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

Email:

ahead@ahead.org

AHEAD is a professional association committed to full participation of persons with disabilities in postsecondary education. AHEAD has delivered quality training to higher education personnel through conferences, workshops, publications and consultation. AHEAD members represent a diverse network of professionals who actively address disability issues on their campuses and in the field of higher education.

107 Commerce Center Dr., Ste. 204
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.

2900 Crystal Drive, Ste. 1000
Arlington , TX 22202

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.

Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education
655 15th St. NW, Computer Sciences Corporation, Ste. 500
Washington , DC 20005

Toll Free: 

800-538-3742

FamilyConnect

Visit FamilyConnect Website

Email:

familyconnect@afb.net

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.

HEATH Resource Center

Visit HEATH Resource Center Website

Email:

AskHEATH@gwu.edu

A national clearinghouse on post secondary education for individuals with disabilities.The HEATH Resource Center is an online clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities. The clearinghouse serves as an information exchange about educational support services, policies, procedures, adaptations, and opportunities at American campuses, career-technical schools, and other postsecondary training entities.

2134 G St., N.W.
Washington , DC 20052

Voice: 

202-973-0904

Fax: 

202-994-3365

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

NASDSE is a mission-driven organization dedicated to providing services to state education agencies to maximize educational outcomes for children with disabilities.

225 Reinekers Lane, Suite 420
Alexandria , VA 22314

Voice: 

703-519-3800

Fax: 

703-519-3808

National Center for Learning Disabilities

Visit National Center for Learning Disabilities Website

An online guide to essential information about learning disabilities, early literacy and learning resources, support for adolescents and adults with learning disabilities, public policy and advocacy tools.

381 Park Ave. S., Ste. 1401
New York , NY 10016

Voice: 

212-545-7510

Toll Free: 

888-575-7373

Fax: 

212-545-9665

National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM)

Visit National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM) Website

Email:

ncrtm@usu.edu

The NCRTM is sponsored by the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) and hosted by Utah State University. They serve the profession of vocational rehabilitation as a centralized resource for the development, collection, dissemination, and utilization of training materials; as a forum for advancing knowledge through applied research and open dialog; and as a marketplace for career and staff development.

Utah State University
6524 Old Main Hill
Logan , UT 84322

Toll Free: 

866-821-5355

Fax: 

435-797-7537

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: 

877-521-2172

Toll Free: 

800-421-3481

Fax: 

202-245-6840

Office for Civil Rights For Oklahoma

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
8930 Ward Parkway, Ste. 2037
Kansas City , MO 64114

Voice: 

816-268-0550

TTY: 

877-521-2172

Fax: 

816-823-1404

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

Email:

pepnetmidwest@pepnet.org

PEPNet provides resources and expertise that enhance educational opportunities for people who are deaf or hard of hearing--including those with co-occurring disabilities.

Saint Paul College A Community and Technical College
235 Marshall
St. Paul , MN 55102

Voice: 

651-846-1337

TTY: 

651-846-1537

Fax: 

651-221-1339

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