Resources for Families of Children with Disabilities

Educational Resources

The National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Inc.

The National Association of State Directors of Special Education’s web site contains “a wealth of information useful to state agencies, schools, parents and advocates interested in quality education for students with disabilities.”

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

The National Center to Improve Practice in Special Education Through Technology, Media and Materials promotes the effective use of technology to enhance educational outcomes for students with sensory, cognitive, physical and emotional disabilities.

Center on Educational Policy

The Center on Educational Policy is an independent advocacy organization devoted to helping the Americans better understand public education and academic quality in public schools.

National Center on Educational Outcomes

The National Center on Educational Outcomes promotes itself as a national leader in the participation of students with disabilities in national and state assessments, standards-setting efforts, and graduation requirements.
Center on Educational Policy The Center on Educational Policy is an independent advocacy organization devoted to helping the Americans better understand public education and academic quality in public schools.

Career Resources for Americans with Disabilities

Career Resources for Americans with Disabilities is an organization if you are a person with a disability and you’re looking for a job. You will find resources to help you in your search. This page also has lots of  information about public policy, employer compliance, and issues facing disabled individuals in the workforce. You can find  links to advocacy groups, government agencies, and informative articles. There are also  helpful tools for families, employers, and caregivers..

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities

The National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities is a must see web site for those who are seeking information, research, publications, and links on educational issues affecting children and youth with disabilities.

Council for Exceptional Children

The Council for Exceptional Children is a membership organization for educators, administrators, professional, and others who are interested becoming more informed about past and current research, resources, publications, trainings, and conferences affecting children with disabilities.

ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education

By far, the ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education is one of the important web sites for searching databases on a myriad of educational issues affecting children with disabilities

Internet Resources for Families of Children with Disabilities

This web site is where families of children with disabilities can learn more about federal laws and agencies, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, Medicare and Medicaid Agency (formerly HCFA), Social Security Administration, U.S. Department of Education, and many more, that protect the rights of children and adults with disabilities.

Legal Resources

Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates

COPAA is an independent nonprofit tax-exempt organization of attorneys, advocates, and parents that are dedicated to improve the quality and quantity of legal assistance to children with disabilities.

Wrights Law

Wrightslaw is a nationally renown web site that provides a plethora of useful and practical information on educational, legal, and legislative issues affecting the rights of children with disabilities.

Center for Law and Education

The Center for Law and Education is one the leading legal organizations providing services and information to the public on a number of important educational issues including current federal legislation and regulations, Title I, School Reform, Educational Rights of Students with Disabilities, and many other areas.

U.S. Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Education web site is an important tool in locating pertinent information concerning virtually any current educational topic or subject including the No Child Left Behind Act.

United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights

The United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) provides in part valuable information pertaining to the legal rights of children with disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) is a federal agency committed to improving and enforcing rights of people with disabilities including the No Child Left Behind Act, the NEW Freedom Initiative under Olmstead, special education, vocational rehabilitation and research.

LRP Publications

The LRP Publications web site provides a wealth of information for educators, administrators, school district attorneys, and others that serve children with disabilities.

Working with Students with Disablities

This website is a resource dedicated to accessible travel information. This new site will provide you with information on businesses from around the world that specialize in disability travel.

Other

Sesame Street Autism Resources for Parents

Reduce the Noise: Help Loved Ones with Sensory Overload Enjoy Shopping Resources for Military Families

Academic Accommodation Resources

Estate Planning for Parents of Special Needs Kids