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.
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.
Federal Special Education Program Information
Office of Special Education Programs:
U. S. Department of Justice:
This site contains information regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act [ADA]
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.
IDEA Practices Web Site:
Hosted by the Council for Exceptional Children
Early Childhood Research Institute on Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services
Information [State of Kansas & KSDE]
Kansas State Department of Education
Kansas Special Education
Information for children and adults with disabilities
Children's Developmental Services
A to Z teacher stuff:
[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.
[Create your own search]
[Weekly magazine for kids]
[Bi-weekly electronic newsletter]
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.
Organizations of Interest to Parents & Staff
This site provides information on assistive technology and disability related resources
Council for Exceptional Children
National Association of School Psychologists:
"Success in School, Skills for Life" online resource kit available free on this web site
Kit contains handouts on the following:
Parents Helping Parents:
[National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities, P. O. Box 1492, Washington, D. C. 20013-1492, Phone: 1-800-695-02850]
National Association for the Education of Young Children [NAEYC]:
National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc. [NORD]:
National Association of Mental Illness [NAMI]:
Projects – Free and Fee Based Online Education
Educational Web Adventures:
International Education and Resource Network
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.
Web Sites for Preschoolers
CTW Sesame Workshop:
Games and activities for preschoolers. Site also contains parent information.
Meet Jay Jay the jet plane. Site contains stories and coloring pages
Easy recipes for young children with some assistance from parents.
[Fun & Games, Print & Play, Nursery Rhymes, Goodies]
Meet Kratt's creatures and fun games available at this site.
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.