Disability Resource Directory

Special Education


Educational Solutions

Educational Products: Hardware and Software

  1. Academic Software, Inc.
    ASI  designs and distributes a number of custom software and hardware products for the educational research and Assistive technology communities.
    Two examples are SS-ACCESS, a single-function single-switch interface for PCs, and WinSCAN 2.0, one of the most powerful and versatile advanced multi-function interfaces for Windows.
    3504 Tates Creek Road; Lexington, Kentucky 40517 USA
  2. Ainsworth & Partners
    Keyboard training systems for education and industry. Download free evaluation software that shows you how to improve your writing skills.
  3.  Assistive Technology for People with a Learning Disability
    Don Johnston Incorporated goes beyond traditional learning products to bring you solutions for students who struggle with reading and writing and for students with disabilities.
  4. Attainment Company
    For professionals in education, rehabilitation, and health care.
    For over 30 years Attainment Company has provided award winning, research based learning materials, software, assistive technology, life skills products and books to children and adults with moderate to severe developmental disabilities.
    PO Box 930160, Verona, Wisconsin 53593-0160 USA
  5.  Attainment Company
    For the family.
    With the right resources, people with developmental disabilities like autism can be empowered to attain their goals in school, at home and in the community. Attainment Family (new kid on the block) offers the same products (previously only available to schools and clinics) for home use at a lower cost than the professional versions.
    The Single Family License is for home use and not classroom or school districts. Attainment Family offers free shipping and a 30 day return policy on all packaged products.
  6. Aurora Systems Inc.
    Software for Special Needs such as for Learning Disabilities and Dyslexia, Augmentative Communication and Speech Disabilities.
    PO Box 43005, 4739 Willingdon Ave; Burnaby, BC V5G-3H0 Canada
  7. Bob Harrell Home Page
    Bob Harrell is a single-handed touch typist who has written a FREE typing tutor to help in learning the single-handed Dvorak keyboard layout which Microsoft gives away for DOS, Windows 3.1 and Windows 95.
  8.  Standard Deviants School Educational DVDs
    Offers programs focusing on the behavioral, social and emotional issues children deal with at home and at school. Some of the items offered are games, print materials, and visual media, which gives the parent, counselor or educator an excellent array of tools to work with.
  9. Creative Adaptations for Learning
    CAL 's mission is to make pictures visible, to people who are blind, the way printed words have been made readable through braille.
    38 Beverly Road; Great Neck, New York 11021-1330 USA
  10.  Crick Software for Education and Access
    Based in the UK, Crick Software provides the Clicker, an on-screen keyboard with speech for special needs learners in all age groups.
  11. Different Roads to Learning
    is an on-line catalog specializing in learning materials and playthings for children with developmental delays and challenges. This catalog puts together educational toys and materials that stimulate the skills leading to speech and language for challenged children ages 2 to 10.
    37 East 18th Street; 10th Floor; New York, NY 10003 USA
  12. Early Learning Site
    Software and teaching tips for parents of children with learning delays and difficulties.
    ABA Materials Pty Ltd.
  13. Gateway to Educational Material (GEM)
    The Gateway to Educational Material provides the key to one-stop, any-stop access to high quality Internet lesson plans, curriculum units and other education resources.
  14. Granada Learning
    Children's education, mental health and wellbeing assessments and services | GL Education Group International
  15. Home Schooling Information
    For Parents Who Want to Teach Their Child At Home Effectively.
  16.  HiP Publishing Group
    The HiP Publishing Group is a national, non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization that produces educational print and electronic materials for deaf and hard-of-hearing children and teens.
  17. Inclusion Press International
    is a small independent press striving to produce readable, accessible, user-friendly books and resources about full inclusion in school, work, and community.
    24 Thome Crescent; Toronto, Ontario M6H 2S5 Canada
  18.  IntelliTools Inc.
    The mission of IntelliTools is to provide high-quality adaptive computer products that are affordable and innovative. We provide these products in order to help people to learn, communicate, and live to their fullest potential.
    55 Leveroni Court., Suite #9; Novato, California 94949 USA
  19. Judy Lynn Software
    Software designed specifically for children with developmental delays and limited motor skills. 9 Months - 4 Years cognitive age level. Single switch software for IBM PC & compatible computers.
    PO Box 373; East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816 USA
  20. Keyboarding programs for students with disabilities
    Teacher's Institute for Special Education.
  21. Laureate Learning Systems, Inc.
    publishes special needs software which is designed for individuals with developmental disabilities, language-learning disabilities, and autism.
    110 east Spring St.; Winooski, Vermont 05404 USA
  22. LD Resources
    LD Resources is a BLOG specializing in learning disabilities with numerous entries and comments from community members.
  23. Marblesoft
    is a developer of Macintosh and Windows educational programs for pre-school, early elementary, preschool and special education.
    Blaine, Minnesota 55434 USA
    MINDPLAY provides award-winning software for functional literacy, special needs, and customized educational solutions.
    4400 E. Broadway Blvd., Suite 400; Tucson, AZ 85711 USA
  25.  RJ Cooper & Associates
    Special education software, hardware adapters and products for disabled persons. FREE CD with programs available. Adaptive computer hardware and software for special ed children and people with special needs or disabilities.
    27601 Forbes Rd. Suite 39; Laguna Niguel, CA 92677 USA
  26. Riverdeep Interactive Learning
    Publisher of educational software for kids. You'll find free downloadable software and activities, contests, and special offers.
  27. Special Education News
    Newspaper about special education.
  28. Tack-Tiles® Home Page
    Tack-Tiles® Braille Systems are an exceptional aid to learning, teaching, communicating, and recreation. Tack-Tiles® are interchangeable with standard LEGO®-type blocks. They provide a unique bridge, a smoother, shorter, more interesting path to Braille literacy.
  29. Technology Integration in Education by Linda J. Burkhart
    Information on assistive technology, augmentative communication and Simplified Technology for children with disabilities.
    Guidelines, strategies and tips for teachers for using the Internet with elementary school students.
  30. Top 100 Special Needs Resources on the Web
    The term special needs can apply to a wide array of circumstances that cause individuals to require assistance or non-standard accommodations. Cognitive delays and learning disabilities are commonly referred to as special needs, but visual and hearing impairment, physical disabilities that affect mobility, and even congenital conditions of the major organs and body systems can all be considered special needs.
    The web sites, listed in no particular order, are the best resources on the Internet for learning about a wide variety of special needs. Some of the sites simply chronicle an individual's or family's journey with Down Syndrome or another condition, and some of the sites offer advice or links to other resources for those doing research about special education or a specific type of special need.
    PhD in Special Education
  31. Unicorn Quest
    The Kids' Typing Tutor Game for One or Two Hands. This site offers much more then just "Unicorn Quest". From Movie Trivia to Story Telling (even more fun because YOU can take part in telling the story).
     Smiley Face  A Must See Site!