New Family Engagement Teams Guide from Next Steps

When educators, families, students, community members, and organizations work together, postsecondary outcomes improve for students with disabilities. The recently updated Family Engagement Teams Guide (PDF, 12 pages, 2017) is an easy-to-follow guide to help high school administrators, staff and parents to develop a family engagement team using the focus group strategy.

It provides information about:

  • The benefits of starting with a focus group
  • Specific focus group strategies
  • How to choose parents to participate
  • Reporting out the data
  • Sample questions, and follow-up questions
  • Outreach scripts and parent letters
  • Debriefing after meetings