Special Education Links
- Generic Special Education Websites
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Brain Disorders
- Vision Impaired
- Communication Disorders
- Hearing Impaired
- Learning Disabilities
- Cognitive Disabilities/Mental Retardation
- Physical Disabilities/Other Health Impairments
- Severe and Multiple Disabilities
- Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Special Web Focus: Discipline
This site provides up to date information regarding special education including: continuing education, teaching standards, professional development, and support
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
This site provides characteristics and treatment/recovery options on the following mental illness: bipolar disorder, depression, schizophrenia, and other illnesses.
- National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHY)
This site serves as a central source of information on: disabilities in infants, toddlers, children and youth, IDEA, which is the law authorizing special education, No Child Left Behind (as it relates to children with disabilities), and research-based information on effective educational practices.
- OSERS IDEA Home Page (Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services)
This site provides information on IDEA and the regulations that are stated in the law.
- University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana
This site provides characteristics and instructional strategies for the following disabilities: vision impairments, hearing impairments, mobility impairments, systematic disabilities, psychiatric disabilities, learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and traumatic brain injury.
- Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (Ch. ADD)
This site provides information on ADHD and conference opportunities. It provides up to date information regarding ADHD and treatment options.
- National Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
This site provides up to date articles on ADD and AD/HD. This site offers opportunities for professional development through conferences and teleclasses.
- Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support (O.A.S.I.S.)
This site provides information about Asperger Syndrome. Along with general information the site provides articles and instructional strategies.
- Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA)
This site provides characteristic and resources on anxiety disorders including: generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder and agoraphobia, post-traumatic stress disorder, social phobia, and specific phobias.
- American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
This site provides teachers with resources and teaching strategies when working with an individual with a visual impairment.
- Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
This site provides information for instruction and technology adaptations, as well as information about the school.
- American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (ASHA)
This site covers the A-Z issues on speech, language and hearing impairments including characteristics, articles, treatment options and more.
- American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC)
This site provides news information on advocacy, articles, assistive equipment and upcoming education opportunities for families and professionals.
- National Association of the Deaf (NAD)
This site provides information on legal rights and advocacy issues as well as up to date news information.
- Learning Disabilities of America (LDA)
This site covers the types of learning disabilities as well as the characteristics and instructional strategies for these disabilities.
- Learning Disabilities (LD) Online
This site provides teaching strategies for students with LD or AD/HD and provides resources or articles and other books to use.
- National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)
This site includes instructional strategies for parents and educators of children with learning disabilities including: reading, classroom strategies, social and emotional challenges, and offers a free email newsletter.
- American Association on Intellectual Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) (formally American Association on Mental Retardation (AAMR))
This site provides information on educational opportunities and recommended publications.
- The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS)
This site provides symptoms and characteristics of Down syndrome. It also includes instructional strategies for children with Down syndrome.
- Cancer Kids
This site is a place where children with cancer can relate to other children in similar situations. It allows the children to tell their story.
- Cystic Fibrosis -
Boomer Esiason Foundation (BEF)
This site provides diagnostic criteria and treatment options for cystic fibrosis and more. It also provides up to date information on the research being done on this disorder.
- Epilepsy Foundation of America
This site provides background information and history on epilepsy and current information on the disorder including up to date treatment options.
- Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
This site offers a page just for kids with diabetes to learn more and understand their disorder. The site provides information on the different types of diabetes for adults, teens and kids. It also offers information on current research and ways to help.
- Leukemia Society of America
This site provides information on the following diseases: leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, and other blood cancers as well as treatment and clinical options. They also provide information on workshops and free material.
- Arthritis Foundation
This site provides information on different types of arthritis. The site offers free brochures and information regarding treatment options and alternatives.
- Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)
This site provides research news on advancements and new treatment options. It also offers families support and ways to connect with other families. The site provides information on summer camps available.
- Children’s Tumor Foundation
This site provides information on neurofibromatosis and the characteristics of this genetic disorder. The site offers a free 12-page booklet for educators working with children that have this disorder plus many more free resources.
- National Multiple Sclerosis Society (MS)
This site provides information about MS to individuals that have been diagnosed with the disorder as well as families and friends. Information includes: treatment options, emotions, living independently and more. The site also provides current information on the research being conducted in the area of MS.
- Spina Bifida Association (SBA)
This site provides information of the characteristics and challenges of Spina Bifida as well as prevention options. The site also provides up to date research information. This site gives guides to help individuals with Spina Bifida overcome daily challenges.
- United Cerebral Palsy (UCP)
UCP is the leading source of information on cerebral palsy (CP). This site offers knowledge in the following areas: education, employment, health and wellness, housing, parenting and families, sports and leisure, transportation, products and services and travel. The information is for educators, families and friends, and individuals with CP.
- TASH (The Association for the Persons with Severe Disabilities)
TASH is an organization that provides equity, opportunities and inclusion for individuals with disabilities. This site provides information that encourages individuals with disabilities to be included in all activities. The site offers information on training and conference opportunities as well as resources for resolutions, inclusive education, positive behavior supports, community living and communication.
- Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law
This site provides information regarding legal issues and assistance for someone who has a disability.
Updated: July 2013