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.

Improving Assessment and Accountability for English Language Learners in the No Child Left Behind Act

Washington, DC – A report by the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S., examining the impact of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) on English language learners (ELLs) concludes that while the law has not been implemented adequately, it holds considerable promise for closing the achievement gap between ELLs and other students.

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.

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.

Reading First

Noel Granger's presentation on the national initiative to ensure every child can read at grade level by third grade.

PowerPoint: Connecting State Performance Plans and Technical Assistance Through Evidence-Based Education

Presentation made to the Aug 2006 Osep project directors' meeting in Washington, DC

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.

National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS)

The National Down Syndrome Society envisions a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to realize their life aspirations.

National Alliance for Autism Research

The mission of the National Alliance for Autism Research is to aggressively fund global biomedical research accelerating the discovery of the causes, prevention, effective treatments and cure for autism spectrum disorders and to educate the public on the critical role research plays in achieving these goals.

The Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership (GRASP)

Providing those with Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism with a mutually-supportive community that is both comforting and challenging to one another.

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