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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
Organization focusing on exceptional children

LD Online
The starting point for learning disabilities

National information center for children with disabilities

Proteacher Special Ed Forum
Active forum for elementary special education teachers

Resources for Teachers

ADA Home Page
Information on the Americans with Disabilities Act

All Kinds of Minds
Great articles

Effective Learning Groups
Article about grouping children for activities

Listen Up Web
Specializing in information for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Multiage Classrooms Links
Good resources for special and regular ed teachers

Primary Teacher Resources
Good resources for special and regular primary teachers

Special Education from Education World
Good starting point for special education

Special Needs Links From 4teachers
Great links

Special Needs from Teacher Vision

Special Needs Links from Teacher's Planet
Lots of links


Assistive Technology Resources for Teachers

Assistive Technology from Education World
Good starting point

Special Education Website
University of Virginia links to special ed resources

Alliance for Technology Access
Group focusing on access to technology for people with disabilities.

Search for assistive technology resources and technology

Ability Hub
Resources to help people who have difficulty using computer technology

Uses technology to expand opportunities for all people

Family Center of Technology and Disability (Cerebral Palsy)
Their technology terms section is great

Family Guide to Assistive Technology
Super basic information about assistive technology

National Center to Improve Practice
Lots of resources on technology and special education

Tools for Life: Taking the Mystery out of Assistive Technology
Great article

Closing the Gap: Computer Technology in Special Education
Links to products and resources
Assistive Technology resources

Assistive Technology
General resource


Resources for Children and Young Adults

Can Do Kids
Focuses on what children "can do"

Just Because We Have a DisAbililty Doesn't Mean We BYTE
A thinkquest by kids for kids with disabilities

Understanding Disabilities
A thinkquest jr. project

The Best We Can Do
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.