Students who drop out of school often face a difficult future. For students with disabilities, the risks are intensified. Their dropout rate is about 40 percent--more than twice that of their peers without disabilities. However, families can play an important role in making sure their student with or without disabilities graduates. It is critical for parents to stay involved in their teen's life during middle school and high school.
PACER Center collaborates with state and national agencies and organizations to address dropout prevention for students with disabilities, with a focus on encouraging effective parent involvement with their transition-aged youth.
- Dropout Prevention and Youth with Disabilities: The Role of Mentors
- Dropout Prevention and Students with Disabilities: The Role of Service Learning
- Dropout Prevention: Parents Play a Key Role
- Resolving Special Education Issues: It Seems Like the School is Not Following My Child's IEP - What Can I Do?
- Resolving Special Education Issues: Keeping Special Education Records
- How You Can Help Your Child Learn to Be a Good Self Advocate
- The Role of Parents in Dropout Prevention: Strategies that Promote Graduation and School Achievement
The National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities (NDPC-SD) supports the national implementation of provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to provide successful school outcomes for students with disabilities. NDPC-SD supports states in assisting local education agencies to increase school completion rates and decrease dropout rates among students with disabilities