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Parent Resources

Special services are provided to students living within our district boundaries according to federal and state laws and regulations that guide processes, programs, and services for children who present with a potential, or demonstrated need beyond what general education programs provide. The Special Services Department within Birmingham Public Schools is here to help parents and guardians, as together we seek to support our students’ needs and champion their success. We have access to innumerable resources and databases of information, some of which are listed below. We encourage families with questions to reach out to their child’s school, or to our department staff who stand ready to help regardless of the need. 

Family Matters provides parents & families with information about Special Education and other resources.  Please click the link below for more information.  

Michigan Department of Education -- Family Matters

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How to talk to your student about:

Resources to help Children in the wake of a school shooting

Advice and Resources from Child Trends to help Children deal with Traumatic Events

National PTA - Safety Page

Information on safety including digital, injury prevention, teen driving and school safety.

Talking to Children About Violence

The National Association of School Psychologists provides tips for parents and teachers

Parent Guidelines for Helping Youth after a Shooting

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network fact sheet on how parents can help their children after a traumatic event

How to Talk with your Young Child about Scary or Sad News

Article from Great Start Collaborative Oakland County