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Family-centered developmental assessment and instruction for early intervention, early childhood, Head Start, and special education.



We are the e-commerce solution for the family of School Specialty companies. Our ordering solutions provide the ability to order from all of the School Specialty company catalogs along with additional products not appearing in the catalogs.



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Franklin Spellers

For Franklin Speaking Language Masters and Franklin Spellers.



For easy typing needs in school.


Books on tape

For textbooks on tape and talking tapes.



Art material
Dick Blick Art Materials has been mailing its famous art supplies catalog since 1911. For 90 years, artists have turned to Dick Blick for dependable savings, a huge selection, and fine customer service on art supplies.



Here's the place to buy the best materials on learning disabilities and related topics. Within each topic area, you'll find information on books, videos, audio tapes, and other resources.


Special Education

School Age (5-22)
Division of Special Education
Assistant Director
Procedural Safeguards & Support Services
933 High Street
Worthington, Ohio 43085
(614) 466-2650

Special Education Acronym Guide  A special education glossary and acronym guide.


IDEA Practices

For those interested in the federal legislation pertaining to individuals with disabilities, the IDEA Practices site provides the full text of the law and regulations, a free newsletter, and professional development resources. Parents or professionals seeking to investigate the legal provisions of IDEA will find this site helpful.



By its own definition, The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is "the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted." Information about conferences, publications, and career options is available at the CEC site. Discussion forums are also available and include chats on behavior and discipline, lesson swaps, recent articles in CEC journals, and much more.



NICHCY is a national information and referral center providing information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals. Their special focus is children and youth up to age 22. The NICHCY site offers information about disabilities including fact sheets, posters, publications, and training materials. The Frequently Asked Questions page provides answers to parents and professional who must interact with individuals having disabilities, such as inclusion, discipline, ADD, dyslexia, IDEA, and Section 504. The material available on this site may be read in English or Spanish.


CAST CAST calls itself "an educational, not-for-profit organization that uses technology to expand opportunities for all people, especially those with disabilities." Key to CAST's mission is Universal Design for Learning (UDL). To increase access to the general curriculum by students with disabilities, UDL uses the latest in brain research and media technologies to design curricula that are flexible, and thereby accessible to different learners. Teaching and learning strategies that allow students to access the curricula are reviewed in the section on effective classroom practices and include explicit instruction, differentiated instruction, curriculum-based evaluations, and peer mediated instruction and intervention.

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs and Rehabilitative Services(OSERS) is dedicated to "improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts." For example, statistics related to outcomes in special education programs across America and a list of federally funded parent centers are provided. Also included is information on federally funded programs, grants, national studies, and publications.



Special Education Resources on the Internet.


Braintalk Communities An Internet-based online self-help support environment providing online resources for patients and caregivers to find and communicate with each other around the world.

Orange Schools
32000 Chagrin Blvd
Pepper Pike, OH 44124
PHONE: 216.831.8600
FAX: 216.831.8029