Website Resources

United States Department of Education Links

United States Department of Education: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

IDEA '97 Regulations (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

IDEA '97 General Overview Questions & Answers, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), U.S. Department of Education

IDEA'97 Provisions of Special Interest to Parents -- Topic Brief

A Guide to the Individualized Education Program

Regular Education Teachers as IEP Team Members -- Topic Brief - Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), U.S. Department of Education, 1999

Publications of General Interest from the United States Department of Education - You can order many of these materials by contacting EDPubs, the Department of Education's publications distribution center. Most are available in English and Spanish. Please see the website to determine which are available in print and which are available only on line.

No Child Left Behind: A Parents Guide summarizes the No Child Left Behind Act. It answers common questions about the law, explains what the law does for parents, and tells where to find additional resources.

Questions Parents Ask About Schools provides answers to commonly asked questions on topics such as Getting Ready for School, Monitoring School Work, Helping with Reading, and Working with Schools and Teachers.

Helping Your Child Succeed in School: Every child has the power to succeed in school and in life and every parent, family member and caregiver can help. This booklet provides parents with information, tools and activities they can use in the home to help their child develop the skills critical to academic success.

Tools for Student Success

Helping Your Child With Homework: Homework can help children to develop positive study skills and habits, improve their thinking and memory abilities, and encourage them to use time well, learn independently, and take responsibility for their work. This booklet helps parents of elementary and junior high school students understand why homework is important and makes suggestions for helping children complete assignments successfully.


FDA’s Drug Safety Initiative

Hood College's Department of Special Education, Special Education Resources on the Internet

Surrogate Parent Training Information

Psychology Self-Help Resources on the Internet

Children with ADD/ADHD ­ Topic Brief

Use of "Developmental Delay" by States and LEAs-- Topic Brief



ABA Educational Resources

Autism Resources

Autism Society of America

Center for the Study of Autism

Fragile-X Syndrome Research Foundation

Online Asperger Syndrome Information & Support

Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication handicapped Children(The TEACCH program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Educating Children with Autism National Academy Press; (2001, 300pp.) Catherine Lord and James P. McGee, editors, Committee on Educational Interventions for Children with Autism, National Research Council



Association of Mental Retardation

Down Syndrome

Equity, Opportunity and Inclusion for People with Disabilities since 1975.

National Down Syndrome Society

National Information Rehabilitation Information Center

 National Organization of Rare Disorders

 The Arc



American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill



Better Hearing Institute

Center for Hearing Loss in Children at the Boys Town National Research Hospital

Listen Up! and Talk It Up!

Self-Help for Hard of Hearing People

The Council on Education of the Deaf from Kent State University



All Kinds of Minds: Understanding Differences in Learning

Council for Exceptional Children Division for Learning Disabilities

Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD)

International Dyslexia Association (IDA)


LD Resources

Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)

National Center for Learning Disabilities

National Center for Learning Disabilities IDEA Parent Guide

Non-Verbal Learning Disorders:

Schwab Learning

Keys to Successful Learning: A National Summit on Research in Learning Disabilities: A video cast from Keys to Successful Learning: A National Summit on Research in Learning Disabilities. You will need to download and install and RealMedia G2 Player, available on the same page.)



Helping Your Preschool Child:

Teaching Our Youngest-A Guide for Preschool Teachers & Child Care & Family Providers



LD Online How Now Brown Cow: Phoneme Awareness Activities  for Collaborative Classrooms

Literature for Literacy Telecollaborative Project

Phonemic Awareness Activities for the Classroom

Phonemic Awareness Links

Phonological and Phonemic Awareness

Reading Workshop



"Learning to Read/Reading to Learn" Learning To Read/Reading To Learn Campaign; Helping Children with Learning Disabilities to Succeed, Office of Special Education Programs' National Center to Improve the Tools of Educators July 9, 1996

The Knowledge Loom

Reading Online: Articles from the International Reading Association

Reading Rockets

Helping Your Child Become a Reader

Reading Tips for Parents

Put Reading First: Helping Your Child Learn to Read

Proven Ideas from Research for Parents: A Child Becomes a Reader – K-3



"Do's & Don'ts" for Fostering Social Competence

Home (at yours and others!) for the Holidays

Self-Esteem: The Cause and Effect of Success for the Child with Learning Differences

Social Competence and the Child with Learning Disabilities

Social Tips for Giving and Receiving Gifts

The Teacher's Role in Developing Social Skills



Muskingum University

Sites to Promote Academic Success



Center for Applied Special Technology

Family Center on Technology and Disability

National Center to Improve Practice in Special Education Through Technology, Media, and Materials



Access Homepage

English Exercises Online

Essay Punch, Essaypunch takes users through the actual steps of writing a basic essay.

LD online: Writing

News-2-You (online, easy-to-read news about current events for children)

Resource Room

Room 82 Homepage

Sparknotes, Provides in-depth study guides to a large number of books assigned to secondary students



Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice

Functional Assessment of Behavior

Functional Behavior Assessment

Functional Behavioral Assessment - Fact Sheet PDF [88K]

Getting Behavior in Shape at Home

Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (English and Spanish)

Schoolwide Approaches to Behavior - Fact Sheet

Tips for Parents: Incorporating Positive Behavior Support (PBS) Into the IEP


College Board

College Choice Website

College Edge

College Funding Company


Colleges and Careers Guidance Center

Colleges That Change Lives


FishNet: the College Guide

Peterson's Education and Career Center

Student Financial Assistance Programs

The Princeton Review

The United States Dept. of Education: The Student Guide



All Languages

BBC Languages

Foreign Language News and Newspapers

Vocabulary Training Exercises


EIFFEL: Excellence in French for Every Learner

Links to French Resource Sites


Links to German Resource Sites

Sign Language

Links to American Sign Language Resource Sites


C.B. Putnam's Spanish Page

Learn Spanish

Links to Spanish Resource Sites

STARS: Spanish Tutorial and Review Site



Getting Ready for Your Math Final (good tips for any math test)

LD online: Math Skills is a site with resources for teaching multiplication facts.

Resource Room

Sparknotes, Provides study guides to a variety of topics in math

Helping Your Child Learn Mathematics: Our increasingly technological world demands strong skills in mathematics, not only in the workforce but also in everyday life, and these demands will only increase over the lifetimes of our children. The major portion of this booklet is made up of fun activities that parents can use with children from preschool age through grade 5 to strengthen their math skills and build strong positive attitudes toward math.

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