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Description: Definition of Intellectual Disability Intellectual disability is a disability characterized by significant limitations in both intellectual functioning and in adaptive behavior, which covers many everyday social and practical skills. This disability originates before the age of 18. Intellectual Functioning Intellectual functioning—also called intelligence—refers to general mental capacity, such as learning, reasoning, problem solving, and so on. One way to measure intellectual...
Description: Firelight books has a variety of "Wheels" that give teachers time-tested strategies for increasing student performance. (The wheels need to be purchased.) Modification Wheel Intervention Strategies Wheel Multisensory Teaching/Learning Styles Wheel Roots and Affixes Wheel Terrific Teaching Strategies English Language Arts Wheel Terrific Teaching Strategies Math Wheel Terrific Teaching Strategies Science Wheel Terrific Teaching Strategies Social Studies Wheel
Description: I want to introduce myself. I’m Mrs. Houghton, and I’m “The Reading Lady.” As an educator and reading specialist, I created The Reading Lady to help children learn to read and to impart my love of reading. Reading is an adventure that changes with each new book. It is a journey that you can take over and over again. I would like to share my background as an educator. I’ve been a reading specialist for over 20 years, and an educator for 26 years. I have my Masters in...
Description: Perceptions and Expectations of Youth With Disabilities is a Special Topic Report of Findings From the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (NLTS2). This report from the National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) addresses questions such as how youth with disabilities describe their feelings about themselves and their lives, their secondary school experiences, their personal relationships, and their expectations for the future. In this report, NLTS2 findings address the following...
Description: A Hands On, reality-based approach to Vocational Training, Assessment, and On the Job Training (OJT) Placement for those with special needs.
Description: AHEAD is the premiere professional association committed to full participation of persons with disabilities in postsecondary education.
Description: The Appalachia Regional Comprehensive Center (ARCC) at Edvantia is one of 16 regional comprehensive and 5 content centers that make up the Comprehensive Center Network funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The purpose of the comprehensive centers is to provide state education agencies with intensive technical assistance to address the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requirements and meet student achievement goals. (Service area includes Virginia.)
Description: Lexia Reading is a computerized reading program that provides phonics instruction and gives students independent practice in basic reading skills. Lexia Reading is designed to supplement regular classroom instruction. It is designed to support skill development in the five areas of reading instruction identified by the National Reading Panel. (From IES What Works Clearinghouse, U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences)
Title: Think College
Description: Think College is a national organization dedicated to developing, expanding, and improving inclusive higher education options for people with intellectual disability. With a commitment to equity and excellence, Think College supports evidence-based and student-centered research and practice by generating and sharing knowledge, guiding institutional change, informing public policy, and engaging with students, professionals and families.
Description: The purpose of this network is to provide consultant services for children who are deaf or hard of hearing in school divisions and state operated programs in Virginia. VNOC is designed to promote and enhance educational services for the child or provide needed training for personnel. VNOC professionals have expertise in one or more of the following areas as they relate to children who are deaf or hard of hearing: Instructional strategies; Sign language proficiency; Communication methodologies...
Description: SOLO, from Don Johnston Incorporated, is a software tool that includes word prediction, a text reader, graphic organizer and talking word processor—putting students in charge of their own learning and accommodations. Students of varying ages and abilities have access to, and make progress in, the general education curriculum. This is designed for students in ability level grades 3-9 and interest level grades 3-12.
Title: Starfall.com
Description: Teachers around the world use Starfall.com and Starfall high-quality educational products as an inexpensive way to make the classroom more fun and inspire a love of reading and writing. Parents use Starfall to prepare their children for school, and to support them once they are there. Starfall is an educational alternative to other entertainment choices for children. Primarily designed for first grade, Starfall is also useful for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and second grade.
Description: Use this site to create, read, and share engaging digital books that build reading skills for students. Your universally designed books will engage and support diverse learners according to their individual needs, interests, and skills. (Create an account to create, modify, and save books.)
Description: AdLit.org is a national multimedia project offering information and resources to the parents and educators of struggling adolescent readers and writers (grades 4-12). The Hot Topics in Adolescent Literacy section is available in Spanish.
Description: This section offers both research and practice information on fostering successful reading practices in adolescent students. A section with research-based strategies that offers examples and advice is included as well as information on reading behaviors. Research papers and bibliographies for aspects of literacy are also available.
Description: The Tar Heel Reader is a collection of free, easy-to-read, and accessible books on a wide range of topics. Each book can be speech enabled and accessed using multiple interfaces (i.e. switches, alternative keyboards, touch screens, and dedicated AAC devices). You may write your own books using pictures from the huge collection at Flickr or pictures you upload. All books should be complete, edited, and revised to the best of your ability before publishing them to the site. While you are working...
Description: The National Center for Family Literacy is creating a literate nation by leveraging the power of the family. This site includes a section called, "Tools for Literacy Programs," which contains free teacher resources. (families/parent/parents)
Description: This brief provides the following: Introduction Step One: Making an Appointment Step Two: Applying for Benefits Step Three: Determining Your Eligibility on the Basis of Disability Step Four: If DDS Cannot Make a Disability Determination (parents/family/families)
Description: The information about Supplemental Security Income (SSI) appeals was written for young adults with disabilities, parents, and /or advocates. (parents/family/families)
Description: This site includes the following for educators: Lesson Plans, Free Professional Resources and Art Techniques.
Description: Dinah Zike is known for designing hands-on manipulatives that are used nationally and internationally by teachers, parents, and educational publishing companies. (Foldables are three-dimensional, interactive graphic organizers.) This site provides some samples and an online catalog of books, videos, etc.
Description: All young people, including foster youth and youth with disabilities, can succeed academically given adequate support and advocacy from educators, professionals, and their caregivers. Casey Family Programs interviewed eight former foster youth who recently graduated from college. Their perspectives on going to college and obtaining a degree despite numerous barriers presents an opportunity learn how other young adults like them might be better supported. Excerpted from the National Center on...
Description: This brief dicusses: Myths about SSI What is SSI? What are the Benefits of Being on SSI? Financial Work Incentives 1619a SSI Health Work Incentive 1919b Impairment Related Work Expenses (IRWE) (parents/family/families)
Description: In study after study, it is found that successful, responsive and productive schools share one common trait: They solicit, encourage, facilitate and promote parental communication In these schools… Parents are not ignored… they are invited. Parents are not avoided… they are consulted. Parents are not discouraged from complaining… they are encouraged to communicate. What follows is a list of Do's and Don'ts that the teacher may find helpful. Do create a partnership...
Description: The U.S. Department of Education, Institute for Education Sciences (IES), What Works Clearinghouse WWC) developed the practice guide: Improving Adolescent Literacy: Effective Classroom and Intervention Practices. This guide presents strategies that classroom teachers and specialists can use to increase the reading ability of adolescent students. The recommendations aim to help students gain more from their reading tasks, improve their motivation for and engagement in the learning process, and...
Description: The Next Step is a 19-minute motivational video designed to challenge students, families and educators to consider higher education for individuals with disabilities. The video presents the personal stories of five Texans with disabilities who enrolled in a college, university, technical school or trade school. (A Spanish version is available.)
Description: In the primary grades, students with reading difficulties may need intervention to prevent future reading failure. This guide offers specific recommendations to help educators identify students in need of intervention and implement evidence-based interventions to promote their reading achievement. This practice guide was published by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES).
Description: Guidance designed primarily for service providers regarding effective early intervention for infants and toddlers who are deaf or hard of hearing, the extensive resource section is beneficial to anyone working with young children and students with hearing loss and their families.
Description: This pocket guide and a notebook can be used to track health care information as students transition to adulthood.
Description: The Workbook for Youth created by the Wisconsin Community of Practice on Transition includes sections on: Some of the Rules of 18, Health Care Checklist, How to Make an Appointment, Questions to Ask When You Are Sick, etc. This handbook is about getting ready for adult life – especially your health and health care asan adult. It has information and suggestions for you about your health and health care. It alsohas ideas about how to build a health care team.This handbook can help you: Learn...
Description: The MSRRC is a project within the Human Development Institute (HDI), a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Education, Research and Service. HDI focuses its efforts on improving lifelong opportunities and services for individuals with disabilities, their families and the community. MSRRC provides technical assistance to state early intervention lead agencies, departments of education and other related state agencies in Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky,...
Description: The Mid-Atlantic Equity Center (MAEC) promotes academic rigor for students who have traditionally been denied educational opportunities and equal access to a quality education. We believe that promoting academic rigor for all students and ensuring that underrepresented groups of students have access to high quality curriculum and instruction are the most effective ways to address equity in the nation's schools. (Service area includes Virginia.)
Description: This document uses a frequently asked questions (FAQs) format, with answers based on the collective experience, to date, of five (three elementary and two middle) public U.S. schools that are implementing elements of Response to Intervention (RTI), including evidence-based instruction, progress monioring, structures for regulating the intensity of intervention, and professional development.
Description: This Web site contains information about living college life with a disability. It’s designed for high school students and provides video clips, activities and additional resources that can help students get a head start in planning for college.
Description: Educators find great jobs with Teachers-Teachers.com. With thousands of member schools across the country, you can find out who is hiring and submit your application for consideration. Teachers, administrators and related service personnel can all utilize this easy-to-use service to connect with open positions.   Search for a great jobIt is simple to set up a search to find teaching jobs that meet your location and position preferences. Monitor your job searchFollow up with recruiters, keep...
Description: Virginia's state professional association for speech-language pathologists and audiologists. Inforamtion on legistation, advocacy, and training. Hosts an annual state conference each spring. (SLP)
Description: The Office for Civil Rights in the United States Department of Education issues this guidance to provide state and local education agencies with information concerning disclosure of disability on report cards and transcripts for students with disabilities attending public elementary and secondary schools.
Description: This issue brief (from the National High School Center) reviews lessons from studies of selected policies and programs designed to improve students' preparation for postsecondary pathways. Special emphasis is placed on ways to help those who traditionally face substantial barriers to success, including low-income students, African American and Latino students, and students with disabilities.
Description: LD OnLine provides a new article called Learning Disabilities: An Overview. This article provides the basic facts to people who are learning about learning disabilities. Please use it to educate others.
Description: Reading software has transformed instruction for struggling learners and students with disabilities. Since different reading software applications contain different features, it is important that students are matched with software that best meets their specific needs. LD Online has identified five web-based resources that contain detailed information on reading software programs and address specific needs of students with special needs in reading. The following overview provides a synopsis of...
Description: Here are some tips for obtaining the help that you need to get the job done. Many people with learning disabilities find it challenging to get accommodation and this article is designed to help you succeed in your request. Setting the Stage 1. Be productive Bosses and co-workers are more likely to accede to accommodation requests from people who are perceived as high performers than from those who are not considered essential to the organizational mission. Of course, being productive is hard...
Description: You'll find information about scholarships and fellowships for students with disabilities.
Description: The National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) addresses some myths associated with RtI. Myth # 1: The outcome and intent of RtI is identification, and therefore special education remains its own entity that "occurs" subsequent to "trying RTI." Myth # 2: Tier 3 (or the last tier in a tiered model) is only special education. Myth # 3: The major focus of RtI should be identifying students with Specific Learning Disabilities (LD). RtI can be used to “get rid...
Description: The Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999 added section 1148 to the Social Security Act.  Among other things, Section 1148 established the Ticket to Work and Self- Sufficiency Program (Ticket Program).  The Ticket Program provides Social Security beneficiaries with disabilities more choices for receiving employment services and increases provider incentives to serve beneficiaries with disabilities who wish to maximize their economic self- sufficiency through work...
Description: Virginia Easy Access is the name of a website developed for seniors, adults with disabilities, their caregivers and the providers that support them. Virginia Easy Access is full of helpful information about services and supports that are available across the Commonwealth. Virginia Easy Access is the gateway to the VirginiaNavigator provider database. The provider database will help people find local services and supports.  The database is constantly updated in order to make sure the most...
Description: Welcome to FederalGrantsWire.com. We are committed to bringing you the most current information on federal grants, government grants and loans. We also maintain an archive of federal government grants and loans for reference purposes. Our goal is to provide an easy-to-use, mobile and tablet friendly website. In the event you have any problems using this site, or you find inaccurate information, please contact us at the e-mail address listed below. In the event you have a question regarding any...
Description: Self-Advocacy Skills for Students with Learning Disabilities offers high school students guidance, proactive strategies, planning advice, and other critical information they need to make the transition to college smooth and successful. Students who begin using this book in high school will find it to be a useful resource throughout college. The book is also an indispensible resource for these students' guidance counselors, special education teachers, and parents. Students already in...
Description: These resources include web links for science, including biology, physics and chemistry.
Description: The Money Follows the Person (MFP) Rebalancing Demonstration Grant helps states rebalance their Medicaid long-term care systems. Over 63,300 people with chronic conditions and disabilities have transitioned from institutions back into the community through MFP programs as of December 2015.  The Affordable Care Act of 2010 strengthened and expanded the MFP program allowing more states to apply. There are currently forty-three states and the District of Columbia participating in the...
Description: Graphic organizers are an essential tool for teachers to use in the classroom especially for reading, writing, and understanding concepts. Kids love being able to visualize new materials. The topic organizers (ranging from 3-8 topics) can be used for brainstorming and organizing everything from creative writing, to essays, to character development for stories. Pyramid charts and tree diagrams are best for demonstrating hierarchical relationships or for breaking down topics into their less...