Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council Supporting Lanuage Access in Schools

Grantee: National Association of Educational Translators & Interpreters of Spoken Languages (NAETISL)

Project Background

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.

Schools need:

  • 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.

Project Description

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.

 

Watch for trainings to begin in the Summer of 2023. 

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By Miranda Fredrick | April 26, 2023

MODDC, in partnership with the National Association of Educational Translators and Interpreters of Spoken Languages (NAETISL), invites educators and school administrators to participate in a free 90-minute virtual training titled,…

MODDC strives to achieve language access in schools with online training opportunity for school leaders and educators

By Miranda Fredrick | March 9, 2023

MODDC, in partnership with the National Association of Educational Translators and Interpreters of Spoken Languages (NAETISL), invites educators and school administrators to participate in a 90-minute virtual training titled, ‚ÄúAchieving…

National Association of Educational Translators and Interpreters of Spoken Languages (NAETISL) awarded $200,000 for Supporting Language Access in Schools

By Miranda Fredrick | January 11, 2023

The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC) awarded the National Association of Educational Translators and Interpreters of Spoken Languages (NAETISL) with a $200,000 grant to support language access in schools. ‚ÄúI…

MODDC hosts Q&A Webinar for $200,000 Supporting Language Access in Schools funding opportunity

By Miranda Fredrick | August 17, 2022

The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC) invites interested applicants to join a question and answer webinar for the ‚ÄúSupporting Language Access in Schools‚ÄĚ funding opportunity at 1 p.m. CT, Monday,…

Project Lead

Rita Brusca-Vega, Ed.D.
Professor Emeritus, Special Education
Purdue University Northwest
vegar@pnw.edu

Co-Director, EdPractices, Support & Services for Teachers

Board Member, National Association of Educational Translators & Interpreters of Spoken Language (NAETISL)

More Information

Grantee Facebook:  Naetisl

Grantee Instagram:  NAETISL @naetisl

Grantee Website:  Naetisl.org

Project Website: Missouri Language Access Project - Naetisl