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Special Needs Children
This specal section of the Parents Community has lots of great resources targeted at parents.

Special Students
This page in the Preservice Educators Community, gives an overview of special education resources & archives available on Education World.

Assessment & Intervention
This page in the Early Childhood Educators Community has early intervention resources on special education and children "at-risk" for parents and teachers young children.


Teaching Special Kids: On-Line Resources for Teachers
Whether you teach in a special-education program or in a "regular" classroom, you probably encounter special kids facing special challenges. This week, Education World brings you information about on-line resources that can help you better understand -- and help -- students with special needs.

Understanding Kids Who Are Different: Activities for Teaching About Disabilities
April is Special-Education Month. In the classroom, of course, every month is special-education month -- and every day is a day when special students need to be recognized, appreciated, and understood. This week, Education World brings you some of the best on-line resources for teaching students about the special needs -- and unique strengths -- of people with disabilities.

Language, Literacy and Children with Special Needs: Enabling Teachers to Enable Children
A new book goes a long way toward helping teachers develop strategies that work with special needs children in the regular primary classroom.


AACTE Education Policy Clearinghouse
The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education provides the funding for this clearinghouse of educational policy at the national, regional, and state levels.
Advertised as "The Web Portal for Educators," this site takes the guesswork out of searching by providing teachers, administrators, and higher education folks a comprehensive listing of available resources on a multitude of educational topics.

Mental Health Net
Mental Health Net claims to be the "oldest and largest online mental health directory guide and community." Users can pose questions, read articles, and view resources on mental health issues.
PsycPORT is a portal for psychology information created by the American Psychological Association.

National Institute for Urban School Improvement
The National Institute for Urban School Improvement is dedicated to supporting urban educational communities that are implementing mainstream inclusion programs for students with disablities. The site includes an excellent library of resources, a discussion forum, events calendar, and newsletter.


Office of Special Education Programs
OSEP's mission and organization focus on the free appropriate public education of children and youth with disabilities from birth through age 21. 

NICHCY, National Information Center for Children & Youth with Disabilities
Established by Congress, NICHCY is an information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues as well as referrals to a wide network of specialists from agencies and organizations across the country. The focus is on education and children and youth, ages birth to 22 years.