Special Education Resources
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Database
This site is a resource for ASHA members, persons
interested in information about communication disorders, and for those
wanting career and membership information. ASHA provides a series of
brochures, information packets, booklets, and fact sheets to educate
consumers of audiology and speech-language pathology services about a
wide range of speech, language, and hearing disabilities in both
children and adults.
Arc of the United States
The Arc of the United States works through education,
research and advocacy to improve the quality of life for children and
adults with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities
and their families. The site provides easy access to facts, contacts,
and news updates.
Autism Society of America
Features articles that describes autism, the education of
autism, early intervention for children with autism, contact information
for local chapters of the society and information about federal
regulations affecting federal education of children with autism. The
Autism Society of America promotes lifelong access and opportunities for
persons within the autism spectrum and their families.
This site provides information for and about children and adults with A.D.D.
Council for Exceptional Children
“The worldwide mission of The Council for Exceptional
Children is to improve educational outcomes for individuals with
exceptionalities.” The CEC website provides information on CEC projects,
links to the ERIC clearinghouse on disabilities articles, CEC
publications, and CEC discussion forums.
Down Syndrome: Health Issues
This site contains medical essays and recommended books on Down Syndrome, and issues common to children with Down Syndrome.
Gallaudet University Library
An extensive research site dedicated to resources for the deaf community.
Homepage of the Center for New Discoveries in Learning.
Provides information on learning strategies for all children with a
focus on learning disabilities and how to deal with them. You will find
solutions for ADD, ADHD, dyslexia correction, diagnosis of learning
problems, et. al.
Education Issues in the Spotlight
This site answers all the hot topics in education… No Child Left Behind, Individuals with Disabilities Act, IDEAS that work.
International Dyslexia Association
IDA is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping
individuals with dyslexia. This site provides information on the study
and treatment of dyslexia. Resources are available to bring parents and
professionals together for a common goal.
National Down Syndrome Society
National Down Syndrome Society: This site provides general
information and support for parents and families regarding children with
The IDEA home page sponsored by the National Education
Association includes a summary of the Individuals with Disabilities Act
(in pdf format).
A parents guide to helping kids with learning disabilities.
Self Help for Hard of Hearing People
Self Help for Hard of Hearing People is a non-profit
organization that is dedicated to the well being of people of all ages
and communication styles who suffer from any form of hearing loss. The
site offers mail groups, chat groups and parent and child support
The Special Olympics provides year-round sports training
and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for
individuals with mental retardation by giving them continuing
opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage,
experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and
friendship with their families. The site offers information regarding
locations of games and competitions, as well as “how to's” on becoming a
Special Olympics volunteer.
Spina Bifida Association of America
The Spina Bifida Association of America promotes the
prevention of spina bifida and to enhance the lives of all affected.
Their site provides many links with facts and information about Spina
Created by the Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD) of
the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), this site provides the
latest information in effective, research-based teaching strategies for
educators instructing students with learning problems. The site also
will offer unparalleled opportunities for interaction between the
nation's leading researchers and practicing teachers.
United Cerebral Palsy
This site provides information on the programs and services
of the nation's second largest health charity. It also offers a wealth
of information of a variety of disability topics.