Special Education Law in Pennsylvania Attorney and advocate, Ilene Young, offers experienced representation to parents of children with special needs throughout Pennsylvania, including: Special education matters from early intervention through higher education accomodations -IEP compensatory education claims; Gifted education; Special needs issues in custody and support cases; Children and Youth agency matters; School discipline.
Special Needs Program - Arizona Gilbert Parks and Recreation offers a wide variety of programs and special events for people with special needs. Activities include karaoke sign-a-longs, dances, movie nights, cheerleading programs, Special Olympic programs and more!
Sports for Special Needs Kids Competitive sports teams in your community may be a bad fit for your child with special needs, but there are organizations with programs that will welcome him or her. Here's how to find them.
Team Sports for Children with Special Needs Every child wants to belong to a group. And most kids want to play team sports. Not only is it just fun, but they also love to fit in: to wear a uniform, to have a position, to simply fit it. And this goes for kids with handicaps, disabilities, and delays. The world of team sports for children and adults with disabilities is growing, but it can still be hard to find. This page is dedicated to helping those kids find teams to join. This is a collection of links, sites, and information assembled by me, Pete Gaughan. This sprang from trying to find opportunities for my daughter. It isn't a professional or full-time effort; it's just one guy trying to keep track of it all.
The Special Needs Network Special Olympics Illinois has a long history of working with the founders of The Special Needs Network and is pleased to sponsor this initiative as it can help enhance the lives of Special Olympic Athletes. Special Olympics Illinois provides year round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children (ages 8 years and older) and adults with mental retardation or closely related developmental disabilities. These provide continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other athletes and the community. More than 19,000 athletes participate in 19 individual and team sports which have a dramatic impact on their lives. A study conducted by researchers at Yale University confirms that athletes participating in Special Olympics develop better social skills enabling them to more fully function in their home, school, job and community. Special Olympics athletes trul
Barton Reading and Spelling System A one-on-one tutoring program For people who struggle with reading, spelling or written expression due to dyslexia or a learning disability.
California - Center for Early Education (Autism) The Early Education Center for Autism, LLC provides a comprehensive educational program that places a primary emphasis on fostering the development of communication, social skills, academic abilities, self-help skills, and problem-solving capabilities for young children with autism and related disorders.
Character Education Partnership The Character Education Partnership (CEP) is a nonpartisan coalition of organizations and individuals dedicated to developing moral character and civic virtue in our nation's youth as one means of creating a more compassionate and responsible society.
Child Development Centre of Oakville The Child Development Centre of Oakville is a private, multidisciplinary centre which services families and their children with diverse communication and/or learning difficulties.
Children's Therapeutic Learning Center Children's TLC provides therapeutic and educational intervention through a team approach for children with disabilities from birth through eight years of age. Family centered services are utilized to increase each child's functional abilities and prepare the child for a successful transition into the school environment.
Child Trauma Parent information and links on child and adolescent trauma and loss, including general information, how to figure out if you should be concerned, and what to do about it.
CityKids Foundation The CityKids mission is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.
Division for Learning Disabilities The mission of the Division for Learning Disabilities of the Council for Exceptional Children (DLD/CEC) is to improve the education and life success of individuals with learning disabilities.
Do2Learn A web site providing learning activities to promote independence in children and adults with special learning needs.
Dyslexia Teacher Information and resources for both specialist and general teachers of dyslexic children.
Extra Lesson The Extra Lesson( intervention program is based on the paradigm that learning difficulties are related to developmental difficulties in the first seven year phase of the student's overall development, learning and early experiences.
Honeypot Honeypot is a young and dynamic charity, dedicated to improving the quality of life for severely disadvantaged young children living in Britain. Honeypot provides outings and respite holidays at the Honeypot House in the New Forest, Hampshire and ongoing support to children in their own environments with the Honeypot Club.
Ideal Lives Project Providing innovative practical ideas through biweekly columns and electronic books as well as customized consultation and research services for people who care about someone with a disability.
Learning Links Learning Links is an Australian charity and non-profit organisation assisting children who have difficulty learning. We work with families to provide a complete service for children in need. Our service brings together teachers, psychologists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists and family counsellors to work towards each individual child's goals.
Live Work Play LiveWorkPlay (LWP) is a grassroots charitable organization working in partnership with care providers and the community, empowering young people with developmental disabilities to live as included and contributing members of Canadian society.
Make A Child Smile Here, kids with life threatening illnesses are featured monthly. If you can afford a small gift that would be wonderful!
Marazon System The Marazon Systems are developmentally appropriate planning and assessment systems designed for a variety of educational settings for children of all ages. The Systems provide parents and professionals with just the right tools to support and challenge children's growth, development and learning. The Marazon System is focused on describing and celebrating children's assets as opposed to traditional approaches to education, which attempt to "fix children's perceived deficits
Parenting Bipolar Children Information for parents and care givers of children with bipolar and other related emotional and behavioral disorders.
Parents Active for Vision Education Parents Active for Vision Education (P.A.V.E.) is a national non-profit education, resource and support organization whose mission is to raise public awareness of the crucial relationship between vision and achievement.
Partnerships for Inclusion Partnerships for Inclusion (PFI) is a North Carolina technical assistance project that pomotes the inclusion of young children with disabilities, birth through 5 years, and their families in all aspects of community life. PFI services include consultation to improve program quality and to promote children's smooth transitions among programs, training, assistance with strategic planning and program evaulation, and a magazine that highlights issues and programs in early childhood inclusion. PFI is part of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Polyxo.com Polyxo.com focuses on teaching children with autism and related developmental disorders. Polyxo.com encompasses a variety of instructional techniques and philosophies, and provides useful and quickly applicable information for parents and professionals alike.
School Finders -- find the right school and program for your child School Finders helps find the right school for your child almost anywhere in the world -- whether he/she has special needs, is gifted, bored, or is just moving from one place to another. School Finders also helps parents arrange home schooling, acts as a special needs advocate, prepare your kids for college, and guides them through the college application process. We also furnish expert witness tetimony for legal cases where such testimony is needed.
Special Education Needs Legal Services Special Education Needs Legal Services specialises in education law and special educational needs. We provide a service throughout England and Wales offering advice, help and representation on all aspects of education law, including special educational needs (assessment, statementing, placement, SEN tribunals), admissions, inclusion / exclusions, school refusals, bullying and home tuition.
Special Education Network Welcome to the Special Education Network, a website dedicated to providing information and resources on the Education of Children with Special Needs.
Special Education News Special Education News answers a need for in-depth, timely news related to educating students with disabilities.
Special Education Resources on the Internet Special Education Resources on the Internet (SERI) is a collection of Internet accessible information resources of interest to those involved in the fields related to Special Education.
Special Education Subject Center Welcome to the Education World Special Education Subject Center. Here, you will find information and tools, from Education World and other valuable sources, chosen specifically for the special education community.
Tomorrows Children's Fund Tomorrows Children's Fund is a non-profit organization that is privately funded. Our goal is to ease the pain and suffering of children with cancer and serious blood disorders.
Uniquely Gifted Internet resources for families and professionals working with gifted/special needs children. Includes information on specific special needs, online support groups, special ed law, and advocacy.
United Cerebral Palsy of New York City CP/NYC is the leading nonprofit agency in New York City providing direct services, technology, and advocacy to people withcerebral palsy and their families.
Wediko Children Services Wediko is a non-profit agency with 65 years of experience dedicated to children whose learning, social development and self-direction is lagging.
Wholistic Learning Therapies This site contains ideas from a special education teacher on educational issues, behavior management, and wholistic therapies for children with learning and behavior disorders.
A Special Education Legal Primer for Parents Well-written advice for parents dealing with the special education system. The site contains definitions of common terms, suggestions and advice, and lists of resources and special education advocates.