South East Consortium for Special Education                                       Special Education Local Plan Area

Family Resources

The Internet can be a wonderful tool in your search for information on your child's unique needs. You can access the latest research on treatments and instructional technology. There is information from special interest groups and advocates for various methodologies. The information can range from wonderfully informative to blatantly misleading. In using the Internet, we recommend you search the websites of nationally recognized organizations with established credibility. Here are a few you might want to check out:

American Association on Mental Retardation - AAMR is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization of professionals (and others) concerned about mental retardation and related disabilities.

American Foundation for the Blind - A one-stop information and referral resource for people who are blind or visually impaired, the organizations and individuals that serve them, and the general public.

Autism Society of America- A leading source and information on Autism.
California Parent Training & Information Centers - A list of California agencies providing resources for families of children with disabilities.

Children & Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder - The nation's leading nonprofit organization serving individuals with ADHD.

Council for Exceptional Children-Division for Learning Disabilities - Information and resources for teaching children with learning disabilities.

National Institute of Mental Health - Information about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of learning disabilities, ADHD, autism, and many other disabilities and illnesses.

Simplified Technology for Children with Communication Disorders
- Information and resources regarding Augmentative and Assistive Communication Technology.

Special Education Services and Resources - Programs and services available to students with disabilities, publications, training and technical assistance opportunities and recruitment resources and materials.

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