Special Education Advocacy Clinic
The ARC - The Arc is the national organization of and for people with mental retardation
and related developmental disabilities and their families. It is devoted to promoting
and improving support and services for people with mental retardation and their families.
The association also fosters research and education regarding the prevention of mental
retardation in infants and young children.
ACE Net - American Council on Education
Adaptive Technology Resource Center - Based at the University of Toronto, the Centre works with children and adults with
disabilities, their families, teachers, counselors, and employers by conducting research
and identifying and evaluating technologies that assist those with disabilities.
American Association of Mental Retardation - AAMR was founded in 1876. Since 1876, AAMR has been providing leadership in the
field of mental retardation. AAMR is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization
of professionals (and others) concerned about mental retardation and related disabilities.
Association of Regional Center Agencies (ARCA) - ARCA
Beach Center on Disability - Affiliated with the Special Education Department of the University of Kansas, this
site contains research briefs, disability and family studies, information on support
organizations, and links to other relevant sites.
Best Buddies - Best Buddies is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of people
with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships
and integrated employment.
Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies - Internationally recognized source of quality information about behavior
CEC - Council for Exceptional Children - Council for Exceptional Children
CHADD :Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder - Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) is a
national non-profit organization founded in 1987 in response to the frustration and
sense of isolation experienced by parents and their children with AD/HD.
Comfort Connection - For families of children with special needs, a place for parents to come and make
that much-needed connection with other parents who are involved in the enormous task
of caring for a child who is born medically at risk or with a disability. Please stop
by and visit our new location in Santa Ana where we have books, videos, and resource
materials that are sure to interest you! All of the staff at the Center are parents
of children with special needs. We are available to provide understanding, emotional
support, and an opportunity to talk with someone who has experienced the joys and
challenges of raising a child with special needs. Our services complement the role
of professionals by offering this unique assistance.
COPAA - Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates
EdSource Online - California Educational Policy Issues and Resources
ERIC: Educational Resources Information Center - ERIC is an acronym for the Educational Resources Information Center. The ERIC Clearinghouse
on Disabilities and Gifted Education (ERIC EC) is one of 16 federally funded clearinghouses
in the ERIC system, a nationwide information network sponsored by the U.S. Department
of Education, Institute of Education Sciences (IES).
Federal Interagency Coordinating Council - The FICC is an advising body to cabinet secretaries from the departments of Education,
Health and Human Services, Agriculture, Defense, and the Interior, as well as to the
commissioner of the Social Security Administration. It makes recommendations to the
federal agencies working to improve opportunities to children with disabilities, including
suggestions to eliminate barriers to interagency programs. The FICC serves as the
mechanism to facilitate coordination of federal resources to ensure that young children
(birth to age 5) with, or at risk for, disabilities and their families get the early
intervention and preschool services and supports that they need.
Federal Resource Center for Special Education - The Federal Resource Center for Special Education (FRC) is a five-year contract
between the Academy for Educational Development (AED), its partner, the National Association
of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE), and the U.S. Department of Education,
Office of Special Education Programs.
IDEA Practices - The IDEA Partnerships-This Web site is brought to you by ASPIIRE (service providers)
and ILIAD (administrators), who represent two of the four IDEA Partnerships. The IDEA
Partnerships are four national projects funded by the U.S. Department of Education's
Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) to deliver a common message about the
landmark 1997 reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
The IDEA Partnerships, working together for five years, inform professionals, families,
and the public about IDEA '97 and strategies to improve educational results for children
and youth with disabilities.
Learning Disabilities Online - LD OnLine is a service of The Learning Project at WETA, Washington, D.C., in association
with The Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities.
National Network for Childcare - INFORMATION - an Internet source of over 1000 publications and resources related
to childcare. Publications are research-based and reviewed. KIDCARE - an e-mail listserve
- providing a way to communicate nationally and internationally with others who care
about children and childcare. PERSON-TO-PERSON - support and assistance from experts
in childcare and child development. Extension staff at each state's land grant university
who are working in the area of children and youth are identified. CONNECTIONS NEWSLETTERS
- issued four times a year for family childcare, center-based care, and school-age
child care. NNCC unites the expertise of many of the nation's leading universities
through the outreach system of Cooperative Extension. Our goal is to share knowledge
about children and childcare from the vast resources of the land-grant universities
with parents, professionals, practitioners, and the general public.
Orange County Department of Education - OC Dept. of Ed.
Orange County Schools - List of schools in Orange County
Our Children Left Behind - Advocacy information on current reauthorization action pending in congress.
Regional Center of Orange County Home Page - RCOC-Regional Center of Orange County
Smarter Kids.Com - SmarterKids.com's mission is to help children learn, discover, and grow. We treat
every child as an individual who has specific learning needs, goals, and styles. This
individualized, one-size-does-not-fit-all approach to kids and education infuses everything
we do, especially the products, information, and tools we offer parents, grandparents,