Special Education and Technical Assistance

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American Foundation for the Blind http://www.afb.orgInformative articles for parents and educators. Bookstore features AFB's numerous publications.

American Society for Deaf Children http://www.deafchildren.orgResource to supports parents in securing high quality educational services and choices for their deaf or hard of hearing children.

CADRE, The National Center on Dispute Resolution for families and educators for resolving disagreements about special education and early intervention through the use of mediation and other collaborative strategies.

Comprehensive Centers

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) http://www.cec.sped.orgInformation on IDEA, resources for professional development, advocacy info, workshop announcements, educational policy.

Educator's Reference http://www.eduref.orgHome to AskERIC, the Gateway to Educational Materials, and the Virtual Reference Desk.

Federal Resource Center for Special Education (FRC) the national technical assistance network to support special education infrastructure provided by six regional resource centers. Info about IDEA.

National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems http://www.napas.orgNationwide network of congressionally mandated, legally based disability rights agencies. State contacts.

National Center for Special Education Personnel & Related Service Providers

Provides technical assistance to states to recruit, prepare and retain highly qualified special educators, early intervention and related services providers.

National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET) http://www.ncset.orgNational resources, technical assistance, and disseminates information related to secondary education and transition for youth with disabilities.

National Early Childhood Transition Research and Training Center (NECTC) Practices to support effective transitions for young children with disabilities and their families. A growing number of resources are free on the website.

NAPVI, National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments A non-profit organization of, by and for parents committed to providing support to the parents of children who have visual impairments.

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) Education Policy and Programs, including No Child Left Behind and IDEA. This links to the OSEP funded Technical Assistance and Dissemination Network.

Project Forum www.projectforum.orgInformation on Federal policy and programs in education.

Research and Training Center on Early Childhood Development syntheses and summaries across various domains of knowledge and practice in early childhood/early intervention.

V.I. Guide: A guide to internet resources about visual impairments, for parents and teachers http://www.viguide.comInformation on many topics pertaining to parenting and teaching a child with visual impairment. Includes resources for educational tools, book recommendations, manufacturers of assistive devices, and much more.

Wrightslaw Up-to-date information about special education law for children with disabilities.  

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