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Special Education Resources

Other Online PD

  • Kentucky 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 Online PD.

Occupational Outlook and Typical Salaries

  • Compare 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
    LDOnline provides information about learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and other professionals.

  • The 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 Mental Retardation
    The AAMR promotes progressive policies, sound research, effective practices, and universal human rights for people with intellectual disabilities.

Parent Resources

  • SchwabLearning.org
    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 and resources.
  • Greatschools.net
    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 is:
    · A collection of over 30 databases where you can look for magazine and journal articles, including the full-text of articles from thousands of publications.
    · 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 libraries.
    · 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.

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