Special Education Web Tour
This webtour is dated, many links have changed.
But with patience and perseverance you'll find some good ones.
Check the "Other Links" listings in the major clearinghouses below.
However, the Autism links immediately below were gathered 12/2007 by Elizabeth McAllister:
Autsim awareness has been on
the rise in recent years. Autism may not be affecting more children these days
but we are much better at recognizing the signs and diagnosing children with
autism. Below are links to autism sites to help families, educators, and those
who are autistic better understand autism, gain more knowledge, and find
colleges that offer certificates in autism.
Keeping Your Autistic Kids Safe: A Family Resource Guide
Guide to Improving Gastrointestinal Symptoms among Children with Autism Spectrum
Parent’s Guide to Toilet Training Children with Autism Spectrum
Katie Cook's Safesoundfamily
Below are links to local Alaska organizations that can help parents of children with disabilities.
The following are links to national organizations to help families who experience autism.
Below are links to help young adults who are considering college as an option.
Links for certificates
Research and Resources
Older links - some might be no longer active
Center for Applied Special Technology
Comprehensive Resources!LD Online http://www.ldonline.org/ The interactive guide to learning disabilitfor teachers, parents and other professionalsSpecial Education Resources on the Internet
A collection of Special Educational resources of interest to
those involved in Special Education.International Center for Persons with Disabilities http://www.icdri.org/UV - a Special Education Web Site
Excellence clearinghouse of Special Education information and
web resources.Lycos Education Guide: Special Education
These are top-rated websites in Special Education.SpEdEx-The Special Education Exchange
Good sites on blind and learning disabilities.Special Education Resources
Resources for Special Education teachers. Good resources for
beginning teachers.Special Ed. Resources
This link site has the categories broken down by disabilities.
Marc's Special Education Page
Contains some of the best Special Education related links.
URL's of Special Education Materials for Teachers
Information on a new book that will help teachers develop
strategies tha work with special need children in the regular classroom.Teachers Net Lesson Exchange
This is a teacher's lesson exchange on Kids Like to Publish
for Special Education students in high school.KidReach- Lesson Plan for...
A lesson plan designed fo 7-14 year old Special Education
students with basic skills but can be taught at the K-4 level. The lesson
plan is on a book about buffaloes.National Clearinghouse for Professions
This clearinghouse is for one who is thinking about becoming
a Special Education teacher in the Elementary level.The Individualized Education Plan
Even though this is on an autism IEP it has lots of ideas
about IEP's.The Center for New Discoveries in Learning
This center shows how the most advanced learning strategies
Autism and Autism-related Sites:
Autism Treatment infoTreatment Tips for Children with Autism, PDD & Asperger's Syndrome. Parents share their experience running In-Home treatment programs for their children with AutismCenter for the Study of Autism
List of autism and autism related resources on the Internet.Autism Resources
A comprehensive list of links.Teaching Students with Autism: A Guide for Ed....
A Special Education unit on teaching students with autism.Autism Resources
Offers information and links regarding the developmental
disabilities of autism and Aspergeris Syndrome.Bridges' Main Page
Bridges is a series of video tapes developed to help
teachers, parents and other professionals establish an Applied Behavior
Analysis program.Methods to Enhance Learning: An International Conferences on...
An article on methods to enhance learning for students with
A resource page for parents of children with Autism.
ADD and ADHD Sites
Resources for the understanding and treatment of ADD.Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hype
http://www.chadd.org/ Information on ADD and ADHD.Music Therapy: The Power of Music
http://www.enterthefreudianslip.comExamines the power of using popular music, somethingpeople already listen to, in therapy. Includes examples of therapeuticmessages in popular music as well as original music by Freudian Slip,therapeutic rock band.Spectrum Center
Deals with issues on ADD, ADHD, autism and Inclusion.Educational Planning
Good solided original ideas from a teacher's prospective.Teachers-50 tips
This site provides 13 excellent resources.
Deaf and Blind Sites
The Institute for Innovative Blind Navigation
References text on how to teach mobility skills to blind
children.Tips On How To Communicate and Comply Effective
How to communicate with the Deaf-Blind.Deafness/Hard of Hearing from the Mining Company
Homepage for deafness/hard of hearing.American Council of the Blind
Resources and information about blindness.
Down Syndrome Sites
Meeting the Educational Needs of Children With...
Everything one needs to know about down syndrome from the
development stage, the curriculum. educational placement, to teaching
materials.Resources for Down Syndrome
Resources for people concerned with down syndrome.The Arc's Q and A on.....
A one page description of down syndrome. A good resource to
give to parents who have children with down syndrome.
Down Syndrome: A Parent resource
An Internet link for parents of children with Down Syndrome
Down Syndrome: Health Issues
Essays written by Len Leshin, M.D., F.A.A.P. on Down Syndrome.
Down Syn On-Line Magazine
An On-Line magazine focusing on nutrition, therapy, and issues dealing with Down Syndrome.
Welcome to the Department of Psychology Home
Sites in dyslexia.The Dyslexia Center
This site tells about dyslexia and the 44 characteristics of
dyslexia.Working in the Classroom With Dyslexia Students
http://www.simonmidgley.co.uk/support/suppindex.htm Working with dyslexia children in the classroom.International Dyslexia...
A concise description of dyslexia, its possible signs and
characteristics and what can be done with it.
This site is one persons explanation on dyslexia.
Learning Disabilities Sites
ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted
ERIC clearinghouse on disabilities and gifted education. This
clearinghouse has information on all disabilities.Greenwood School for Dyslexia
Dyslexia. learning disabilities, and literacy resource site.LD Online:Learning Disabilities Information
Interactive guide to learning disabilities for parents,
teachers and children.Learning Disabilities Assessment and ADD/ADHD
Assessing your child in learning disabilities.The School-to-Work Outreach Project
Overview of a 3 yr. program to prepare students with
disabilities for the workplace.Parents Inc.
Parents is a parentship of Alaska families with disabilities
which provides support, training resources and advocacy statewide. A
helpful tool for teachers to direct parent to these resources.Parents Soup Educational Center
Mainstreaming the placement of disabled students in regular
classes of nondisabled peers.
The following links were gathered by Leslie Griffith:
Early Childhood Special Education Resources
Disabilities and the Law
The Individual with Disabilities Education Act – the law passed in1997.
IDEA LAW 1997
The Individual with Disabilities Education Act – the law passed in1997
Federal Resource Center for Special Education
Supports local education agencies in improving their services to children with disabilities.
Infant Learning Programs and Early Childhood Special Education
National Center for Early Development
Research at the National Center for Early Development & Learning (NCEDL), focuses on enhancing the cognitive, social and emotional development of children from birth through age eight."
Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities
(Part C of IDEA)
Supports local education agencies in improving their services to children with disabilities.
Alaska Department of Education and Early Development
Resources, directories, and publications are available for educators and families.
Provides information on referral and resources throughout the state of Alaska.
Early Childhood Intervention (ECI)
Encourages collaboration with families, schools, and communities to help children with disabilities.
Space Coast Early Intervention Center
A therapeutic center for children from 18 months to 5 years of age in Melbourne, Florida.
Ed Chapman’s Speech and Developmental Page
Information on speech and developmental milestones.
Information on developmental delays.
Developmental Delay and Cerebral Palsy
An article written by Samantha Folse about her son with cerebral palsy.
National Network for Child Care
Caring for Children with Special Needs: Developmental Delays
International Institute for Birth Defects
Cleft palate research information.
Directory of Genetic Support Groups
Support groups are listed alphabetically.
Special Education Advocacy Tip of the Week
Reed Martin, J.D., writes the article weekly, providing useful information.
Parents Helping Parents
Information and resources for parents with children with special needs.
Council for Disability Rights
Information concerns the rights for the children and adults with disabilities.
The Legal Files
Special Education terminology for parents.
Parent Information Sites
Provides a newsletter, calendar of events, lending library, and information on links to other agencies.
Special Education Service Agency (SESA)
Assistive Technology Library of Alaska
Provides information, and sells a variety of assistive devices.
Provides links for parents who have children with disabilities.
Internet Special Education Resources
A Learning Disabilities Professional Directory
A family resource center.
Alaska health care systems and links.
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
FAS – State of Alaska
Alaska’s number one preventable birth defect.
National Organization for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
An organization committed to the elimination of FAS.
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Family Resource Institute
A non-profit organization committed to the prevention of FAS.
Premature babies – understanding health risks.
Milestones and activities for your toddler with cerebral palsy
Learning Material Resources
Childhood Learning Center
Learning Materials for children with developmental delays.
Universities with ECI Endorsements
Utah State University
Endorsement coursework offered through distance delivery.
University of Alaska Anchorage
Masters degree or endorsement offered through distance delivery