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)

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

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)

Related services – web section within All About the IEP

Part B of IDEA: Services for School-Aged Children: Subpart A: General Provisions: scroll down under Definitions and click on § 300.34   Related services.

Supports, Modifications, and Accommodations for Students

Intellectual Disability (formerly Mental Retardation)

Educate Children (3 to 22)

The 10 Basic Steps in Special Education


Learning Disabilities (LD)

Deafness and Hearing Loss

Emotional Disturbance – scroll down to discussion on related services

Cerebral Palsy

National Center for Special Education Personnel and Related Service Providers - The Personnel Center

Who are Special Educators, Early Intervention and Related Service Providers?

How to Become a Special Educator, Early Intervention or Related Service ProviderLearn about careers in special education, early intervention and related services that is right for you…

Personnel Preparation Programs database - new with revised format and updated information



Government Accountability Office (GAO)

Military Personnel: Medical, Family Support, and Educational Services Are Available for Exceptional Family Members

GAO-07-317R, March 16, 2007   Summary

Federal Autism Activities: Funding for Research Has Increased, but Agencies Need to Resolve Surveillance Challenges

GAO-06-700, July 19, 2006       Highlights Page




Deaf and Hard of Hearing: State Infrastructures and Programs

Disability Categories: State Terminology, Definitions & Eligibility

Medically Fragile: State Policies and Procedures


Technical Assistance ALLIANCE for Parent Centers (the ALLIANCE)

How to Get Services by Being ASSERTIVE

Special education and Medicaid KnowledgeBASE


The National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness

The NTAC Outcomes and Performance Indicators: A System for Documenting Outcomes for Children and Youth with Deaf-Blindness, their Families, and the Service Providers and Systems that Serve Them

Design Process


IDEA Partnership Organizations IDEA Partnership Organizations

American Occupational Therapy Association
What the "New" IDEA Means for OT
Fact Sheet: Occupational Therapy Services for Individuals with Visual Impairment

American Society for Deaf Children
IDEA and Deaf Children
Decision-Making for Parents

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Legislating Coverage: Autism Related Services
Q&A on Qualified Provider Provisions for Related Services Personnel in IDEA
Related Services Research for Students With Low-Incidence Disabilities: Implications for Speech-Language Pathologists in Inclusive Classrooms
Appropriate School Facilities for Students with Speech-Language-Hearing Disorders
Guidelines for Audiology Service Provision in and for Schools

Autism Society of America
Autism Society of America: Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
2008 State Autism Profiles

Council for Exceptional Children
Step by Step: Related Services
Supplemental and Related Services

Easter Seals
Consultation Services Portfolio Assessment Consultation: All Consultation Services

Education Commission of the States
ECS Education Policy Issue Site: Special Education
ECS StateNotes

Learning Disabilities Association of America
Eligibility: Determining Whether a Child is Eligible for Special Education Services
The Individualized Education Program (IEP)

National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments
Equals in Partnership: Basic Rights for Families of Children with Blindness
or Visual Impairment

Children with Visual Impairments: A Parent's Guide
Mainstreaming the Visually Impaired Child: Blind and Partially Sighted Students in the Regular Classroom

National Association of School Psychologists
Ensuring High Quality, Comprehensive Pupil Services
School Psychologists: Partners in Healthcare
Response to Intervention (RTI): A Primer for Parents

United Cerebral Palsy Association
Assistive Technology Services for Students: What Are These?
Frequently Asked Questions on Assistive Technology Funding
Assistive Technology 101
Therapeutic Recreation Services