Colorin Colorado: A bilingual site for families and educators of English language learners
Teachers who work with English as a Second Language learners will find ESL/ESOL/ELL/EFL reading/writing skill-building children's books, stories, activities, ideas, strategies to help PreK-3, 4-8, and 9-12 students learn to read.
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
"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."
Differentiating Instruction for Students with Disabilities
"Excerpts from the PE Central Book, Teachers Survival Guide Book, by Dr. Christine Stopka"
Division of Early Childhood
"The Division for Early Childhood was started in 1973 by a group of volunteers who cared deeply about the development of young children with special needs. DEC is one of 17 divisions of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), the largest professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents."
Advocating for individuals who work with or on behalf of children with special needs, birth through age 8
Do2Learn: Educational Resources for Special Needs
Do2learn provides thousands of pages of social skills and behavioral regulation activities and guidance, learning songs and games, communication cards, academic material, and transition guides for employment and life skills.
Free Spirit Publising
Resources for sale. "Whether at home, school, or out in the world, all kids face challenges in their lives. No matter how many choices, changes, and opportunities young people encounter, Free Spirit has had the same mission for more than 30 years: to provide children and teensï¿½and the adults who care for and about themï¿½with the tools they need to think for themselves, overcome challenges, and make a difference in the world."
Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (IAHPERD)
"An organization consisting of professionals who provide assistance to physical educators, adapted physical educators, principals, parents/guardians, or anyone else that may be teaching children with disabilities in a movement setting."
Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse
"The Illinois Early Intervention (EI) Clearinghouse identifies and collects research-based and best-practice early intervention information to share with families....We have a library of videos, books, manuals, and journals related to the development of young children with special needs and their families."
LD OnLine: The world's leading website on learning disabilities and ADHD
LD OnLine is the leading website on learning disabilities, learning disorders and differences. Parents and teachers of learning disabled children will find authoritative guidance on attention deficit disorder, ADD / ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, dysnomia, reading difficulties, speech and related disorders.
Online parenting course for children who have experienced trauma
Heather is an internationally published author on the topics of raising children with difficult and severe behaviors, the impact of trauma on the developing child, adoptive motherhood, and self-development.
Special Education - DoDEA
US Department of Defense Education Activity dodea
Special Education Services
Illinois State Board of Education Special Education Services