Exceptional Learners:             Internet Resources

Exceptionality and Special Education:

American Disability Association                                                 www.adanet.org/

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)                                       www.cec.sped.org/

ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center)                        www.eric.ed.gov

Federal Resource Center for Special Education                           www.dssc.org/frc/

IDEA Practices                                                                         www.ideapractoces

Internet Resources for Special Children                                       www.irsc.org/

National Council on Disability                                                     www.ncd.gov/

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY)                                                                                                                                                               www.nichycy.org

National Organization on Disability                                             www.nod.org/

Office of Special Education Programs                                          www.edgov/offices/OSERS/

Special Education Network                                                         www.specialednet.com/

World Institute on Disability                                                      www.wid.org/

Current Trends and Issues:


Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice                           www.air.org/cecp/

Children’s Defense Fund                                                             www.childrensdefense.org/

Circle of Inclusion                                                                     www.circleofinclusion.org/

Early Intervention Related Links                                                 www.dec-sped.org/eilinks.html

Inclusion.com                                                                              www.inclusion.com/

Job Accommodation Network                                                      janweb.icdi.wvu.edu/

National Center for Research in Vocational Educ                          vocserv.berkely.edu

National Center on Secondary Educ & Transition                          ci.umn.edu/ncset/



A.D.D. Treatment and Research Center                                         www.cpgs.com/add/

Attention Deficit Disorder                                                          Add.miningco.com

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)


National Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)             www.add.org/


Emotional/Behavioral Disorders:


CEC’s Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders                   www.ccbd.net

Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health                     www.ffcmh.org/

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill                                         www.nami.org/

National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information (NCCAN)


National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse                                  www.childabuse.org/

National Mental Health Association                                             www.nmha.org/

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention                                                                                                                         

Research and Training Center on Family Support

and Children’s Mental Health                                                     www.rtc.pdx.edu/

Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice                          www.cecp.air.org


Communication Disorders:


American Speech-Language-Hearing Association                           www.asha.org/

Center for Augmentative and Alternative Communication


Center for speech and Language Disorders                                   www.csld.com/

The National Center for Stuttering                                             www.stuttering.com/

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders


Speech and Language Disorders                                                   www.mankato.msus.edu/dept/comdis/kuster2/splang.html

Speech Impaired Disorders                                                        www.ability.org/dumb.html


Blind/Low Vision:



American Council of the Blind                                                    www.acb.org/

American Foundation for the Blind                                             www.afb.org/

American Printing House for the Blind, INC.                                 www.aph.org/

Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired                             www.grcmc.org/blindser

Blindness Resource Center                                                           www.nyise.org/blink.html

Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youth and Adults (HKNC)


Interactive Finger Spelling & Braille Guide                   

National Association for the Visually Handicapped (NAVH)           www.navh.org/

National Federation of the Blind                                                   www.nfb.org/


Multicultural and Bilingual Aspects of Special Education:


Academic Excellence in Bilingual and ESL Education


Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services             clas.uiuc.edu/

Council for Exceptional Children’s Division for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Exceptional learners                                             

Office of Minority Health                                                          www.omhrc.gov/


Mental Retardation:


Admin.  on Developmental Disabilities                                www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/add/

Association of University Centers on Disabilities               www.aucd.org/

American Association on Mental Retardation                      www.aamr.org/

The Arc of the United States                                            www.thearc.org/

The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps            www.tash.org/

Council for Exceptional Children Division on Mental Retartdation and

Developmental Disabilities                                      www.mrddcec.org/

Down Syndrome on the Internet                                       www.downasyndrome.com/

Down Syndrome WWW Page                                            www.nas.com/downsyn/index.html

National Association for Down Syndrome                           www.nads.org/

National Down Syndrome Society                                      www.ndss.org/

The National Fragile X Foundation                                    www.nfxf.org/

National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome              www.nofas.org/

President’s Committee on Mental Retardation


Special Olympics                                                             www.specialolympics.org/

Williams Syndrome Association                                         www.williams-syndrome.org/


Learning Disabilities:


Council for Exceptional Children’s Division for Learning Disabilities


Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives                                    www.dana.org/

Hello Friend/Ennis William Cosby Foundation                    www.hellofriend.org/

The International Dyslexia Association                             www.interdys.org/

LD OnLine                                                                       www.ldonline.org/

LD Resources                                                                   www.ldresources.com/

Learning Disabilities Association of America                      www.ldanatl.org/

Learning Disabilities and Practical LD Information             www.hopkins.k12mn.us/Pages/North/LD_Research/                                                                                                                                                 
National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)              http://ncld.org/





Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing


American Society for Deaf Children                                  www.deafchildren.org/

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association                 www.asha.org/

ASL Dictionary                                                               www.masterstech-home.com/ASLDict.html

Better Hearing Institute                                                   www.betterhearing.org/

Council on Education of the Deaf                                       www.deafed.net/

Hearing, Speech and Deafness Center                                www.hsdc.org/

Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youth and Adults (HKNC)


The Interactive Fingerspelling and Braille Guide


National Association of the Deaf                                       www.nad.org/

National Information Center on Deafness                          www.nichcy.org/org_db/michorg-327.html

National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders   www.nidcd.nih.gov/

Where Do We Go From Hear?                                           www.gohear.org/


Multiple/Severe Disabilities, Autism, Traumatic Brain Injury, Deaf-Blindness, etc.:


AAC Intervention.com                                                      www.aacintervention.com/

Autism/PDD Resources Network                                       www.autism-pdd.net

Autism/Research Institute                                               www.autism.com/ari

Autism Society of America                                               www.autism-society.org/

Brain Injury Association, Inc.                                           www.biausa.org/

Center for the study of Autism                                         www.autism.org/

Centre for Neuro Skills                                                   www.neuroskills.com/

Division TEACCH Treatment and Education of Autistic and related

Communication Handicapped Children


O.A.S.I.S. Online Asperger Syndrome Information Support


Spectrum                                                                        www.autism-spectrum.com/

Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems                              www.tbims.org


Physical Disabilities

Birth Deficit Research for Children                                  www.birthdefects.org/

Center for Computer Assistance for the Disabled (C-CAD)


Closing the Gap-Computer Technology in Special Education and Rehabilitation


Cystic Fibrosis Foundation                                               www.cff.org/

Epilepsy Foundation                                                         www.efa.org/

Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy                                www.fsma.org/

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundations                        www.modimes.org/

Muscular Dystrophy Association                                       www.mdausa.org/

National Spinal Cord Injury Association                           www.erols.com/nscia/

United Cerebral Palsy Association                                    www.ucpa.org/





CEC-The Association for the Gifted (TAG0                       http://www.cecvag.org/

Gifted Children:  Identification, Encouragement, and Development


Gifted Development Center                                              www.gifteddevelopment.com/

GT World                                                                       www.gtworld.org/

National Association for Gifted Children                           www.nagc.org/


Parents and Families:

Beach Center on Disability                                               www.beachcenter.org/

Family Village                                                                 www.familyvillage.wisc.edu/index.htmlx

National Parent Network on Disabilities                            www.npnd.org/

PACER Center                                                                 www.pacer.org/

Parentpals.com                                                                 www.parentpals.com/

Publications for Parents                                                   www.ed.gov/pubs/parents/

Special Child                                                                    www.specialchild.com/

Zero to Three                                                                 www.zerotothree.org/



Local Links

CMSU Parent to Parent                                                     http://www.cmsu.org/parenttoparent.htm

CMSU                                                                             http://www.cmsu.org/home4.htm

Danville Child Development Center                                    http://www.danvillecdc.org/index.asp

Parent Education network                                                  http://www.parentednet.org/

Parent to Parent of PA                                                      http://www.parenttoparent.org/

CSIU Special Education                                                   http://www.csiu.org/special%5Fed/

Special Kids Network                                                       http://www.dsf.health.state.pa.us/health/cwp/browse.asp?a=179&bc=0&c=35825