Part B (ages 6 through 21)

Federal Sources Federal Sources

U.S. Department of Education
President's Commission on Excellence in Special Education (PCESE) – Final

Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)
Twenty-Sixth Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
General IDEA Guidance from OSEP
OSEP’s Legislation and Policy Guidance
OSEP Policy Correspondence

Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) IDEA 2004 Website:
Building the Legacy: IDEA 2004
This site is a "one-stop shop" for resources related to IDEA and its implementing regulations, released on August 3, 2006.
OSEP Web pages on:
Early Intervening Services (EIS)

Data Accountability Center (DAC)
Data Tables for OSEP State Reported Data
This information is provided for those interested in the numbers of students with disabilities and trends.  The information is collected by state according to the requirements of Section 618 of IDEA 2004.  No interpretation is provided.  The viewer should read the latest OSEP annual report to congress for the interpretation of the data:
Twenty-Sixth Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
Population & Enrollment Data
State-level Data Files

Disability Categories: State Terminology, Definitions & Eligibility
English Language Learners with Disabilities: Identification and Other State Policies and Issues
Foster Care and Children with Disabilities

Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
Early childhood – Web Section
Early intervention with families of young children with autism and problem behaviors

National Research Center on Learning Disabilities (NRCLD)
Specific Learning Disability (SLD)  Determination Resources
Learning Disabilities Resource Kit: Specific Learning Disabilities Determination Procedures and Responsiveness to Intervention

Technical Assistance ALLIANCE for Parent Centers (the ALLIANCE)
See Topical Links Section of website

National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAC)
Quick Links to Topics
Early Identification of Specific Populations – Web Section
Practices for Young Children with Special Needs and their Families
Publications List By Subject

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)
Categories of Disability under IDEA Law
Developmental milestones
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) Fact Sheet
Down Syndrome Fact Sheet
Learning Disabilities Fact Sheet
Mental Retardation Fact Sheet
Speech & Language Impairments Fact Sheet
Specific Disabilities

IDEA Partnership Organizations IDEA Partnership Organizations

Council for Exceptional Children
Exceptionality Area – Web Section on disabilities
Professional Practice Topics
Alternative Settings
Behavior Management
Cultural & Linguistic Diversity
Mental Health

Education Commission of the States
ECS Education Policy Issue Site: Special Education
Recent State Policies/Activities: Special Education Placement

National Association of School Psychologists
NASP Resources by Topic – Complete List of Topics
Response to Intervention

National Education Association
Special Populations Backgrounder
Autism Awareness
Research Spotlight on Response to Intervention
Response to Intervention: A Transformational Approach

Learning Disabilities Association of America
For Parents Home
For Teachers Home
Early Identification of Speech-Language Delays and Disorders

Federation of Families for Children’ Mental Health (FFCMH)
Children’s Mental Health Disorders
Children Mental Health Prevalence, Needs & Barriers
Children, Youth and Mental Illness
Children’s Mental Health as a Public Health Issue – What a Difference it Could Make

FFCMH Children Mental Health Fact Sheet
Juvenile Justice – What you need to know
Reversing the Trend: Children and Youth with Mental Health Challenges do not Belong in the Juvenile Justice System

The ARC of the United States
Autism & Autism Spectrum Disorder
Down Syndrome
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Intellectual Disabilities
Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS)/Abusive Head Trauma (AHT)