Special Education

Feds To Survey Parents/Caregivers of Youth With Disabilities

By Christina A. Samuels — July 09, 2010 1 min read
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This press release just came across my desk:

Parents or primary caregivers of young people with disabilities between 12 and 22 years old are invited take part in a national research study by completing the National Family Support Survey at www.fastfamilysupport.org by Aug. 13. Answers to the survey questions are confidential. Survey results will help the U.S. Administration on Developmental Disabilities, parent centers, and researchers understand the information and supports families need as young people with disabilities move into adulthood. The survey is available in English and Spanish. "The information parents and caregivers share is extremely valuable and may help to shape programs for youth with disabilities in the future," said Shauna McDonald, coordinator of the Family Advocacy and Support Training (FAST) Project, which is conducting the survey. "We hope many people will participate in the survey by the final day of Aug. 13 so we can better serve youth with disabilities as they transition to the adult world." The FAST Project is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration on Development Disabilities as a Project of National Significance. FAST is a project of PACER Center in Minnesota, which is working in collaboration with Parent Centers throughout the United States and its territories and with the help of the University of Minnesota.

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A version of this news article first appeared in the On Special Education blog.