Learn Your Special Education Laws, Special Education Rights, and Share IEP Goal Ideas

Dec 10
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by Doug Goldberg

The following is a list of Facebook pages that do a wonderful job of tracking, educating and informing on all aspects of Special Education and advocacy.  Anyone that has a child with an individualized education program (IEP) or individual family service plan (IFSP) should like these pages.

Special Education Advisor - Special Education Advisor is a community of parents, educators, and special education service providers dedicated to helping families with special education needs children understand their special education rights and receive appropriate special education services.

Wrightslaw - Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law and advocacy for children with disabilities.

Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Inc. - The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Inc. (COPAA) is an independent, nonprofit, tax-exempt organization of attorneys, advocates and parents. Our primary mission is to secure high quality educational services for children with disabilities.

IDEA Money Watch - IDEA Money Watch is keeping track of the use of $11.3 billion in federal funds being provided to local school districts as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Special Education Law and Advocacy - Special Education Law and Advocacy, a law firm whose practice is focused upon the representation of children with disabilities.

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) - NICHCY serves the nation as a central source of information on:--disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth - ESEA & IDEA (education & special education laws)--research-based information on effective educational practices.

Special Needs Network - SNN is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, community-based organization founded to respond to the needs of low-income and poor families struggling with raising a child or adult with developmental disabilities, particularly as it relates to autism.

Social Thinking - Michelle Garcia Winner, MA, CCC-SLP, received a Congressional award for her development of Social Thinking for the treatment and teaching of students with Aspergers, high-functioning autism, ADHD and similar challenges.

Council for Exceptional Children - The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is a professional association that works to improve the educational success of children and youth with disabilities and gifts and talents.  This is the official page of CEC Headquarters in Arlington, Va.

The Advocacy Institute - The Advocacy Institute is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to the development of products, projects and services that work to improve the lives of people with disabilities.

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund - The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, founded in 1979, is a leading national civil rights law and policy center directed by individuals with disabilities and parents who have children with disabilities.

National Center for Learning Disabilities - The National Center for Learning Disabilities works to ensure that the nation's 15 million children, adolescents and adults with learning disabilities have every opportunity to succeed in school, work and life.

The Thinking Person's Guide to Autism - The Thinking Person's Guide to Autism (website & book) helps people with autism & their families make sense of the bewildering array of available autism treatments & options, & determine which are worth their time, money, & energy.

Disability Rights Legal Center - Championing the rights of people with disabilities through education, advocacy and litigation.

LD OnLine - LD OnLine.org is the world's leading website on learning disabilities and ADHD, serving more than 200,000 parents, teachers, and other professionals each month.

The Inclusive Class - A site dedicated to providing resources to create the best possible learning environment for your special needs child.

Center on Disabilities at CSUN - The Center on Disabilities produces the International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference (CSUN Conference) and Assistive Technology Application Certificate Program (ATACP) training.

The Coffee Klatch - Offering parents world renowned experts,, physicians, psychiatrists, celebrity activists, special education and special education law advisors along with experienced parent advocates to educate support and inspire the special needs parents on their journey.

The Help Group - Founded in 1975, The Help Group is the largest, most innovative and comprehensive nonprofit of its kind in the United States serving children with special needs related to autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, ADHD, intellectual disabilities, abuse and emotional problems.

About.com Children With Special Needs - Stay up-to-date on all things related to parenting children with special needs. Guided by Terri Mauro.

Educate.Advocate - We are a group of parents and caregivers that have decided to educate ourselves so that we are better able to advocate for our children with special needs.

National Association of Special Education Teachers -  NASET is the only national membership organization dedicated solely to meeting the needs of special education teachers and those preparing for the field of special education teaching.

Kids Enabled - Kids Enabled was founded in 2005 to help other parents navigate the special needs community more easily. Learning differences is defined as a diagnosis that falls within the neurological disorder spectrum such as speech, auditory processing, language processing, visual processing, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, ADHD, autism and Asperger Syndrome. In 2008, Kids Enabled received their 501 (c)(3) nonprofit status.

Leigh Law Group - Whether you are a small business, an employee, a student or parent of a child with disabilities our office can effectively represent you. When you meet with us for your initial consultation, you can expect that our attorneys will help to provide you options that work for your situation.

Bay Area Mocha Autism Network - TOGETHER WE ARE STRONG!! This is a fact that we know and a movement we want to forward throught the Bay Area community.

Feel free to comment or add to the list below.

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  1. This list is amazing. I will be forwarding it to our facebook page and hope you will add our facebook page which provides links to our blog and other relevant special education information.


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  2. This is great. May I suggest adding to the list:


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  3. The PEN Project is part of a FREE nationwide non-profit Parent Training and Information organization (PTI) that trains and advocates for parents of special needs children. Our primary focus is on FAPE (Free and Appropriate Public Education) to ensure the child receives the education they are entitled to according to their needs and abilities.

    This may include, but is not limited to, working on the child’s IEP, 504, Behavior, Transition or any other aspect of their education. We help parents design an IEP that has strong measureable goals that are NOT based on teacher observation alone, a critical piece often omitted in most IEPs.

    The PEN Project serves West Texas only (http://www.partnerstx.org/) but the link below is for the national website where a parent can click on the map for where they live in the U.S. and get contact information for their local PTI.


    Thank you for posting this very informative list!

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  4. Please check out facebook.com/greenhousetutoring As a special education teacher and publisher, I use this site to share information and help families with children with special needs.
    Thank you,
    Joan Green

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  5. Check out facebook.com/pstwentyfour
    As an Educational Diagnostician, I blog on a weekly (sometimes daily) basis on how educators and/or parents can help children with special needs.

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  6. What a wonderful list of resources and facebook pages. Could I add these to the resource page on http://www.napsea.co and could you add our facebook page


    Thank you

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  7. hello ,
    plz Like us At facebook and plz add our page here

    we invite all to like our page Special Education India . We have 1000 likes need more likes and more support …

    Thanks :)

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