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The Internet provides a great resource for children, teens, parents, and teachers interested in special education, challenges and disabilities, assistive technology, and accessible websites. Use the following web resources for ideas.

Coming Soon: Learn how University of Toledo faculty and teacher education students are using technology with special needs.


 

Professional Organizations, Standards, and Materials

Council for Exceptional Children
http://www.cec.sped.org/
Organization focusing on exceptional children

LD Online
http://www.ldonline.org/
The starting point for learning disabilities

NICHCY
http://www.nichcy.org/
National information center for children with disabilities

Proteacher Special Ed Forum
http://www.proteacher.net/cgi-bin/dcforum/dcboard.cgi?az=list&forum=special_ed
Active forum for elementary special education teachers


Resources for Teachers

ADA Home Page
http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/adahom1.htm
Information on the Americans with Disabilities Act

All Kinds of Minds
http://www.allkindsofminds.org/library/challenges/challengesSub.htm
Great articles

Effective Learning Groups
http://adhd.kids.tripod.com/groups.html
Article about grouping children for activities

Listen Up Web
http://www.listen-up.org/
Specializing in information for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Multiage Classrooms Links
http://www.multiage-education.com/multiagelinks/index.html
Good resources for special and regular ed teachers

Primary Teacher Resources
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Thebes/9893/
Good resources for special and regular primary teachers

Special Education from Education World
http://www.educationworld.com/special_ed/
Good starting point for special education

Special Needs Links From 4teachers
http://4teachers.org/profd/spedlinks.shtml
Great links

Special Needs from Teacher Vision
http://www.teachervision.com/lesson-plans/lesson-5819.html
Lessons

Special Needs Links from Teacher's Planet
http://www.teachersplanet.com/special.shtml
Lots of links


 

Assistive Technology Resources for Teachers

Assistive Technology from Education World
http://www.educationworld.com/special_ed/assistive/index.shtml
Good starting point

Special Education Website
http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/go/specialed/
University of Virginia links to special ed resources

Alliance for Technology Access
http://www.ataccess.org/
Group focusing on access to technology for people with disabilities.

AbleData
http://www.abledata.com/
Search for assistive technology resources and technology

Ability Hub
http://www.abilityhub.com/
Resources to help people who have difficulty using computer technology

CAST
http://www.cast.org/
Uses technology to expand opportunities for all people

Family Center of Technology and Disability (Cerebral Palsy)
http://fctd.ucp.org/
Their technology terms section is great

Family Guide to Assistive Technology
http://www.pluk.org/AT1.html
Super basic information about assistive technology

National Center to Improve Practice
http://www.ldonline.org/
Lots of resources on technology and special education

Tools for Life: Taking the Mystery out of Assistive Technology
http://www.ldonline.org/ld_indepth/technology/tfl_mystery.html
Great article

Closing the Gap: Computer Technology in Special Education
http://www.closingthegap.com/
Links to products and resources

RehabTool.com
http://www.rehabtool.com/at.html
Assistive Technology resources

Assistive Technology
http://www.kidstogether.org/at.htm
General resource

 


Resources for Children and Young Adults

Can Do Kids
http://www.nlbbs.com/~mbush/kids.html
Focuses on what children "can do"

Just Because We Have a DisAbililty Doesn't Mean We BYTE
http://library.thinkquest.org/11799/
A thinkquest by kids for kids with disabilities

Understanding Disabilities
http://library.thinkquest.org/J002137/
A thinkquest jr. project

The Best We Can Do
http://library.thinkquest.org/28279/
A thinkquest project to learn about visual disabilities

Funding for this project was provided through a grant from Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology (PT3) from the US Department of Education.
Principal Investigator
Dr. Berhane Teclehaimanot, Principal Investigator & Professor, College of Education
 

Created 2/03. Last Updated 4/13.