Special Education Resources for Teachers & Parents

Educator Resources

    Website for the PA Training & Technical Assistance Network
    National Institutes of Health information on rare diseases including symptoms that students may present
    Free tools and resources to help school staff promote positive classroom behaviors and foster effective learning for all children
    Assists states to build capacity to support and improve transition planning, services, and outcomes for youth with disabilities.
    Federal government's website that focuses on IDEA, federal legislation on special education and related material
    Official U.S. Department of Education website which has a section related to special education
    The Montana University Affiliated Rural Institute on Disabilities received funding from the federal government to deal with the issues of supporting individuals with disabilities in rural settings
    Information regarding NCLB's Highly Qualified Teacher requirements is available on this PA Department of Education website. Site features the following:
         - HQT Guidelines for Administrators
         - HOUSSE HQT Requirements and Rubric
         - PowerPoint Presentation for Teachers
    The site also offers access to the Teacher Certification System, On-Line Application Submission and HOUSSE HQT Designation Application.

Hands-On Tools

Instructional Strategies

Laws and Regulations

Post-Secondary Education

    The George Washington University Health Resource Center is the national clearinghouse on post-secondary education for individuals with disabilities.
    Serving post-secondary institutions to improve educational access and enhance post-secondary education opportunities for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
    DO-IT serves to increase the participation of individuals with disabilities in challenging academic programs and careers.


    Shares information on books and links to author sites
    Subscription-based online reading resource with books, lesson plans, worksheets and flashcards.

Response to Intervention (RTI)



Resources for Parents of Children with Disabilities

Statewide and Regional Organizations:


Member Advocacy Center

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