Chapter 2: Education
Section 8: Education Information and Resources
Association on Higher Education And Disability (AHEAD)
107 Commerce Center Dr., Ste. 204,
Huntersville, NC 28078
704-947-7779 Voice and TTY
AHEAD is a professional association committed to full participation of persons with disabilities in postsecondary education. AHEAD has delivered quality training to higher education personnel through conferences, workshops, publications and consultation. AHEAD members represent a diverse network of professionals who actively address disability issues on their campuses and in the field of higher education.
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
2900 Crystal Drive, Ste. 1000
Arlington, VA 22202-3557
888-232-7733 Toll Free
866-915-5000 Toll Free TTY
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides continual professional development, advocates for newly and historically under served individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.
Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)
Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education
655 15th St. NW
Computer Sciences Corporation, Ste. 500
Washington DC 20005
The ERIC Clearinghouse for Disabilities and Gifted Education (ERICEC) was disbanded by the US Government as of December 19, 2003. This is an archive of the material available on that site at that time created by Hoagies' Gifted Education Page for general use, updated with current links wherever possible. The information contained in this archive is in the public domain.
FamilyConnect is an online, multimedia community created by the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) and the National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI). This site gives parents of visually impaired children a place to support each other, share stories and concerns, and link to local resources. The site also features a mom-authored blog, inspiring video testimonials from families, and articles authored by parents and experts in the field of blindness on multiple disabilities, technology, education, and more. From the personal to the professional, families will find all the resources they need to raise their children from birth to adulthood.
HEATH Resource Center
2134 G St., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20052-0001
202-973-0904 Voice and TTY
A national clearinghouse on post secondary education for individuals with disabilities.The HEATH Resource Center is an online clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities. The clearinghouse serves as an information exchange about educational support services, policies, procedures, adaptations, and opportunities at American campuses, career-technical schools, and other postsecondary training entities.
Matchcollege.com is a free site designed for college bound students. The website is a college search directory of over 6,000 colleges, universities and trade schools. Each higher education facility is profiled on the website, providing information on the following topics:
- Student services and special learning opportunities
- Admissions information
- Financial aid
- Degrees offered
- Enrollment breakdown
- Faculty breakdown and wages
- Graduation rates
- Campus security
- and more...
The data we provide is gathered from multiple sources including federal and state departments of education and from other private sources. We have organized this data into national, state and college profile pages that statistically break down pertinent information. We also provide career information broken down by career categories.
Visitors can add their reviews of colleges they have been to, giving future college bound students a personal feel of each college and the education and services they provide.
National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE)
225 Reinekers Lane, Suite 420
Alexandria, VA 22314
NASDSE is a mission-driven organization dedicated to providing services to state education agencies to maximize educational outcomes for children with disabilities.
National Center for Learning Disabilities
381 Park Ave. S., Ste. 1401
New York, NY 10016
888-575-7373 Toll Free
An online guide to essential information about learning disabilities, early literacy and learning resources, support for adolescents and adults with learning disabilities, public policy and advocacy tools.
National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM)
Utah State University
6524 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-6524
866-821-5355 Toll Free
The NCRTM is sponsored by the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) and hosted by Utah State University. They serve the profession of vocational rehabilitation as a centralized resource for the development, collection, dissemination, and utilization of training materials; as a forum for advancing knowledge through applied research and open dialog; and as a marketplace for career and staff development.
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)
1825 Conneticut Avenue N W
Washington, DC 20009
800-695-0285 Toll Free V/TTY
Website in English: nichcy.org Website in Spanish: nichcy.org/espanol/
NICHCY is a national information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals. Its special focus is children and youth (birth to age 22). NICHCY provides information via toll free telephone, web site and publications. Subject matter includes, but is not limited to:
- Specific disabilities,
- Early intervention,
- Special education and related services,
- Individualized education programs,
- Family issues,
- Disability organizations,
- Professional associations,
- Education rights, and
- Transition to adult life.
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
Customer Service Team
400 Maryland Ave., S.W.
Washington, DC 20202-1100
800-421-3481 Toll Free
OCR's mission is to ensure equal access to education. The office conducts compliance reviews, provides technical assistance to help entities comply with civil rights laws in education and receives and resolves complaints.
Office for Civil Rights For Oklahoma
Kansas City Office
U.S. Department of Education
8930 Ward Parkway, Ste. 2037
Kansas City, MO 64114-3302
Regional offices handle complaints under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other civil rights laws.
Oklahoma Literacy Resource Office
Oklahoma Department of Libraries
200 N.E. 18th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73105-3298
Literacy Resource Office (LRO) provides resources, leadership, and technical assistance to library and community-based literacy programs throughout the state. Follow this link, www.odl.state.ok.us/lit/litprogsearch.asp, to locate a literacy program in your area.
One Place for Special Needs
P.O. Box 9701
Naperville, IL 60567
With over 300,000 apps it's easy to become overwhelmed by the number of app choices. It's also easy to spend a small fortune on a lot of useless apps. As a special needs parent I wanted to get right to the "good stuff" and figured you did too. Check out our guide that breaks down the best of the apps by skill set so you can easily find and buy apps that most benefit your child. Great for kids with autism, ADHD, apraxia, learning disability, sensory issues and more. Included are apps for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and some Android apps.
PEPNet-Midwest Central Office
Saint Paul College — A Community and Technical College
St. Paul, MN 55102
PEPNet provides resources and expertise that enhance educational opportunities for people who are deaf or hard of hearing--including those with co-occurring disabilities.
Special Education Services
Oklahoma Department of Education
2500 N. Lincoln Blvd., Room 411
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
The Special Education Services web site offers information and technical assistance to further enable family involvement, smooth transitions at all stages of the educational process and support for teachers and service providers in implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
To correct, update or add resource listings notify:
Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services
Public Information Office | Dana Tallon | Oklahoma Disability Resource Guide Editor