- CONNECT Modules- The CONNECT Modules teach practices to solve dillemas in Early Childhood Education.
- What Works Clearinghouse- A central and trusted source of scientific evidence for what works in education.
- National Center for Education Statistics- The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.
- Institute of Education Sciences- IES is the nation's engine for education research, evaluation, assessment, development and statistics.
- Equity Alliance- Research based practices and loads of other resources for including everyone.
- IRIS Modules for - Visit the IRIS Center for Training Enhancements for free online interactive modules, podcasts, case studies and articles that directly and effectively translate research about the education of students with disabilities into practice. The materials of evidence-based topics, including behavior, RTI, learning strategies, and progress monitoring. Very effective modules that can be used directly with students in teacher preparation programs.
- Teacher Professional Development Network of Central New York- The Central New York Teacher Professional Development Network was created to improve teaching and learning in our region by helping schools maximize professional development resources and opportunities for teachers, administrators and paraprofessionals.
- New York ACTS - An initiative for Adults and Children on the Autism Spectrum- Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and their families now
have a single comprehensive resource to go to for important information
on ASD and New York State (NYS) services available to address the needs
of these individuals and their families. New York ACTS (An Initiative
for Adults and Children on the Spectrum) is a web site developed by the
New York State Interagency Task Force on Autism, a partnership of 11
In addition to information on autism and NYS services and supports for
- Intervention Central- Intervention Central is committed to the goal of making quality Response-to-Intervention resources available to educators at no cost--especially in these times of tight school budgets. The site was created in 2000 by Jim Wright, a school psychologist and school administrator from Central New York.
- IncludingAllKids.Org- This website has a great definition of inclusion as well as nice connections for making an inclusive community.
- Autism Internet Professional Development Modules- The Autism Internet Modules project will develop a series of 60 modules by the time the project is complete on topics including assessment and identification, characteristics, evidence-based practices and interventions, transition to adulthood, and employment. Module authors include experts on ASD from across the nation. The AIM platform was designed and built by OCALI staff with components consistent with research on how adults learn.
- UDL resources Wiki- This community wiki on UDL is maintained by Dr. Kathleen Gradel of SUNY Fredonia.
- New York State Response to Intervention Technical Assistance Center (RtI-TAC)- The mission of the NYS Response to Intervention Technical Assistance Center is to support capacity-building efforts of New York State schools to implement proven and promising practices within a Response to Intervention model. This website is designed to provide resources and tools to educators and families regarding effective RtI practices.
- Open Educational Resources (OER Commons)- Open Educational Resources are all about sharing. In a brave new world of learning, OER content is made free to use or share, and in some cases, to change and share again, made possible through licensing, so that both teachers and learners can share what they know. Browse and search OER Commons to find curriculum, and tag, rate, and review it for others.
- Blogs and Wikis for Assistive and Instructional Technology Resources-
Dr Sarah McPherson used this wiki to present her workshop at the Routes to RtI Summer Symposium (July 2008) of the Long Island Regional Task Force on Inclusive Schooling.
Teachers need easy access to information about assistive technology. Blogs and wikis can help. Teachers and others can use these web 2.0 tools to share resources about technology for meeting students’ special needs. At this session find out how you can use blogs and wikis to help children learn.
- New York State Reading Academy- This is the Moodle being used by all regions as the New York State Reading Resource Center online courses. This site has all the state-wide courses being offered through the Resource Centers from each region in the state. You will want to contact your local Resource Center to register for these courses.
- S3tairproject website-
The S3tair Project (Supporting Successful Strategies to Achieve Improved Results in NYS) website provides a calendar of scheduled site visits related to the project.
The S3TAIR Project will identify schools that have implemented and sustained effective, evidence-based practices resulting in positive outcomes for students with disabilities, and will support replication of these practices in other schools.
The project relies on Regional Field Facilitators (RFF) to coordinate the site visits and efforts of the project.
- Iris Center for Faculty Enhancement-
National effort, serving college faculty working in pre-service preparation programs, aims to ensure that general education teachers are prepared to work with students with disabilities.
A great collection of Modules are available for instructors (teacher educators) or classroom teachers.
- Disability History Week- States are taking an important step in the promotion of further understanding and awareness of disability history and the disability rights movement by designating a week (or more) to acknowledge the role and contributions of individuals with disabilities in our society. During an established Disability History Week, states will require their public schools to infuse instruction and activities related to disability history into the existing school curriculum.
- The Museum of Disability- Interesting website with great information related to disability and its role in history.
- National Center on Response to Intervention- The American Institutes for Research and researchers from Vanderbilt University and the University of Kansas -- through funding from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) -- have established the National Center on response to intervention. The Center’s mission is to provide technical assistance to states and districts and building the capacity of states to assist districts in implementing proven models for RTI/EIS.
- Special Education Resources for General Educators (SERGE)- The SERGE website was designed to provide general classroom educators with quick access to information and professional development about addressing the needs of students who have disabilities and special education. Interesting set-up arranges content by essential questions.
- What Kind of World Do You Want- An interesting approach to raising both money and awareness about Autism.
- Career Zone - job skills and tasks- Provides task and skill lists for a large variety of jobs. Semi-speicific to New York State.
- Because We Can Change the World by Mara Sapon-Shevin- This website is dedicated to promoting the development of inclusive schools and communities. It describes Mara's work in the areas of teaching for social justice, inclusive education and using music and movement to promote equity and inclusion. Several of her books and publications are featured too. Actually two different sites with similar look but different content. www.marasapon-shevin.org www.marasapon-shevin.com
- Principal's Academy for Reading First- The Reading First initiative provides specifications and opportunities for schools to improve students' reading performance. The New York State Principal Academy consists of information to guide principals in establishing and maintaining effective Reading First environments.
- New York State Reading Resource Center- The mission of the New York State Reading Resource Center is to ensure the consistent use of scientifically based reading research and instruction through the dissemination of accurate information, statewide, on current research and best/effective/evidence-based practices in reading instruction.
- Positive Behavioral Supports website- This is the website for PBIS. The OSEP-funded National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavior and Intervention Supports was established to address the behavioral and discipline systems needed for successful learning and social development of students. The Center provides capacity-building information and technical support about behavioral systems to assist states and districts in the design of effective schools.
- Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Website- The official website for the IDEA.
- Matrix for national educational technical support- The Matrix provides information on federally supported technical assistance services to a range of stakeholders and encourages collaboration in planning and implementation among technical assistance providers.
- Trace Center for Accessable Communication- Capitalizing on information and communication technologies to create a world that is as accessible and usable as possible for as many people as possible.
- The Starfall learn-to-read- Primarily designed for first grade, Starfall.com is also useful for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and second grade.
- The Center for Universal Design (not Learning but related)- The Center for Accessible Housing with a mission to improve the quality and availability of housing for people with disabilities.
- The Access Center- A national technical assistance center funded by the U.S. Depart. of Ed. Office of Special Ed. Programs whose mission is to improve outcomes for elementary and middle school students with disabilities.
- Technology Resources for Education (T.R.E.) Center- Providing support for assistive technology and UDL in NYS.
- Teach-nology - the art and science of teaching with technology- The Art and Science of Teaching with Technology represents a vision that embraces the future of teaching in a world driven by technology.
- PBS - Ready To Learn- Integrated free and universally available children's educational television and online resources with community outreach to help parents and educators prepare young children for success in school.
- CAST's Professional Development Initiatives- CAST works closely with educators across the country to meet the needs of diverse learners through Universal Design for Learning (UDL).
- CAST's Resources for Teachers- Explore a variety of resources that support understanding and implementation of Universal Design for Learning, and download professional development slides and activities.
- Achieve 3000 - Delivering differentiated instruction via the Net- From Grades 2-12, Achieve3000 solutions provide the first web-based, individualized learning solutions scientifically proven to accelerate reading comprehension, vocabulary, writing proficiency and performance on high stakes tests.
- Links to County Websites for NY State- Services in New York Counties and Regions http://visitnewyorkstate.net/regions/ Albany - http://www.albanycounty.com/ Allegany - http://www.alleganyco.com/ Bronx - http://www.nyc.gov/portal/index.jsp?front_door=true Broome - http://www.gobroomecounty.com/index2.php Cattaraugus - http://www.co.cattaraugus.ny.us/ Cayuga - http://www.co.cayuga.ny.us/ Chautauqua - http://www.co.chautauqua.ny.us/ Chemung - http://www.chemungcounty.com/bin/site/templates/splash.asp Chenango - http://www.co.chenango.ny.us/ Clinton - http://www.co.clinton.ny.us/
- Government Information Locator- The New York State Government Information Locator Service (NYS GILS) provides a single point of access to information services provided by New York State Government agencies, the State Legislature and the Judiciary. Also includes local and Federal government information.
- Civil Service - Careers with New York State- Careers with New York State | Jobs in Demand | Exams | Public Management Internship Program | Empire Benefits
- Retaining Teachers: Lists of Articles and Annotated Bibliographies- A resource on teacher retention, attrition, and turnover.
- Personnel Center - National Center for Special Education & Related Service Providers- Working to increase the nation's capacity to recruit, prepare and retain diverse highly qualified special educators, early intervention and related service providers.
- Educational Insights Teacher Store- Online source to offer our complete catalog of fun learning products.
- The Parent Side- For those who battle for what others take for granted. T-shirts, bumper stickers, hats, mugs and more.
- Autism Shop- Home of the Autism Resource Network, a one-of-a-kind Book Store that is packed with merchandise and information for individuals with ASD and those who love, care for, and educate them.
- Inclusion Press International- Inclusion Press creates person centered resource materials for training events, public schools, high schools, community colleges, universities, human service agencies, and health organizations.
- Professional Development / Best Practices Channel at TeacherTube- This is an ever growing collection of video clips that teach concepts and skills that may be useful to teachers. They are made available for teachers to use (free of charge) with their students.
- Journal Collections of the IDEApartnership- Collection of citations and links to articles from a number of professional journals and other publications that are available online. It gives easy access to the voices of a broad range of organizations, centers, and institutions concerned with general education, special education, related disciplines, education of culturally and linguistically diverse students, and many other arenas.
- Results For Kids - Resources in the IDEApartnership- RKR library centers largely on models, curricula, practices, policy, research, and resources generated in general education and related arenas -- to the extent that these can be applied to improve outcomes for all learners.
- Restructuring for Inclusive School Environments (RISE)- A technical assistance and support project for schools in West Tennessee Sponsored by The Tennessee Dept. of Education's Division of Special Education and located at the University of Memphis.
- National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)- Central source of information on: disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth, IDEA, No Child Left Behind, research-based information on effective educational practices.
- University of Northern Iowa Inclusive Education- Site for general education teachers, special education teachers, parents, and school staff to help provide some answers about how inclusive education can be accomplished.
- Kids Together Inc.- Providing helpful information and resources to enhance the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities, and communities as a whole.
- Layered Curriculum for Educators by Kathie Nunley- Teaching tips and resources to promote the layered curriculum approach to inclusion.
- Carreers in Special Education- National Clearinghouse for careers in Special Education
- The Center for Disability and Community Inclusion- The Center on Disability & Community Inclusion, is part of a national network of developmental disabilities programs established to support individuals with disabilities and their families.
- Michael Giangreco's site- A collection of links and books specifically targeting inclusion.
- JP Das Developmental Disabilities Centre- Developmental disabilities research and many resources for parents, students and educators.
- ERIC Information Center on Disabilities and Gifted Education- An ERIC clearinghouse with lots of great information.
- Early Childhood Research Institute on Inclusion (ECRII)- A five year national research project to study the inclusion of preschool children with disabilities.
- CAST: Center for Applied Technology- CAST is a nonprofit organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals, especially those with disabilities, through the research and development of innovative strategies.
- Academic Exchange Quarterly- Independent peer reviewed print journal valued by educators coast-to-coast and worldwide.
- CDC site for Child Development- The early years of a child's life are crucial for cognitive, social and emotional development. Therefore, it is in the public's interest to ensure that children develop in safe, loving, and secure environments.
- Get Ready to Read- Get Ready to Read! (GRTR!) is a national program to build the early literacy skills of preschool children and a program of the National Center for Learning Disabilities. GRTR! brings research-based strategies to parents, early education professionals, and child care providers to help prepare children to learn to read and write.
- Child Care Lounge- Resources, articles, training and activities for child care providers and early childhood teachers and administrators.
- New York Zero-To-Three Network- Fostering collaboration among those who work with babies, toddlers, and their families
- Critical Link Between Vision and Learning- Website addresses the connection between vision and learning. Vision is a complex process that involves over 20 visual abilities and more than 65% of all the pathways to the brain. One in four children has an undiagnosed vision problem which can interfere with learning and lead to academic and/or behavioral problems.
- Autism Treatment Center of America- Website for the Son-rise approach to treating children and adults challenged by Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), Asperger's Syndrome, and other developmental difficulties.
- LD OnLine - website on learning disabilities, learning disorders and differences- Parents and teachers of learning disabled children will find authoritative guidance on attention deficit disorder, ADD / ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, dysnomia, reading difficulties, speech and related disorders.
- Uniquely Gifted- Website with resources for gifted students with special needs.
- National Inclusive Schools Week- The Week provides an important opportunity for educators, students, and parents to discuss what else needs to be done in order to ensure that their schools continue to improve their ability to successfully educate all children.
- The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond- Dedicated to Training and Organizing with Intelligence and Integrity with Values and Vision.
- National Council of La Raza- The largest National Latino civil rights in the US, NCLR works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans.
- The Metropolitan Center for Urban Education’s Chapter 405 Project- Contracted through VESID to provide comprehensive technical assistance and professional development training to NYS School Districts that are addressing Disproportionality.
- Applied Research Center- The Applied Research Center is a public policy, educational and research institute whose work emphasizes issues of race and social change.
- Rethinking Schools - Online Journal- Online Journal - Rethinking Schools emphasizes problems facing urban schools, particularly issues of race.
- National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems(NCCRESt)- Provides assistance and professional development to close the achievement gap between students from culturally & linguistically diverse backgrounds and their peers, and reduce inappropriate referals.
- The Education Trust- Works for the high academic achievement of all students, pre-kindergarten through college, and forever closing the achievement gaps that separate low-income & students of color from other youth.
- Poverty & Race Research Action Council- The Purpose of the group is to link social science research to advocacy work in order to address problems at the intersection of race and poverty.
- Center for Research on Education, Diversity, and Excellence (CREDE)- Federally funded research and development program focused on improving education of students whose ability to reach their potential is challenged by language or cultural barriers, race, or geography.