The faculty in the UHCL Special Education Program have developed the following list of helpful websites for you to browse or reference for desired information. This is not a comprehensive list, but rather one that highlights key sites with current information associated with relevant special education topics and issues.

http://www.cec.sped.org/am/template.cfm?section=Home
As the leading organization, the Council for Exceptional Children promotes best practices, supports current research, and advocates for Special Education, this site offers invaluable insights into the multiple dimensions and issues associated with special education

http://www.tcecweb.org
This site is maintained by the Texas affiliate of the Council for Exceptional Children and offers information directly related to events, supports, and trainings offered in Texas.

http://www.dars.state.tx.us/
The Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services websites helps individuals locate services and provides information for both professionals and families.

http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/osep/index.html?src=mr
The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services within the Department of Education (http://www.ed.gov/) offers a wealth of information associated with improving outcomes for children birth to 21. Information about IDEA, technical assistance, grants, and parent training can be found on this comprehensive government site.

http://www.naset.org/
The National Association of Special Education Teachers hosts a site that provides specific information about the professional organization as well as links to resources for teachers.

http://www.ldonline.org/
Teaching children with specific learning disabilities and forms of attention deficit requires teachers to use a repertoire of strategies.  This site provides a variety of topical suggestions and related research.

http://www.autismspeaks.org/
Given the challenges of teaching individuals with autism, sites such as the one created by Autism speaks provides excellent resources for both parents and teachers.