Chapter 2. Section 8

Chapter 2: Education


Section 8: Education Information and Resources


Association on Higher Education And Disability (AHEAD)

Visit Association on Higher Education And Disability (AHEAD) Website

AHEAD is the leading professional membership association for individuals committed to equity for persons with disabilities in higher education.

8015 West Kenton Circle
Huntersville , NC 28078

Voice: 

704-947-7779

Fax: 

704-948-7779

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

Visit Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Website

Email:

service@cec.sped.org

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.

3100 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 600
Arlington , VA 22201-5332

Voice: 

888-232-7733

Toll Free: 

888-232-7733
866-915-5000 TTY

Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)

Visit Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) Website

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

Visit FamilyConnect Website

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.

Toll Free: 

800-232-5463

HEATH Resource Center

Visit HEATH Resource Center Website

Email:

AskHEATH@gwu.edu

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.

2134 G St., N.W., Suite 308
Washington , DC 20052-0001

Matchcollege.com

Visit Matchcollege.com Website

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
  • Tuition
  • Degrees offered
  • Enrollment breakdown
  • Faculty breakdown and wages
  • Athletics
  • 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.

National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE)

Visit National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) Website

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

1800 Diagonal Road, Suite 600
Alexandria , VA 22314

Voice: 

703-519-3800

National Center for Learning Disabilities

Visit National Center for Learning Disabilities Website

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.

1 Thomas Circle NW, #700
Washington , DC 20005

National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM)

Visit National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM) Website

Email:

NCRTM@neweditions.net

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.

103 W. Broad St., Suite 400
Falls Church , VA 22046

Office for Civil Rights

Visit Office for Civil Rights Website

Email:

ocr@ed.gov

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.

U.S. Department of Education Customer Service Team
400 Maryland Ave., S.W.
Washington , DC 20202

TTY: 

800-421-3481

Office for Civil Rights For Oklahoma

Visit Office for Civil Rights For Oklahoma Website

Email:

OCR.KansasCity@ed.gov

Regional offices handle complaints under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other civil rights laws.

U.S. Department of Education Kansas City Office
One Petticoat Lane 1010 Walnut Street, Suite 320
Kansas City , MO 64106

Voice: 

816-268-0550

Fax: 

816-268-0559

Oklahoma Literacy Resource Office

Visit Oklahoma Literacy Resource Office Website

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.

Oklahoma Department of Libraries
200 N.E. 18th St.
Oklahoma City , OK 73105

Voice: 

405-521-2502

Fax: 

405-525-7804

One Place for Special Needs

Visit One Place for Special Needs Website

Email:

info@oneplaceforspecialneeds.com

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.

P.O. Box 9701
Naperville , IL 60567

PEPNet-Midwest Central Office

Visit PEPNet-Midwest Central Office Website

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 elearn@dcmp.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 elearn@dcmp.org, and they'll help you.

DCMP Learning Center:
https://dcmp.org/learn

Special Education Services

Visit Special Education Services Website

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.

Oklahoma Department of Education
2500 N. Lincoln Blvd., Room 411
Oklahoma City , OK 73105

Voice: 

405-521-3248

Fax: 

405-522-2066