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Description: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, ADHD, is one of the most common mental disorders that develop in children. Children with ADHD have impaired functioning in multiple settings, including home, school, and in relationships with peers. If untreated, the disorder can have long-term adverse effects into adolescence and adulthood.
Description: The Virginia Department of Education's Office of Dispute Resolution and Administrative Services has completed the document, “Parents’ Guide to Special Education Dispute Resolution”. It explores the three dispute resolution options of mediation, complaints, and due process. (family/families)
Description: A Supplemental Resource Guide to the K-12 English Standards of Learning Enhanced Scope and Sequence, Virginia Department of Education's Division of Instruction-January 2006
Description: An important responsibility of the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is to eliminate discrimination on the basis of disability against students with disabilities. OCR receives numerous complaints and inquiries in the area of elementary and secondary education involving Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, 29 U.S.C. § 794 (Section 504). Most of these concern identification of students who are protected by Section 504 and the means to obtain an appropriate education for such...
Description: Transition assessment is important to adequately addressing the "needs, preferences, and interests" of learners with disabilities who prepare to exit the educational system to become successful adults in community environments. Transition assessment is important to adequately addressing the "needs, preferences, and interests" of learners with disabilities who prepare to exit the educational system to become successful adults in community environments. ESTR Publications provides you with...
Description: The Environmental Job Assessment Measure (E-JAM) allows a professional to rate students across 47 descriptors in job areas using a job analysis format. The job areas are: general work behaviors, physical demands of the job, working conditions, educational demands, and social interaction on the job and identify accommodations, modifications, and support that may be needed for workers. The information gathered about a job is useful in matching a student with an appropriate job. FREE.
Description: The Social Network Package is an assessment and intervention planning tool. The Manual and Inventory Booklet are designed to help professionals work with family members and individuals who have complex communication needs. Use this resource to help determine appropriate communication strategies and technologies for clients to use with their communication partners. 
Description: We are a small staff of researchers and special educators who work for the Oregon Institute on Disability and Development, a program of the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon. We specialize in developing effective assessment and teaching strategies for children and adults with low-incidence disabilities. We have special expertise in addressing the educational needs of children who are deaf-blind and children with autism spectrum disorders. Our approaches and...
Description: The (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), or FAFSA, is the first step in the financial aid process. Use it to apply for federal student financial aid, such as the Pell Grant, student loans, and college work-study. In addition, most states and schools use FAFSA information to award their financial aid.
Description: Access to higher education remains a challenge for many students who face academic and informational barriers to college entry. This guide targets high schools and school districts, and focuses on effective practices that prepare students academically for college, assist them in completing the steps to college entry, and improve their likelihood of enrolling in college.
Description: Start-to-Finish Library (from Don Johnson) offers your struggling readers a wide selection of age-appropriate narrative chapter books written at two readability levels and delivered in three media formats. Students accomplish several goals with this unique series; they practice reading fluently and with comprehension using multiple text and electronic supports, while accessing the curriculum’s required topics, genres and literature. In Internet Explorer, if the product videos will not play...
Description: Judy Lynn Software programs are developed specifically for students with special needs under the guidance of assistive technology professionals, teachers, therapists, and parents.
Description: This site includes coloring, games, videos and music for early learning. (Early Childhood)
Description: The Zarrow Center for Learning Enrichment facilitates successful secondary and postsecondary educational, vocational and personal outcomes for students and adults with disabilities. ZC faculty, staff, and students do this through self-determination oriented evaluation, research, development, transition education instruction, and dissemination of best educational and support practices. The ZC also prepares undergraduate and graduate students to assume leadership roles in schools, universities,...
Description: Virginia Education Wizard can help if you are: Looking for your perfect career path? Researching college options? Prepping for the workforce? Deciding how to pay for everything? Since 2009, the Wizard has partnered with the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) to give students over 100 career tools designed specifically to meet VDOE career requirements for Virginia K12 students, free of charge to every school district. Your student's data is protected and no personally identifying information...
Description: The mission of the Virginia College Access Network is to support and enhance post-secondary education access and attainment for residents of the Commonwealth of Virginia. To accomplish this mission, VCAN will support access programs and foster new initiatives; develop information and financial resources for students and families; and promote the benefits of greater access to postsecondary education.  
Description: Teens Against Bullying was created by and for teens, this website is a place for middle and high school students to find ways to address bullying, to take action, to be heard, and to own an important social cause. The Teens Against Bullying is a website created by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center (PACER’s NBPC). Since 2006, PACER’s NBPC has actively led social change to prevent childhood bullying, so that all youth are safe and supported in their schools,...
Description: "Kids Against Bullying" was created for elementary school children, with a unique emphasis on children with disabilities. This Web site is an informative and creative resource to educate students about bullying prevention and provide methods to respond to bullying situations. The site features an animated cast of characters, information, celebrity videos, Webisodes, interactive games, animation, contests, and other activities. Parents and professionals will find helpful tips, intervention...
Description: Apply the principles of universal design for learning to transition for students with disabilities with this groundbreaking guidebook. Schools across the country already use universal design for learning to improve all students' access to the general curriculum and tap each learner's individual strengths—and now they'll have a practical book that takes this powerful teaching approach one step further for students approaching the transition to adult life. Transition specialists and...
Description: Developed in collaboration with nationally recognized researchers and education experts, our center’s resources about evidence-based instructional and intervention practices—modules, case studies, activities, and others (including a number of Web-based tools)—are created for use in college instruction, professional development activities, and independent learning opportunities for practicing educators. Our center also offers resources to facilitate the use of IRIS materials by...
Description: For students with disabilities, a big factor in their successful transition from high school to postsecondary education is accurate knowledge about their civil rights. The purpose of this guide is to provide high school educators with answers to questions students with disabilities may have as they get ready to move to the postsecondary education environment. (U.S. Department of Education)
Description: The Virginia Department of Education has contracted with the Evaluation Systems group of Pearson to create and administer the Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment® (VCLA™), which measures the communication and literacy skills necessary for Virginia educators.
Description: The EEOC's goal is to eliminate illegal discrimination from the workplace for all workers. This website is designed to teach you about some of your rights and responsibilities as an employee. Use the menu on the left to learn about different types of discrimination affecting young workers and what you can do to help prevent discrimination in the workplace. (This information is available in Spanish.)
Description: Since 2000, the Transition Coalition, located at the University of Kansas, Beach Center on Disability, has been maximizing professional development opportunities for secondary transition and college and career readiness of youth with disabilities. Our Premise  To make a difference, professional development requires more than one-shot in-service training. Our Focus Deliver professional development that leads to changes in practice Support teams and individuals at the state and local...
Description: Perceptions and Expectations of Youth With Disabilities. A Special Topic Report of Findings From the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (NLTS2). This report provides a picture of the self-representations and expectations of youth with disabilities, how they differ across disability categories and demographic groups, and how they compare with youth in the general population. The National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (NLTS2), funded by IES, was initiated in 2001 and has a nationally...
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: Since 1977, AHEAD has offered an unparalleled member experience to disability resource professionals, student affairs personnel, ADA coordinators, diversity officers, AT/IT staff, faculty and other instructional personnel, and colleagues who are invested in creating welcoming higher education experiences for disabled individuals. Informed by its diverse membership, AHEAD: delivers exceptional professional development opportunities through conferences, workshops, webinars, publications, and...
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: VNOC was created by the Virginia Department of Education, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Health, and the Partnership for People with Disabilities at Virginia Commonwealth University. Purpose: To provide consultant services directly to Virginia school divisions and state operated programs to promote and enhance educational services for children who are deaf and hard of hearing including staff development training for school/program personnel as needed. VNOC professionals have...
Description: Starfall.com® opened in September 2002 as a free public service to teach children to read. Since then it has expanded to include language arts and mathematics for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, and third grade. Starfall’s emphasis on phonemic awareness, systematic sequential phonics, and common sight words in conjunction with audiovisual interactivity has proven effective in teaching emergent readers. Starfall activities are research-based and align with Individual...
Description: CAST Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Book Builder allows you to create, share, publish, and read digital books that engage and support diverse learners according to their individual needs, interests, and skills.
Description: Welcome to the Tar Heel Reader, 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, including touch screens, the IntelliKeys with custom overlays, and 1 to 3 switches. Tar Heel Shared Reader is a variant of Tar Heel Reader that emphasizes shared reading.
Description: AdLit.org is a national multimedia project offering information and resources to the parents and educators of struggling adolescent readers and writers. AdLit.org is an educational initiative of WETA, the flagship public television and radio station in the nation's capital, and is funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York and by the Ann B. and Thomas L. Friedman Family Foundation.  
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.
Description: This guide offers five specific recommendations to help educators identify struggling readers and implement evidence-based strategies to promote their reading achievement. Teachers and reading specialists can utilize these strategies to implement RtI and multi-tier intervention methods and frameworks at the classroom or school level. Recommendations cover how to screen students for reading problems, design a multi-tier intervention program, adjust...
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: This site includes the following: At-Home Creativity Free Coloring Pages At-home Learning Creative Playlists for Kids & Adults Craft Kis & Supplies Adult Coloring 101
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: 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: 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: Vision Statement SHAV – The recognized voice and leader in audiology and speech-language pathology, setting the highest standard of ethical practice and quality care. Mission Statement Promote awareness, diversity and collaboration in the professions of audiology and speech-language pathology through empowerment and advocacy for members and the community in order to ensure best practices.
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: Many people find locating information about available long term services and supports a daunting task. The mission of Virginia Easy Access is to make this search easier. The Virginia Easy Access website connects older adults, adults with disabilities, veterans, and families to information about a wide range of public programs and supports in a way that is accessible and easy to navigate. Virginia Easy Access is a consumer portal for a much larger initiative called No Wrong Door, designed to...
Description: We currently index 15,720 federal grants and loans organized by sponsoring agency, applicant type, subject area and a convenient directory if you are unsure where to begin.
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: 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...
Description: Jonathan Mooney and David Cole teach you how to take control of your education and find true success—and they offer all the reasons why you should persevere. Witty, bold, and disarmingly honest, Learning Outside the Lines takes you on a journey toward personal empowerment and profound educational change, proving once again that rules sometimes need to be broken (2000).
Description: A college education can open the door to greater participation in the workplace and community. With this urgently needed, research-based book, readers will learn what they can do to make this crucial opportunity available to young people with a wide range of disabilities. Professionals who work in high schools and colleges—including disability service coordinators, guidance counselors, administrators, and general and special educators—will use this important resource to  help...