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
Learning Disabilities Association of America
Since 1963, LDA has provided support to people with learning disabilities, their parents, teachers, and other professionals. At the national, state, and local levels, LDA provides cutting-edge information on learning disabilities, practical solutions, and a comprehensive network of resources. These services make the Learning Disabilities Association of America the leading resource for information on learning disabilities.
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
The International Dyslexia Association
The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with dyslexia, their families, and the communities that support them.
40 York Rd., 4th Floor
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
Career Development and Transition
This site is a resource for transition planning for youth with disabilities. The goal of this site is to improve your transition planning by linking you to a) the Transition Research Institute’s research on the Taxonomy of Transition Programming and b) other pertinent Transition Research Institute Library resources in the Taxonomy transition planning areas.
For nearly 30 years, Kansas Action for Children has helped shape policy that puts children first. Explore our Web site to learn more about KAC’s policy work. Then, take action …stay informed … and know the facts. Together, we can shape health, education and economic policy that will improve the lives of Kansas children and their families.
720 SW Jackson, Suite 201
Topeka, KS 66603
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.
LDA-I STATE COORDINATOR
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.