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The Big Book of Special Education Resources

The Big Book of Special Education Resources

December 2005 | 416 pages | Corwin

The most reputable sources of information right at your fingertips!

There are abundant resources in the field of special education for professionals and parents of children with special needs. However, it can be a daunting task to navigate through this sea of organizations, Web sites, books, and other resources in order to find exactly what you need.

Save time and take the guesswork out of your search for information and materials by turning to this definitive guide! Practical and easy to use, this ready-reference is borne out of extensive research and numerous interviews with parents and professionals to ensure selection of only the highest-caliber and most sought-after resources. Covering everything from federal agencies and professional organizations to IEP information and lesson plans, and providing extensive resources for all 50 states, The Big Book of Special Education Resources offers the most comprehensive collection of its kind.

Features include:

  • Contact information for and descriptions of dozens of clearinghouses and national disability organizations
  • Thousands of pertinent toll-free numbers and Web sites for all areas of special education
  • Reputable books, videos, and journals on specific topics in special education
  • State-by-state directory of agencies, disability-specific organizations, and parent groups
  • Additional comprehensive resource sections covering behavior issues, IDEA and IEP navigation, reputable sources of teaching strategies and materials, and more

Save yourself hours of hassle and frustration by picking up The Big Book and putting the most up-to-date and reputable resources in every area of special education right at your fingertips!

About the Authors
Part 1. Clearinghouses and Disability Organizations
Part 2. National Toll-Free Numbers for National Organizations Concerned With Disability and Children’s Issues
Part 3. Disability Publishers Offering Books, Videos, and Journals on Specific Disabilities, Special Education, Parenting, and Other Disability and Special Needs Topics
Part 4. Disability-Related Resources of Organizations and Agencies in the United States That Address Disability-Related Issues
State Agencies Serving Children and Youth With Disabilities

State Chapters of Disability Organizations and Parent Groups

Parent Training and Information Projects

Official State Web Sites, Governors and U.S. Senators, and Other Useful Associations and Organizations

Part 5. Additional Resources
Bullying and Behavior Issues

Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) and Individualized Education Programs ( IEPs)

Including Students with Disabilities in State and District Assessments

Learning Disabilities

Teaching Strategies and Materials

Summer Camps for Children With Disabilities


"Offering vetting and organization that are lacking in a Google result list, this book of resources will be of use to parents, professionals, and students in the field. Guiliani and Pierangelo have compiled and annotated a listing of thousands of national and state organizations that address special education concerns."

J. P. Renaud
University of Miami

"A fabulous collection of resources. Belongs on the shelves of anyone who is interested in improving the lives of children with special needs both in the academic arena and at home."

Janice E. Jones

"A comprehensive reference volume that provides the addresses, phone numbers, URLs, and contacts for both national and state organizations and programs. An invaluable resource."

Curriculum Connections, Fall 2006
School Library Journal
Key features
  • Extremely user-friendly guide with sources that have been vetted by experienced special education professionals
  • Brief description of each website/association that allows the educator to determine the appropriateness of a site without wasting 20 minutes exploring it
  • Saves educators precious time in their search for quality information and resources

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