Special Education on the Web

Below you will find many web sites with useful information on a variety of special education related topics.

An organization dedicated to providing information and support to parents and educators dealing with ADD/ADHD.

American Printing House for the Blind
Established to promote the independence of blind and visually impaired persons by providing specialized materials, products, and services needed for education and life.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Information, news and journal articles regarding speech, language and hearing impaired individuals.

The Arc is the national organization of and for people with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities and their families. It is devoted to promoting and improving supports and services for people with mental retardation and their families. The association also fosters research and education regarding the prevention of mental retardation in infants and young children.

Autism Society of America
Founded in 1965 by a small group of parents working on a volunteer basis out of their homes. Over the last 35 years, the Society has developed into the leading source of information and referral on autism. Today, over 20,000 members are connected through a working network of over 200 chapters in nearly every state.

Braille Bookstore
If you want to purchase books in braille, have braille transcription done, learn braille or purchase gift items related to braille, this is the place for you!

The Council for Exceptional Children
CEC is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving education outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities.

Children with Disabilities
This site provides links and resources for parents and service providers of children with a variety of disabilities.

CHADD: Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
CHADD works to improve the loves of people with AD/HD through education, advocacy, and support. This site includes fact sheets, legislative information, research studies and links.

Family Village - Social Skills
Informational resources, products and programs related to Social Skills.



Federation for Children with Special Needs
The Federation is a center for parents and parent organizations to work together on behalf of children with special needs and their families. Organized in 1975 as a coalition of parent groups representing children with a variety of disabilities, the Federation operates a Parent Center in Massachusetts which offers a variety of services to parents, parent groups, and others who are concerned with children with special needs.

Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
A National parent-run non-profit organization focused on the needs of children and youth with emotional, behavioral or mental disorders and their families.

Giving Greetings
Stationary, cards, Valentines, note pads, etc., made for children with developmental disabilities who wish to send meaningful greetings.  Picture symbols and sign language are used on the cards!  Great for teachers, too!

Health for Children and Family - (University of Central Florida) Includes web sites pertaining to children's health, parenting, and specific health conditions.

International Dyslexia Association
The oldest learning disabilities organization in the nation, the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with dyslexia, their families and the communities that support them. Their goal is to provide the most comprehensive forum for parents, educators, and researchers to share their experiences, methods, and knowledge.

Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center; Gallaudet University
Information on deafness organized by topic.

LD On-Line
The leading web site on learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and other professionals.

Learning Disabilities Association of America
A non-profit grassroots organization whose members are individuals with learning disabilities, their families, and the professionals who work with them. LDA strives to advance the education and general welfare of children and adults with learning disabilities.

Life Skills for Vocational Success Homepage
Over 60 lesson plans to teach people life skills, links to other rehabilitation and disability related sites, links to companies that sell life skills training materials.

National Agenda for the Education of Children & Youth with Visual Impairments, Including Those with Multiple Disabilities




The Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
LBPH lends books, on a wide range of subject interests, in braille, recorded on discs and cassettes, and in large type. A qualified team of librarians is also available to assist with selection. Best of all, the service is free, statewide and can be brought to you through the U.S. mail. You are eligible for the service if you are:

  • Legally Blind - vision of 20/200 or less with glasses; a visual field of 20 degrees
  • Visually Limited - difficulty focusing long enough to read standard print without special aids
  • Physically Limited - difficulty handling a book or turning pages.
  • Reading Disabled - due to an organic dysfunction such as dyslexia.

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) - is the nation's largest organization of early childhood professionals and others dedicated to improving the quality of early childhood education programs for children birth through age eight.

National Information Clearinghouse on Children Who are Deaf-Blind
This site is home to a wealth of information about deaf-blindness. Services include an extensive library of materials, and information specialists who are available to help find answers to your questions

National Network for Child Care - Social Skills
Four-part newsletter which discusses the kinds of behavior problems and social skill deficits that lead to peer rejection.

National Parent Network on Disabilities
A nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering parents. Located in Washington, DC, NPND has the unique capability to provide its members with the most up-to-date information on the activities of all three branches of government that affect individuals with disabilities and their families.

National Resource Center - Traumatic Brain Injury
The mission of the National Resource Center for Traumatic Brain Injury is to provide relevant, practical information for professionals, persons with brain injury, and family members. They have more than 20 years of experience developing intervention programs, assessment tools, and investigating the special needs and problems of people with brain injury and their families.

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) oversees formula and discretionary grant programs that help individuals with physical or mental disabilities to obtain employment and live more independently through the provision of such supports as counseling, medical and psychological services, job training and other individualized services.

Parentpals.com Special Education Guide is a special education community where parents and professionals share information and offer support regarding orthopedically/otherwise health impaired children.


Sensory Integration International
Sensory Integration International (SII) is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation concerned with the impact of sensory integrative problems on people's lives.

The Schwab Foundation for Learning
A nonprofit organization that is dedicated to helping kids with learning differences be successful in learning and life.

Special Education Resources from the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia
Students studying special education at the University of Virginia and East Tennessee State University have read and summarized scores of research articles about teaching techniques for exceptional learners. The articles describe research-validated methods for teaching specific skills to individuals with disabilities.

The Texas School for the Blind
A vast array of resources for the blind and visually impaired.