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Special Education and IEP Links

The Special Education Law and Advocacy
Pete and Pam Wright’s “Wrightslaw” Web Site

Special Education Law and Advocacy Strategies
Reed Martin, J.D.’s site

Idea Practices
From the Council on Exceptional Children. Includes information on the IDEA 2004 reauthorization and regulations.

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)
The OSERS “supports programs that assist in educating children with special needs, provides for the rehabilitation of youth and adults with disabilities, and supports research to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities.”

Edlaw, Inc.
Includes SpeciaLaw, “Full texts of statutes, regulations, and administrative interpretations”

Individual Education Plans (IEPs)

Schwab Learning “Your First IEP” Guide – Very helpful resource for understanding the process for IEPs

Individual Education Program (IEP) Parent Preparation and Planning

Responses you can use to common words and attitudes that keep the IEP meeting from being successful
A handy set of responses to issues which come up at IEP meetings and often pose barriers.

Step by Step Guide to Writing Proper IEP’s

A Guide to the Individualized Education Program
from the US. Dept. of Education

Sample IEP Communication Goals

SMART IEPs (Create IEPs that are specific, measurable, use action words, are relevant and time limited)

IEP Changes Brought by IDEA 2004

Ten Ways To Take Charge of Your Child’s IEP Meeting

Learning to Advocate

Partners in Policymaking
A leadership development program for parents of children with disabilities. The program, operating in nearly all 50 US states, US territories has as its goals to teach best practices in disability and in the competencies of influencing public officials. The link provides a list of Partners programs across the USA.

Special Education — General
This is a comprehensive special education resource guide, a special education community where parents and professionals share information and offer support.

Internet Resources for Special Children (IRSC)
IRSC lists many links to other sites containing information on a number of subjects including: general disability information, legal and law resources, parents and educators’ resources, special education discussion groups, medicine and health, learning disabilities, and speech impairment.

Special Education Resources on the Internet (SERI)
a collection of Internet accessible information resources of interest to those involved in the fields related to Special Education. This collection exists in order to make on-line Special Education resources more easily and readily available in one location.

Internet Special Education Resources (ISER)
a nationwide directory of professionals who serve the learning disabilities and special education communities. We help parents and caregivers find local special education professionals to help with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder assessment, therapy, advocacy, and other special needs.


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