Education

List of Education Resources for the Roaring Fork Valley.

All School ages:

The Roaring Fork Family Resource Center

At the Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers, we believe that successful schools start with happy, healthy children who have access to the services they need. We have served the students and families of the Roaring Fork School District since 1995 from locations in Basalt, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs, Colorado.

Roaring Fork Special Education Advisory Council – PLEASE CHECK WITH THE RFSD FOR AN UPDATE ON THIS ORGANIZATION

Mission of the SEAC: provide a forum for parents, staff and community to support, advocate, and advise on all special education areas. The SEAC will actively represent children/youth/young adults with disabilities and influence decisions made on their behalf to enhance the quality of their education and life. SEAC will work toward the district mission to instill in all learners a passion for learning and a commitment to reach one’s highest potential throughout life.

Ages 0-3

 

Ages 3 – 18

From the Colorado Department of Education – How the IEP process works:

http://www.cde.state.co.us/media/IEPVideo/IEPVideo.html

 

Transition

College

Think College!

Doors to colleges are opening for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities in many different ways all over the country. This website is designed to share what is currently going on, provide resources and strategies, let you know about training events, and give you ways to talk to others. The information is for transition aged students as well as adults attending or planning for college. It provides resources and tools for students, families, and professionals

Financing College

Though the price of obtaining a postsecondary education can be steep, both traditional and online college degrees should be accessible to everyone. To offset costs, many seek alternative sources of funding, including grants, loans and scholarships. Students with disabilities who are entering college will find that there are selective scholarship opportunities for which they may apply that can help pay for school. Discover scholarships, both narrowly- and broadly-focused, that can help students with disabilities pay for their educations, as well as additional resources for obtaining funding at this link.

Financing College 2

A financial aid and scholarship guide for students with disabilities, one of the few comprehensive and simple-to-use directories of its kind. Includes a listing of numerous scholarship options for students with disabilities that range from national financial aid opportunities to local opportunities within the United States and Canada. Each scholarship profile indicates whether online programs at accredited colleges or universities are eligible for the award.

College Resources

With the advances of adaptive technologies and trend toward progressive legislation, prospective college students with disabilities now have countless resources available to make their transition to postsecondary education less stressful. Find specific information and resources on a variety of different disabilities, learn how to make the transition into the workforce easier, and find out what your legal rights on campus at this link.

 

 

 

Other

Exchange Opportunities for People with Disabilities

National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange
Mobility International USA132 East Broadway, Suite 343Eugene, Oregon 97401
Tel: +1 541-343-1284 (Tel/TTY)
Fax: +1 541-343-6812
Email: clearinghouse@miusa.org http://www.miusa.org

Including People with Disabilites on Boards

A Guide to the Meaningful Participation of Persons with Developmental Disabilities on Boards, Councils and Committees

Tutoring

Vicki Meyer
109B Indica Way
Carbondale, Co
vmeyer06@gmail.com
970-618-6907

I am a recently retired Special Education teacher in the Roaring Fork Valley.  I am interested in tutoring students who need specialized help in reading, writing or math.  I am certified to teach K-12, but most of my experience has been with 14 yr. and up.

 

 

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