Special Education Resources

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Database 
This site is a resource for ASHA members, persons interested in information about communication disorders, and for those wanting career and membership information. ASHA provides a series of brochures, information packets, booklets, and fact sheets to educate consumers of audiology and speech-language pathology services about a wide range of speech, language, and hearing disabilities in both children and adults.

Arc of the United States
The Arc of the United States works through education, research and advocacy to improve the quality of life for children and adults with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities and their families. The site provides easy access to facts, contacts, and news updates.

Autism Society of America
Features articles that describes autism, the education of autism, early intervention for children with autism, contact information for local chapters of the society and information about federal regulations affecting federal education of children with autism. The Autism Society of America promotes lifelong access and opportunities for persons within the autism spectrum and their families.

Down Syndrome: health issues
This site contains medical essays and recommended books on Down Syndrome, and issues common to children with Down Syndrome.

National Down Syndrome Society
This site provides general information and support for parents and families regarding children with Down Syndrome.

Self Help for Hard of Hearing People
Self Help for Hard of Hearing People is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the well-being of people of all ages and communication styles who suffer from any form of hearing loss. The site offers mail groups, chat groups and parent and child support groups..

Special Education Guide
Informational website for parents and teachers of children with special needs (and people who want to become special education teachers) that offers resources for mastering the terminology, procedures and best practices in special education.

Special Olympics
The Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for individuals with mental retardation by giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families. The site offers information regarding locations of games and competitions, as well as ?how to?s? on becoming a Special Olympics volunteer.

Spina Bifida Association of America
The Spina Bifida Association of America promotes the prevention of spina bifida and to enhance the lives of all affected. Their site provides many links with facts and information about Spina Bifida.

Created by the Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD) of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), this site provides the latest information in effective, research-based teaching strategies for educators instructing students with learning problems. The site also will offer unparalleled opportunities for interaction between the nation's leading researchers and practicing teachers.