Resources for Parents

Resources for Teachers

Special Needs Roundtable

Helpful Links

 

Helpful Links

Let's Play! Projects from the University at Buffalo Center for Assistive Technology helps young children with disabitilies to play through the use of assistive technology.  http://letsplay.buffalo.edu/index.html

Lekotek Centers provide children with disabilities access to the benefits of play experiences and provides a toy lending library for families. Also provides training and education to parents and professionals. Go to http://www.lekotek.org/ to find the Lekotek Center near your home.

http://www.ableplay.org/ is a website developed by Lekotek which provides independent ratings and reviews of toys for children with special needs. Families can search the AblePlay database to find toys that are suitable for various disability categories. Toy reviews include complete toy descriptions, unique play ideas for each disability as well as developmental processes promoted by each toy.

http://www.autismspeaks.org/ Autism Speaks is “the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.” Website contains information about autism, signs, symptoms, treatment, rights, video glossary and extensive resources.

www.gigisplayhouse.com is an organization whose mission is to increase positive awareness of Down syndrome through national campaigns, educational programs, and by empowering individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community.

http://www.wrightslaw.com/ Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.

http://www.apraxia-kids.org/ Apraxia Kids is an organization whose mission is to strengthen the support systems in the lives of children with apraxia, so that each child has their best opportunity to develop speech. This website includes an informational library, fundraising events, and support services for children with apraxia of speech, their families and professionals who work with these children.

http://www.SpecialEducationGuide.com provides helpful information on the challenges parents and teachers of children with special needs face - challenges such as establishing a parent-teacher partnership, collaborating on an IEP, and more.