Education is the key to inclusion for all people with disabilities. Beginning with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1975 and most recently through the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, every individual with a disability has equal access to educational opportunities. This tab presents education resources to be successful in school, employment and community.
- A Practical Guide for People with Disabilities Who Want to Go to College.
- Accessible Information Exchange: Meeting on a Level Playing Field
This publication focuses on planning and conducting meetings and events that are accessible to people with disabilities.
- AHEAD: Association of Higher Education and Disability
AHEAD is a professional association committed to full participation of persons with disabilities in postsecondary education.
- All Kinds of Minds
All Kinds of Minds "A nonprofit institute for the understanding of differences in learning;" this site includes student resources, parent toolkits, research and much more. For teachers, it includes activities to help students reach their own potential through individualized learning styles.
- Co-Teaching Connection
This is a site of one of the leaders in co-teaching.
- College Financial Aid Resource Guide
Your College Financial Aid Resource Guide!
- Disability & Education Laws
Since the 1960s, there has been a virtual avalanche of federal legislation that relates directly or indirectly to individuals with disabilities, particularly children and youth. This site contains links to explore several of the most influential laws. These form the core of current protection against discrimination and current guarantees of equal educational opportunity that individuals with disabilities have in our nation.
- Disability History and Awareness Guide
- Going to College - A resource for teens with disabilities.
- Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
A law ensuring services to children with disabilities throughout the nation. IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities. (link to IDEA Improvement Act of 2004)
- Learning Disabilities Association of America
This site is full of resources for students, parents, teachers, professionals, everyone.
- Metropolitan Community College ABLE program
- Missouri Assistive Technology (MoAT)
MoAT operates the ETC equipment loan program which has an inventory of over 1,000 assistive technology devices that may be borrowed by school districts or agencies on behalf of individuals to try out equipment before purchasing, for use during time when equipment is in for repair or for other short-term needs. Districts or agencies can borrow equipment for up to six weeks. The program includes a wide range of equipment including switches and mounts, computer access devices, environmental controls, hearing devices, home modifications, visual aids and augmentative communication devices. MoAT also offers training for school districts and other agencies in a variety of assistive technology topics, as well as undertaking pilot projects such as the text-to-speech pilot project for students with reading disabilities. Phone: (816) 655-6700
- Missouri Association on Higher Education and Disability (MOAHEAD)
- Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
- Missouri Parents Act (MPACT)
MPACT assists parents to effectively advocate for their children's educational rights and services. Toll Free 1-800-743-7634
- Missouri Transition
- Mobility International
- National Alliance for Secondary Education and Transition
- National Association of State Directors of Special Education
Includes state laws, state and national resources, and links to special education-related websites.
- National Center on Response to Intervention
- National Center on Secondary Education and Transition
"The National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET) coordinates national resources, offers technical assistance, and disseminates information related to secondary education and transition for youth with disabilities in order to create opportunities for youth to achieve successful futures." University of Minnesota, Phone: (612) 624-2097, Fax: (612) 624-9344
- National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)
- National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAC) Mission
To strengthen service systems to ensure that children with disabilities (birth through 5 years) and their families receive and benefit from high quality, culturally appropriate and family-centered supports and services.
- No Child Left Behind
- PACER Center: Champions for Children with Disabilities
- Special Education Resources
- The ARC of the United States
- Transition Coalition
- Transition Resource Web Site
The Missouri Interagency Transition Team (MITT) has developed a comprehensive transition resource web site that provides resources to those with disabilities in the areas of; Health, Education, Post-Secondary Education & Employment Assistants, Protection & Advocacy and Independent Living. The site will benefit those students who are transitioning out of high school in the real world.
- We Connect Now
Connect and integrate college students with disabilities as a virtual community with a voice on important issues. The We Connect Now website has been up and serving college students with disabilities since April of 2008.