An Interview with Johnny Collett, the Nation’s Top Special Education Official
Endrew F. School safety. A new IDEA website for parents. These and other recent changes in education law and policy will be discussed in a sit-down with John...
Parent Involvement in Special Education
Click here to receive your bonuses to increase parent involvement in special education - tensigma.org/episode10bonus As educators, we have the opportu...
According to the Center for Parent Information and Resources, special education is “instruction that is specially designed to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability.” In other words, th…
Overview of Special Education in California
In this series of four animated videos, Fiscal and Policy Analyst Ryan Anderson covers key aspects of special education in California. The first video describes how schools identify students for special education services. The second describes the most common types of disabilities among California students. The last two videos explain how California administers and funds special education services. These videos provide context for ongoing conversations about…
First Graders Explain Why Certain Numbers Are Special
To celebrate Monster Math Week, Norwood first graders got in front of the camera to explain why certain numbers are special to them.
Free Workshop: Special Education 101
This workshop covers the Individualized Education Program (IEP) development process, including referrals, evaluations, and the IEP meeting; program and placement options; advocacy tips; and due process rights. The workshop will be conducted in English. Presented by Advocates for Children in partnership with the Mott Haven CPP. Flyer below.
How Autism Is Reshaping Special Education
Special education in the United State is based on the concept of access--public schools are open to all children. But access is no longer a sufficient foundation. Approaches and accommodations that lead to academic success are increasingly demanded for those with learning disabilities. Functional, independent-living, and employable skills are requisite, but rare, for those with serious handicapping conditions. Since the last reauthorization of the Individuals with…
What Are Related Services for Special Education?
In this video from the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, Director of Advocacy and Education Dena Hook explains what related services are and how they supplement s...
For would-be officers, a special place to learn
CHELMSFORD -- Matt Devlin has dreamed putting on a badge since he saw his father wearing a state trooper uniform.
What is a special education team?
The Unforgettables: Why teach Special Education? Why not?
Why teach Special Education? Why not? “The work we are doing does change lives. It doesn’t matter if you’re a special ed. teacher, a gen. ed. teacher, a coll...
Special Education 101 (Infographic)
An overview of Special Education that helps to define the term special education, looks at types of special needs, the percentage of students who receive special education services, and much more. In this infographic special education is defined as "specially designed instruction to meet the uniq...
Current Trends in Special Education
The way that students are served through special education initiatives is evolving. Here are a just a few of the current trends in special education:
A Teacher’s Guide to Special Education
Despite the prevalence of students with disabilities in the general education classroom, few teacher...
10 Benefits Of Special Education Tutoring For Children With LD
As classroom sizes increase and budgets continue to decrease, supplemental learning through special education tutoring is quickly becoming a popular way to receive help.
The IEP Decoded: A Parent’s Guide by a Special Education Teacher
If your child is being evaluated for a learning disability, you'll need to understand what an Individualized Education Program (IEP) is and what it covers.
7 Morning Sensory Tips for You and Your Child with Special Needs
The alarm rings…. brrrrrring….. or maybe its your favorite radio show waking you up. You roll out of bed to get ready for another week of routine including school, homework, after school activities and evening routines. The routine is great, but getting started each day can feel like pulling ten pounds of granite out the... View Article
Why Special-Education Programs Are So Frustrating for Parents
Individualized Education Programs, or IEPs, are one of the greatest pitfalls of the country’s school system.
Virginia Again Earns Top Special Education Rating
What It Takes To Be A Special Education Teacher
Beyond the ability to educate students well, teaching special education requires a lot time for paperwork and administrative duties.