Disability Resource Directory

Special Education


Educational Organizations

  1. AccessIT
    National Center on Accessible Information Technology in Education
    Web Accessibility and Individuals with Disabilities in Postsecondary Education: The Legal Issues
    Does the information on public websites, intranets, and distance learning courses at postsecondary institutions (colleges, universities, and vocational technical schools) have to be accessible to individuals with disabilities?
  2. Adaptive Environments Center
    AE, a non-profit organization, was founded in 1978 to address the environmental issues that confront people with disabilities and elderly people. Adaptive Environments promotes accessibility as well as universal design through education programs, technical assistance publications and design advocacy.
    374 Congress Street Suite 301;  Boston, Massachusetts 02210 USA
  3. Academy for Educational Development
    The AED is an independent, nonprofit service organization committed to addressing human development needs in the United States and throughout the world.
    Washington, DC 20009 USA
  4. American Council on Education
    The nation's umbrella higher education association, is dedicated to the belief that equal educational opportunity and a strong higher education system are essential cornerstones of a democratic society. ACE is a forum for the discussion of major issues related to higher education and its potential to contribute to the quality of American life.
    One Dupont Circle NW, Washington DC, 20036
  5. AHEAD
    The Association on Higher Education and Disability is an international, multicultural organization of professionals committed to full participation in higher education for persons with disabilities.
    PO Box 21192;  Columbus, Ohio 43221-0192 USA
  6. Center for Applied Special Technology
    CAST, is an organization that improves education for all students through the principles of universal design.
    Founded in 1984, CAST is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to expand opportunities for individuals with disabilities through innovative computer technology.
    Peabody, Massachusetts 01960 USA
  7. Communications Technology for Everyone
    Implications for the Classroom and Beyond. By Peter David Blanck.
  8. Disability Information for Students and Professionals
    A website for students that are studying in the field of of disability, as well as those that are working within it.
  9. Dr. L. Penny Rosenblum's Home Page
    Resource links to sites relevant to teachers of children with visual impairment.
    434F College of Education
    Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation, and School Psychology
  10. DREAMMS for Kids, Inc.
    Developmental Research for the Effective Advancement of Memory and Motor Skills is a non-profit parent and professional service agency, that specializes in Assistive Technology related research, development, and information dissemination. Founded in 1988 by the parents of a child with Down syndrome, DREAMMS is committed to facilitating the use of computers, Assistive and adaptive technologies, and quality instructional technologies for students and youth with special needs in schools, homes, and the community.
    Freeville, New York USA
  11. EASI
    Equal Access to Software and Information
    Students and professionals with disabilities must have the same access to information and resources as everyone else!
  12. EDLAW, Inc.
    provides information on education law. Some items covered are (IDEA) Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Transporting Students with Disabilities.
  13. education-rights.org
    Education Rights Dot Org -- Truth In Education!
  14. Education World®
    Special Education resources from an in-depth view of the IEP process to Inclusion in the classroom.
  15. ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education
    is part of the National Library of Education (NLE), Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI), U.S. Department of Education. It is operated by The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). ERIC EC provides information on the education of individuals with disabilities as well as those who are gifted.
  16. ESF
    The Enabling Support Foundation is a 501c incorporated non-profit organization, whose Mission is to provide the technological tools to empower individuals with disabilities to maximize their inherent potential.
  17. Federal Resource Center
    The FRC for Special Education is a special education technical assistance project funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.
    The Federal Resource Center for Special Education
    1875 Connecticut Avenue NW Suite 900; Washington DC 20009 USA
  18. The IEP Process
    Developing an Individualized Education Plan is a lengthy process that involves many factors and becomes the foundation of the student with special needs's educational future. Resources and information on this sometimes confusing process for both educators and parents.
  19. KidsMakingChange.com
    KidsMakingChange.com - Parenting Tools and Tips.
  20. Internet Resources for Special Children
    IRSC , no longer offers information other then their directory.
    They do have some forums but unfortunately are not very active.
  21. ISER
    Internet Special Education Resources
    Nationwide Directory of Learning Disabilities Professionals.
    ISER helps parents find local special education professionals to help with assessment of learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder, therapy, advocacy, and other special needs.
  22. National Center to Improve Practice
    The NCIP promotes the effective use of technology to enhance educational outcomes for students with sensory, cognitive, physical and social/emotional disabilities.
    NCIP is located at the EDC
    Education Development Center, Inc. in Newton, Massachusetts 02158-1060 USA
  23. National Parent Information Network
    The purpose of NPIN  is to provide information to parents and those who work with parents and to foster the exchange of parenting materials.
  24. National Resource Center for Paraprofessionals
    The National Resource Center for Paraprofessionals provides information, community and an annual conference for special education paraeducators.
    NRC for Paraprofessionals; Utah State University; 6526 Old Main Hill; Logan, Utah 84322-6526 USA
  25. Ohio Center for Deafblind Education (OCDBE)
    Formerly GLARCDBE, is a federally funded project that serves the state of Ohio. Services are provided for individuals, birth to 21 years with dual-sensory impairments.
  26. Parents Instructing Challenged Children
    PICC is a network of parents home schooling children with special needs.
    Fulton, New York 13069-1954 USA
  27. PATINS Project
    The PATINS Project is an Indiana Department of Education Assistive Technology systems change initiative.
  28. Reed Martin, J.D. - Special Education Law
    Our Mission is Lessening Discrimination Against Children with Disabilities by Providing Parents and School Personnel Tools for Advocacy.
    Conferences and workshop opportunities. Educational products on special education topics such as: receiving a free appropriate public education afforded by law; the Individualized Education Plan (IEP); extended school year; transition services; positive behavior interventions; evaluations; notice; the IDEA; Section 504; FERPA; the ADA and more.
    PO Box 487;  Morgantown, West Virginia 26507 USA
  29. School Psychology Resources Online
    Online resources for school psychologists, parents and educators.
    Find information on learning disabilities, ADHD, gifted, autism, adolescence, parenting, psychological assessment, classroom management, special education, mental health, and more.
  30. Special Education Resources on the Internet
    SERI   is a collection of Internet accessible information resources of interest to those involved in the fields related to Special Education.
  31. SchoolNet
    Provides Internet resources specific to parents, teachers, schools, and other professionals, individuals, groups, and organizations involved in the education of students with special needs.
  32. Special Needs Opportunity Windows
    SNOW from the University of Toronto, Canada is a project aimed at developing innovative ways for children with special needs to electronically access curriculum materials.
    Be sure to check out SNOW Kids!
    SNOW's sister site for special needs children and their teachers and parents.
  33. Special Education Exchange
    The SpEdEx  is designed to provide a central resource for educators, parents, researchers, vendors, students, persons with disabilities or anyone interested in the field of Special Education.
  34. The Disabled Students' Program
    The Disabled Students' Program seeks to ensure that all students with disabilities have equal access to educational opportunities and student life.
    University of California, Berkeley.
  35. Transition Research Institute at Illinois (TRI)
    The Transition Research Institute at the University of Illinois (TRI), established in 1985, identifies effective practices, conducts intervention and evaluation research, and provides technical assistance activities that promote the successful transition of youth with disabilities from school to adult life.
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    113 Children's Research Center; 51 Gerty Drive; Champaign, Illinois 61820 USA
  36. University of Kansas Department of Special Education
    The Department of Special Education at The University of Kansas provides a variety of professional opportunities for students committed to the improvement of lifestyles for children, youth, and adults with disabilities.
    Lawrence, Kansas USA
  37. U.S. Department of Education
    The Administration's seven priorities include national efforts to improve reading and math, reduce class size, strengthen school construction, and promote the Partnership for Family Involvement in Education.
    Washington, DC 20202 USA
    Phone: 1-800-USA-LEARN

    1. Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
      This page contains information on "Improving America's Schools Act of 1994 and 1995 (IASA)".
    2. IDEA
      Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997. From the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.
    3. Improving America's Schools: A Newsletter on Issues in School Reform
      is intended to help school, district, and state leaders explore key topics in improving America's schools. Each issue focuses on a critical education reform element, describes current thinking and activities, and offers sources of additional information.
    4. OSERS
      The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services supports programs that assist in educating children with special needs, provides for the rehabilitation of youth and adults with disabilities, and supports research to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities.
    5. Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE)
    6. Rehabilitation Services Administration
      The RSA is a component of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), and it has the primary responsibility for administering programs and projects relating to the free appropriate public education of all children, youth, and adults with disabilities from birth through age 21.
    7. Safe & Drug-Free Schools Program
      The OSDFS is the Federal government's primary vehicle for reducing drug, alcohol and tobacco use, and violence, through education and prevention activities in our nation's schools.
    8. Toll-Free Information Phone Numbers
      from the U.S. Department of Education.