Specific Disabilities

En español | In Spanish NICHCY 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. Don't see the disability you were looking for listed below? Try our suggestions page. _____________________ Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity … [Read more...]

Categories of Disability Under IDEA

March 2012 In PDF In Spanish | En español The nation's special education law is called the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA. As part of making special education and related services available to children with disabilities in the public schools, IDEA defines the term "child with a disability." That definition includes specific disability terms, which are also defined by IDEA, as this webpage describes. The IDEA's disability … [Read more...]

Cerebral Palsy

NICHCY Disability Fact Sheet 2 (FS2) June 2010 Approx. 8 pages when printedPDF version En español | In Spanish__________________________________________________________Jennifer's StoryWhat is CP?How common is CP?What are the signs?Is there help available?What about treatment?What about school?Tips for parentsTips for teachersResources of more information__________________________________________________________  Jennifer's StoryJen was born 11 … [Read more...]

Orthopedic impairments

Project IDEAL (Informing and Designing Education for All Learnings) offers info on orthopedia impairments (such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, degenerative diseases, and musculoskeletal disorders) to both teachers and parents. (Posted April 2011)http://www.projectidealonline.org/orthopedicImpairments.php … [Read more...]

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