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View Resource Early Childhood Guided Tour: Promoting Language and Literacy Among Young Students with Developmental Disabilities in Early Childhood Classrooms

The National Center to Improve Practice in Special Education through Technology, Media and Materials has made a guided tour through two Early Childhood (age 3 to 7) classes available via the Web. The classes, in Brockton, Massachussetts, and Wade County, North Carolina, exemplify: "engineering the classroom environment to optimize access to learning; modifying instructional strategies, materials,...
View Resource SNOW: Special Needs Opportunity Windows

This Website from the SNOW (Special Needs Opportunity Windows) project in Toronto, Canada serves as "a clearinghouse of practical resources and curriculum materials for serving students with special needs, as a place for educators to meet and share ideas, and as a place for educators to develop their professional skills." In addition to materials describing workshops, curriculum, and professional...
View Resource National Clearinghouse for Professions in Special Education (NCPSE)

NCPSE is a government-sponsored organization "that is committed to enhancing the nation's capacity to recruit, prepare, and retain well qualified diverse educators and related service personnel for children with disabilities." Their Website offers a number of resources for those involved in or considering a career in special education. These include an overview of what special educators do, the...
View Resource A New Era: Revitalizing Special Education for Children and their Families

Submitted to the White House on July 1, 2002, this report, produced by the President's Commission on Excellence in Special Education, highlights issues relating to federal, state, and local special education programs. Since October of 2001, the Commission has held 13 open hearings and meetings across the country, and have heard thoughts, concerns, and suggestions of more than 100 witnesses...