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Education

Beach Center on Families and Disability
University of Kansas
Education and Training encompass several areas at the Beach Center including the following: advancing access to the general curriculum, self-determination, positive behavior support, school-wide reform, technology use, and deaf-blindness.


Colleges with Programs for Learning Disabled Students
List of colleges and universities that offer programs, some quite comprehensive, designed to support students with learning disabilities.


Disability Etiquette
Following Web sites outline basic etiquette for working with people with different kinds of disabilities. These should be regarded as general caveats of appropriate behavior.


Illinois State Board of Education: Special Education Services
The Illinois State Board of Education partners with school districts to provide programs and services for students with specialized educational needs


Intervention Central: Your Source for RTI Resources
The Web site provides teachers, schools and districts with free resources to help struggling learners and implement Response to Intervention and attain the Common Core State Standards.


Learning Disabilities Association of America
LDA provides support to people with learning disabilities, their parents, teachers and other professionals. At the national, state and local levels, LDA provides cutting edge information on learning disabilities, practical solutions, and a comprehensive network of resources.


National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
Office of Special Education Programs of the U.S. Department of Education (OSEP)
NICHCY provides information to the nation on: disabilities in children and youth; programs and services for infants, children, and youth with disabilities; IDEA, the nation's special education law; No Child Left Behind, the nation's general education law; State Resource Sheets; and effective practices for children with disabilities. You maysign up for the free newsletter.

Especially for Families and Communities(NICHCY)
In this section parents can find helpful information in caring for their child with a disability.

A-Z Topics Page (NICHCY)
This section provides an A-Z Topics page to connect you quickly with the wealth of information for families on the Web site.


National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
NICHCY is an information and referral center that provides free information on disabilities and disability-related issues. Children and youth with disabilities (birth to age 22) are NICHCY's special focus. NICHCY's services include: Personal Responses to Specific Questions, Referrals to Other Organizations and Sources, Information Searches of NICHCY's Databases and Library, and much more.



Partnering with Your Child's School: A Guide for Parents
HSC Foundation - PDF
The booklet is designed to help parents of children who have been diagnosed with health or mental health care needs to learn about available resources and to develop a partnership with their children’s school.


Special Education – Assistive Technology
Illinois State Board of Education
Children with disabilities sometimes need and are entitled to special equipment and services to ensure that they have access to a free and appropriate education (FAPE). Learn more about equipment, funding, consultation and evaluation resources, implementation strategies, best practices and other services available.