Always feel free to email the Spring Lake Board of Education Supervisor of Special Services, Kerri Lee Walsifer for any questions or assistance you may need at the following email address:Links:
Special Education Lawhttp://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/osep/index.html - USDOE Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Serviceshttp://www.state.nj.us/education/code/current/title6a/chap14.pdf - New Jersey Administrative Code on Special Educatiohttp://www.edlawcenter.org/issues/special-ed.html -Education Law Center. Links to Parental Rights in Special Education document, recent case law, other resources.http://www.wrightslaw.com/ -- Great resource for understanding the law in plain language. Training programs also available.
Becoming an Effective Advocate for your Child:http://www.spanadvocacy.org/ -- NJ Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (funded by NJDOE)http://www.wrightslaw.com/ -- Great resource for what it takes to move from “emotions to advocacy” for your child.http://www.wrightslaw.com/bks/feta2/ch12.ieps.pdf - SMART IEPs (copy and paste the link into your browser)
General Special Education & Disability Resources:http://www.ncld.org/ -- National Center for Learning Disabilitieshttp://www.ldanatl.org/ -- Learning Disabilities Association for Americahttp://www.ldonline.org/ -- Online LD resources maintained by WETA (PBS of Washington)http://nichcy.org/laws/idea – National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (funded by USDOE)http://www.nj.gov/education/specialed/ -- State Office of Special Educationhttp://www.state.nj.us/health/fhs/eis/index.shtml – State office for Early Intervention program.http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dds/home/index.html – NJ Division of Disability Services.
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 Societyhttp://ndsccenter.org/ -- National Down Syndrome Congress
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 readerhttps://www.facebook.com/overcomingdyslexiaNJ – Decoding Dyslexia NJ (NJ based grassroots parent advocacy network)
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/Challenged Youth Sports @ www.challengedyouthsports.orgCOSAC Center for Outreach and Services for the Autism Community @ http://www.njcosac.org/Phone 1-800-autismDDD Division of Developmental Disabilities @ http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/ddd/home/index.html3499 Rte 9 N.Freehold, N.J. 07728Phone 732-863-4500Family Support Center of N.J. @ http://www.fscnj.orgFECA - Foundation for Educating Children with Autism @ http://www.fecainc.orgN.J. Council on Develoopmental Disabilities @ http://www.njcdd.orgPOAC Parents of Autistic children @ http://www.poac.net/SPECIAL NEEDS REGISTRY FOR DISASTERS @ www.ready.nj.gov/plan/special_needs7.html