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INSTRUCTION and INTERVENTIONS (academic, behavior, and other)
Links to information about behavioral assessment, positive interventions, tips for new teachers, and general behavior/classroom management strategies.
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
Provides online tools for behavior management, curriculum-based measurement, bullying prevention, instructional strategies, and more
Vaughn Gross Center for Reading & 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.
LAW, LEGAL MATTERS, POLICY
ADA Basic Building Blocks Course
Online introductory course about the Americans with Disabilities Act. The course is available for free or with a fee for continuing education units (CEUs) and may be obtained from Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech.).
Federally-compiled Annual Reports to Congress on the Implementation of IDEA
Statistics about students with disabilities and how they receive their education services; current report is included along those from the past several years
Addresses legal issues related to special education and advocacy, including inclusive practices; at this site you can find technical information about the legal requirements of least restrictive environment as well as articles and case law related to this topic.
ORGANIZATIONS FOR PROFESSIONALS AND PARENTS
American Foundation for the Blind
Extensive information about visual impairments and programs and services for students with this disability
Nonprofit organization dedicated to including children and adults with intellectual disabilities into everyday life; its website filled with resources for understanding students with intellectual disabilities
Organization for administrators, teachers, and advocates that provides resources on a wide range of education topics
The Brain Injury Association, Inc.
Includes information about causes, cost, prevention, and treatment of TBI. It even has a kid’s corner
Council for Exceptional Children
Website for the professional organization of teachers, administrators, parents, and other individuals interested in the education of students with disabilities and advocacy for them
The Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)
Helpful support group for parents of students with learning disabilities. Valuable information on parental rights and tips for parenting are available
The National Association of Bilingual Education
An organization concerned with the quality of education received by students whose native language is not English.
The National Association of the Deaf
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
National Association for Down Syndrome
Valuable source of information about students with Down syndrome; includes resources, news, and information about this relatively common syndrome
National Association of Special Education Teachers
Professional organization for special education teachers and students studying to become teachers, providing information about special education law, disability information, teaching resources, and an e-journal for members
Sickle Cell Disease Association of America
News, research updates, discussion boards, and resources related to this genetic disorder
Spina Bifida Association
Provides information about spina bifida, Insights into Advocacy eNewsletter, National Resource Center resources, and research information.
A leading organization addressing the needs of individuals with significant disabilities; its goals include equity, diversity, social justice and inclusion.
TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) International Association
News and links regarding the fastest-growing sector of school-aged children-those who come from non-English-speaking backgrounds
United Cerebral Palsy Association
Information about the causes, classification, prognosis, treatment, and psychological aspects of cerebral palsy
High Leverage Practices in Special Education
Developed through collaboration between CEC and the University of Florida CEEDAR Center, these recommended practices address collaboration, assessment, social/emotional/behavioral interventions, and effective instruction.
Parenting Special Needs
Magazine website that includes a wide array of resources related to children with disabilities and their families; the primary audience is parents
The Beach Center on Disability
Affiliated with the University of Kansas, its goal is helping individuals with disabilities and their families through research, teaching, technical assistance, and community service; the website also has many resources to help professionals work effectively with families
Circle of Inclusion
Inclusive practices for young children, with articles that can be downloaded, information for families, and recommended practices for including young children with their peers
Disability is Natural
User friendly website based on a contemporary way of thinking about individuals with significant disabilities. The website includes general information, including the importance of using person-first language and respectful ways to talk with and about individuals with disabilities.
The Institute on Community Integration
An organization that facilitates independence of people with disabilities and their social integration into the mainstream of community ite provides an excellent newsletter on issues involving the inclusion of individuals with disabilities into community activities and extensive links to other resources related to inclusive practices
The National Institute for Urban School Improvement
Created to foster inclusive practices in schools and communities, this website has many, many resources (that can be reproduced) for schools in urban, suburban, and rural areas.
THE CO-TEACH HANDBOOK
Co-Teach! A handbook for creating and sustaining classroom partnerships in inclusive schools.