Resources 4 children



Special Education Law


USDOE Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services  


New Jersey Administrative Code on Special Education


Education Law Center.  Links to Parental Rights in Special Education document, recent case law, other resources. Leading advocate for public school children in NJ.


Wrightslaw -- Great resource for understanding the law in plain language. 

Become an Effective Advocate for your Child

NJ Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN)  funded by NJDOE


Wrightslaw -- Great resource for what it takes to move from “emotions to advocacy” for your child.


SMART IEPs (Wrightslaw Chapter)



General Special Education & Disability Resources:


National Center for Learning Disabilities


Learning Disabilities Association for America


LD Online -- Online LD resources maintained by WETA (PBS of Washington) 


National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (funded by USDOE)


NJ State Department of Education Office of Special Education


NJ State Department of Health Office for Early Intervention programs.


NJ Department of Human Services Division of Disability Services


Assistive Technology


Learning Ally -- Access downloadable books for your child (Formerly Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexia);
Largest textbook library available.


Bookshare -- Another source for downloadable books for individuals with print disabilities

gifted & talented -- the "Twice Exceptional" student

New Jersey State Requirements for G&T

National Association for Gifted Children

Transition Planning Resources

School to Life Transitionresources (New Jersey State Department of Education) -- List of colleges that do not require the ACT/SAT for Admissions.

Understanding educational tests 

Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) -- Dynamic Measurement Group, Inc.

University of Oregon Official DIBLELS Data System

Wrightslaw article on Tests and Measurements for the Parent, Teacher, Advocate and Attorney 

Tables That Aid in the Interpretation of the Woodcock-Johnson -- Dumont and Willis, Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Specific disabilities/differences



ASPEN (Aspergers Autism Spectrum Education Network, Inc.)

​Autism Speaks

Autism Society of America

​Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support (OASIS) Center

New Horizons in Autism (Dedicated to delivering community based services in NJ)

Solving the Puzzle - Autism Society -- a support group for parents

Developmental disabilities

The Arc of New Jersey

New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities

Elizabeth M. Boggs Center, a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center (New Brunswick, NJ)

New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities

downs syndrome

National Down Syndrome Society

National Down Syndrome Congress


dyslexia and other reading disabilities

International Dyslexia Association  (National organization.  Also see websites for local IDA chapters.)  For former NY chapter of IDA, see Everyone Reading

National Reading Panel

Florida Center for Reading Research -- A clearinghouse for research related to reading

The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity  (founded by Sally Shaywitz)

Reading Rockets (Louisa Moats) -- How to help your struggling reader

Decoding Dyslexia NJ -- Grassroots parents advocacy group in NJ that has now reached 46 states!  Also see: Facebook page

Center for the Study of Learning @Georgetown University.  Dr. Guinevere Eden, Director.  

Cooper Learning Center (Camden, NJ)  -- Dr. Richard Selznick, Director

Children of the Code

Suggested Reading for parents of children with dyslexia and other reading disabilties:

  • Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level by Sally E. Shaywitz
  • Parenting a Struggling Reading by Susan Hall & Louisa Moats

hearing impaired/speech related resources:

Educational Interpreters Toolkit

New Jersey Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

visually impaired

NJ State Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired

The New York Institute for Special Education, Blindness Resource Center