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uSEFUL RESOURCES (LINKS)

 

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)


FairTest.org -- 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


ADD/ADHD:






aspergers/autism:


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



Dysgraphia






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