Special Education - Educational Resources
(Please Note: These links will take you to sites outside of the Mid Valley School District website. The Mid Valley School District is not responsible for the content of these sites.)
This online community is designed for family, friends, and teachers who are important in the lives of individuals with disabilities. The site features a 'My Child's Development' section with many useful articles.
The National Autism Resource and Information Center is a central point of quality resources and information for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities, their families, and other targeted key stakeholders.
Autismspeaks is the nation's largest organization dedicated to increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders. Many resources are available here, including many toolkits that are useful for school and home. The site also features a Pennsylvania Resource Guide with links to many locally available services.
Council for Exceptional Children
The Council for Exceptional Children is an organization dedicated to the improvement of the educational success of individuals with disabilities. The CEC offers many services and resources, including professional development opportunities, Special Education Publications, and opportunities to attend conferences and workshops.
LD Online seeks to help children and adults reach their full potential by providing accurate and up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD. The site features hundreds of helpful articles, multimedia, monthly columns by noted experts, first person essays, children's writing and artwork, a comprehensive resource guide, very active forums, and a Yellow Pages referral directory of professionals, schools, and products.
Office for Dispute Resolution
ODR provides the resources for parents and educational agencies to resolve disputes concerning the identification, evaluation, educational placement, or the provision of a free appropriate public education for students with disabilities, students who are gifted and children with disabilities served by the early intervention system
PaTTAN (Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network) is a Pennsylvania-based organization that work with the PA Department of Education to provide assistance designed improve student results. The video section provides a significant amount of information related to the IEP process and other technical aspects of Special Education.