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Special education is a broad term used by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to describe specially designed instruction that meets the unique needs of a child who has a disability. These services are provided by the public school system and are free of charge. Services can include instruction in the classroom, at home, in hospitals and institutions. Learning disabilities cover a wide spectrum of disorders ranging from mild to severe. They can include mental, physical, behavioral and emotional disabilities.




Special Education Resources


Secondary Transitions

·       National Center for Special Education Research

·       National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center

·       Youth hood

·       National Center on Secondary Education and Transition

·       Strive for Students

·       Casey Lifeskills

·       Brigance Transition Skills Inventory

·       Transition Coalition

·       Transition Services

·       ACCESS

·       Careers & the Disabled Magazine

·       National Business & Disability Council

·       Online Recruiting of Disabled Persons

·       Collection of Resources

·       University of Virginia Office of Education

·       ACT Accommodations

·       National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity

·       National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability

·       National Center on Secondary Education and Transition


Special Education Career Exploration

·       Life after IEP’s

·       Blind Auto Mechanic -  CBS “Assignment America” Story on Larry Woody.

·       Job Accommodation Network


Important Financial Lessons

·       Practical Money Skills


Assessment Resources

·       Types of Assessment Accommodations

·       Rubrics for Special Education Students

·       Sample IEP Rubric

·       More Sample IEP Rubric

·       Holistic Rubrics




Learning Disabilities Resources

·       Special Education Terminology Definitions

·       Special Education Resources on the Internet

·       Tucson Exceptional Education

·       Lee’s Summit R-7 Instructional Technology

·       Arizona Special Education

·       Dyscalculia – Mathematic Disorder


Special Education Law Resources

·       Building the Legacy of IDEA 2004

·       Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

·       Disabilities and Special Education



·       The Difference between Accommodations & Modifications

·       Accommodation and Modification Differences


Inclusive or Self Contained Classrooms

·       Guide to the Inclusive Classroom

·       Supporting All Students with Inclusion





Updated 1/2/2017

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