aligned videos
  • IEP resources
  • Videos relating to blind life
  • Videos relating to deaf life
  • Videos relating to deaf-blind life
  • ASL training videos
  • ASL content and storytime videos
  • Accessible TV series

To sign up for DCMP membership, just click the link at the top of the page; it's fast and it's free. If you have any questions, contact us via email or by phone at (800) 237-6213. You can also visit our Help Center.

Here are some resources to help you get started.

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Learning Development

Still image from: Building Literacy Competencies In Early Childhood
32 minutes
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Still image from: Helping the Beginning Reader (Spanish)
23 minutes 45 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Still image from: Language
41 minutes 43 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Still image from: Learning Braille
27 minutes
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Still image from: Reading to Children (Spanish)
27 minutes 55 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -

Videos for Parents of Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

Still image from: Edges Of Perception
14 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 12
Still image from: Hear Me. See Me. Know Me
27 minutes 43 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: Inclusion, IEP & Special Needs Laws
43 minutes 17 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Still image from: Isabel Needs Assistive Technology
12 minutes
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Still image from: O'Neill Family: Camille, Age 3, Retinopathy Of Prematurity
Raising a Visually Impaired Child: Personal Stories From Parents, Siblings, and Children With Visual Impairments
Episode 7
5 minutes 36 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Still image from: Parent's Perspective
Raising a Visually Impaired Child: Personal Stories From Parents, Siblings, and Children With Visual Impairments
Episode 3
5 minutes 35 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12

Videos for Parents of Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Still image from: Cecilia's Story
45 minutes 20 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Still image from: For a Deaf Son
56 minutes 17 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Still image from: I Am Not a Stranger: A Deaf Child's View of Growing Up in a Hearing Family
42 minutes 5 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Still image from: Our Baby Is Deaf...Five Families' Stories (Family Version)
1 hour 18 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: Working With An Educational Interpreter For The Deaf/HH
20 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -

IEP Resources

Still image from: Isabel Needs Assistive Technology
12 minutes
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Still image from: Meeting With Success: Tips for a Successful IEP Meeting
16 minutes 50 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Still image from: Standing up for Your Child: Hearing Loss in the Classroom
2 minutes
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Still image from: Student Health and Safety: Stopping Bullying Through the IEP
29 minutes 3 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Still image from: The IEP and Other Classroom Support for Students With Hearing Loss
3 minutes 31 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Still image from: Understanding the IEP Process: The Basics of an ETR
Understanding the IEP Process
Episode 2
3 minutes 12 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Still image from: Understanding the IEP Process: The Basics of an IAT
Understanding the IEP Process
Episode 4
3 minutes 38 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Still image from: Understanding the IEP Process: The Basics of an IEP
Understanding the IEP Process
Episode 1
3 minutes 50 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Still image from: Understanding the IEP Process: The Basics of Progress Monitoring
Understanding the IEP Process
Episode 3
3 minutes 22 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -

Videos for Young Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

An adult mama bear with hands on hips and a frown. A child bear wearing a skirt, holding a human child and saying, Caption: Squeaker is gonna be the best pet ever!
8 minutes 7 seconds
Grade Level: Ps - 3
Still image from: Ish
8 minutes 7 seconds
Grade Level: Ps - 3
Still image from: School Bus Safety
13 minutes 11 seconds
Grade Level: Ps - 3
Still image from: Short Stories For Children Series: Kirby Kangaroo (Spanish)
Short Stories For Children
Episode 2
7 minutes 48 seconds
Grade Level: Ps - 3
A tall evergreen tree as seen from below. Caption: You can grow all the trees you need.
9 minutes 19 seconds
Grade Level: Ps - 3
Puppet of a cow in overalls next to a barn. Caption: Let's go to the barn and visit real pigs.
29 minutes 32 seconds
Grade Level: Ps - 2
Still image from: You Are (Not) Small
4 minutes 29 seconds
Grade Level: Ps - 3

Tags: parents, blindness, deaf-blind, deaf, topic-playlist

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