Special Education Law
Becoming an Effective Advocate for your Child:
General Special Education & Disability Resources:
https://www.bookshare.org/ -- Another source for downloadable books, includes textbooks.
Gifted & Talented – The “Twice Exceptional” Student
http://www.state.nj.us/education/aps/cccs/g_and_t_req.htm – State requirements for G&T
http://www.state.nj.us/education/genfo/faq/faq_gandt.htm – FAQ’s re: G&T regs.
http://www.nagc.org/ -- National Association for Gifted Children
Transition Planning Resources
http://www.nj.gov/education/specialed/transition/ -- School to Life Transition resources
http://www.fairtest.org/university/optional -- List of colleges that do not require ACT/SAT for admissions.
Understanding Educational Tests -- Resources for Parents
http://www.wrightslaw.com/advoc/articles/tests_measurements.html – Tests and Measurements
http://alpha.fdu.edu/psychology/WJR_tables_to_aid_interp.htm http://alpha.fdu.edu/ -Very technical but for those who might want to delve into test results!
http://www.autismspeaks.org/-- Autism Speaks
http://aspennj.org/ -- Asperger Syndrome Education Network, Inc.
http://www.autism-society.org/ -- Autism Society of America
http://www.aspergersyndrome.org/ -- Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support (OASIS) center
http://www.nhautism.org/ -- New Horizon’s in Autism: Dedicated to serving individuals with autism and their families in New Jersey by delivering community based services
http://www.solvingthepuzzle.com/ -- a support group for parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
http://www.arcnj.org/ -- The ARC of New Jersey
http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/ddd/home/index.html -- State Division of Developmental Disabilities
http://rwjms.umdnj.edu/boggscenter/ --Elizabeth M. Boggs Center, a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center
https://www.njcdd.org/ -- NJ Council on Developmental Disabilities
http://www.ndss.org/ -- National Down Syndrome Society
Dyslexia and other reading disabilities:
http://www.interdys.org/ – International Dyslexia Association (Also see websites for local IDA chapters in NJ and PA. New York chapter renamed as “Everyone Reading.org)
http://www.nationalreadingpanel.org/ – Findings of the National Reading Panel
http://www.fcrr.org/ -- Florida Center for Reading Research – A clearinghouse for research related to reading
http://dyslexia.yale.edu/ -- The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity (founded by Sally Shaywitz)
http://www.readingrockets.org/helping/ -- Reading Rockets (Louisa Moats) – How to help your struggling reader
http://csl.georgetown.edu/ -- Center for the Study of Learning @Georgetown. Dr. Guinevere Eden, Director, is the source for groundbreaking fMRI research on dyslexia and the brain.
http://www.cooperhealth.org/departments-programs/cooper-learning-center – Dr. Richard Selzick, Director (author of “The Shutdown Learner.”)
http://www.childrenofthecode.org/ -- Children of the Code
Suggested Reading for parents of Children with Reading Disabilities/Dyslexia:
Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level by Sally E. Shaywitz
Parenting a Struggling Reader by Susan Hall & Lousia Moats
Hearing Impaired Students/Parents:
http://www.rid.org/UserFiles/File/pdfs/About_RID/For_Educational_Interpreters/Educational_Interpreting_Resources_Toolkit/Educational_Interpreting_ToolKit(1).pdf (File contains lots of links of interest)
http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/ddhh/home/index.html -- New Jersey Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Speech Related Resources:
http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/cbvi/home/index.html – State Commission for the Blind & Visually Impaired
http://www.nyise.org/blind.htm -- The New York Institute for Special Education’s Blindness Resources Center
ARC of Monmouth County @ http://www.arcofmonmouth.org/