Parent Resources

The following is a list of resources that are available for parents to become more informed on the issues.

Topics include:

Autism  

-         Autism Society of America

-        Asperger's Resources

-         Autism Speaks

-         The New Jersey Center for Outreach and Services for the Autism Community

-         FACES 4 Autism



Blindness and Visual Impairment  

-         American Council of the Blind

-         American Foundation for the Blind

-         American Printing House for the Blind: provides special media, tools, and materials

-         National Federation of the Blind

-         Learning Ally: Since 1948 we have helped millions of students who are blind, dyslexic or have other learning disabilities achieve confidence and independence in the classroom and in life.



Learning Disabilities  

-         SERI Learning Disabilities Resources LD Online: guide to learning disabilities for parents, teachers & students

-         LD Online: guide to learning disabilities for parents, teachers & students

       -         LD Resources 

 

Behavior  

-         Behavior Home Page : from the University of Kentucky and the Kentucky Dept. of Education

-         Virtual Resource Center in Behavioral Disorders: multimedia case studies and conference papers



Cognitive and Developmental Disabilities 

-         The ARC: a national association on mental retardation

-         American Association on Mental Retardation

-         National Down Syndrome Society



Brain Trauma 

-         Brain Injury Association USA

-         Brain Injury Center

-         National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke



Deaf, Hearing Impairments, and Communication Disorders 

-         American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

-         Hand Speak a visual language dictionary and different articles on sign and holistic communication

-         Net Connections for Communications Disorders and Sciences: an Internet guide

 

Special Education Resources

-         NJ Department of Education, Atlantic County Office,      6260 Harding Highway (609) 625-0004; Bilingual Office of Education (609) 292-8777

-         State of NJ Dept. of Education

-         NJ Administrative Code (English)

-         PRISE - Parents Rights in Special Education (Spanish)

-         NJ Medicaid Website

-         NJ Office of Emergency Management (NJ Special Needs Registry for Disasters) - Plan and Prepare

-         IDEA Practices The IDEA Partnerships, working together for five years, inform professionals, families and the public about IDEA '97 and strategies to improve educational results for children and youth with disabilities

-         Pacer Organization- Parent information

-         Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)

-         Marc Sheehan's Special Education Page: extensive list of links on special ed and related abilities and conditions

-         SERI General Disabilities Information Resources

-         Learning Ally- Making Reading Accessible for All (20 Roszel Rd., Princeton,  NJ 08540)  1-800-635-1403

-         NJ Dept. of Special Education

-         NJ Insurance Website

-         Department of Children and Families - NJ Children’s System of Care

-         Parent Pals - Special Education Guide, a special education community where parents and professionals share information and offer support

-         Assistive Technology Links - Using technology to improve student learning

-         National Federation of the Blind

-         Job Accommodations Network: free consultation about job accommodations and the employability of people with disabilities

-         Special Education Resources on the Internet (SERI)
-         Cornucopia of Disability Information: Resource for Consumers and Professionals   

 

Home and School Association

Special Education Parents' Resource Group

We are a parent/teacher group created specifically for Special Education families and staff. Our goal is to help everyone foster a more effective school experience for our special children. Our meetings offer an informal way for parents and staff to collaborate, learn, and support each other in providing our children with the best school experience possible. You will hear about local events and opportunities in the community, be informed about available resources in and out of school, and be able to ask questions to help you find the answers you seek. Please join us. Also, we have a page where updates are also posted as well as community events, seminars, and webinars relevant to special education. Please "like" EHT Special Education Resource Group.