The Utah Parent Center has published several handbooks with comprehensive information on important topics for families of children with disabilities.  Much of this information is also available on topical information sheets as well.  The Information Sheets can be found under the Publications tab.

Individualized Education Plan

Parents as Partners in the IEP Process – Parent Handbook

Padres como Parte en el Proceso del IEP Manual del Padres

Transition to Adult Life

Transition from School to Adult Life: A Parent Resource Book

Una Guía Paternal Para La Transicion a la Vida Adulta – De No Saber… a SABER Dónde 

Transition from Early Intervention

Transition from Early Intervention to Special Education Preschool

Transición de Intervención Temprana a la Educación Especial

Listed below are additional parent resources provided by the Utah State Office of Education. 

Section 504: A Parent Guide to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

Section 504 is part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that applies to individuals with disabilities. It is a civil rights act that protects the civil rights of persons with disabilities. Section 504 is a nondiscrimination statute, prohibiting discrimination based solely on disability. Section 504 requires that no person with a disability can be excluded from or denied benefits of any program receiving federal financial assistance; this includes education.  Section 504: Equal Rights for All Students provides information and describes the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1983 with respect to preschool, elementary, and secondary school policies involving placement of children with disabilities.

A Parent Guide to Section 504

Una Guía para Padres de la Sección 504


Procedural Safeguards for Children with Disabilities and Their Parents – Utah

This document provides parents with the required notice of the procedural safeguards available under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The items covered in the Procedural Safeguards include: confidentiality of information; discipline; due process; children with disabilities enrolled by their parents in private schools when free, appropriate, public education (FAPE) is an issue; and state complaint procedures.

Procedural Safeguards Notice (English)

Procedural Safeguards Notice (Spanish)

Procedural Safeguards Notice (Arabic)

Procedural Safeguards Notice (Somali)

Procedural Safeguards Notice (Tongan)

Procedural Safeguards Notice (Vietnamese)

Procedural Safeguards Notice (Navajo) Translation Courtesy of NM Public Education