General Information about Students with Disabilities

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

http://www.nichcy.org

Extensive information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, teachers, and others. The website includes fact sheets and research briefs on specific disabilities as well as special education law. Many of the materials available for downloading are available in Spanish as well as English.

The National Association of the Deaf

http://www.nad.org/

The NAD advocates for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, provides information on topics related to hearing loss, and serves individuals with these special needs.

Internet Resources for Special Children (IRSC)

http://www.irsc.org

Provides numerous links to resources about disabilities and special education issues.

• Federally-compiled annual reports to Congress on the implementation of IDEA

http://www.ed.gov/about/reports/annual/osep/index.html

Statistics about students with disabilities and how they receive their education services. Reports available from the past several years. The reports begin with summaries on essential issues, but also include extensive appendices with a wide variety of data tables.