An introduction to special education for you and your child brought to you by the Wisconsin State Wide Parent Education Initiative and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.


Individuals with Disabilites Act (IDEA)
The Office of Special Education Programs IDEA website was created to provide resource related to IDEA and its implementing regulations. It provides searchable versions of IDEA and the regulations, news, access to cross-referenced content from other laws (No Child left Behind Act, Family Education Rights and Privacy Act) video clips on selected topics, links to OSEP's Technical Assistance and Dissemination Network, and a question and answer forum.

Special Education law information and E-newsletter.

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)
Provides information on disabilities and disability related issues focusing on children and youth.

A national non-profit organization working to improve the lives of people affected by Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders through education, advocacy and support.

National Resource Center for ADHD
This website is part of the CHADD, Children and Adults with Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder, Network. It features information on diagnosis and treatment as well as ealing with systems. It has a section devoted to living with AD/HD as well as a link on education issues. The educational sections discuss educational rights, college, scholarships, and financial aid and an entire resources section for teachers.

Council of Parents, Attorneys, and Advocates (COPAA)
A national voice for Special Education Rights.

Autism Speaks
Information and assistance for families dealing with Autism Specturn Disorders.

The Council for Exceptional Children
The largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents.

National Center for Learning Disabilities

The leading online resource for parents and educators on learning disabilities and related topics.

Internet Special Education Resources
A nationwide directory for special education professionals and their services.

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for Missouri
The administrative arm of the Missouri State Board of Education. The organization creates school improvement iniatives, serves a regulatory function, and ensures that the state maintains a high quality educational system. The website provides comprehensive access to and informationa bout the state requirements, expetations, laws, and resource for parents, teachers, students, legislators, and educators. This website will provide you access to the Show-Me Standards and Grade Level Expectations.

Learning Disabilities Association of Missouri (LDAMO)

Great Schools
Informational website for parents on learning difficultis such as learning disabilities, ADHD, Autism and Aspergers Syndrome.

Learning Activities for Children
Learning activites for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and elementary aged children.

Going to College
Student Mentoring and E-tutorials for college.

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