Preschool Articles - Child with Special Needs



CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Animated Sign Language Dictionary

Attention Deficit Disorder in Children - an article from MedicineNet.com

Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents - list of resources

Child & Family Canada - Special Needs Resources

Child Care Plus - Univ. of Montana: provides training, technical assistance and resources for successful inclusion of young children with disabilities in early childhood programs.

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CH.A.D.D.)

Children with Disabilities - wide variety of resources; developed by the US Dept. of Justice

Circle of Inclusion - offers demonstrations of and information about the effective practices of inclusive educational programs for children from birth through age eight. Spanish website also available.

Council for Exceptional Children: Division of Early Childhood

FACT SHEETS on a variety of disabilities and disorders; from NICHCY (also available in Spanish)

Future of Children - Special Education for Students with Disabilities

Institute for Community Inclusion - Univ. of Mass.-Boston & Children's Hospital Boston; wide variety of resources and information regarding children and adults

Journal of Early Intervention - journal of the Council for Exceptional Children, available online

LD online - an interactive guide to learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and children

Let's Play
Assistive technology solutions for families with young children with disabilities.

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation - Distributes a catalog of public health education materials, including publications, posters, buttons, exhibits, educational kits, and audiovisuals. Materials on adolescent pregnancy, prenatal care, and substance abuse are available in Spanish as well as English.

National Association for Gifted Children

National Attention Deficit Disorder Association

National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) - site also available in Spanish

National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System (NEC*TAS) - Assists states and other designated governing jurisdictions as they develop multidisciplinary, coordinated, culturally sensitive, and comprehensive services for children with special needs, birth through age 8 years, and their families.

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY) - includes information in Spanish

National Parent Network on Disabilities

SchwabLearning.org - "A parents' guide to helping kids with learning differences"; also available in Spanish

UNESCO - Special Needs Education - a branch of the United Nations addressing the special needs education of children around the world

Univ. of Virginia Office of Special Education Information on disabilities by category

Young Exceptional Children - journal of the Council for Exceptional Children - Division of Early Childhood, available online

An exhaustive list of national clearinghouses and national organizations for various disabilities and disorders compiled by NICHCY

DIVERSITY
Afro Americ@ Kid Zone - Games, Myths and Fables, Brain Teasers, and Discover Africa

Clearinghouse for Multicultural/Bilingual Education

Early Childhood Research Institute on Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) - materials and practices developed for children and families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (site also available in Spanish)

Intercultural Development Research Association - addresses equity in education through research, professional development, programs & materials, and policy.

Migrant Head Start Quality Improvement Centers

National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME)

National Center for Homeless Education

Office of Migrant Education

Tribal Child Care Technical Assistance Center (TriTAC)