Special Education is in many ways an oxymoron.  There isn't much "special" about some of the education in some schools. Parents think special education is some panacea to cure their child. In reality, it is simply "specially designed instruction, at no cost to the parents, to meet the unique needs of the student". That is the legal definition; in practical terms, however, knowing what might be available and how to intervene requires an informed parent. 

Resources

Special Education

Allergies: Arizona Resource Guide for Supporting Children with Life Threatening Food Allergies

 

Assistive Technology: AbleData

A Source for Assistive Technology

Asperger's: Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support (OASIS)

Auditory Processing: Central Auditory Processing Support

 

Autism Methodologies: National Standards Report

National Autism Center (2009)

Autism: Autism Society of San Diego

 

Behavior Intervention: Positive Environments, Network of Trainers

Resources and Information relating to behavior intervention

 

Bullying

Stop Bullying Now Website

 

IEPs: LD Online IEPs

 

IEP Goals and Objectives (Goal Bank)

Bridges4Kids

 

IEP Goals and Objectives (Goal Bank)

Redmond, Oregon

 

Inclusion Resources

Maryland Coalition for Inclusion Education

 

Reading Research: Florida Center for Reading Research

Self-Determination 

The 411 on Disability Disclosure: A workbook for youth with disabilities

 

Sensory Processing Disorder

 

Special Education - Children With Autism

Report to the Chairman and Ranking Minority Member, Subcommittee on Human Rights and Wellness, Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives

 

Special Education Handbook: Arizona Department of Education

 

Transition

CDE Transition to Adult Living Resource Guide

 

Transition Activities

Post-ITT (Post Secondary Innovative Transition Technology) Teacher’s manual

 

Transition Guide for High School Educators

 

Transition: National Center on Secondary Education and Transition

 

Transition Toolkit

 

Transportation

California Special Education Transportation Guidelines

 

What Works Clearinghouse

Research of Various Programs/Methodologies

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