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Down Syndrome Facebook Pages

August 7, 2012 in Special Education Advisor Blog by Dennise Goldberg

In the last year I have published lists of Special Education Facebook Pages and Autism Facebook Pages that I like.  What was left off of these lists were all of the amazing communities on facebook dedicated to creating a warm, loving, supportive, and educational environment for parents raising children with down syndrome.  So I have compiled the list below but if I have left any off feel free to include them in the comment section below: Read the rest of this entry →

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Eight Special Needs Dads that Rock

June 17, 2012 in Special Education Advisor Blog by Doug Goldberg

Stuart Duncan - Autism from a Father's Point of View

“Here’s to you… the friend, role model, strongest person in the world, the vanquisher of monsters, the guy who slips their kid a dollar or a treat even when mom says no… you’re the man of the house and with that you deserve more than just a day.” from This one is for the dads Read the rest of this entry →

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My Favorite Autism & Disability Communities on Facebook

January 1, 2012 in Special Education Advisor Blog by Dennise Goldberg

Last month I published a list of Special Education Facebook Pages to Like. This was an extensive list of Companies and Organizations that focus primarily on Special Education. What was left off of this list was all of the amazing communities on facebook dedicated to creating a warm, loving, supportive, and nonjudgmental environment for parents raising children with autism and other special needs. Most of these communities are run by parents just like you and me. While I run the Special Education Advisor community page on facebook I spend just as much time on many of the community pages listed below. I also enlisted the help of Jessica at Autism Moms to bolster the list with some of her favorites as well. Read the rest of this entry →

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Special Education Facebook Pages to Like

December 10, 2011 in Special Education Advisor Blog 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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