Professional Links

Professional Links

Beginning Teacher Consortium - Provides support to beginning teachers through the Learning-To-Teach programs.

California Association for Physical and Health Impairments (CAPHI) - Professional organization by and for teachers, parents, related service providers, and other educational professionals in California who work with students with physical, health, and multiple disabilities.

California Association of Resource Specialists and Special Education Teachers - Identifies current issues in the field to develop policies and guidelines for training of Special Education teachers.

California Department of Education - The official state website for education in California. CDE provides leadership, assistance, oversight and resources to improve education in the state.

California Department of Education: Advisory Commission on Special Education - Commission provides recommendations and advice to the Governor and Legislature on research, program development and evaluation in Special Education in California.

California Department of Education: Special Education - Special Education information and resources to serve the unique needs of persons with disabilities

California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) - Up-to-date registration and testing information, test preparation materials, and services to assist individuals in completing the CSET, including unofficial test results on-line.

Center for Applied Special Technology - Innovative learning resources that reduce barriers to the curriculum.

Commission on Teacher Credentialing - The Commission works to ensure high quality in the preparation, conduct and professional growth of the educators who serve California’s public schools.

Council for Exceptional Children - CEC provides professional development opportunities and resources and is dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents.

PENT (Positive Environments, Network of Trainers) - Resources developed by Department of Education Diagnostic Center of Southern California to assist teachers in developing and implementing effective teaching strategies.

Florida Center for Reading Research - Information about research-based practices relating to literacy instruction and assessment for children in pre-school through 12th grade.

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004 - Wrightslaw - Provides information about IDEA topics such as eligibility, evaluation, high stakes testing, accommodations, placement, transition, and parental rights.

Internet4classrooms - Internet resources to assist classroom teachers; includes free online workshops, differentiated instruction, and video clips of technology use.

Intervention Central - Intervention models where educators are trained to analyze and understand the student's intervention needs.

Iris Center - Free online interactive resources that translate research about the education of students with disabilities into practices.

LD online - Provides resources for educators, parents, and children with Learning Disabilities and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

National Association of Special Education Teachers - Organization dedicated to meeting the needs of special education teachers and those preparing for the field of special education teaching.

National Center for Learning Disabilities - On-line resources for parents, educators, and individuals with learning disabilities.

National Center on Response to Intervention - Resources which assists in identifying students with learning disabilities or other disabilities.

National Center on Student Progress Monitoring - U.S. Department of Education sponsored website which provides technical assistance in the implementation of scientifically based student progress monitoring.

Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) - Provides leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts in improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities.

SERI - Special Education Resources on the Internet - Collection of internet accessible information resources related to Special Education.

"Special Education" at about.com - Special Education resources, inclusional strategies, classroom and parental support. Guidance for individual education plans, IDEA and exceptional children

TEACH California - Site administered by California Department of Education, designed to assist prospective teachers to become credentialed teachers, and offers links to important resources.