Parent Resources

Helpful Links (By Topic)

The following web sites are not part of our Special Education web site but may be of interest to parents, students and staff.

  Assistive Technology / Technology Sites

Closing the Gap:

Web site contains a free sample newspaper, resource directory and information regarding the annual conference.
http://www.closingthegap.com/

  Early Literacy – Resources for All Children

Kansas Kids Ready for Learning:

New web site designed to provide early literacy resources for all children. Designed to serve children birth through eight years of age. Developed for use by parents and early childhood providers.
http://www.readyforlearning.net/

  Federal Special Education Program Information

Office of Special Education Programs:

http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/index.html?src=mr

U. S. Department of Justice:

This site contains information regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act [ADA]
http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/adahom1.htm

Children's Defense Fund:

This is an education and advocacy organization that exists to provide a voice for all of America's children who cannot vote, lobby or speak for themselves.
http://www.childrensdefense.org/

IDEA Practices Web Site:

Hosted by the Council for Exceptional Children
http://www.ideapractices.org/

CLAS:

Early Childhood Research Institute on Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services
http://www.clas.uiuc.edu/

Literacy Matters:

http://www2.edc.org/literacymatters/index.htm

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 Information [State of Kansas & KSDE]

Connect Kansas:

http://www.connectks.org/

KSDE:

Kansas State Department of Education
http://www.ksde.org/

KANSPED:

Kansas Special Education
http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=101

Kids Together:

Information for children and adults with disabilities
http://www.kidstogether.org/

CCEDS:

Children's Developmental Services
http://www.kdhe.state.ks.us/cds/

 

A to Z teacher stuff:

http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/

edhelper.com:

http://www.edhelper.com/

Lesson Plans:

http://www.lessonplans.com/
[there is a fee for subscribing to this website]

 

 Materials Exchange Web Sites [Lesson Plans, Curriculum, Intervention Strategies]

Speaking of Speech:

This web site has materials created with BOARDMAKER. Library includes materials for communication, articulation, language literacy and thematic units.
http://www.speakingofspeech.com/

TrackStar:

[Create your own search]
http://trackstar.4teachers.org/trackstar/index.jsp

4teachers.org:

[Web lessons]
http://www.4teachers.org/

4kids.org:

[Weekly magazine for kids]
http://www.4Kids.org/

Edlines:

[Bi-weekly electronic newsletter]
http://edlines.hprtec.org/

teachers.net:

Teacher resource web site. This web site contains a chat center, chatroom, list of upcoming meetings, lesson plans, curriculum resources, reference desk, job listings. Check out this web site for more information.
http://teachers.net/

Intervention Central:

[Intervention Strategies]
http://www.interventioncentral.org/

 

  Organizations of Interest to Parents & Staff

ABLEDATA:

This site provides information on assistive technology and disability related resources
http://www.abledata.com/

CEC:

Council for Exceptional Children
http://www.cec.sped.org/

National Association of School Psychologists:

http://www.nasponline.org/
"Success in School, Skills for Life" online resource kit available free on this web site
http://www.naspcenter.org/resourcekit/index.html
Kit contains handouts on the following:

  • Academic Motivation: A Handout for Parent [English/Spanish]
  • ADHD: A Primer for Parents [English]
  • Attention Problems: Strategies for Parents [English/Spanish]
  • Back-to-School Transitions: What Can Parents Do? [English]
  • Bullying: What Schools and Parents Can Do [English]
  • Bus Safety: A Handout for Parents and Teachers [English]
  • Homework Survival Guide [English/Spanish]
  • Sports Participation for Children: A Parent's Guide [English]
  • Stress in Children: A Handout for Parents [English/Spanish]
  • Study Skills: A Handout for Parents [English/Spanish]
  • What is a School Psychologist? [English/Spanish]
  • School Dropout Prevention [English/Spanish]

Parents Helping Parents:

http://www.php.com/

NICHY:

[National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities, P. O. Box 1492, Washington, D. C. 20013-1492, Phone: 1-800-695-02850]
http://www.nichcy.org/

National Association for the Education of Young Children [NAEYC]:

http://www.naeyc.org/

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc. [NORD]:

http://www.rarediseases.org/

National Association of Mental Illness [NAMI]:

http://www.nami.org

 

  Projects – Free and Fee Based Online Education

 

Educational Web Adventures:

http://www.eduweb.com/

Global SchoolNet:

http://www.gsn.org/

iEARN:

International Education and Resource Network
http://www.iearn.org/

JASON Project:

http://www.jason.org/

Sites Alive:

http://www.sitesalive.com/

ThinkQuest:

http://www.thinkquest.org/

 

  Transition Check Out Materials

 

  Web Site Accessibility Information

CAST:  Download "Bobby Worldwide" software at this location to test a web site for accessibility by individuals with disabilities. CAST [Center for Applied Special Technology] is not-for-profit organization whose mission is to expand opportunities for people with disabilities through innovative uses of computer technology.
http://www.cast.org/
 

  Web Sites for Preschoolers

CTW Sesame Workshop:

http://www.ctw.org/
Games and activities for preschoolers. Site also contains parent information.

WonderWings.com:

Meet Jay Jay the jet plane. Site contains stories and coloring pages
http://www.wonderwings.com/

Recipe Collection:

Easy recipes for young children with some assistance from parents.
http://www.inmotion-pcs.com/amass/theboss/recipe.htm

Teletubbies:

[Fun & Games, Print & Play, Nursery Rhymes, Goodies]
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/teletubbies/

Zoboomafoo:

Meet Kratt's creatures and fun games available at this site.
http://pbskids.org/zoboo/

KidsWeb:

Offers safe web sites for kids ages 3-12. The following areas are accessible from this web site: Arts and Crafts, Just for Preschoolers, Fun and Games, Reading Room, Homework Hangout, Sports Mania.
http://www.mcpl.lib.mo.us/KidsWeb/

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