Aug 012013

Special education can be an intimidating world and there is more information available than any typical parent can absorb. I hope these special education resources for parents are of great help to you!

Having been through the maze, complete with a due process case, I’ve been through a number of special education resources, both good and bad. I’ve listed the best, or most necessary special education resources below.

Some of these special education resources for parents will pertain directly to your child’s education, others pertain to legal aspects. Politician information is included so you can contact your local representatives for help in any special education matters you hope to change.

Special Education Resources Specifically for Dyslexia

· Dyscalculia –
· Dysgraphia –

Specific Disability Special Education Resources for Parents:

· Autism – Autism Society of America
· ADD – Attention Deficit Disorder Association
· ADD/ADHD – Learning Abled Kids’ ADHD Alternatives to Medication
· ADHD – National Resource Center on AD/HD
· Asperger’s and PDD –
· Fetal Alcohol Syndrome – Centers for Disease Control
· Tourette Syndrome – Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc.
· Traumatic Brain Injury – National Institute of Health

Good special education resources for general learning disabilities:

CDC’s Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
Learning Disabilities Online
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
All Kinds of Minds
Teens Helping Teens
Council for Learning Disabilities
Learning Disabilities Association of America
National Center for Learning Disabilities
Learning Disabilities Council for Exceptional Children

Other Special Education Resources for Parents:

· State-by-state Departments of Education
· National/Political Resources

Sample IEP Goals:

· IEP Goals for Keyboarding and Copying
· IEP Goals for Organization skills
· IEP Goals for Reading
· IEP Goals for Spelling
· IEP Goals for Written Expression