For Autism-specific resources CLICK HERE

Special Education

Online Dictionary (Disability and Special Education)

The IRIS Center is a national center that aims to provide high-quality resources for college and
university faculty and professional development providers about students with disabilities. IRIS provides free, online dictionary that gives the definition of common disability and special education related terms.

http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/resource_TOOL_dict/onlinedictionary.html

 

Educational rights of children of immigrants

The English guidance documents:

http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/letters/colleague-201405.pdf

http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/qa-201405.pdf

http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/dcl-factsheet-201405.pdf

The Spanish-language guidance documents:

http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/letters/colleague-201405-sp.pdf

http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/qa-201405-sp.pdf

http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/dcl-factsheet-201405-sp.pdf

Options for Children with Intensive Behavioral Support Needs:      https://fortress.wa.gov/com/csddcifbt/Page.aspx?cid=808

Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) The Basics for Educators and Families:

PowerPoint slides: AIMBasicsWebinarToPost.August21.2014

Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) Navigating Your Way to AIM in the IEP:

PowerPoint slides: AIMinIEPwebinarToPost.Aug_.21.2014

 

Early Intervention        http://www.del.wa.gov/

 

Transitional Resources

Below are four separate “notebooks” about adolescent health transition. They are quite small and of course don’t contain all the information in the Washington version but we have been getting good feedback about the usefulness of them.

http://here.doh.wa.gov/materials/tween-2-teen/13_CSHCN-12yr_E14L.pdf

http://here.doh.wa.gov/materials/life-health-way/13_CSHCN-15yr_E14L.pdf

http://here.doh.wa.gov/materials/transition-plan-young-adults/13_CSHCN-18yr_E14L.pdf

http://here.doh.wa.gov/materials/healthy-transition-plan/13_CSHCN-parent_E14L.pdf

 

Toolkit: Mental Health for Youth and Adults with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities:

 http://www.cmhnetwork.org/news/toolkit-idd-mental-health-challenges

 

U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights

The mission of the Office for Civil Rights is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation through vigorous enforcement of civil rights.

Available languages:Amharic አማርኛ, Arabic العربيّة , Chinese 中文: 繁體版 , Farsi فارسی, French français, Haitian Creole kreyòl ayisyen, Hindi हिंदी , Hmong, Korean 한국어 , Laotian ຄົນລາວ , Punjabi ਪੰਜਾਬੀ , Russian русский , Serbo-Croatian hrvatskosrpski, srpskohrvatski, хрватскосрпски, српскохрватски , Somali Af-Soomaali, Spanish español, Swahili Kiswahili, Tagalog,
Urdu اردو , and Vietnamese Việt-ngữ  Follow the link:  http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html

 

Medicaid and Autism

http://www.hca.wa.gov/medicaid/abatherapy/Pages/index.aspx

 

A Guide for Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence

The Refugee and Human Rights Clinic of Maine Law has published a pamphlet entitled, “A Guide for Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence” (it is available at http://mainelaw.maine.edu/academics/pdf/A-guide-for-immigrant-victims-of-domestic-violence.pdf).  The pamphlet covers topics relating to Protection From Abuse orders, the Violence Against Women Act, U and T status and asylum.