Special Education Resources

The linked websites are for information only. Inclusion of this information on the District's website should not be construed as an endorsement of the information provided.

General (Awareness, History and Information)

Children's Village (Yakima's Memorial hospital Program). Click here for a direct link to the Children's Village Parent-to-Parent newsletter
Children with Special Health Care Needs Program
When families need help finding resources for their child, their provider may use a Decision Tree (pdf) as a tool to direct them to the appropriate care coordinator.
Council for Exceptional Children (National Organization) 
Council for Exceptional Children, Division for Early Childhood

Disability History and Awareness  (Washington State Special Education Coalition)
The Disability History Project
General Information on IDEA Reauthorization from OSERS
IDEA Partnerships an excellent IDEA online resource!
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Learning Disabilities Association of America
Parents are Vital in Education (PAVE) 

Promoting Disability Awareness and Acceptance in Childhood (A manual by Anne Borys)
Washington AEYC Professional organization for those working with children ages birth through eight years old in Washington
Washington Research Institute
Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council
Washington State Special Education Coalition
Western Regional Resource Center (WRRC)


Information on Secondary Transition

Adolescent Health Transition Project: Information for teens, parents, and providers about health transition for children and adolescents with special health care needs.
The Association on Higher Education and Disability
Center for Change in Transition Services at the Seattle University - Provides special education teachers, directors, students and their families with resources, information and news regarding secondary special education and transition services
Do-It Project
Employment Strategies for Youth and Adults with Disabilities 
  National Clearinghouse on Postsecondary Education for Individuals with Disabilities
The Post-ITT Web Site is a collection of resources and activities established to aid students, parents, educators and Disability Services Coordinators in the task of planning for a student's transition from secondary to postsecondary education.

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