Helpful Links and Resources

 

Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act 2004 (IDEA):  http://www.ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/idea/idea2004.html

Head Start: a federally funded public agency providing early childhood and preschool educational experiences for children ages six-weeks to five years.  http://www.fratn.com/Programs/programs.htm


The Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE): Division of Special Education maintains an informative  web page for parents, teachers, administrators, students and community members to access.  Bradley County Schools Special Services Department functions in a cooperative spirit with the TDOE in effort to assure the district operates within the state's rules, regulations and all compliance standards.http://tennessee.gov/education/speced

Internet Resources for Special Children (IRSC): The IRSC web site is dedicated to children with disabilities and other health related disorders worldwide. Providing numerous categories and links, Online Communities - a place where you can ask questions or share information, access to recent news articles, and books. http://ww1.irsc.org/

 

Individualized Education Account: Provides parents of eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to access public education funds to choose the education opportunities that best meet their child's own unique needs.  https://www.tn.gov/education/section/iea

 

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities:   http://www.nichcy.org 

 


National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities:  http://www.nichcy.org/

 

Special Olympics: International website full of information about the history of and current happenings with The Special Olympics. http://www.specialolympics.org/

 

 


 

 

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC): includes a state by state guide for this international organization full of membership information, conferences, best practices in the world of special education, special interests for parents, teachers and administrators: http://www.cec.sped.org/ 

 

Unique Curriculum:  Unique Learning System® is an award-winning, online, standards-based set of interactive tools specifically designed for students with special needs to access the general curriculum. Used daily in school districts and classrooms across the country, Unique Learning System provides preschool through transition students with rigorous, standards-based materials specifically designed to meet their instructional needs.   http://www.n2y.com