Meaningful Language for Parents

Meaningful Language for Parents
Programs are reminded that both state and federal laws require that meaningful language access is afforded to parents of children receiving EI services who are of limited English proficiency (LEP). Title VI of the Civil Rights Act protects individuals from discrimination on the basis of their race, color, or national origin in program that receive federal assistance, including Part C services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The attachment provides an overview of the obligation to ensure an individual’s rights under Title VI. DPH will provide additional training and guidance in a future webinar.