Special Education

Data can be mustered to demonstrate the benefits of homogeneous and heterogeneous grouping in classrooms, in this case learning disabled and gifted students. Folks hold quite strong opinions on this issue. One advantage of telecommunications, especially if a classroom houses a large number of computers, is that a wide range of capability levels can be accommodated for both individual and group work. The key is to challenge each student and foster mutual respect.

For district coordinators of Special Education, the DOE has placed the new provisions of the umbrella legislation, IDEA, online.

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Misunderstood Minds

As a companion piece to its PBS series on students with learning disabilities, Misunderstood Minds includes links to articles and centers which would be especially helpful to families.  learn more

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IDEA at the Department of Education

This site was created to provide a "one-stop shop" for resources related to Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and its implementing regulations.  learn more

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Disabilities Information Resources

Education Findings and recommendations contained in the publications in this section come from analyses of applicable education laws, regulations, policy guidance, and promising practices regarding learning done by…  learn more

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Learning Disabilities Online: For Educators

Learning Disabilities Online includes useful information for adults (and also students).  learn more

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Center for Parent Information and Resources

This site houses the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) archives, and provides information on disabilities in children and youth, program and service resources, the nation's…  learn more

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All Kinds of Minds

All Kinds of Minds, based on the work of Mel Levine, offers activities for kids while serving its main purpose -- educating parents about the origin and resources…  learn more

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Animated American Sign Language Dictionary

With a mission to serve the needs of the ASL Educational Community, this site provides free, easy-to-use reference and learning tools to enhance in-classroom learning for ASL Educators…  learn more

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Disabilities Resources at the Federal Level

This page lists a wide variety of resource available from the federal government for people dealing with disabilities.  learn more

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Awesome Library - Special Education

The Awesome Library portal for special education contains comprehensive topics, such as disabilities and home schooling.  learn more

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Learning Disabilities at Great Kids

Resources for parents (and educators) dealing with learning disabilities. Updated regularly.  learn more

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Council for Exceptional Children

Council for Exceptional Children has developed a best practices for students with disabilities. It includes info for administrators as well as teachers.  learn more

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Special Education at the University of Kansas

The Special Education program at the University of Kansas has enjoyed a world-renowned reputation for excellence for decades, and provides a number of programs and resources.  learn more

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Disability History Museum

This Disability History Museum hosts a Library of virtual artifacts, Education curricula, and Museum exhibits. These programs are designed to foster research and study about the historical experiences of…  learn more

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The Mighty

The Mighty is a safe, supportive community for people facing health challenges and the people who care for them.  We’ve got you. Our communities talk each day about…  learn more

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Pharrell's "Happy" in ASL

Being challenged doesn't mean you can't have fun! This video is an ASL interpretation of Pharrell Williams's "Happy." An expression of music in ASL composed by Rosa Lee…  learn more

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Special Ed Information for Teachers & Parents

Today’s classrooms are changing rapidly. An increasing number of identified students are educated within the mainstream school system. Laws governing the education of students, including those with disabilities,…  learn more

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TeacherVision: Special Education and Needs Resources

Get Help Teaching Special Needs Students. From the basics to inclusion and behavior management, select a category of special education resources below.  learn more

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TES: Special Education

Supporting children who require special education takes patience, understanding and a range of teaching resources tailor-made for each child’s requirements. Here you’ll find classroom materials specifically designed to…  learn more

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Special Education: Free Lesson Plans and Resources

Share My Lesson’s collection of prek-12 special education resources has resources to support every child's learning journey, wherever they may be. Educators and parents know that one size…  learn more

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Updated Chart of The Best iPad Apps for Learners with Special Needs

This is an updated version of the popular chart we published awhile ago featuring some of what we think are the best apps for students and learners with…  learn more