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.

Data Accountability Center (DAC) - Home Page
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

Combating Autism Act of 2006
PUBLIC LAW 109–416—DEC. 19, 2006 120 STAT. 2821

Department of Health and Human Services: MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH BUREAU
Knowledge Path: Autism Spectrum Disorders
The MCH Library has developed a new knowledge path that includes resources on autism spectrum disorders (ASD) identification and intervention, biomedical research into the causes of autism, challenges associated with the disorder, and its impact on family life.

  • Spinal Cord Injury Information Network

National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center
Model Spinal Cord Injury System
Spinal Cord Injury Facts and Figures at a Glance. Information Sheet

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)
Categories of Disability under IDEA Law
Specific Disabilities
Cerebral Palsy Fact Sheet
Deafness/Hearing Loss Fact Sheet
Epilepsy Fact Sheet
Resources on Autism and PDD
Spina Bifida Fact Sheet
Traumatic Brain Injury Fact Sheet
Visual Impairments Fact Sheet

National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAC)
Quick Links to Topics
Early Identification of Specific Populations – Web Section
Publications List By Subject
Developmental milestones
Use of "Developmental Delay" by States and LEAs-- Topic Brief
Assistive Technology
Developmental delay
Substance-exposed infants
Web Section: Practices for Young Children with Special Needs and their Families

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

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

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

The National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness
Assistive Technology (see Technology)
Causes of Deaf-Blindness

IDEA Partnership Organizations IDEA Partnership Organizations

Autism Society of America
About Autism
What are Autism Spectrum Disorders?
What Causes Autism
Helpful Resources
Autism 101 (online course)

Council for Exceptional Children

The following are section pages with articles.
Autism/Asperger's Syndrome
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Blindness/Visual Impairments
Communicative Disorders
Developmental Disabilities
Other Health Impaired
Physical Disabilities
Traumatic Brain Injury

National Association of School Psychologists
Asperger Syndrome
Bipolar Disorder
Tourette Syndrome
Traumatic Brain Injury

National Education Association
The Puzzle of Autism
Going Mainstream

Easter Seals
Disability Myths and Facts
Disability Etiquette
Understanding Disability
Helpful Hints on Meeting Friends with Disabilities

National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE)
Deaf-Blind Child Counts: Issues and Challenges
Deaf and Hard of Hearing: State Infrastructures and Programs
Deaf-Blind Child Counts: Issues and Challenges
Autism: Challenges Relating to Secondary Transition
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Several State Initiatives
Medically Fragile: State Policies and Procedures

When Everyone is Included 2008 Edition
Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities
Behavior Support : Critical Articles on Improving Practice for Individuals with Severe Disabilities

United Cerebral Palsy Association
One-Stop Resource Guide