Special Education Resources
Other Online PD
Virtual High School
Scroll down to the bottom of the page for a description of six modules
on Teaching All Students - Special Education Teachers Emergency /Probationary
Occupational Outlook and Typical Salaries
typical teacher salaries
The employment opportunities in special education teaching are expected
to grow 21-35% through 2010, an increase of over 150,000 positions.
Special Needs Links for Teachers
Organizations Dedicated to Special Education
- The Council for
Exceptional Children (CEC)
The CEC is the largest international professional organization dedicated
to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities,
students with disabilities, and/or the gifted.
- The National Association
of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE)
NASDE is dedicated to supporting state agency staff carry out their
mission of ensuring a quality education for students with disabilities.
LDOnline provides information about learning disabilities for parents,
teachers, and other professionals.
President's Committee on Mental Retardation (PCMR)
PCMR is a federal advisory committee, established by presidential executive
order to advise the President of the United States and the Secretary
of Health and Human Services on issues concerning citizens with mental
retardation, and coordinate activities between different federal agencies
and assess the impact of their policies upon the lives of citizens with
mental retardation and their families.
- The Arc
The Arc is the national organization of and for people with mental retardation
and related developmental disabilities and their families. It is devoted
to promoting and improving supports and services for people with mental
retardation and their families. The association also fosters research
and education regarding the prevention of mental retardation in infants
and young children.
- American Association on
The AAMR promotes progressive policies, sound research, effective practices,
and universal human rights for people with intellectual disabilities.
A Parent’s Guide to Helping Kids with Learning Differences
- Internet Resources
for Special Children (IRSC)
IRSC provides parents, educators, medical professionals, and caregivers
with information regarding children with disABILITIES (sic). The site
aims to help parents and others interacting with children who have disABILITIES,
improve their environment, and act as a central starting point for information
This guide tells you what to expect and how to prepare for enrolling
your child in special education.
What is the Kentucky Virtual Library?
- The Kentucky Virtual Library
· A collection of over 30 databases where you can look for magazine
and journal articles, including the full-text of articles from thousands
· A collection of current, authoritative, accurate web resources
evaluated by professional librarians.
· An access point for over 20 Kentucky library catalogs.
· A place where anyone can ask a question and get help and direction
from professional librarians.
· The coordinating body for resource sharing systems for Kentucky’s
· The coordinating body for a digitization project that provides
online access to archival finding aids for materials located in archives
and special collections throughout Kentucky as well as digitized photographs,
text materials, and sound files from these collections.
· A resource for hands-on training for librarians, educators,
and others interested in learning more about searching the materials
collected by KYVL.
· The coordinating body of the Endeavor Consortium, which assists
Kentucky libraries in obtaining Endeavor’s Voyager software for
their online catalogs.