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

Guidance Manuals for Educators of English Learners with Disabilities: Ideas and Lessons
This report describes ideas and lessons learned from leaders in four states, a statewide association, and a school district, all of which have developed guidance manuals. These ideas and lessons will assist leaders who are creating or are in the process of revising procedures and policies of their own.
Author: Elizabeth Burr
Publication Date: April 2019
Publisher: National Center on Educational Outcomes

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 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 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.