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1 The National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
National information center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues.
2 Special Education News
Provides in-depth, timely news related to educating students with disabilities. Offers unique resources to special education professionals.
3 Disability Resource Library CD-ROM
A CD-ROM comprehensive collection of disability related documents including the complete texts of major disability laws, regulations, government reports, guides, and more... all categorized, indexed, and fully searchable.
4 Federation for Children with Special Needs
Provides information, support, and assistance to parents of children with disabilities, their professional partners, and their communities.
5 Wrightslaw: The Special Ed Advocate
An incredibly rich and accurate site on educational law and advocacy. Parents, educators, experts, and attorneys can access hundreds of articles, cases, newsletters, and other relevant information.
6 The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997
Archived information about the IDEA.
7 The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)
Dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts.
8 DisabilityInfo.gov
The comprehensive Federal website of disability-related government resources.
9 Families and Advocates Partnership for Education (FAPE)
Aims to improve the educational outcomes for children with disabilities. Links families, advocates, and self-advocates to communicate the new focus of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
10 Federal Interagency Coordinating Council (FICC)
An advising body to cabinet secretaries from the departments of Education, Health and Human Services, Agriculture, Defense, and the Interior, as well as to the commissioner of the Social Security Administration. It makes recommendations to the federal agencies working to improve opportunities to children with disabilities, including suggestions to eliminate barriers to interagency programs. Serves as the mechanism to facilitate coordination of federal resources to ensure that young children (birth to age 5) with, or at risk for, disabilities and their families get the early intervention and preschool services and supports that they need.
11 Association on Higher Education And Disability (AHEAD)
International, multicultural organization of professionals committed to full participation in higher education for persons with disabilities. Vital resource, promoting excellence through education, communication and training.
12 IRIS Media Inc.
IRIS Media creates research based educational materials for school staff, special educators and people who have developmental disabilities.
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