National Resources

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Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

http://www.cec.sped.org//AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home
The CEC is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted.


IDEA Partnerships

http://www.ideapartnership.org/
Administrators, Policy Makers, Parents, and Service Providers under the direction of the Office of Special Education Programs work together to deliver training, information and a common message about the recent amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research (NCDDR)

http://www.ncddr.org/
NCDDR performs research, technical assistance and demonstration activities focusing on the dissemination and utilization of disability research funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR).

National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO)

http://cehd.umn.edu/nceo/
The National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) provides national leadership in the participation of students with disabilities in national and state assessments, standards-setting efforts, and graduation requirements.

The National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET)

http://www.ncset.org/
The National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET) coordinates national resources, offers technical assistance, and disseminates information related to secondary education and transition for youth with disabilities in order to create opportunities for youth to achieve successful futures.

National Council on Disability (NCD)

http://www.ncd.gov/
The National Council on Disability (NCD) is an independent federal agency making recommendations to the President and Congress to enhance the quality of life for all Americans with disabilities and their families.

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)

http://www.nichcy.org/
NICHCY is the national information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals.

National Organization on Disability (N.O.D.)

http://www.nod.org/
The mission of the National Organization on Disability (N.O.D.) is to expand the participation and contribution of America's 54 million men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life by raising disability awareness through programs and information.

National Association for Gifted Children

http://www.nagc.org/
The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) is an organization of parents, teachers, educators, other professionals, and community leaders who unite to address the unique needs of children and youth with demonstrated gifts and talents as well as those children who may be able to develop their talent potential with appropriate educational experiences. They support and develop policies and practices that encourage and respond to the diverse expressions of gifts and talents in children and youth from all cultures, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and socioeconomic groups. NAGC supports and engages in research and development, staff development, advocacy, communication, and collaboration with other organizations and agencies who strive to improve the quality of education for all students. NAGC defines 'a gifted person' as someone who shows, or has the potential for showing, an exceptional level of performance in one or more areas of expression.

National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)

http://www.rarediseases.org/
The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) is a unique federation of voluntary health organizations dedicated to helping people with rare "orphan" diseases and assisting the organizations that serve them. NORD is committed to the identification, treatment, and cure of rare disorders through programs of education, advocacy, research, and service.

Special Education Resources on the Internet (SERI)

http://www.seriweb.com/
A collection of Internet accessible information resources of interest to those involved in fields related to Special Education.

Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children (TACSEI)

http://www.challengingbehavior.org/
The Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children, also known as TACSEI, is a five-year grant made possible by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. TACSEI takes the research that shows which practices improve the social-emotional outcomes for young children with, or at risk for, delays or disabilities and creates free products and resources to help decision makers, caregivers, and service providers apply these best practices in the work they do every day.