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An elementary school girl stands in front of a display of the alphabet.NICHCY is pleased to provide an A-Z Topics page to connect you quickly with the wealth of information on our website.

For your convenience, the index below also includes links to resource pages appearing only our website as well as the topics that our printed Publications discuss. This allows you to identify our online topics and resources without having to travel to every corner of our site.

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Topics, Alphabetically

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A

Access to the general education curriculum

Accommodations in employment

Accommodations in assessment | Component of the IEP

Accommodations in assessment | An  Evidence for Education publication

Accommodations in the classroom

Acronyms in special education

ADA | Americans with Disabilities Act

Adoptive/foster families | Resources especially for…

Adult services 1 | For students in transition

Adult services 2 | For adults

Age of majority

Alternate assessment | An Evidence for Education publication

Annual goals statement in the IEP

Appeals, disciplinary removals

Assistive technology 1 | As a special factor in IEP development

Assistive technology 2 | A resource sheet for IEP teams

Assistive Technology Act

Attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD)

Authority of school personnel in disciplinary situations

Authority of school personnel in special circumstances | Drugs, weapons, serious bodily injury

Authority of school personnel to report crimes

Autism spectrum disorders

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B

Basis of knowledge

Behavior challenges in young children

Behavior in the IEP | As a special factor in IEP development

Behavior Suite | A 5-page series

Behavioral assessments

Behavior at home

Behavior at school

Behavior expertise

Behavior plans

Behavior supports

Benchmarks/short-term objectives in the IEP

Blindness / Visual Impairments 1 | Fact Sheet

Blindness / Visual Impairments 2 | A resource sheet for IEP teams

Brain-based research

Brothers and sisters | Sibling issues

Bullying

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C

Camps

Categories of disability in IDEA

Cerebral palsy

Charter schools and students with disabilities

Child care providers | Resources especially for…

Classroom accommodations and modifications

Common Core State Standards

Communities of practice

Co-teaching

Curriculum

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D

Deaf-blindness

Deafness/Hearing impairment 1 | Fact Sheet

Deafness/Hearing impairment 2 | A resource sheet for IEP teams

Definitions of key terms in Part B of IDEA |  Terms used in special education

Definitions of key terms in Part C of IDEA | Terms used in early intervention

Definitions of disabilities mentioned in IDEA

Developing your child’s IEP

Developing your child’s IFSP

Developmental delay

Developmental milestones

Diabetes

Disability awareness

Disciplinary removals, appeals

Disciplinary removals, services during

Discipline at home

Discipline at school

Discipline regulations in IDEA

Discretionary grants database of OSEP

Disproportionate representation 1 | Training module 5 in Building the Legacy

Disproportionate representation 2 | OSEP’s Indicator 9

Dispute resolution options in IDEA

Down syndrome

Drop-out rates | OSEP’s Indicator 2

Due process complaints

Due process hearings

Due process hearings, expedited

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E

Early intervening services | Training module 6 in Building the Legacy

Early intervention 1 | Overview of services or babies and toddlers, birth to the 3rd birthday

Early intervention 2 | Final Part C regulations

Early intervention 3 | History of early intervention and Part C

Early intervention training module | Module 1 of the Part C training curriculum, The Basics of Early Intervention

Early intervention who’s who | Resources for providers seeking technical assistance

Early intervention staff training

Educating students with disabilities

Education laws | Entire section of our website

Education and disability law articles | Legal analysis of disability topics

Employment 1 | For students in transition

Employment 2 | For adults with disabilities

Employers | Resources especially for…

Emotional disorders

Epilepsy

Español

Evaluating for the presence of disability

Evaluation of dissemination | A toolkit for the TA&D network

Evaluation procedures for determining specific learning disabilities | Training module 11 in Building the Legacy

Evidence for Education | A publication series

Excusing a member from an IEP meeting

Expedited due process

Extent of participation in regular educational environment | Component of the IEP

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F

Flyers about NICHCY you can share

Foster/adoptive families | Resources especially for…

Free appropriate public education (FAPE)

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G

General education curriculum

Graduation rates | OSEP’s Indicator 1

Guidance from the U.S. Department of Education

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H

Health care

Hearing impairments / Deafness 1 | Fact Sheet

Hearing impairments / Deafness 2 | A resource sheet for IEP teams

Heart conditions

Hemophilia

Highly qualified teacher requirements ( HQT)

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I

IDEA Amendments of 2004

IDEA training curriculum for Part B | Building the Legacy

IDEA training curriculum for Part C | Building the Legacy for Our Youngest Children with Disabilities

IEP contents

IEP team

IEP team meetings | What happens at an IEP meeting?

IFSP contents and team 

Inclusion

Independent living

Indicators, APRs, and SPPs

Individualized Education Programs 1 | Entry page into All About the IEP

Individualized Education Programs 2 | Training modules 12-14 in Building the Legacy

Individualized Family Service Plan — IFSP

IFSP form | The model ISFP form developed by the U.S. Department of Education

Information: Can I trust it? | A Research Basic.

Intellectual disabilities

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J

Job accommodations

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L

Laws | IDEA, NCLB, Section 504, ADA, Assistive Tech Act

Law articles | Legal analysis of disability topics

Lead poisoning

Learning disabilities

Learning strategy instruction | An Evidence for Education publication

Learning strategy instruction | Resources for you

Least restrictive environment 1 — LRE | Its role in placement decisions

Least restrictive environment 2 | Training module 15 in Building the Legacy

Least restrictive environment for preschoolers | OSEP’s Indicator 6

Leukemia

Limited English proficiency 1 | As a special factor in IEP development

Limited English proficiency 2 | A resource sheet for IEP teams

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M

Making sense of statistics in research | A Research Basic.

Manifestation determination

Math instruction for students with disabilities 1 | An Evidence for Education publication

Math instruction for students with disabilities 2 | Core content and teacher resources

Mediation

Medical and healthcare resources

Mental health resources

Mental retardation | See Intellectual Disabilities

Model IFSP form | The model ISFP form developed by the U.S. Department of Education

Military families | Resources especially for…

Modifications in assessment | An  Evidence for Education publication

Modifications and accommodations for students 1 | Component of the IEP

Modifications and accommodations for students 2 | In the classroom

Modifications for school personnel | Component of the IEP

Moving to a new location

Multiple disabilities

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N

Natural environments in early intervention

Nephritis

NICHCY…en espanol

NICHCY flyers

NICHCY online catalog

NIMAS (accessible materials for those with print disabilities) | Training module 8 in Building the Legacy

No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB)

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O

Other Health Impairments

OSEP discretionary grants database

OSEP Tool Kit on Teaching and Assessing Students with Disabilities

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P

Paraprofessionals

Parent centers

Parent consent in early intervention

Parent consent in special education 

Parental involvement | OSEP’s Indicator 8

Parent participation in early intervention

Parent participation in school

Parenting a child with special needs

Part B regulations | IDEA’s regulations for special education for school-aged children with disabilities

Part C regulations | IDEA’s regulations for early intervention for babies and toddlers with disabilities

Participation in regular educational environment 1 | Component of the IEP

Participation in regular educational environment 2 | OSEP’s Indicator 5

PDDNOS | See Autism Spectrum Disorders

Pervasive Developmental Disorders | See Autism Spectrum Disorders

Placement

Placement during appeal process

Positive behavior supports

Present levels statement | Component of the IEP

Preschoolers in general education settings | OSEP’s Indicator 6

Preschool special education

Prior written notice 1 | Notification to parents of school-aged children with disabilities

Prior written notice 2 | Notification to parents of infants and toddlers in early intervention

Private school children placed by their parents | Training module 16 in Building the Legacy

Procedural safeguards in IDEA | Training module 17 in Building the Legacy

Procedural safeguards notice

Program modifications for school personnel | Component of the IEP

Public awareness and referral system in early intervention 

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R

Rare syndromes and disorders

Reading instruction for students with disabilities | Core content and teacher resources

Recruitment and retention of teachers

Reevaluation

Referring an infant or toddlers to early intervention system

Related services

Reporting student progress | Component of the IEP

Resolution period

Response to intervention 1 | Overview of RTI

Response to intervention 2 | Training module 6 in Building the Legacy

Rheumatic fever

Research Basics:

Research 101 | A primer on quality research

Research 102: Adding Up The Evidence | Combining the findings of multiple studies

Research terms

Making Sense of Statistics in Research | Don’t let them throw you.

Weighing Information for Its Worth | Is this research well done?

Learning and the Brain | What research is finding about our amazing brains.

Research in Special Education:

Where to Start?

What Works? Can We Say?

Evidence for Education series

Research-based Resources on Specific Disabilities

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S

Science instruction and students with disabilities | Core content and teacher resources

Section 504

Sexuality education for children and youth with disabilities

Sibling issues

Sickle cell anemia

Social skills and academic achievement | An Evidence for Education publication

Social skills | Other “social skills” resources on our website

Services during disciplinary removals

Short-term objectives | Component of the IEP (for some children with disabilities)

Spanish language materials, by topic

Spanish NICHCY | NICHCY…en espanol

Special education, 3-5 year olds

Special education, K-12

Special factors to consider in IEP development

Speech / language impairments

Spina bifida

Staff development in early intervention

Staff development in K-12

State complaint process

State resource sheets | Find services and agencies in your state

Statistics for disabilities

Statistics in research

“Stay-Put” under IDEA 2004

Strategy instruction | An Evidence for Education publication

Summer camps

Supplementary aids and services | Component of the IEP

Suspension and expulsion | OSEP’s Indicator 4

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T

Teacher recruitment and retention

Teaching students with disabilities 1 | Core academic content and teacher resources

Teaching students with disabilities 2 | Resources for teachers on specific disabilities

Technical assistance network | 40+ centers of expertise funded by OSEP

Testing: Accommodations | An Evidence for Education publication

Tool Kit from OSEP on Teaching and Assessing Students with Disabilities

Tourette syndrome

Transition goals in the IEP 1 | Component of the IEP

Transition goals in the IEP 2 | How to write them

Transition goals in the IEP 3 | OSEP’s Indicator 13

Transition to preschool 1 | About

Transition to preschool 2 | OSEP’s Indicator 12

Transition Suite:

Transition to Adulthood

Transition “Starters” for Everyone

Transition Goals in the IEP

Students Get Involved!

Adult Services: What Are They? Where Are They?

Potential Consultants to the Transition Team

Education/Training Connections

Employment Connections

Independent Living Connections

Transportation as a related service

Transportation | Resources especially for… transportation providers

Traumatic brain injury– TBI

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U

Universal design

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V

Visual impairments / blindness 1 | Fact Sheet

Visual impairments / blindness 2 | A resource sheet for IEP teams

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W

Weighing information for its worth | A Research Basic.

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Y

You are not alone

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Z

Zebra poster in English (Heard of NICHCY?)

Zebra poster in Spanish (Mira mis colores.)

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