Links/Resources

Information and Web Sites for Special Education

Parent Advocacy Sites

Family & Advocate Partnership for Education (FAPE) http://www.fape.org
Wrights Law
http://www.wrightslaw.com/
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
http://www.ed.gov/offices/OSERS/Policy/IDEA/index.html
PACER Center
http://pacer.org/
MN Disabilities Law Center
http://www.lawhelpmn.org/
ARC Minnesota http://www.thearcofminnesota.org/

MN Department of Education Special Education Compliance & Monitoring
http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/SchSup/ComplAssist/index.html

General

Council of Exceptional Children http://www.cec.sped.org/
Awesome Library http://www.awesomelibrary.org/special-ed.html
Gymnastics-Adapted Registration www.farmingtonCE.com
Special Olympics
http://www.specialolympics.org/
Special Education Resources on the Internet
http://www.seriweb.com/
Internet Resources for Special Children
http://www.irsc.org/
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities http://www.parentcenterhub.org/ 

10 Topics to Help Your Child Succeed in Special Education-PACER Center http://PACER.org/workshops  
CouponChief.com - Retail Savings Guide for People with Disabilities:  https://www.couponchief.com/guides/savings_guide_for_those_with_disability

Minnesota Department of Education

Home Page http://education.state.mn.us/mde/index.html

Autism 

Autism Society of Minnesota www.ausm.org
Autism Research Institute http://www.autism.com/ari/contents.html
Center for the Study of Autism http://www.autism.org/
Autism/PDD Network http://www.autism-pdd.net/

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Children and Adults with ADHD http://www.chadd.org/
My ADHD http://myadhd.com

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Guide http://www.cerebralpalsyguide.com
Cerebral Palsy Guidance http://www.cerebralpalsyguidance.com/ 

College Guides

College Guide for Deaf and Hard of Hearing 
http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/college-planning-for-deaf-and-hard-of-hearing-students/
College Guide for Students with Visual Impairments 
http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/college-planning-with-visual-impairments/
College Guide for Students with Physical Disabilities
http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/college-planning-with-physical-disabilities/
College Guide for Students with Learning Disabilities
http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/college-planning-with-learning-disabilities/
College Guide for Students with Psychiatric Disabilities
http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/college-planning-with-psychiatric-disabilities/

Deaf/Hard of Hearing

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association http://www.asha.org/default.htm

Developmental Cognitive Disability 

American Association of Mental Retardation http://www.aamr.org/
CEC Division of Developmental Disabilities http://daddcec.org/
CEC Division of Career Development & Transition http://www.dcdt.org/

Down Syndrome

Gigi's Playhouse http://gigisplayhouse.org/twincities

Early Childhood Special Education 

Minnesota Help Me Grow -   HelpMeGrowMn.org
Help Me Grow is an interagency initiative of the State of Minnesota (Departments of Education, Health and Human Services) partnering with local service agencies to provide resources about the development of young children for parents and professionals. These resources include information on developmental milestones, YouTube videos, caregiver strategies to support development, screening and evaluation,  how to talk about developmental concerns. The website also includes a link to refer a child for intervention services if there are developmental concerns.

Emotional/Behavioral Disorders 

National Mental Health & Education Center http://www.naspcenter.org
Council for Exceptional Children (EBD) http://www.ccbd.net/home
Behavior and Learning Disabilities
Links 
http://specialed.about.com/cs/behaviordisorders/a/Behavior.htm

Learning Disabilities 

LD Online http://www.ldonline.org/index.php
Learning Disabilities Association of America http://www.ldanatl.org/

Speech/Language 

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association http://www.asha.org/default.htm
Center for Speech and Language Disorders https://csld.org/
Speech & Communication Special Needs of Children http://www.comeunity.com/disability/speech/

U of MN Extension family resources online

Partnering for School Success http://www.extension.umn.edu/family/school-success/
Overindulgence (parents): http://www.extension.umn.edu/family/live-healthy-live-well/healthy-children/overindulgence/online-course-for-parents/
Families with Teens (professionals): http://www.extension.umn.edu/family/families-with-teens/resources-professionals/
Families with Teens (parents): http://www.extension.umn.edu/family/families-with-teens/resources-parentsParents Forever (for separated/divorced parents): http://www.extension.umn.edu/family/parents-forever/for-families/online-course-for-parents/