Web Links to Resources

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1800 Dentist – FSU Center . . . . . . . Functional Behavior – Section 504 . . . . . . . Self Determination – Youth at Work

Resource 1800 Dentist
Resource Type Web Links to Other Resources
Topic or Specialty * General Information
Short Desc. Free dentist referral service.
Area Served National
Website 1 Description 1800dentist
Website 1 URL http://www.1800dentist.com/
Phone 1 Number 1-855-634-1307
Resource 2013-14 Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Curriculum Frameworks
Resource Type Web Links to Other Resources
Topic or Specialty * EDUCATION
Area Served Florida
Education Publication Topic Post-Secondary Education
Long Description Florida is taking a systematic approach to identifying �STEM� career and technical education programs based on STEM occupations. The following programs lead directly to STEM occupations or are included in a career path that leads to a STEM occupation identified through national and state research and labor market information. As further research is completed, this list will continue to evolve. Programs that meet the Race to the Top criteria for STEM programs are included on this list and are annotated as such.
Website 1 URL http://www.fldoe.org/academics/career-adult-edu/career-tech-edu/curriculum-frameworks/2013-14-frameworks/science-technology-engineering-mathema.stml
Resource 5 Real Ways To Combat The Stigma Around Mental Illness
Resource Type Web Links to Other Resources
Disability Category Mental Health
Topic or Specialty Mental Health
Short Desc. Article.
Area Served National
Long Description An estimated 43.7 million American adults — 18.6 percent of all adults in the U.S. — suffer from a mental illness. But only 13.4 percent of U.S. adults get any mental health treatment at all. The reasons why are complex and include structural policy problems like the lack of mental health research and a growing psychiatrist shortage.
Website 1 URL http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/03/stigma-mental-health_n_6559464.html
Contact Person Anna Almendrala Contact Person Title Author
Email annaa@huffingtonpost.com
Resource 5 Ways to Teach an Older Child with Special Needs about Hygiene
Resource Type Web Links to Other Resources
Topic or Specialty * General Information
Area Served National
Long Description As a speech language pathologist who works with young adults, I often use the topics of hygiene, community and daily living to help facilitate speech and language goals. Many older children, teenagers, and young adults are challenged with how to maintain good hygiene and have a decreased awareness. These individuals often rely on the adults in their life to help remind and guide them to wash hands, shower every day, shampoo hair, etc. Many staff members that I have worked with have requested that I discuss the topic of hygiene with my clients to help improve their independence and overall life skills. I have found and created many resources to help these individuals. Here are five ways to increase awareness and help teach improved hygiene skills with older children, teenagers and young adults with special needs.
Website 1 URL http://www.friendshipcircle.org/blog/2015/02/03/5-ways-to-teach-an-older-child-with-special-needs-about-hygiene/
Contact Person Mayer Johnson Contact Person Title Author
Phone 1 Description toll free Phone 1 Number 800-588-4548
Email mayer-johnson.usa@dynavoxtech.com
Resource 9 Great Books for Reluctant Teen Readers
Resource Type Web Links to Other Resources
Topic or Specialty * EDUCATION
Short Desc. From Understood: learning & attention issues
Area Served National
Education Publication Topic Other
Long Description The key to engaging reluctant teen readers is finding books that are both appealing and accessible. Here are some books that cover topics of high interest to teens, but are written at lower reading levels.
Website 1 URL https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/learning-at-home/encouraging-reading-writing/great-books-for-reluctant-teen-readers?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=understoodorg
Resource Ability Online
Resource Type Web Links to Other Resources
Topic or Specialty Support Groups
Short Desc. Ability Online is an extraordinary and absolutely free monitored and supportive online community.
Area Served International
Long Description Here, young people with disabilities and illnesses connect with all kinds of possibilities that address their needs for friendship, support and information. They meet and chat with other people like them in a virtual world that transcends boundaries and barriers. They make friends, get tips from mentors, and freely participate in an atmosphere of collaboration, companionship and support.
Address Line 1 250 Wincott Dr
City RPO PO Box 18515, Etobicoke ON Canada M9R 4C8 State ON Zip M9R 4C8
County Unknown CFPC Region n/a
Website 1 URL http://www.abilityonline.org/
Contact Person Michelle McClure Contact Person Title Executive Director
Phone 1 Description Toll Free Phone 1 Number 1.866.650.6207
Email information@abilityonline.org
Resource Ability Path
Resource Type Web Links to Other Resources
Topic or Specialty * Disabilities – General
Short Desc. Online hub and special needs community for parents and professionals.
Area Served National
Long Description The website combines social networking features with expert content from AbilityPath.org�s team of educators, parents, therapists and medical professionals.
Website 1 URL http://www.abilitypath.org/
Phone 1 Number (650) 259-8500
Resource Accessible Book Collection
Resource Type Web Links to Other Resources
Topic or Specialty Assistive Technology
Short Desc. Providing Digital Text to Persons with Disabilities
Area Served National
Long Description The Accessible Book Collection is a non-profit corporation. Our primary mission is to provide high interest/low reading level digital text to qualified persons with disabilities. Government and non-profit schools and others can subscribe to the very affordable Accessible Book Collection and have a large selection of e-books for all their eligible student.
Website 1 URL http://accessiblebookcollection.org/
Phone 1 Description office Phone 1 Number 703- 631-1585
Email customerservice@accessiblebookcollection.org
Resource Accommodations
Resource Type Web Links to Other Resources
Topic or Specialty * EDUCATION
Short Desc. Resources from the Center for Parent Information and Resources.
Area Served National
Education Publication Topic Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
Long Description Accommodations for students with disabilities.
Website 1 URL http://www.parentcenterhub.org/topics/accommodations/
Resource Alliance 21 of Tampa Bay
Resource Type Web Links to Other Resources
Disability Category Down Syndrome
Topic or Specialty Support Groups
Short Desc. Alliance of Special Needs Organizations in the Tampa Bay area supporting Down Syndrome and other Special Needs.
Area Served Florida
Long Description Mission: To provide people with Down Syndrome and other special needs, along with their families, opportunities to enhance their lives through networking, programs, family support and community involvement. To also create an alliance with other special needs groups in the Tampa Bay area and provide resources for more acceptance of learning disabilities, physical and developmental disabilities.
Website 1 URL https://www.facebook.com/Alliance21?notif_t=fbpage_fan_invite
Resource Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions about Special Education
Resource Type Web Links to Other Resources
Topic or Specialty * EDUCATION
Short Desc. From Wrights Law
Area Served National
Education Publication Topic Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
Long Description Many readers have questions about special education issues – accommodations and modifications, advocacy, damages, discipline, due process hearings, progress, reading, parent-school relations, high-stakes testing, retention, No Child Left Behind, and other topics.
Website 1 URL http://wrightslaw.com/faqs.htm
Resource Applications of Universal Design in Postsecondary Education
Resource Type Web Links to Other Resources
Topic or Specialty * EDUCATION
Short Desc. From The Center for Universal Design in Education
Area Served National
Education Publication Topic Post-Secondary Education
Long Description Applying universal design within the postsecondary setting ensures that all students and teachers, including those with disabilities, can fully participate in all educational offerings.
Website 1 URL https://www.washington.edu/doit/programs/center-universal-design-education/applications-universal-design-postsecondary-education
Resource Asking for an Independent Educational Evaluation
Resource Type Web Links to Other Resources
Topic or Specialty * EDUCATION
Short Desc. Video of a mock IEP meeting.
Area Served National
Education Publication Topic Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
Long Description In this mock IEP meeting, Jen and Julie show you how to ask for an Independent Educational Evaluation.
Website 1 Description YouTube Video
Website 1 URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=1O9z7iaukOo
Website 2 Description Website
Website 2 URL http://www.yourspecialeducationrights.com
Email jenjulieYSER@gmail.com
Resource Asperger Experts
Resource Type Web Links to Other Resources
Disability Category Autism
Topic or Specialty * General Information
Area Served National
Long Description Created by Danny Raede & Hayden Mears, both diagnosed with Asperger�s themselves, Asperger Experts is designed to show you how to best assist people with Asperger�s to achieve their highest potential in life.
Website 1 URL http://www.aspergerexperts.com/
Email expert@aspergerexperts.com
Resource Assistance With Child Health Related Costs
Resource Type Web Links to Other Resources
Topic or Specialty Early Intervention
Area Served National
Long Description The United Healthcare Children’s Foundation has announced that new grants are available (May 2008) to help children who need critical health care treatment, services, or equipment not covered or not fully covered by their parents’ health benefit plans
Website 1 URL http://www.uhccf.org/
Resource Assistive Technology Resources
Resource Type Web Links to Other Resources
Topic or Specialty Assistive Technology
Short Desc. From Understood: learning & attention issues
Area Served National
Long Description Variety of information and resources on Assistive Technology basics and finding Assistive Technology.
Website 1 URL https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/assistive-technology
Resource Assistive Technology Training Online Project — AT Decision-Making
Resource Type Web Links to Other Resources
Topic or Specialty Assistive Technology
Short Desc. Assistive Technology classroom strategies.
Area Served National
Long Description This section of the ATTO site offers an opportunity to explore how assistive technology can help children with disabilities in their daily work at school. To do this, you must start with a clear look at their strengths and needs and the tasks they must accomplish for their grade level. We have provided an interactive AT Decision-Making Process to help you identify AT and classroom strategies to “put the puzzle pieces together” for children to engage in learning.
Website 1 URL http://atto.buffalo.edu/registered/DecisionMaking/
Resource Attainment Company
Resource Type Web Links to Other Resources
Topic or Specialty Vendors
Short Desc. Books, software, and DVDs
Area Served National
Long Description For over 30 years Attainment Company has provided award winning, research based learning materials, software, assistive technology, life skills products and books to children and adults with moderate to severe developmental disabilities. Our software and DVDs are used by schools and clinics around the world. Attainment Family is excited to offer these same products for home use at a lower cost than the professional versions.
Website 1 Description main
Website 1 URL http://www.attainmentfamily.com
Resource Autism and Vaccine Safety
Resource Type Web Links to Other Resources
Disability Category Autism
Topic or Specialty * General Information
Short Desc. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Area Served National
Long Description Information on vaccine safety.
Website 1 URL http://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/Concerns/Autism/Index.html
Resource Autism and Vaccines
Resource Type Web Links to Other Resources
Disability Category Autism
Topic or Specialty * General Information
Short Desc. from Autism Science Foundation
Area Served National
Long Description Beyond the Autism/Vaccine Hypothesis: What Parents Need to Know about Autism Research.
Website 1 URL http://www.autismsciencefoundation.org/autismandvaccines.html
Resource Behavior Resources
Resource Type Web Links to Other Resources
Topic or Specialty * General Information
Short Desc. From Parent Center Hub
Area Served National
Long Description The CPIR is pleased to connect you with sources of information for helping children who have behavior challenges. Because �behavior� is such a huge topic, we�ve divided the subject up into separate pages to make digesting it more manageable!
Website 1 URL http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/behavior/
Resource BehaviorBabe
Resource Type Web Links to Other Resources
Topic or Specialty * General Information
Short Desc. Applied Behavior Analysis Information
Area Served National
Long Description I created this site for multiple reasons: as an independent marketing tool, an educational outlet, and as a forum for colleagues, parents and any other interested person who wants to know, learn or discuss Applied Behavior Analysis.
Website 1 URL http://www.behaviorbabe.com/
Resource Braille Resource Packets
Resource Type Web Links to Other Resources
Disability Category Blind / Visual Impairments
Topic or Specialty * EDUCATION
Short Desc. From Perkins School for the Blind.
Area Served National
Education Publication Topic Other
Long Description Perkins offers several free, downloadable resource packets on topics related to Braille, including Braille Facts, a biography of Louis Braille, Braille Games, Riddles, and more.
Website 1 URL http://www.perkins.org/resources/packets/
Resource Brighter Tomorrows
Resource Type Web Links to Other Resources
Disability Category Down Syndrome
Topic or Specialty Early Intervention
Area Served National
Long Description The purpose of this Website is to provide families with balanced and accurate information about receiving a diagnosis of Down syndrome either during their pregnancy or at birth. We began this project at the request of parents of children with Down syndrome who felt that other parents and prospective parents could be helped if physicians knew how to provide a diagnosis of Down syndrome with up-to-date, balanced information delivered in an emotionally supportive fashion. Families recognized that, in the past, they had often been given this news with limited information, balance, and little sense of hopefulness for the future
Website 1 URL http://www.brightertomorrows.org
Resource Can I Ask to Have Self-Advocacy Goals Included in My Child�s IEP?
Resource Type Web Links to Other Resources
Topic or Specialty * EDUCATION
Short Desc. From Understood: learning & attention issues
Area Served National
Education Publication Topic Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
Long Description Can I Ask to Have Self-Advocacy Goals Included in My Child�s IEP?
Website 1 URL http://www.understood.org/en/friends-feelings/empowering-your-child/self-advocacy/can-i-ask-to-have-self-advocacy-goals-included-in-my-childs-iep?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=understoodorg
Resource Center for Early Education & Development (CEED)
Resource Type Web Links to Other Resources
Topic or Specialty Early Intervention
Area Served National
Long Description CEED’s mission is to improve developmental outcomes for children through Applied Research, Training, and Outreach. Funded projects address; Social & Emotional Development and Mental Health, Early Literacy, Child Development, Policy, and Program Evaluation.
Website 1 URL http://education.umn.edu/ceed/default.html
Resource Children’s Campaign, Inc.
Resource Type Web Links to Other Resources
Topic or Specialty Advocacy
Area Served Florida
Long Description A nonpartisan statewide community empowerment and education project dedicated to improving the lives of children and families in Florida by educating and inspiring voters to elect public officials of any party who will make children a priority. This site provides links to sites related to legislative and children’s issues.
Website 1 URL http://www.iamforkids.org
Resource Children’s Forum
Resource Type Web Links to Other Resources
Topic or Specialty Early Intervention
Area Served Florida
Long Description A private, not-for-profit organization committed to enhancing and improving the quality, affordability, and availability of child care and early education through a broad array of programs, services, and publications.
Website 1 URL http://www.fcforum.org/
Phone 1 Number (850) 681-7002
Phone 2 Number 888-FL-CHILD
Fax Number (850) 681-9816
Resource Class Size Reduction Amendment (2010)
Resource Type Web Links to Other Resources
Topic or Specialty * EDUCATION
Short Desc. A Florida Dept. of Education resource
Area Served Florida
Education Publication Topic Other
Long Description In order to help each and every Floridian educate themselves about class size regulations and the proposed changes up for a vote in November, the Department has created a Class Size Resource web page.
Website 1 Description main
Website 1 URL http://www.fldoe.org/ClassSize/
Resource Cognitive Disabilities: A Significant, Yet Unaddressed Challenge for Competitive Integration in the Workplace
Resource Type Web Links to Other Resources
Disability Category Developmental / Intellectual Disabilities
Topic or Specialty Employment
Short Desc. From Disability Blog
Area Served National
Website 1 URL http://usodep.blogs.govdelivery.com/2014/12/22/cognitive-disabilities-a-significant-yet-unaddressed-challenge-for-competitive-integration-in-the-workplace/
Resource Culturally Responsive Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (CRPBIS)
Resource Type Web Links to Other Resources
Topic or Specialty Positive Behavior Support
Area Served National
Long Description Culturally Responsive Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (CRPBIS) is an educational initiative grounded in local to global justice theory with the ultimate goal of educational systems change. Using Cultural-Historical Activity Theory (CHAT) and various types of data collection, four local schools are working with members of their communities to identify tensions within school, pose new solutions, and test their effectiveness.
Website 1 URL http://crpbis.org/
Resource Dialogos Comunitarios acerca de la Salud Mental
Resource Type Web Links to Other Resources
Disability Category Mental Health
Topic or Specialty Mental Health
Short Desc. Community Conversations About Mental Health: Planning Guide (Spanish version)
Area Served National
Website 1 Description SAMHSA en espanol –
Website 1 URL http://samhsa.gov/espanol
Phone 1 Number 1-877-SAMHSA-7
Resource Disability.gov
Resource Type Web Links to Other Resources
Topic or Specialty * Disabilities – General
Area Served National
Long Description The federal government’s one-stop Web site for people with disabilities, their families, employers, veterans, workforce professionals and many others.
Website 1 URL http://www.disability.gov
Resource Early Childhood Transition – Part C to Part B
Resource Type Web Links to Other Resources
Topic or Specialty Early Intervention
Short Desc. Video
Area Served Florida
Education Publication Topic Transition from Part C
Long Description This video is a tool for families to help them prepare for transition from the Early Steps program to school district or other community programs when their child is three years of age, and to know what to expect during the transition process.
Website 1 URL http://www.floridatransitionproject.ucf.edu/TransFlash.html
Resource Effective Communication for Students with Disabilities
Resource Type Web Links to Other Resources
Topic or Specialty * EDUCATION
Short Desc. From Parent Center Hub — Guidance from the Department of Education and Department of Justice.
Area Served National
Education Publication Topic Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
Website 1 URL http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/effective-communication-for-students-with-disabilities/
Resource ESE Policies and Procedures (SP&P)
Resource Type Web Links to Other Resources
Topic or Specialty * EDUCATION
Short Desc. SP&Ps for every Florida School District. Click on the link to locate your district.
Area Served Florida
Education Publication Topic Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
Long Description Section 1003.57(1)(d), Florida Statutes (F.S.), requires that district school boards submit to the Department of Education (DOE) proposed procedures for the provision of special instruction and services for exceptional students once every three years. Approval of this document by DOE is required by Rule 6A-6.03411, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), as a prerequisite for district�s use of weighted cost factors under the Florida Education Finance Program (FEFP). This document also serves as the basis for the identification, evaluation, eligibility determination, and placement of students to receive exceptional education services, and is a component of the district�s application for funds available under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Website 1 URL http://www.fldoe.org/ese/ppd.asp
Resource Evidence-Based Practice Summaries
Resource Type Web Links to Other Resources
Topic or Specialty * General Information
Short Desc. From Parent Center Hub
Area Served National
Long Description Are you looking to identify effective practices in a given area? The IRIS Center has assembled an impressive collection of Evidence-Based Practice Summaries of research about the effectiveness of various instructional strategies and interventions.
Website 1 URL http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/iris-practice-summaries/
Resource Expanded Core Curriculum: What is it? Why is it important?
Resource Type Web Links to Other Resources
Disability Category Blind / Visual Impairments
Topic or Specialty * EDUCATION
Short Desc. Archived webinar.
Area Served National
Education Publication Topic Other
Long Description Essential information for administrators, TVIs and COMS about the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) and requirements for evaluation and instruction in the nine areas of the ECC. Christy Householter, Region X Education Service Center leads the discussion. This webinar was held on April 8, 2014.
Website 1 URL http://library.tsbvi.edu/Play/7618
Phone 1 Description toll free Phone 1 Number 800-872-5327
Phone 2 Description office/local Phone 2 Number 512-454-8631
Resource Family Center on Technology and Disability
Resource Type Web Links to Other Resources
Topic or Specialty Assistive Technology
Area Served National
Long Description The Family Center on Technology and Disability (FCTD) is a resource designed to support organizations and programs that work with families of children and youth with disabilities. We offer a range of information and services on the subject of assistive and instructional technologies. Whether you’re an organization, a parent, an educator, or an interested friend, we hope you’ll find information that supports you in your efforts to bring the highest quality education to children with disabilities. The FCTD web site (www.fctd.info) provides thousands of assistive and instructional technology resources of interest to families of children with disabilities. The website offers access to fact sheets, Power Point presentations, monthly newsletters, online discussion and summer institute transcripts, a database of more than 3,500 organizations, a resource review database with hundreds of reviews of AT resources and more.
Website 1 URL http://www.ctdinstitute.org/
Resource Family Education.com
Resource Type Web Links to Other Resources
Topic or Specialty Early Intervention
Area Served National
Long Description Parenting site with loads of tips and resources. From the navigation bar at the top select “Your Child 0-6.”
Website 1 URL http://www.familyeducation.com/
Resource Father Involvement
Resource Type Web Links to Other Resources
Topic or Specialty Early Intervention
Area Served National
Long Description Over the past several years, many initiatives have been started to foster the positive involvement of fathers with their children. The National Child Care Information Center (NCCIC), a program of the Administration for Children and Families, has produced a noteworthy list of organizations and resources that speak to a diverse population of men. This website has loads of resources, articles, and links related to fathers and education, including Head Start Programs
Website 1 URL http://www.icfi.com/insights/service-cards/families-and-communities-responsible-fatherhood
Resource Financial and Medication Assistance
Resource Type Web Links to Other Resources
Topic or Specialty * General Information
Short Desc. From the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)
Area Served National
Website 1 URL http://rarediseases.org/genzyme-and-nord-establish-program-to-help-undiagnosed-patients-with-rare-diseases/
Resource First Words Project
Resource Type Web Links to Other Resources
Topic or Specialty Early Intervention
Area Served Florida
Long Description A model early identification and intervention program based in the Department of Communication Disorders at Florida State University. Staffed by speech-language pathologists and interdisciplinary consultants, we are funded to evaluate the communication development of children from 6 to 24 months of age in Leon County
Website 1 URL http://firstwords.fsu.edu/
Resource Florida Association for Infant Mental Health
Resource Type Web Links to Other Resources
Topic or Specialty Early Intervention
Area Served Florida
Long Description The FAIMH works to investigate what interventions are most effective, translate these research findings into public policy, integrate infant mental health programs into current programs throughout the state, build a cadre of infant mental health specialists, establish training opportunities, secure adequate on-going funding, and continue to evaluate long term effects in the community.
Website 1 URL http://www.faimh.org
Resource Florida Office of Early Learning
Resource Type Web Links to Other Resources
Topic or Specialty Early Intervention
Area Served Florida
Long Description A Program of the Agency for Workforce Innovation. Mission: To ensure that all children are emotionally, physically, socially and intellectually ready to enter school and ready to learn, fully recognizing the crucial role of parents as their child’s first teacher
Website 1 URL http://www.floridajobs.org/earlylearning
Resource Florida Statutes and State Board of Education Rules (Red Book)
Resource Type Web Links to Other Resources
Topic or Specialty * EDUCATION
Area Served Florida
Long Description This resource manual provides a compilation of Florida statutes and rules pertaining to exceptional student education, student services, and juvenile justice education programs.
Website 1 URL http://www.fldoe.org/core/fileparse.php/7690/urlt/0070106-1b-stats.pdf
Resource Florida’s Transition Project for Infants, Young Children and their Families
Resource Type Web Links to Other Resources
Topic or Specialty Early Intervention
Area Served Florida
Long Description Florida’s Transition Project for Infants, Young Children and Their Families assists local communities in establishing trained teams to develop a seamless system of transition among agencies providing services to young children with disabilities, birth to six years of age, and their families.
Website 1 URL http://www.floridatransitionproject.ucf.edu/
Resource FSU Center for Prevention & Early Intervention Policy
Resource Type Web Links to Other Resources
Topic or Specialty Early Intervention
Area Served Florida
Long Description Focuses on maternal and child health and early childhood issues, and is a unit under the administrative arm of the University’s Institute for Science and Public Affairs. Our vision is that one day all children will be healthy, equipped to learn, and nurtured to develop their full potential. Our purpose is to implement this vision by investigating which interventions are most effective, translating these research findings into public policy and programs, and evaluating the impact.
Website 1 URL http://www.cpeip.fsu.edu
Website 2 Description Ten components of Quality Childcare
Website 2 URL http://www.cpeip.fsu.edu/resourceFiles/FSU_10CompHO.pdf