Selected Web Sites Complied by Debbie Cobb 

For guides to printed information on this topic, see Special Education.

General

American Council on Rural Special Education:  the only national organization committed to special education issues that affect rural America
Awesome Library – Special Education:  includes helpful information on different types of special education programs
Council for Exceptional Children:  international organization dedicated to improving the educational needs of students with disabilities and/or the gifted
ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education:  Research briefs from the U.S. Dept. of Education Office of  Special Education funded projects
Special Education Resources on the Internet – SERI:  collection of information resources for individuals involved in the fields related to Special Education
Yes I Can Foundation for Exceptional Children:  awards for students with disabilities, scholarships and job tech clubs to top of page

Gifted/Talented

AAGC - American Association for Gifted Children:  located at Duke University, this website provides links to the Association’s Newsletter highlights, Current News and Resources and Articles of Interest
Center for Excellence in Education:  founded to nurture gifted high school and college students in the areas of science and technology
Gt World: on-line support for gifted/talented individuals and their families
Gifted Development Center: provides information about identification, assessment, counseling, learning styles, programs and innovative materials
KIDSource  Online - Education: Gifted and Talented Students:  an online resource of articles and provides ideas and activities for parents and educators of gifted students
NAGC - National Association for Gifted Children: educates the public about the problems and needs of gifted children and issues guides for anyone who deals with gifted children
National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented: a nationwide cooperative of researchers, practitioners and policy makers concerned with developing the potentials of gifted young students from preschool through postsecondary levels
World Council for Gifted and Talented Children:  a diverse organization with a world wide membership of educators, scholars, parents and educational institutions to top of page

Disabilities

AFB – American Foundation for the Blind:  provides resources links to information on blindness and low vision, education, employment, directory of services, and message boards
Blindness Resource Center:  a resource of the New York Institute for Special Education
Family Village:  a global community which provides information resources on specific diagnoses, adaptive products, and disability related media and literature
Federal Resource Center for Special Education:  offers links to federal government programs and private organizations for teachers, parents and others concerned with individual’s disabilities
Large Print and Speech Access to the World Wide Web:  provides teachers with an overview of how to access the WWW with large print and speech access
LD OnLine: leading website on Learning Disabilities, ADHD, Dyslexia, Learning Education and other related issues for parents, children and teachers
NCAM – National Center for Accessible Media:  site is dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities achieve media access equality
NCIP - National Center to Improve Practice in Special Education Through Technology Media and Materials:  promotes the use of technology for students with sensory, cognitive, physical and social/emotional disabilities
National Clearinghouse for Professions in Special Education:  mission is to recruit, prepare and retain qualified diverse educators and service personnel for children with disabilities
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities:  provides links to research materials, projects and web sites
National Rehabilitation Information Center: library and information center on disability and rehabilitation
OSERS – Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services:  has links to grants and funding, legislation, publications, programs and projects
Special Education Home Page:  a wide variety of resources and web pages organized by a teacher with 18 years of experience in the area of Special Education. to top of page