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for Parents-Your Child's Evaluation
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
P.O. Box 1492
Washington, DC 20013
Phone: (800) 695-0285
Info: This publication describes the steps the school system will take to evaluate your child to determine if he or she has a disability and is eligible for special education. Can be requested from NICHCY, viewed on-line or downloaded in .pdf format.
Beach Center on Families and Disability
The University of Kansas
Haworth Hall, Room 3136
1200 Sunnyside Avenue
Lawrence, KS 66045-7534
Info: Articles, fact sheets, newsletters and publications on a variety of topics available for order, viewing on-line, or download in different formats.
Publishing - Education
Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co. Inc.
P.O. Box 10624
Baltimore, MD 21285-0624
Phone: (800) 638-3775
Fax: (410) 337-8539
Info: Brookes publishes education resources on everything from helping preschoolers learn to read to helping students with disabilities make the transition from high school to adult life. Publication topics include: preschool, elementary, middle and high-school inclusion; K-12 teacher resources; staff development; school restructuring; critical research; ADHD; adult education; family resources; self-determination; learning disabilities; special education; severe/multiple disabilities; transition; adapting curriculum; behavior; cultural issues; peer social relationships; videos; early childhood, and other topics.
for Change in Transition Services Publications
901 12th Ave.
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
Phone: (206) 296-6000
Info: Links to publications on Post-school status of special education graduates, transition planning, self-determination and miscellaneous disability-related topics.
Center for Children with Special Health Care Needs
Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center
Mail stop: CM-09
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, Washington 98105
Phone: (206) 527-5735
Fax: (206) 527-5705
Info: Publications available online or by request include: 2002 Starting Point Resource Guide; Washington State Summer Camp Directory; Child Care and the Americans with Disabilities Act Booklet; When Your Child with Special Needs Starts School; care organizing tools (Care Organizer and Care Notebook); diagnosis specific fact sheets; injury prevention and other resources.
CLAS Early Childhood Research Institute
61 Children's Research Center
51 Gerty Drive
Champaign, IL 61820-7498
Phone: (800) 583-4135
Info: CLAS is the Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services Early Childhood Research Institute. Articles and technical reports available on line, and in print for a fee from CLAS. Topics include: cross-cultural considerations in early childhood special education, conducting child assessments, culturally and linguistically sensitive practices in motor skills interventions for young children, moving towards cross-cultural competence in lifelong personnel development, transition is more than a change in services: the need for a multicultural perspective, second language acquisition in the preschool years, hearing children with deaf parents, sensitivity to cultural and linguistic diversity in early intervention family information gathering, cultural considerations in helping relationships and service utilization, Working with interpreters to plan early childhood services with bilingual and multilingual families, cross-cultural perspectives on approaches to parent-infant interaction intervention, cross-cultural considerations in early childhood special education and other topics.
for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE)
3411-A Willamette Street
P.O. Box 51360
Eugene, OR 97405-5122
Phone: (541) 686-5060
TTY: (541) 284-4740
Fax: (541) 686-5063
Info: Articles, audio files and other information about conflict resolution and mediation, including "Special Education Mediation: A Guide for Parents" (PDF) available in English, Spanish and Hmong. Information about the IDEA, and other tools and information relating to conflict resolution and mediation.
9220 SW Barbur Blvd.
Portland, OR 97219
Phone: (503) 244-7662
fax: (503) 246-3869
Info: A free publication of the Enoch-Gelbard Foundation. Newsletter and other publications on topics including: children with Down Syndrome, positive behavior support, home to school communication, paraprofessionals in the classroom, assistive technology, recreation and leisure, IEP, sign language, self-advocacy and other topics. Back issues available for order or download. Subscriptions available free of charge.
Electronic Library (Downloads)
Info: An electronic library "in-progress", the Edlaw Electronic Library currently offers texts of statutes, regulations, administrative interpretations, judicial decisions and other pertinent materials relating to education law (IDEA, Rehabilitation Act, etc.). Files downloadable in Acrobat format.
Children with Autism (Online Publication)
Info: 2001 publication from The Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Development Center, Inc - Special Education Publications
55 Chapel Street
Newton, MA 02458-1060
Phone: (617) 969-7100
Fax: (617) 969-3440
Info: Publications to order, view on-line and/or download on a variety of special education topics, including: Barrier Free: Serving Young Women with Disabilities, Discover IDEA, Gender and Disability, Inclusive Schooling, Assistive Technology, Transition Services, and other topics.
Rights-IEP Briefing Paper (Online publication)
Info: This publication provides substantial guidance regarding the legal requirements for developing a student's IEP. It is a verbatim reprinting of (a) federal regulations about IEPs, and (b) Appendix A (formerly Appendix C) to the IDEA 97, which is a series of questions and answers about federal regulations on the IEP. A publication of the National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
P.O. Box 1492
Washington, DC 20013-1492
Phone: (800) 695-0285
Fax: (202) 884-8441
Info: Publications for order, on-line and download on topics including: Accessing Programs for Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers; Education of Children and Youth with Special Needs--What do the Laws Say?; IDEA Amendments of 1997; Individualized Educational Programs; Questions and Answers about Special Education Services; Questions and Answers about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Related Servics for School-Aged Children with Disabilities; Transition Services; Least Restrictive Environment requirements of the ADA and other topics. Some publications also available in Spanish.
120 Sylvan Avenue Suite 10
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
Phone: (800) 535-1910
Fax: (201) 947-9376
Info: Books, videos, and software for parents, educators and professionals encompassing almost fifty (50) need specific and general categories including Angelman Syndrome, Asperger Syndrome, Asthma, Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, Behavior, Brain Injury, Cancer, Career Development, Cerebral Palsy, Communication, Developmental Disabilities, Diabetes, Directories, Down Syndrome, Dyslexia, Dystonia, Early Intervention, Eating Disorders, Education, Epilepsy, Facial Differences, Grieving, Health and Healthcare, Hearing Impaired, Homeschooling, I.E.P, Inclusion, Learning Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Physical Disability, Potty Learning, Prenatal Care, Religion, Sensory Integration, Siblings, Special Education, Special Reports, Spina Bifida, Technology, Technology-Assisted, Tourette's Syndrome, Toys, Travel and Recreation, Visually Impaired, and Wheelchairs.
Guide to the Individualized Education Program
Editorial Publications Center
U.S. Department of Education
P.O. Box 1398
Jessup, MD 20794-1398
Phone: (877) 4-ED-PUBS
TTY: (877) 576-7734 TTY
Fax: (301) 470-1244
E-mail (for alternative formats): Katie.Mincey@ed.gov
Web: http://www.ed.gov/offices/OSERS/OSEP/Products/IEP_Guide/ (HTML)
Info: This guide explains the IEP process. The guide is designed to help teachers, parents, and others involved in the education of a child with a disability to develop and carry out an IEP. Can be ordered or viewed on-line.
Harvard Education Letter
Info: An award-winning newsletter for pre K-12 teachers and adminnistrators, the Harvard Education Letter brings together the latest research and analysis on issues that affect school performance. Published bimonthly at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.
How to Talk So Schools Will Listen (PDF
Info: Downloadable 2-page handout advising parents about how to interact with school staff, and the IEP team.
24 Thome Crescent
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6H 2S5
Phone: (416) 658-5363
Fax: (416) 658-5067
Info: Inclusion Press creates person centered resource materials for training events, public schools, high schools, community colleges, universities, human service agencies, health organizations, government agencies, families, First Nations organizations - nationally and internationally.
Title: IDEA Parent Guide
Date: July 2006
Publisher: National Center for Learning Disabilities
Summary: NCLD has created this Parent Guide to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to help parents become an informed and effective partner with school personnel in supporting shildren's special learning and behavioral needs. This publication includes information about: how the federal law generally works in most states; what the law requires to determine whether your child has a learning disability; what is new to IDEA since Congress last updated the law in 2004; what questions you should ask and what information you should prepare in order to be a full and active advocate for your child; and what resources are available to you.
Format: PDF 984KB
for Community Inclusion - Publications
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
Phone: (617) 355-6506
TTY: (617) 355-6956
Fax: (617) 739-5853
Info: The Institute for Community Inclusion supports the rights of children and adults with disabilities to participate in all aspects of the community. Research, employment assistance, clinical services, support for education, and more; list of publications on-line. Publications include topics such as: education and transition; person-centered planning; health care and families; employment; organizational change; ADA; Social Security; Welfare Reform; Youth at Risk; recreation and other topics.
The Journal of Early Intervention
Info: An official publication of the International Division for Early Childhood (DEC) of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). Available on-line.
Literature on Dispute Resolution in
Special Education Annotated Bibliography Database
Info: This developing and searchable database contains literature (research-based and policy/practice) related to dispute resolution in special education. A complete list of articles appears below listed in order of date of publication. You can re-sort the articles by clicking on the Title, Author or Date link at the top of each column, as well as limit the search by choosing from the topics in the table below. For more information about an individual article, click on the title of the article. Links to full-text articles are available for some of the resources.
P.O. Box 4088
Dearborn, MI 48126
Phone: (313) 581 8436
Info: Joe and Susan Kotlinski put together materials (video tapes, audio tapes, books and computer programs) for helping infants and toddlers with language and reading development. They originally developed, and used successfully, these materials for their daughter (born with Down Syndrome).
Meeting the Needs of Youth with
Disabilities: Handbook on Supplemental Security Income Work Incentives and
Info: Guide to the benefits of SSI work incentives for students with disabilities in transition, and how school personnel and others can assist students and parents in applying for SSI benefits and work incentives.
Center on Secondary Education and Transition - Publications
Institute on Community Integration
University of Minnesota
6 Pattee Hall
150 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis MN 55455
Phone: (612) 624-2097
Fax: (612) 624-9344
Info: The National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET) coordinates national resources, offers technical assistance, and disseminates information related to secondary education and transition for youth with disabilities in order to create opportunities for youth to achieve successful futures. NCSET publishesa number of briefs, including: Policy Updates: summarizing recent laws and federal regulations (Youth with Disabilities and the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, IDEA 1997: Implications for Secondary Education and Transition Services); Parent Briefs: promoting effective parent involvement in secondary education and transition Research (Supplemental Security Income - Your Right to Appeal; Age of Majority: Preparing Your Child for Making Good Choices; Supplemental Security Income: A Bridge to Work; IDEA 1997 Transition Issues: The IEP for Transition Aged Students; Supplemental Security Income: So You Have Decided to Apply); Research to Practice Briefs: improving secondary education and transition services through research (Teaching for Understanding; DO-IT: Helping Students with Disabilities Transition to College and Careers; High Schools with Authentic and Inclusive Learning Practices; Self-Determination: Supporting Successful Transition; Improving Word Identification Skills; Tapping Employment Opportunities for Youth with Disabilities by Engaging Effectively with Employers; Information Briefs: addressing trends and developments in secondary education and transition (Work-Based Learning and Future Employment for Youth: A Guide for Parents and Guardians; Communit Resource Mapping: A strategy for Promoting Successful Transition for Youth with Disabilities; Addreessing the Transition Needs of Youth with Disabilites Through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) System; What is Quality Education? Perspectives from Two Students and a Parent; Integrating Service Systems at the Point of Transition for Youth with Significant Disabilities: A Model that Works; Bridging the Digitla Divide in Post-Secondary Education: Technology Access for Youth with Disabilities;
Issue Briefs: examining current challenges in secondary education and transition (Bullying and Teasing of Youth with Disabilities: Creating Positive School Environments for Effective Inclusion; Quality Work-Based Learning and Postschool Employment Success; Collaboration Between General and Special Education: Making it Work; Creating Mentoring Opportunities for Youth with Disabilities; Connecting Employers, Schools and Youth Through Intermediaries; Students with Disabilities Who Drop Out of School; Accomodations for STudents with Disabilities in High School;NLTS2 Data Briefs: reports from the National Longitudinal Transition Study (Youth Employment; Who are Secondary Students in Special Education Today?; What Works Data Briefs: reports from the What Works Transition Research Synthesis Project. Also available - My Future My Plan: A Transition Planing Resource for Life After High School, developed by State of the Art, Inc. in collaboration with NCSET.
Early Childhood Technical Assistance System (NECTAS) Publications
137 East Franklin Street, Suite 500
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3628
Phone: (919) 962-2001
TTY: (877) 574-3194
Fax: (919) 966-7463
Info: NECTAS is a national technical assistance consortium working to support states, jurisdictions, and others to improve services and results for young children with disabilities and their families. Publications available for order, viewing on-line or download include information on topics including: serving young children with autism, assuring the family's role on the early intervention team-explaining rights and safeguards, eligibility policies for infant/toddler and preschool early childhood special education programs, conflict management and problem solving in early intervention, use of paraprofessionals, cultural diversity, early identification of children with special needs, funding, inclusion, service coordination, managed care and other topics.
of Special Education Programs Products and Publications
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Ave., S.W.
Washington, DC 20202
Phone: (202) 205-5507
Info: From the United States Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). Publications for order or download on topics including: Children with ADD/ADHD Topic Brief; Discipline for Children with Disabilities; Assessments; Educating Children with Autism; Graduation with a Regular Diploma; A Guide to the Individualized Education Program; IDEA 97 General Overview Questions and Answers; Mediation; Use of Transportation in Part B; Private Schools; Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports; Public Charter Schools; Social Skills; Technology for Students with Disabilities, the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 392-172 and Federal IDEA, and other topics.
Education Publications and Related Resources
Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
Info: On-line, downloadable and publications and reports by request on a variety of special education and inclusion topics, including: Special Education and the Law, Dispute Resolution Mechanisms in Special Education: Mediation, Citizen Complaints and Due Process, Attention Deficit Disorder, Discipline Procedures under IDEA, Evaluation and Assessment of Children Who Are Linguistically and Culturally Diverse, Procedural Safeguards, Family Educator Guide, State Forms for Special Education, and other topics. Some information available in languages other than English, including Cambodian, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese. Videos available on request include "Special Education in Washington State: It's the Right Thing to Do!" and " Exploring ADHD as a Health Impairment". Phone or e-mail to request videos or printed materials.
Educational Advocacy and Training Center Publications
6320 Augusta Drive, # 1200
Springfield, VA 22150
Phone/TTY: (703) 923-0010
Fax: (703) 823-0030
Info: In conjunction with its training programs, the Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center has developed several publications, training packages and a videotape of interest to parents and professionals. Topics include early intervention services, special education, transition from school to employment and community life, mediation, how to talk so schools will listen and other topics. Publications available for order, some available for download. Publications include Beginning With Families: A Parent's Guide to Early Intervention; Beginning With Families: A Guide For Resource Centers; Shared Decisions: Problem-Solving and Mediation in Early Intervention; Taking Charge: A Parents' Guide to Health Care for Children with Special Needs; Unlocking the Door: A Parent's Guide to Inclusion; Understanding Special Education: The Video; Keys to Inclusion; Partnerships for School Personnel Training in Traumatic Brain Injury; Understanding Early Intervention Services: An Introductory Workshop; ADA: Pathway for Change; NEXT STEPS: The Transition Series; Managed Care Maze: What About the Children? and other publications.
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Needs Project - America's Disability Bookstore
324 State Street, Suite H
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: (800) 333-6867
Fax: (805) 962-5087
Info: Special Needs Project is a place to get child development textbooks, books about Aspergers Syndrome, autism, and other disabilities. Located in Santa Barbara, California, SNP serves families, professionals, agencies and schools worldwide.
Student Guide to Financial Aid
Federal Student Aid Information Center
P.O. Box 84
Washington, DC 20044
Phone: (800) 433-3243
TTY: (800) 730-8913
Info: The Student Guide is a resource on student financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education. Grants, loans, and work-study are the three major forms of student financial aid available through the Department's Student Financial Assistance office. Updated each award year, The Student Guide tells you about the programs and how to apply for them. Available on-line (HTML or download in PDF format) in English and Spanish.
Title: Tool Kit for Hispanic
Publisher: United States Department of Education
Summary: This toolkit will show the family what to expect from schools, teachers and their child, at all ages and grade levels. It explains how to help the child through school, what resources are available, and what the family and their community can do to help a child learn.
Format: PDF 739KB (English) PDF 1.3 MB (Spanish)
Guide for Washington State (downloadable in PDF and Word format)
Info: Report on Washington transition services includes: Transition-What the Law Says; Post-School Outcomes and Performance Indicators; Gathering Information; Curricular Options for Successful Transition; IEP's for Secondary Students; Transition Partnerships with Families; and Transition Planning and Interagency Cooperation; Transition Service Needs, Self-Determination, Functional Evaluations; and form templates.
and Post-School Outcomes for Youth with Disabilities: Closing the Gaps to
Post-Secondary Education and Employment (online)
Info: November 2000 report from the National Council on Disability, Social Security Administration.
VAST Network Library
PO Box 8391
Huntsville, AL 35808
Info: Publications include a newsletter for home schooling families with special needs, book and curriculum reviews, federal laws, and miscellaneous articles relating to home schooling.
Washington Administrative Code (WAC) - See: OSPI Special Education Publications and Related Resources
2212 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle, Wa 98109
Phone: (206) 310-7401
Fax: (206) 283-9243
Info: Provides evidence-based education materials (print publications, talking books and videos) that help teachers, families, and children find joy and learning in the early childhood years.
6316 South 12th St.
Tacoma, WA 98645
Phone: (253) 565-2266
Fax: (253) 566-8052
Info: Publications for order (some available at no cost) on special education and other parent support topics.
Protection and Advocacy System (WPAS)
180 West Dayton, Suite 102
Edmonds, WA 98020
*Phone: (425) 776-1199 or in Washington State: (800) 562-2702
TTY: (425) 776-1648 or in Washington State: (800) 905-0209
Fax: (425) 776-0601
Info: Publications related to special education available on-line or by request on topics including: physical education for children with disabilities, IEP checklist for parents, independent education evaluations, preparing for an IEP meeting, resources for parents of special education students, special education mediation, special education - summer school programs and other topics.
- Articles and Reports (on-line)
Info: Articles and publications for order, to view on-line and download on special education related topics including: advocacy, assessments, ADD/ADHD, Autism, damages, discrimination, due process, early childhood, eligibility, free appropriate public education (FAPE), high stakes tests, IDEA, IEP, inclusion, least restrictive environment (LRE), mediation, confidentiality, private schools, placement, related services, retaliation, Section 504, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), transition and other topics.
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