"Isolation can cause far greater and more widespread difficulties than the disablity mechanism which set it in motion." - B. Blatt
Special Education Law
Find out more about IDEA, Section 504 and ADA regulations.
Seven Steps to Get A Free Appropriate Education For Your Child With a Disability
Educational Regulations Specific to Kentucky
Kentucky Regulations for Exceptional Children Programs
Kentucky Department of Education Homeschool/Private School Information
School Obligations Under IDEA
Special Education In Plain Language
A User-friendly Interactive Handbook on Special education Laws, Policies, and Procedures.
"Children should be the first to benefit from the successes of mankind, and the last to suffer from its failures."
- James Grant
Three books that have invaluable information and strategies on how to educate children with Autism are:
Teaching Children With Autism: Strategies for Initiating Positive Interactions and Improving Learning Opportunities (1995), by Robert L. Koegel & Lynn Kern Koegel, Paul H. Brooks Publishing Co.
Teaching Children with Autism: Strategies to Enhance Communication and Socialization (1995) by Kathleen Ann Quill, Delmar Publishers,Inc.
Inclusive Programming For Elementary Students With Autism (1999) by Sheila Wagner, Future Horizons Inc.
An excellent resource for planning and preparing your child's Individual Education Plan is known as Choosing Outcomes and Accomodations for Children (COACH). You can purchase a copy of this book and others at Paul Brookes Publishers
"Mainstreaming is like visiting. Inclusion is belonging."
- Dan Wilkins
If you would like more information about inclusion practices in schools across the United States and around the world, just click here.
Inclusive Education: Legal Requirements/Court Cases
"There is no RIGHT WAY to do the WRONG THING."
- Calvin Coolidge
"Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world."
- Joel Arthur Barker
For information about Physical Therapy, please click here for a great website full of PT Links and Resources!
"One thing the country does not understand is that we don't have a child to waste. We will not be a strong country unless we invest in every one of our children. All children are essential to America's future."
- Marion Wright Edelman
You might have heard of various ABA methods to teach children with autism. We have experienced much success by using the following teaching methods:
How to Teach Pivotal Behaviors to Children With Autism: A Training Manual
Considerations in Planning for Children with Autism
Communication Intervention for Children with Autism: An Update
Be sure to visit my "Temper Tantrum" webpage to help learn how to deal with outbursts. Please feel free to visit my newest webpage Evaluation 101 which describes what Educational Evaluations are all about. and IEP 101.
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere"
- Martin Luther King Jr.
Parents United Together
How to Prepare for a Due Process Hearing
The Role of Attorneys in Special Education Mediation
Office of Special Education Websites in Other States
Web Page Author: Janet Lawrence
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