Parents, now is your chance to have a say in the federal law regarding the education of children with Down syndrome and other disabilities. If you haven’t already completed the survey, NDSS urges you to do so. The survey and more information about it can be found at http://www.ideasurvey.org
The results will be used to write a report describing the special-education advocacy experiences that parents, self-advocates, and professionals have, and describing their views of the degree to which parents are involved in the process as equal partners.
Names will not be used in the report (if stories are used, general descriptions like “a Midwestern advocate” or “an Ohio family” will be used.) There are instructions for taking the survey anonymously. There are simple multiple choice questions and questions where one can write narratives and share more information and thoughts if one wishes.