Disability etiquette

Here’s a 56-page, easy-to-read, text-light resource from the United Spinal Association. It discusses many different disabilities and offers very good suggestions on disability etiquette.http://www.scribd.com/doc/6608875/Disability-Etiquette … [Read more...]

Sexuality and developmental disability: A guide for parents

This 15-pager comes from the Calgary Health Region.http://www.scribd.com/doc/20155763/Sexuality-Developmental-Disability … [Read more...]

Family-professional partnerships in early childhood

Learn about building trusting family-professional partnerships when working with families of young children in Project Connect's Module 4.http://community.fpg.unc.edu/connect-modules/learners/module-4 … [Read more...]

Student data privacy

Basic Concepts and Definitions for Privacy and Confidentiality in Student Education Records discusses basic concepts and definitions that establish a common set of terms related to the protection of personally identifiable information, especially in education records in the Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS). A product of the National Center for Education Statistics at the Institute of Education Sciences.http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2011601 … [Read more...]

Health and Transition in the IEP

“Embedding Health Outcomes in the Individualized Education Program” is a video recording of a 40-minute teleconference that provides information and specific examples of health-related goals for an IEP. From the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.http://dpimedia.wi.gov/main/Viewer/?peid=f44dfa70439241dd85e99cce0cb70e26 … [Read more...]

CD on health and transition

The Wisconsin Community on Transition Health Practice Group has developed health-related training materials that can be used with schools, health providers, families, and directly with youth to help youth with disabilities learn to more effectively manage their health care concerns.http://www.waisman.wisc.edu/wrc/pub.html … [Read more...]

Intellectual disability and Medicaid

The Medicaid Reference Desk is a resource for people with intellectual disabilities and their families to learn about Medicaid and other public benefits, services, and supports. http://www.thedesk.info/ … [Read more...]

Planning for terrific transitions!

This guide/training package focuses on the need to smooth children’s transition to kindergarten. It’s designed to help transition-to-school teams improve their transition processes through more effective planning, implementation, and evaluation. The training package includes the trainer’s guide, a participant’s guide, a CD with all the transparencies needed, and a copy of all the handouts necessary for the training.http://www.serve.org/FileLibraryDetails.aspx?id=152 … [Read more...]

Common causes of racial/ethnic disproportionality in special education

Does the pattern continue in spite of your efforts to make change? Here’s a resource that can help you identify the root causes of placement patterns. “Distinguishing Difference from Disability: The Common Causes of Racial/Ethnic Disproportionality in Special Education” is the Equity Alliance’s newest publication in its Equity in Action series. http://ea.niusileadscape.org/lc/Record/1305?search_query=Disproportionality … [Read more...]

Virtual Toolbox for Mental Health in Schools

This online toolbox brings together resources developed by the National Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA. The contents of the toolbox may be useful to any school practitioner and those involved in pre-and inservice professional development programs.http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/summit2002/toolbox.htm … [Read more...]

NOTICE: The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) is no longer in operation. Our funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) ended on September 30, 2013. Our website and all its free resources will remain available until September 30, 2014.