Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

The Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST)


An educational organization that uses technology to expand opportunities for all people, especially those with disabilities.
This website includes many links for Universal Design for Learning.

National Center to Improve Practice in Special Education Through Technology, Media, and Materials


Offers suggestions on using research-based teaching practices with students with disabilities and other special needs.

Success for All Foundation


Program information for Elementary, Middle and Secondary levels . Links to published research about Success for All programs.

Teaching Every Student (TES)


One of the original websites addressing information on universal design for learning. A free book on the topic can be downloaded from this website.

Classroom Connect


Ideas to simplify teachers’ jobs, including a variety of classroom
management and other teaching tips.

Education 4 Kids


Helps students learn basic math skills while on the Internet. Users can decide what type of math they want to be quizzed on and can also control the complexity of the equations and size of the numbers. The site even keeps score so students can see how they are doing.

The Key: A Newspaper for New Readers


High interest, low reading level material is essential for teachers to have for older students with reading problems but is always at a premium. The Key provides stories on all different topics at beginning, middle, and advanced reading levels.

Education World


Provides a searchable database of more than 50,000 sites related to curriculum ideas. Many of the resources are geared especially to students with disabilities and other special needs.

Teachers Helping Teachers


Practical ideas about specific teaching problems from actual teachers in the field, lesson plans, teachers’ forums, and
curriculum materials.

Infoplease Homework Center


For homework help, students can go to this site and be linked instantly to information on the academic subject of their choice, including math, English, literature, social studies, and science.



Website designed to help students with specific math problems they encounter in class or in homework. Answers to problems are generated and produced in real-time, at the moment web users type in their math problem and clicks on Solve.

National Library for Virtual Manipulatives


Contains links to extensive collection of virtual manipulatives PreK-12. Topics include numbers and operations, geometry,
algebra, measurement, and data analysis and probability.



Teachers can post their own notes and homework assignments on the Net without a web page. Parents and students can then access them from the web (search by zip code).

LD Online-LD Indepth:


Provides information about helping students make the transition from school to work or other post-school options.

The School-to-Work Outreach Project


Provides information about helping students make the transition from school to work.

Sites for Teachers


A collection of links to iterature and language arts resources and lesson plans

Study Guides and Strategies


Provides study guides as well as strategies for preparing for and taking tests. The site provides study skills resources including several links to study skills guides and interactive tutorials. Materials are available in 25 different languages.

Quiz Center (at discoveryschool.com)


Tool for creating, administering, and scoring online quizzes.



Website index of education-focused discussion groups where you can discuss testing, grading, and many other educational issues that relate to working with students in inclusive settings.

Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)


Testing and grading policies being used around the country.

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)


Professional organization that offers many resources on differentiating instruction, including exploratory lessons that
prepare professionals for this important approach for teaching.


This ASCD link connects you to an overview article on the topic of differentiating by Carol Ann Tomlinson, one of the leading experts on this topics as it pertains both to students who are gifted and talented and those who struggle to learn, including students with disabilities.



Offers step-by-step instructions for planning differentiation in general education classrooms.

Flemington-Raritan Regional School District (Flemington, NJ)


Contains a great list of websites that offer detailed information on accommodating students with special needs in planning, delivery, and assessment of instruction.

• Professionals in the Grosse Point (MI) Public Schools


Compilation of on-line, video, and print resources related to differentiated instruction.

• The Leon County (FL) Schools


Fosters differentiated instruction at all grade levels; includes links to additional reading material and sample lesson plans that incorporate the principles of differentiating.

• ERIC Digest: Differentiation of Instruction in the Elementary Grades


Discusses differentiation as it pertains to the elementary grades.

CAST National Center on Accessing the General Curriculum


Not-for-profit education research and development organization that uses technology to make education more flexible and accessible for all students, especially those with disabilities; information on making general education accessible; includes
extensive information on related topics including Universal Design for Learning.

National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET) of the University of Minnesota


Includes an article on instructional and assessment accommodations for students with disabilities in middle and high schools.

University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning


Encompasses many materials and professional development opportunities related to enhancing the learning of students with disabilities.

University of Texas Center for Reading and Language Arts

Provides information for improving the literacy skills of all students, but especially those with disabilities, English language learners, and students struggling to read.

Pomperaug Regional School District 15 (CT)


Extensive collection of graphic organizers available in English and Spanish (pdf and Word formats provided for each).

Inspiration and Kidspiration


Programs that offer custom-made or prepared graphic organizers and outlines. Kidspiration version is for grades K-5. The Listen tool allows user to listen to all text. Inspiration version is designed from
grades 6 and above. A talking interface is available with this version as well. Both versions include extensive graphics libraries; users can import their own images as well. Free trial versions are available.

Intervention Central


Provides online tools for behavior management, curriculum-based measurement, bullying prevention, instructional strategies, and more.