Music & Students with Special Needs (Special Learners in Music) Special Learners in Music
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The following links contain excellent resources for students with special needs:

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Skoog - www.skoogmusic.com

AbleData - www.abledata.com

Pacer Center - www.pacer.org/stc

AUTISM
University Students With Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome Network
- The National Autistic Society's employment consultancy, is launching a new, two-and-a-half year project, which will help final year university students with Asperger syndrome into work.

Autism Society of America - Autism Society of America (ASA) is the leading voice and resource of the entire autism community in education, advocacy, services, research and support.

The Autism Treatment Center of America - Home of the Son-Rise Program.

People's Guide to Autism

A Guide to Keeping Your Autistic Kids Safe

Autism Fact Sheet

GIFTED
Uniquely Gifted
- A website with a focus on students who are intellectually gifted and have limiting conditions (eg. ADHD).

Hoagies Gifted - A website dedicated to issues surrounding those who are intellectually gifted. This page is a list of information and resources regarding ADHD (several for those who are gifted and have ADHD).

ADHD
Outside the Box
- A website that offers information and inspiration regarding living with ADHD.

ADD Resources - A site with many links and resources for those who are interested in learning more about ADHD.

Attention Deficit Disorder Association Website – click “articles” to find a group of articles regarding ADHD.

ADHD News.com Support Group for ADHD Children and ADHD Adults

Healthline.com - ADHD info and support.

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) One of the largest organizations dedicated to educating and assisting those with ADHD and their families.

Psychiatric Rating Scales for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - A host of many rating scales for children, adults, and teachers regarding diagnosis of ADHD.

ADHD Success Guide for Teens - a booklet designed to help teens understand and compensate for their ADHD.

One ADD Place – - A virtual neighborhood consolidating in ONE PLACE information and resources relating to Attention Deficit Disorder (A.D.D.), AD/HD and Learning Disorders (LD)

ADD In School - A site geared toward assisting teachers as they include students with ADHD in their classrooms.

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fact Sheet on ADHD.

Chris Dendy’s Website - Chris is a noted and best-selling author on the subject of ADHD.

Internet Mental Health - An internet website that includes facts and accommodations for children/students with ADHD.

Optometrist Network - - A group of articles and resources regarding optometrical therapies for ADHD.

National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities - A website that includes articles, facts, and statistics (including those regarding prevalence of ADHD).

The National Institute of Mental Health Fact Sheet regarding ADHD.

Healthline: ADD/ADHD Learning Center

The Mediafast Plan - the effects of diet on ADHD.

Arizona Office for Americans with Disabilities - useful site!

DEAFNESS
National Association of the Deaf
American Society for Deaf ChildrenNational Institute on Deafness and Other Communication DisordersAmerican Speech – Language – Hearing Network

BEHAVIOR DISORDERS
ABOUT.com - Special Ed – Information regarding behavior contracts and plans for classroom management.

Positive Behavioral Intervention - this is on the Licensed Practical Nurses Resources website. Click on the "Behavioral Intervention" tab.

The Conduct Disorder WebsiteCenter for Evidence Based Practice – Young Children with Challenging Behavior: The Center for Evidence-Based Practice: Young Children with Challenging Behavior is funded by the U.S. Department of Education,

Office of Special Education Programs to raise the awareness and implementation of positive, evidence-based practices and to build an enhanced and more accessible database to support those practices.

BLINDNESS
The American Foundation for the Blind Expanding possibilities for people with vision loss.

The National Federation of the Blind - The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is the nation's largest and most influential membership organization of blind persons.

Dancing Dots - Dancing Dots serves blind musicians and their educators through technology and training – where music meets technology for the blind.

DRUG INFORMATION
Drugwatch.com - information about thousands of medications and drugs.

LEARNING DISABILITIES
LD Online - - One of the most comprehensive websites available for anyone interested in learning disabilities (and a host of other disabilities: including ADHD).

CAST.org - CAST is a not-for-profit education research and development organization that uses technology to make education more flexible and accessible for all students, especially those with disabilities.

National Center for Learning Disabilities - The power to hope, to learn, and to succeed.

The Learning Disabilities Association of America - Since 1963, LDA has provided support to people with learning disabilities, their parents, teachers and other professionals.

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities - We serve the nation as a central source of information on disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth, IDEA, which is the law authorizing special education, No Child Left Behind (as it relates to children with disabilities), and research-based information on effective educational practices.

DOWN SYNDROME
The National Down Syndrome Society The most comprehensive resource on the web regarding Down Syndrome.

ASPERGERS
OASIS – Online Aspergers Syndrome Information and Support

STUTTERING
National Stuttering Association – The National Stuttering Association (NSA) is the largest self-help support organization in the United States for people who stutter.

MENTAL RETARDATION
The American Association of Mental Retardation

GENERAL INFORMATION
www.specialneeds.com - hundreds of books for sale!

Apraxia – Kids. - Building Hope, Creating Partnerships, Inspiring Knowledge

WrightsLAW – Parents, advocates, educators, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, up-to-date information about special education law and advocacy for children with disabilities.

Council of Educators for Students with Disabilities, Inc. - Section 504 information for parents and educators.

ADA & IT - Incorporating information technology in an ADA friendly manner.

The Council for Exceptional Children - The voice and vision of special education.

IDEA 2004 Resources Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).

http://usinfo.state.gov/usa/able/orgs.htm - links to disability awareness organizations

Society for Disability Studies Kids on the BlockVideo - French ad about disabilities

WrongPlanet.net -

WrongPlanet.net is a web community designed for individuals with Asperger's Syndrome, Autism, ADHD, and other PDDs.

LD Online dyslexia demonstration.

makoa.org FrogPad - a keyboard option for students with disabilities.

Accommodating Students with Special Needs on the Playground

Special Education Guide

HIGHER EDUCATION AND STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Students with disabilities

Students with visual impairments

Students with hearing impairments

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