Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council Supporting Lanuage Access in Schools
Grantee: National Association of Educational Translators & Interpreters of Spoken Languages (NAETISL)
Spanish speaking families who have students with I/DD need:
- To receive quality language access in schools.
- To receive the supports and services they need through quality language access.
- To be aware of their language access rights.
- To be aware of their legal obligations to provide quality language access.
- To be aware of language access best practices.
- To have access to qualified providers for interpretation and translation services.
Highlights of this project will include:
- Trainings for school leaders about their legal obligations to provide language access. The trainings will be statewide, virtual trainings.
- Coaching sessions for school leaders who complete the trainings. The coaching will help school leaders apply what they learned.
- A database of qualified interpreters.
- Outreach to Latinx and other emergent bilingual families with students who have I/DD.
- A train the trainer program about language access and education advocacy for a select group of bilingual families and students who have I/DD. They will share their new skills with their schools.
- A family support hotline for Spanish speaking and other emergent bilingual families, common in Missouri.