Chapter 2: Education
Section 8: Education Information and Resources
AHEAD is the leading professional membership association for individuals committed to equity for persons with disabilities in higher education.
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides continual professional development, advocates for newly and historically under served individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.
The ERIC Clearinghouse for Disabilities and Gifted Education (ERICEC) was disbanded by the US Government as of December 19, 2003. This is an archive of the material available on that site at that time created by Hoagies' Gifted Education Page for general use, updated with current links wherever possible. The information contained in this archive is in the public domain.
FamilyConnect is an online, multimedia community created by the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) and the National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI). This site gives parents of visually impaired children a place to support each other, share stories and concerns, and link to local resources. The site also features a mom-authored blog, inspiring video testimonials from families, and articles authored by parents and experts in the field of blindness on multiple disabilities, technology, education, and more. From the personal to the professional, families will find all the resources they need to raise their children from birth to adulthood.
The HEATH Resource Center is an online clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities. Since 2000, the HEATH Resource Center has served as a national clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities, managed by The George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development.
HEATH participates in national conferences, training sessions, and workshops; develops training modules; publishes resource papers, fact sheets, directories, and website information; and fosters a network of professionals in the arena of disability issues.
Matchcollege.com is a free site designed for college bound students. The website is a college search directory of over 6,000 colleges, universities and trade schools. Each higher education facility is profiled on the website, providing information on the following topics:
- Student services and special learning opportunities
- Admissions information
- Financial aid
- Degrees offered
- Enrollment breakdown
- Faculty breakdown and wages
- Graduation rates
- Campus security
- and more...
The data we provide is gathered from multiple sources including federal and state departments of education and from other private sources. We have organized this data into national, state and college profile pages that statistically break down pertinent information. We also provide career information broken down by career categories.
Visitors can add their reviews of colleges they have been to, giving future college bound students a personal feel of each college and the education and services they provide.
The National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) mission and vision is to improve individual and organizational success for state leaders of special education by providing relevant services that guide positive systemic change and results thereby ensuring students with disabilities will live, learn, work and participate in their communities
The mission of NCLD is to improve the lives of the 1 in 5 children and adults nationwide with learning and attention issues—by empowering parents and young adults, transforming schools and advocating for equal rights and opportunities.
The NCRTM offers the vocational rehabilitation and education communities, grantees, researchers, trainers and practitioners the opportunity to gain visibility for their work, while contributing new knowledge to their specific fields.
OCR's mission is to ensure equal access to education. The office conducts compliance reviews, provides technical assistance to help entities comply with civil rights laws in education and receives and resolves complaints.
Regional offices handle complaints under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other civil rights laws.
Literacy Resource Office (LRO) provides resources, leadership, and technical assistance to library and community-based literacy programs throughout the state. Follow this link, www.odl.state.ok.us/lit/litprogsearch.asp, to locate a literacy program in your area.
With over 300,000 apps it's easy to become overwhelmed by the number of app choices. It's also easy to spend a small fortune on a lot of useless apps. As a special needs parent I wanted to get right to the "good stuff" and figured you did too. Check out our guide that breaks down the best of the apps by skill set so you can easily find and buy apps that most benefit your child. Great for kids with autism, ADHD, apraxia, learning disability, sensory issues and more. Included are apps for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and some Android apps.
PEPNet provided resources and expertise that enhance educational opportunities for people who are deaf or hard of hearing--including those with co-occurring disabilities.
The project ended at California State University.
For technical assistance and dissemination in supporting postsecondary outcomes for individuals who are deaf, deafblind, deafdisabled, hard of hearing, or late deafened, contact the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC), http://www.nationaldeafcenter.org.
The pepnet 2 online modules are now hosted by the Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP).
Access: The Fundamentals
Access: Post-Production/Offline Captioning
Access: Realtime Speech-to-Text
Getting a Job!
Map It: What Comes Next?
Online Notetaker Training
Existing pepnet 2 users will need to register with DCMP to continue to access the eLearning modules. If you register using the same email address you used on pepnet 2, your module data will still be available. New users will also be able to access the modules by filling out a simple registration form.
If you have questions about this transition and/or the training modules, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You'll also find many of your other favorite pepnet 2 resources in the DCMP Learning Center. If you can't find what you're looking for, please email email@example.com, and they'll help you.
DCMP Learning Center:
The Special Education Services web site offers information and technical assistance to further enable family involvement, smooth transitions at all stages of the educational process and support for teachers and service providers in implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
IDEA Panel - States are required to establish and maintain an advisory panel for the purpose of providing policy guidance with respect to special education and related services for children with disabilities in the state. The panel is required to consist of members appointed by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
A majority of the members of the panel shall be individuals with disabilities or parents of children with disabilities (ages birth through 26). Duties of the panel include: advising of unmet needs in the education of children with disabilities; commenting publicly on any rules or regulations proposed regarding the education of children with disabilities; advising in developing evaluations and reporting on 618 data; advising in developing corrective action plans to address identified findings in Federal monitoring reports; and advising in developing and implementing policies relating to the coordination of services for children with disabilities.