DISABILITY & SPECIAL EDUCATION ACRONYMS: www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/acronyms/
US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: www.ed.gov
OPWDD: NYS Office for People With Developmental Disabilities
NYSED New York State special education department
NICHCY (National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities) (www.nichcy.org) Phone:1-800-695-0285.
VESID (Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities) (web.nysed.gov/vesid) a division of the New York State Education Department.
WRIGHTSLAW: www.wrightslaw.com/ Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.
ADVOCACY: Have an advocacy
question? Contact The Long Island Advocacy Center, Inc. LIAC is a private not-for-profit agency
dedicated to protecting the legal rights of students and individuals with
disabilities. For assistance in Nassau Telephone: 516.248.2222
SELF-DIRECTION, A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR FAMILIES
Self Determination Coalition has just launched a brand new Self-Direction in New York, A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR FAMILIES, introduced at a presentation hosted by Resources for Children with Special Needs. Please visit the website for updated Steps to Transition to a Self-Determined Life, Updated FAQs, our film Self-Determined Lives, and, the Guide by the NYSELFD Advocacy Committee. Visit www.nyselfd.org
Special Needs Apps The most detailed app guide for special needs families, speech therapists, occupational therapists, social workers and teachers! This guide breaks down apps by skill set so you can easily find and buy apps that most benefit your child. Great for kids with autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, apraxia, learning disability, sensory issues and more. Included are apps for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and some Android apps.
Check it out here!
From the National Center for Learning Disabilities check out this great list!
14 New Apps & Other Tools
Indispensable Websites for Parents of Children with Autism
MAGNUS CARDS - www.magnusmode.com
Collect step-by-step skill guides with Magnus and build a library for exploring the world with confidence and independence.
Learning Ally is a national not-for-profit organization that supports students and parents of students with a reading and learning disabilities by giving them access to an online library that provides audio books and text books. To become a member, please visit their website www.learningally.org.
YALE'S AUTISM SEMINAR http://autism.yale.edu
Understanding Autism in the Yale Seminar on Autism and Related Disorders Online
The Yale Seminar on Autism and Related Disorders is the United States' first undergraduate course of its kind. Our goal for this website is to make all of the lecture content and supporting materials available online for free for anyone who desires to learn about Autism Spectrum Disorders.
ACCREDITED SCHOOLS ONLINE, RESOURCE GUIDE
The goal of the guide is to help disabled students and their parents better understand their rights when it comes to post-secondary education. In addition to outlining laws and regulations that apply specifically to students with disabilities, our guide offers tips and information about finding a college or university that best suits a student’s needs.