The following organizations focus on special education issues and IDEA. Click on the name below to go to the organization's web site.
The University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion, Maine's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service, is a partnership of people that brings together the resources of the community and the University to enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families.
The Curry School of Education, Office of Special Education, provides a wealth of information for educators, parents, and students with a variety of disabilities.
The National Association of Private Schools for Exceptional Children is a nonprofit association whose mission is to ensure access for individuals to private special education as a vital component of the continuum of appropriate placement and services in American education. The association consists solely of private special education schools that serve both privately and publicly placed children with disabilities.
The Primers provide background information and resources to facilitate the successful inclusion of students with disabilities in charter schools.
TeachingLD provides resources about teaching students with Learning Disabilities, including content about assessment, instruction, and policy. Topics include curriculum-based measurement for monitoring student progress; teaching methods such a co-teaching and direct instruction; and current issues such as response-to-intervention models.
The website provides publications, resources, workshop and training curricula, and a calendar of events for parents of children with disabilities.
Wrightslaw provides reliable, accurate information about No Child Left Behind issues — research based reading instruction, proficiency testing, parent involvement, tutoring and supplemental educational services, highly qualified teachers, transfers from failing schools, and public school choice.