Special Needs, Special Kids , created by a special-needs mediator, provides an abundance of information about specific disabilities, such as autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, epilepsy, and spinal bifida. In addition, the site provides educational resources, including games and suggestions for adapting them to children with a variety of disabilities, activities for developing fine-motor skills, and discussions of a variety of special-education issues. The site provides insights into such topics as American Sign Language and wheelchair etiquette, as well as resources for 98 Ways to Say "Very Good" and the Ten Commandments for Educators. This is a well-written, easily navigable site that provides a wide variety of useful resources.
Guidance for Families
Overview | Making a Referral for Special Education | Prior Written Notice | Eligibility for Special Education | Evaluations | Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) | Placement Decisions and the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) Requirement | Transition | Behavior and Discipline | Disagreements and Complaints about Special Education | Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC) | Need Assistance?