Useful Links

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STEP - Support and Training for Exceptional Parents

STEP is a statewide family-to-family program in Tennessee, established in 1989 by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The purpose is to support families by providing free information, advocacy training, and support services to parents of children eligible to receive special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) who reside in Tennessee. - A teacher's Resource: Teaching Students With Disabilities

Teaching students with disabilities takes compassion, patience and a little creativity. Students with disabilities face unique challenges and require assistance and accommodations. Students are not obligated to reveal or discuss their disability with their instructors, but if they do, it is important that information be kept confidential. To avoid stereotypes, it is essential to establish accommodations that need to be made in the beginning of the semester. This way the student can know in advance what is expected of him or her.

Rick Lavoie is one of the nations leading authorizes on learning disabilities. His site includes a collection of free audio (MP3) downloads to listen to. LD Online is a service of The Learning Disabilities Project at WETA, Washington, D.C. - A web site designed to provide current information about learning disabilities.  It has a format that changes each month.  It features articles and special topics, bulletin boards, chat rooms, and "ask the expert" interaction questions. National Center for Learning Disabilities - The National Center for Learning Disabilities is an organization that promotes public awareness and understanding of learning disabilities. It advocates for improved legislation and works for better services for individuals with learning disabilities Learning disabilities and practical LD information The Schwab Foundation for Learning - Includes articles by Rick Lavoie. Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder A non-profit group that provides audiobooks and textbooks to students with learning disabilities and visual impairments. Attention Deficit Disorder Association Attention Deficit Disorder Magazine by ADDitude - Additude magazine provides recourses for parents, children and adults with Attention Deficit Disorder. ADHD ADD Coaching, special education and family support. The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with dyslexia, their families and the communities that support them. The Association of Educational Therapists is the national professional association for educational therapists. AET defines and sets standards for the professional practice of educational therapy. Educational therapists provide a broad range of individualized educational interventions for children and adults with learning disabilities and other learning challenges. Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) - An organization for professionals in all areas of special education. CEC has 17 specialized divisions. CEC holds conferences, publishes newsletters and journals, and advocates for children with disabilities.