Council for Exceptional Children
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides professional development, advocates for individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
1110 North Glebe Road, Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22201

Helpful CEC Special Interest Divisions

Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders

The Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD) is committed to promoting and facilitating the education and general welfare of children and youth with emotional or behavioral disorders.

Teacher Education Division
The Teacher Education Division (TED) emphasizes the preparation and continuing professional development of effective professionals in Special Education and related service fields.

Other Helpful Resources

National Alternative Education Association

The National Alternative Education Association (NAEA) is made up of teachers, counselors, para-professionals, crisis workers, administrators, school resource officers, board members, and others who are interested in and committed to best practice, resource sharing, research, and networking to benefit the youth and children we serve through alternative learning options.

3707 Watson Road
Greenwood, Arkansas 72936

Baltimore, MD 21204

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) is the nation’s leading non-profit organization serving individuals with AD/HD and their families. CHADD offers support for individuals, parents, teachers, professionals, and others.

CHADD National Office
8181 Professional Place, Suite 150
Landover, MD 20785
(301) 306-7070

The ARC of Texas

The Arc of Texas is the oldest and largest nonprofit, volunteer organization in the state committed to creating opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to be included in their communities and to make the choices which affect their lives. The Arc supports families, advances public policies, provides training programs, and builds a statewide network of advocates. 

8001 Centre Park Drive, Suite 100

Austin, Texas 78754

USA Department of Education

Promoting educational excellence for all Americans

USA Department of Education

LD Online

Not sure if your child has a learning disability? Having trouble with the school? If so, you may be thinking of hiring a private specialist to evaluate your child, which is a big commitment of time, effort, and money.

Student Support Services

Student support services, also known as “student services” or “pupil services,” include prevention, intervention, transition and follow-up services for students and families. Student support services professionals provide direct services for all children and youth, especially those who are experiencing problems that create barriers to learning. Direct services are provided by means such as education, counseling, consultation and individual assessment. In addition, student support services personnel provide in-service training, parent education, community collaboration and carry out student service program management. Student support services are a vital part of comprehensive school program success.

Internet Resource For Special Children

The IRSC Web Site is an attempt to bring together valuable information for parents, educators, medical professionals, etc. who interact with children who have disABILITIES. I hope that you find the information and resources here to be useful.

Learning Diasabilities Association of Iowa

Persons with learning disabilities are average and above in intelligence. The disability is lifelong and can impact academic learning. Persons with learning disabilities frequently have challenges in reading and written expression, social and coping skills, lack of organization, impulsive and distractible behavior.

Kathy Specketer, M. A. T.
Learning Disabilities Association of Iowa
321 E. 6th St.
Des Moines, IA  50309

Help For Students With Special Needs

Help For Students With Special Needs is a forum in which educators and parents can publish articles concerning the needs of students.