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Special Education Law
Special Education Law

Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.

Special Education Law
Special Education Law

The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Inc. (COPAA) is an independent, nonprofit, §501(c)(3) tax-exempt membership organization of attorneys, advocates, parents and related professionals. COPAA members work to protect special education rights and secure excellence in education on behalf of the 7.1 million children with disabilities in America.

Early Intervention
Early Intervention

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities - Early intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities (birth-3) have been a part of IDEA since 1986. This section of the law is commonly known as Part C of IDEA.**

Early Intervention
Early Intervention

Early Steps is Florida's early intervention system that offers services to eligible infants and toddlers (birth to thirty-six months) with significant delays or a condition likely to result in a developmental delay. Early Intervention is provided to support families and caregivers in developing the competence and confidence to help their child learn and develop.

Services for Students
Services for Students

Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System, in coordination with the school districts, locates children who are potentially eligible for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) and links them with needed services.

Services for Students
Services for Students

The Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services administers programs for students with disabilities. Additionally, the bureau coordinates student services throughout the state and participates in multiple inter-agency efforts designed to strengthen the quality and variety of services available to students with special needs.

Services for Parents
Services for Parents

LIST OF SCHOOL DISTRICT CONTACTS

General Special Ed. Info
General Special Ed. Info

The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) is committed to ensuring that all students with learning disabilities graduate from high school with a standard diploma—prepared for college and the workplace. Learn more about our credo, programs, events, and more below.

Hoagies' Gifted Education
Hoagies' Gifted Education

Hoagies' Gifted Education Page, the all-things-gifted site, full of resources, articles, books and links to help and support parents, teachers, and gifted children alike. Pick your path, and explore them all!

Transition Services
Transition Services

Internet Resources for Families of Children with Disabilities

Transition Services
Transition Services

“AHEAD envisions educational and societal environments that value disability and embody equality of opportunity.” AHEAD is the premiere professional association committed to full participation of persons with disabilities in postsecondary education. As an international resource, AHEAD: values diversity, personal growth and development, and creativity promotes leadership and exemplary practices provides professional development and disseminates information orchestrates resources through partne

Transition Services
Transition Services

The National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET) coordinates national resources, offers technical assistance, and disseminates information related to secondary education and transition for youth with disabilities in order to create opportunities for youth to achieve successful futures. NCSET is headquartered at the Institute on Community Integration in the University of Minnesota's College of Education and Human Development.

Transition Services
Transition Services

Adult Services: What Are They? Where Are They? Many different individuals come together to help the student plan for transition. Typically, transition planning is handled by members of the IEP team, with other individuals becoming involved as needed. It’s important to involve a variety of people, for they will bring their unique perspectives to the planning table. The team draws upon the expertise of the different members and pools their information to make recommendations for the student.

Assistive Technology
Assistive Technology

Assistive Computer Technology is any piece of equipment that is customized to make life easier for a person who has a disability. The personal computer (PC) can be the backbone of independence for millions of individuals with sensory, physical, and learning disabilities. Many people with disabilities face a variety of challenges in terms of providing computer input, interpreting output and reading documentation.

Assistive Technology
Assistive Technology

Knowing where to begin and how to proceed can be daunting though. We're here to help. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs, the Family Center on Technology and Disability provides a wide range of resources on assistive technology, from introductory fact sheets and training materials to in-depth discussion of best practices and emerging research. Try setting aside 30 minutes a day to review an FCTD resource.

Assistive Technology
Assistive Technology

Assistive and educational technology tools and resources to support learning for students with disabilities and their classmates.

Assistive Technology
Assistive Technology

"AbleData provides objective information about assistive technology products and rehabilitation equipment"

Dispute Resolution
Dispute Resolution

Need to File a Complaint?

Dispute Resolution
Dispute Resolution

Dr. Tony Bennett, Commissioner of Education Need to File a Complaint? Send him an email.

Dispute Resolution
Dispute Resolution

File a Discrimination Complaint with the Office for Civil Rights

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