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Special Education Resources for Teachers & Parents
Website for the PA Training & Technical Assistance Network
National Institutes of Health information on rare diseases including symptoms that students may present
Free tools and resources to help school staff promote positive classroom behaviors and foster effective learning for all children
Assists states to build capacity to support and improve transition planning, services, and outcomes for youth with disabilities.
Federal government's website that focuses on IDEA, federal legislation on special education and related material
Official U.S. Department of Education website which has a section related to special education
The Montana University Affiliated Rural Institute on Disabilities received funding from the federal government to deal with the issues of supporting individuals with disabilities in rural settings
Information regarding NCLB's Highly Qualified Teacher requirements is available on this PA Department of Education website. Site features the following:
- HQT Guidelines for Administrators
- HOUSSE HQT Requirements and Rubric
- PowerPoint Presentation for Teachers
The site also offers access to the Teacher Certification System, On-Line Application Submission and HOUSSE HQT Designation Application.
Laws and Regulations
The George Washington University Health Resource Center is the national clearinghouse on post-secondary education for individuals with disabilities.
Serving post-secondary institutions to improve educational access and enhance post-secondary education opportunities for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
DO-IT serves to increase the participation of individuals with disabilities in challenging academic programs and careers.
Shares information on books and links to author sites
Subscription-based online reading resource with books, lesson plans, worksheets and flashcards.
Response to Intervention (RTI)
Resources for Parents of Children with Disabilities
Brain Injury Resources
- General Resources
Statewide and Regional Organizations: