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In-Home & Community-Based | Parent/Family Training & Support

In-Home and Community-Based Training and Parent/Family Training are two separate services that any child who has a disability and is eligible to receive special education services may qualify.

Qualification Criteria: A needs assessment will be conducted to determine if In-Home and Community-Based Training and/or Parent/Family Training are needed. In-Home and Community-Based Training assesses if the student needs assistance with the acquisition of social/behavioral skills and identifies whether there is a lack of generalization of learned IEP skills across settings.  Parent/Family Training assesses skills necessary for the child to succeed in the home/community settings and facilitates parental carryover of in-home training.

Autism Supplement: In-home training or viable alternatives and parent training, must be considered in the IEP for children with an eligibility of Autism in the Autism Supplement.

Viable Alternatives: The campus teacher works with the parents and child, sharing information, materials, and/or strategies.  The ARD committee may also determine other alternatives as viable for addressing specific individual needs.  Furthermore, Plano ISD offers specific trainings to parents each month.  A calendar outlining the dates of these trainings will be provided to you.

Parent training: A trainer works with you on specific goals in your home, at school or in the community. Your child may or may not be present.

In-home training: A trainer works with your child on specific behavioral, communication or social goals, in your home or in the community, with you present to observe. 

When your child qualifies for one or both of these related services:

  • A timeline will be established by the ARD committee, determining the frequency, duration and location of sessions and a time frame for the services to be completed within.
  • A trainer will contact you to set up meeting dates/times.
  • The trainer will visit your home to help you implement the specific strategies recommended by the ARD committee.
  • Sessions generally last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour depending upon what the ARD committee decides.

Parents are Partners:  The goal for in-home and parent training is to assist you in implementing strategies through modeling and feedback, eventually handing the implementation off to you.  Children will be successful with the proper supports in place.

Leslie Schroeder Team Leader 469-752-8748
Cara Speicher BCaBA 469-752-8828
Tracy McCain M.Ed. 469-752-8826
Amy Brown Secretary 469-752-8706