Educational Resources

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DSAA has compiled this list of resources to assist our families in navigating the complex issues of Education, IEPs, and Inclusion.  If you have ideas for other things that should be included here please email us at info@dsaatl.org.  

 

1. IDEA

Wikipedia IDEA 2004

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IDEA_2004

Wrightslaw: IDEA 2004 Statute and Regulations

http://www.wrightslaw.com/idea/law.htm

How IDEA Protects You and Your Child

https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/your-childs-rights/basics-about-childs-rights/how-idea-protects-you-and-your-child

 

2. Georgia DOE

Special Education Rules

https://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Special-Education-Services/Pages/Special-Education-Rules.aspx

Implementation Manual

https://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Special-Education-Services/Pages/Implementation-Manual.aspx

Accommodations Manual

http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Documents/Accommodation%20Manual%20August%202015%20FINAL%20%282%29.pdf

Parents’ Rights

http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Special-Education-Services/Pages/Parent-Rights.aspx

 

3. LRE

Least Restrictive Environment (LRE): What You Need to Know

https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/special-services/special-education-basics/least-restrictive-environment-lre-what-you-need-to-know

 

4. FAPE

Checklist: What Is and Isn’t Covered Under FAPE

https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/your-childs-rights/basics-about-childs-rights/checklist-what-is-and-isnt-covered-under-fape

 

5. IEP

The Difference Between a School Identification and a Clinical Diagnosis

https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/special-services/special-education-basics/the-difference-between-a-school-identification-and-a-clinical-diagnosis

Do you have questions about IEPs?

http://www.wrightslaw.com/info/iep.index.htm

IEP and Inclusion Tips for Parents and Teachers

http://www.acbr.com/fas/IEPTips.pdf

The IEP Toolkit

https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/dsaa/pages/38/attachments/original/1458145016/IEP_Toolkit.pdf?1458145016

 

6. ESY

Services Beyond the School Year for Students With IEPs

http://www.greatschools.org/gk/articles/services-beyond-the-school-year/

 

7. Books

This list is not intended to be comprehensive of all books available about Down syndrome. There may be many other worthy books available. Feel free to check with other parents, your library, bookstore, and the National Down Syndrome Organizations.

Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition

http://www.wrightslaw.com/bks/feta2/feta2.htm

Wrightslaw: All About IEPs

http://www.wrightslaw.com/store/aaieps.html

800+ Measurable IEP Goals and Objectives: For use in K - 12 and in Home School Settings

http://www.amazon.com/800-Measurable-IEP-Goals-Objectives/dp/1477464840/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Meaningful Inclusion for Students with Down Syndrome

https://www.kintera.org/AutoGen/Register/Register.asp?ievent=1121354&en=bkJLI0OHIaJUJaPKI9KRK6PULlJPI4OLJeIVLaOWKlLRLdPTIiJWIdO0IpKWIeO6F

Woodbine House — Topics in Down Syndrome
www.woodbinehouse.com
(800) 843-7323

Teaching Math to People with Down syndrome and Other Hands-On Learners
Book I:  Basic Survival Skills, Author:  DeAnna Horstmeier, PhD

Teaching Reading to Children with Down Syndrome
A Guide for Parents and Teachers, Author:  Patricia Logan Oelwei

Early Communication Skills for Children with Down Syndrome
A Guide for Parents and Professionals, Author:  Libby Kumin, PhD, CCC-SLP

Classroom Language Skills for Children with Down Syndrome
A Guide for Parents and Teachers, Author:  Libby Kumin, PhD, CCC-SLP

Teaching by Design: Using Your Computer to Create Materials for Students with Learning Differences
Author:  Kimberly S. Voss

Teaching Teens with ADD and ADHD
A Quick Reference Guide for Teachers and Parents, Author:  Chris A. Zeigler Dendy, MS

Brookes Publishing www.brookespublishing.com

Inclusion Press www.inclusion.com

 

8. Research/Articles

A comparison of mainstream and special education for teenagers with Down syndrome: Implications for parents and teachers

http://www.down-syndrome.org/reports/295/

Evidence that we can change the profile from a study of inclusive education

http://www.down-syndrome.org/essays/294/

Inclusion or Segregation for Children with an Intellectual Impairment: What does the Research Say?

http://www.include.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Inclusion_Seg.pdf

Inclusive Education Research & Practice

http://www.mcie.org/usermedia/application/6/inclusion_works_final.pdf

My Son Belongs in Your Child’s Class

https://medium.com/bright/my-son-belongs-in-your-child-s-class-5eccebd8162c#.w1oqgv1ay

5 Benefits of Inclusion Classrooms

https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/evaluations/choosing-not-to-have-child-evaluated/5-benefits-of-inclusion-classrooms

Implementing Inclusion

http://www.ndss.org/Resources/Education/Implementing-Inclusion/

Inclusive education for individuals with Down syndrome

 http://www.down-syndrome.org/practice/370/r

 The social development of children in special schools

 http://www.down-syndrome.org/case-studies/140/

 Inclusive Educational Studies

http://nebula.wsimg.com/f324497e11320de1706649603d4ef512?AccessKeyId=5E5AEC7A5879B66DDC4A&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

The Educational Challenges Inclusion Study

http://sbdsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/The-Educational-Challenges-Inclusion-Study.pdf

The Indiana Inclusion Study

http://mn.gov/mnddc/parallels2/pdf/00s/00/00-IIS-INS.pdf

What Are the Outcomes for Nondisabled Students?

http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/dec94/vol52/num04/What-Are-the-Outcomes-for-Nondisabled-Students¢.aspx

The Evaluation of Inclusive Education Programs

http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED385042.pdf

Use of instructional time in classrooms serving students with and without severe disabilities.

http://www.freepatentsonline.com/article/Exceptional-Children/15974996.html

Synthesis of Research / The Effects of Inclusion on Learning

http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/dec94/vol52/num04/Synthesis-of-Research-~-The-Effects-of-Inclusion-on-Learning.aspx

Honoring and Including Students with Communication Differences

http://www.paulakluth.com/readings/inclusive-schooling/honoring-and-including-students-with-communication-differences/

Special Education is Not a Place

http://www.paulakluth.com/readings/inclusive-schooling/special-education-is-not-a-place/

Inclusive education for individuals with Down syndrome

http://www.down-syndrome.org/practice/370/

Children with Disabilities Benefit from Classroom Inclusion

https://news.osu.edu/news/2014/07/28/children-with-disabilities-benefit-from-classroom-inclusion/

 

9. TED Talks

The power of inclusive education

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIPsPRaZP6M&sns=fb

Reimagining Disability & Inclusive Education

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtRY_1mZWWg&sns=fb

Disabling segregation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izkN5vLbnw8&feature=youtu.be

Isn't it a pity? The real problem with special needs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJ7QaCFbizo&feature=youtu.be

 

10. Advocates/Search Services

http://advocatesforspecialeducation.com/find_georgia.html

http://www.copaa.org

http://www.debbiedobbs.com/

http://uniteourvoices.com/

 

11. Educational Resources

Adaptive Learning Center

A Parent’s Guide to Special Education

Down syndrome Education International

Down syndrome Education USA

Inclusion — University of Northern Iowa

The Inclusive Classroom Debate

The Georgia Association of Private Schools for Exceptional Children

The Georgia Learning Resource Center

Wrightslaw