Web resources

Gate students 6675 webEducating students with special needs requires specialized teaching methods and programs. The following are special education resources for parents and educators:

Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice
Facilitates the production, exchange and use of knowledge about effective practices for children with or at risk of developing a serious emotional disturbance

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders
National nonprofit organization working to improve the lives of affected people through education, advocacy and support

Education World
K-12 education resources, lessons, classroom strategies and innovation and news

HEATH Resource Center 
National clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
Federal law that ensures services for children with special needs

LD Online
A leading website on learning disabilities, learning disorders and differences. Includes authoritative guidance on attention deficit disorders, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, dysnomia, reading difficulties, speech and related disorders

National Center for Accessible Media
Research and development facility that works to make media accessible to underserved populations such as people with disabilities, minority-language users and people with low literacy skills

National Center on Deaf-Blindness
Department of Education–funded organization that works to improve the quality of life for children who are deaf-blind and their families

National Center on Educational Outcomes
Provides leadership in the participation of students with disabilities and limited English proficiency in national and state assessments, standards-setting efforts and graduation requirements

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
The Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, or PBIS, works to develop and implement a multi-tiered approach to improving the capacity of states, districts and schools to establish, scale up and sustain the PBIS framework.

Pepnet 2 (pn2)
Works to improve postsecondary outcomes for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, including those with co-occurring disabilities

Special Education from About.com
Special education instruction strategies and worksheets, resources to understand the law, IEPs, reports and more for students and teachers

Special Education PTSA of Southwest Washington
A cross-district parent-teacher-student association—the first special ed PTSA in Washington state.