Disabilities
 


Bipolar Disorder: Educational Implications for Secondary Students
This article explains the symptoms of Bipolar Disorder and how handling the symptoms appropriately during school is vital to studentsí ability to learn.
Authors: J. Elizabeth Chesno Grier, Megan L. Wilkins, and Carolyn Ann Stirling Pender
Publication Date: April 2007
Publisher: National Association of School Psychologists


Categories of Disability Under IDEA

The nationís special education law is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA. This website explains specific disability terns as defined by IDEA.
Publication Date: Updated March 2012
Publisher: National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

Frequently Asked Questions About Section 504 and the Education of Children with Disabilities
This document clarifies the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended in the†
area of public elementary and secondary education.
Publication Date: 2011
Publisher: Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education

School Practices and Accountability for Students With Disabilities
This study presents descriptive findings on school practices for elementary and middle schools explicitly held accountable for the performance of the students with disabilities (SWD) subgroup. 
Authors: Jenifer Harr-Robins, Mengli Song, Michael Garet, and Louis Danielson
Publication Date: January 2015
Publisher: Institute of Education Sciences

Specific Disabilities
The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities offers brief, but detailed fact sheets on specific disabilities. Each fact sheet defines the disability, describes its characteristics, offers tips for parents and teachers, and connects you with related information and organizations with special expertise in that disability.†
Publisher: National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities


Special Education Process
This flow chart demonstrated the special education process from Child Find through IEP Development.
Publisher: Arizona Department of Education

Special Education Process Power Point
Scroll down the linked ADE page to Training Resources to find the power point that includes hyperlinks to each piece of the selected process.
Publisher: Arizona Department of Education

Special Education Start-Up and Implementation Tools for Charter School Leaders and Special Education Managers
This comprehensive guide includes each special education component and ways to support school staff in meeting the needs of all students.
Authors: Beth Giovannetti and Nancy Opalack
Publication Date: 2012
Publisher: National Charter School Resource Center, American Institutes for Research

The State of Learning Disabilities
This report provides an overview of what learning disabilities are, of the impact they have on the lives of children during the school-age years, and of the ways that they shape transition when moving from school to postsecondary educational settings and the workplace.
Authors: Candace Cortiella and Sheldon H. Horowitz
Publication Date: 2014
Publisher: National Center for Learning Disabilities


The Student with Disabilities Pocket Guide
This guide describes the current provisions in the law, focusing on accountability, alternative assessment requirements, and the highly qualified teacher criteria for special education teachers.
Publisher: American Institutes for Research

UDL Guidelines - Version 2.0: Examples and Resources
Each guideline includes examples and resources that clarify what is meant by each of the UDL checkpoints 
and gives teachers ideas of ways to implement UDL in their classrooms.
Publication Date: June 2014
Publisher: National Center on Universal Design for Learning

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