Especially if you're new to the world of special education, its related acronyms, terms, resources, and laws can feel intimidating. Below are some resources you may find helpful as you navigate through this journey.
A Glossary of Special Education Terms
Contains some of the most commonly used terms you'll hear during your special education journey. Click here.
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Website
Includes full text of the law, updates, and related resources. https://sites.ed.gov/idea/
Wrightslaw Special Education and Advocacy
Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for reliable information about special education law and advocacy for children with disabilities. https://www.wrightslaw.com/
Autism Speaks First 100 Days Kit
This kit helps families of children ages four and under make the best possible use of the 100 days following an autism diagnosis. https://www.autismspeaks.org/tool-kit/100-day-kit-young-children
Council of Parent and Attorney Advocates (COPAA)
A helpful resource to empower students with disabilities and their families to advocate for their legal and civil rights.
The ARC of Connecticut
A local organization dedicated to supporting the advocacy of individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. https://thearcct.org