General Special Education
Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted
ERIC EC gathers and disseminates the
professional literature, information, and
resources on the education and development of
individuals of all ages who have disabilities
and/or who are gifted. This site has a
wealth of information!
Network of Disability Information and
This site has a searchable database with lots of
information concerning disabilities.
Resources for Special Children (IRSC)
The IRSC web site has lots of information
relating to the needs of children with
disABILITIES. It provides valuable
information for anyone who interacts with
children who have disABILITIES and acts as a
central starting point for information and
Special Education Page
This web site contains a lot of special
education-related links. Be sure and check out
the lesson plans page and the educational
Educational Service (NES) home page
The National Educational Service provides
resources to help those who work with youth
create safe and caring schools, agencies, and
communities where all children succeed.
Valuable information available here!
Information Center for Children and Youths
NICHCY is the national information and referral
center that provides information on disabilities
and disability-related issues for families,
educators, and other professionals. Their
special focus is children and youth (birth to
Transition Alliance Home Page
This site has information concerning the
transition of youth with disabilities toward
desired postschool experiences, including
gainful employment, postsecondary education and
training, and independent living.
- Special Education Resources on the Internet
Special Education Resources on the Internet
(SERI) is a collection of Internet accessible
information resources of interest to those
involved in the fields related to Special
Special Needs Opportunity Windows
SNOW (Special Needs Opportunity Windows) is a
project aimed at supporting educators of
students with special needs. This web site
serves as a clearinghouse of practical resources
and curriculum materials, as a place for
educators to meet and share ideas, and as a
place for educators to develop their
and General Education Links
The object of The Federal Resource Center for
Special Education is to improve the
educational outcomes of students with
disabilities. This web site has numerous
Special and General Education Links.
Needs Education Network
This site is from the Special Needs Education
(SNE) project, an Internet service providing
resources for parents, teachers, schools, and
other professionals, individuals, groups, and
organizations involved in the education of
students with special needs.
BIG PAGES of Special Education Links
A long list of sites (some annotated) dealing
with Special Education.
for Exceptional Children
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is
the largest international professional
organization dedicated to improving educational
outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities,
students with disabilities, and/or the gifted.
This site will assist you in finding the
information you need regarding exceptional
Instant Access Treasure Chest
This is the Foreign Language Teacher's Guide to
Learning Disabilities. There are numerous
links here for you to find information.
This site has links to may Special Education
sites. Each site is reviewed and given a
rating as to its usefulness by the web page
Special Education Web Site
This site has lots of information about Special
Education: information about special education
history, events, interventions, etc., resources
on the Internet about special education and
disability, links to information and resources
arranged by categories of disability and
information for parents of students who need
Attention Deficit Disorder
Some excellent information here on this disorder
from Internet Mental Health.
WareHouse Online Catalog - Products for ADD
Although this is a commercial site, there is a
broad assortment of materials on ADD and related
disorders. Some on-line articles are here
for you to browse as well.
ADD is filled with timely and valuable articles
about medication, parent coaching, school, legal
issues concerning special education and
more! There is also a free newsletter that
is delivered to your e-mail address each month.
Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder
The purpose of this organization and this site
is to provide support and formation for children
and adults with AD/HD.
Advantages of Being Dyslexic and ADD
Some interesting information is available here,
such as: LIVING WITH LEARNING DIFFERENCES: 61
EFFECTIVE COPING STRATEGIES AND POSITIVE
REINFORCEMENTS, IMMEDIATE STEPS TO TAKE to help
your child and yourself cope with living with
Dyslexia and ADD, plus more! Behaviour
The site provides a format that allows school
personnel, parents, and other professionals to
gain access to information, to share effective
practices, and to receive assistance concerning
the full range of behavior problems and
challenges displayed by children and youth in
school and community settings, as well as other
behavioral issues that may affect their success
in school. A wealth of information is available
Special Focus on Discipline
This is a collection of current CEC articles and
resources on topics of importance to special
educators: Discipline and Behavior
Intervention. Communication Learning Disabled
Integra is an accredited Children's Mental
Health Centre located in Toronto, Canada. This
site has useful information here, such as Tips
for Parents and Teens, publications, etc.
Learning Disabilities Resources
Here teachers can discover new ways to assist
struggling students within inclusive classrooms
and parents can learn how to be their child's
best advocate. A wealth of information is here
on many aspects of learning disabilities.
Disabilities Association of Canada
This site is your gateway to the Canadian
Learning Disabilities Associations located in
each province and territory.
Foundation for Learning
This site provides direct access to experts on
the web with the answers parents and teachers
need about learning differences. You will
also find resources, information, guidance and
answers to individual questions and concerns for
parents and teachers of kids with learning
differences. Gifted/Talented Education
for Gifted Education & Talent Development
This site from The National Research Center on
the Gifted and Talented (NRC/GT) has articles
from the Newsletters, some related sites
in Education, and general information about this
An article on co-operative learning and why it
doesn't always succeed with gifted students.
Center for Talent Development Network
On the Web, the goal of The Center for Talent
Development Network is to help you gain access
to the resources you need on gifted education,
from preschool through highschool.
Program for Gifted Youth
The EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR GIFTED YOUTH offers
computer-based multimedia distance learning with
precollege courses in Mathematics, Physics,
English, and Computer Science. They are designed
for highly able students. There are
programs for individuals and schools with
instructional support. These courses may
lead to a Stanford University credit.
Digest #E524 - Gifted Students
An interesting article on how to get the best
performance from every student.
and Talented (TAG) Resources Home Page
This page is intended to be a convenient
starting point for gifted students, their
parents and educators to access Gifted
Resources, whether on the internet or otherwise.
and Talented Students: Resources
Numerous links to information about gifted
Resources Distance Learning Page
Here you will find distance learning
opportunities particularly targeted to Gifted
Your Highly Gifted Child
This digest deals with some areas of concern and
provides a few practical suggestions for helping
your highly gifted child.
for the Academic Advancement of Youth - Johns
The Institute for the Academic Advancement of
Youth is a comprehensive, university-based
initiative that promotes the academic ability of
children and youth throughout the world.
At this site you will find information about
their talent search, program opportunities,
conferences, publications and other resources,
the Diagnostic and Counseling Center, research
and articles about the Study of Exceptional
Association for Gifted Education
This web site contains many resources for
Talented and Gifted children, their parents, and
educators in Pennsylvania but some of the
information is pertinent to educators worldwide.
Launch to Gifted and Talented Resources
Several links to excellent gifted and talented
Press - Home Page
Discover here the newest, most innovative
products and information supporting the
education of gifted and talented children.
Prufrock Press' web site provides teachers and
parents of gifted children a comprehensive
online education resource!
This Web site contains current information on
gifted education with links to many other world
wide sites of interest to parents, educators and
Tips For Parents of Gifted Students
This is one of the many articles available at
the Talented and Gifted Family Network site.
Another interesting article available at the
Talented and Gifted Family Network site. Hearing
American Sign Language
This site has information about ASL Linguistics,
ASL as a foreign language Learning ASL and ASL
Educational Programs, and ASL Dictonaries.
& HEARING IMPAIRED
A comprehensive list of sites available on the
Internet for information about Deaf and Hearing
Deaf World Web is the largest, leading deaf web
site that I have found. It provides the
most comprehensive list of deaf-related
resources on the Internet.
The Deaf Resource Library is an online
collection of reference material and links
intended to educate and inform people about Deaf
cultures in Japan and the United States; as well
as deaf and hard of hearing related topics.
A good source of links to information about the
blind and visually impaired.
Federation of the Blind
Lots of information here about this organization
and the many services that they provide.
National Institute for the Blind
Lots of information here about this organization
and the many services that they provide.
for the Visually Handicapped
A wondefful, comprehensive list of resources on
the web with information on the visually
handicapped. Other Disabilities
Center for the
Study of Autism
The Center for the Study of Autism (CSA) is
located in the Salem/Portland, Oregon area. The
Center provides information about autism to
parents and professionals, and conducts research
on the efficacy of various therapeutic
interventions. This Web page was developed
to provide information on various topics related
to or about autism.
The Cure Autism Now Foundation is an
organization of parents, clinicians and
scientists dedicated to finding effective
biological treatments, prevention and a cure for
autism and related disorders. Information here
about current research and other resources.
A lot of information here about this often
Here you will find information, resources, and
communication opportunities on the Internet for
persons with cognitive and other disabilities,
for their families, and for those that provide
them services and support.
The International Dyslexia Association is an
international, non-profit organization dedicated
to the study and treatment of the learning
disability, dyslexia. This site has lots
of information about the association and
dyslexia and learning disabilities
A web page designed by dyslexic teens - to help
teens. Lots of information is available
The National Down
This is a comprehensive, on-line information
source about Down syndrome.
From Instructor magazine, this site has a wealth
of information on all aspects of assessment.
CHECKLIST FOR MATH ASSESSMENT PORTFOLIOS
This site will give you instructions on how to
compile a list that will bring together all of
the various assessment strategies placed in the
portfolio for a given math concept.
This article covers the topics of why to keep
Authentic Portfolios, how to get started,
suggested software, suggested hardware and
A Portfolio Learning Environment
This site has how to's, examples, definitions,
etc. for you to access.
Portfolio Home Page
This site has links to examples of electronic
- The Power of Portfolios
An informative article on portfolios including
how to get started, communicating with parents,
what to include, etc.
- "Help Students Develop Standards for
Evaluating Their Work"
A teacher describes how he guided his students
to develop their own standards for evaluating
their work and decide what goes into their
Measuring Student Progress
This article answers several questions from What
do we mean by assessment — as opposed to grading
to? How do we explain it all to parents?
A Teaching Job - A Guide to Your Teaching
Lots of information here to get you started on
compiling your own teaching portfolio.
GILBERT - Writing Portfolios
How one school uses writing portfolios across
the curriculum to improve students' writing
Another good article on the why and how of using
IN ENGLISH ASSESSMENT
A description of a video about the use of
portfolios in Engluish assessment. It may
be a source you would like to add to your
Assessment: Portfolios in Engineering Courses
How one college uses portfolios in the
How to use portfolios in reading in an attempt
to make literature more challenging, integrated
and meaningful for students.
PORTFOLIOS: ADMINISTRATIVE USES
Another great how to article.
How Washington State University makes use of
It lists hundreds of special education schools and
classes all over Australia.
Here's also another resource for parents