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)
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.

Prevention Research & the IDEA Discipline Provisions: A Guide for School Administrators
ADHD Booklet

National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems (NCCRESt)
Exemplar-Proactive Culturally Responsive Discipline

National Center for Education Statistics

Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2009

Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

National Mental Health Information Center
Children and Families - Publications Section
Promotion of Mental Health and Prevention of Mental and Behavioral Disorders 2005 Series Volume 1
School Mental Health Services in the United States
A Family Guide to Keeping Youth Mentally Healthy and Drug Free

Center on Positive Behavior and Intervention Supports – Effective Schoolwide Interventions
School-Wide PBS
Positive Behavior Support for Family

Response to Intervention (RtI) & PBS
Positive Behavior Support and Community
Evaluation of Schoolwide PBS
Schoolwide PBS Evidence-base

PBIS Resource Links
This section includes a link to a PBIS video and links to many state projects.
Tips for Educators: IEPs as an Essential Element of Individual Support Within Schoolwide PBS
Considerations for Seclusion and Restraint Use in School‐wide Positive Behavior Supports
Bully Prevention Manual (Elementary Level)

Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children (TACSEI)
Policy Brief: Promoting Social, Emotional and Behavioral Outcomes of Young Children Served Under IDEA
Pyramid Model for Promoting the Social and Emotional Development of Infants and Young Children
Implementing Positive Behavior Supports within Local Systems
Positive Beginnings Training Modules
The Teaching Pyramid: Evidence-based Practices for Supporting Young Children’s Social Development and Addressing Challenging Behavior

The IRIS Center for Faculty Enhancement at Vanderbilt University
Module: Who's in charge? Components of a comprehensive behavior management plan
Module: You're in charge! Developing your own comprehensive behavior management plan

Module: Addressing Disruptive and Non-compliant Behaviors (Part 1): Understanding the Acting-out Cycle
Module: Addressing Disruptive and Non-compliant Behaviors (Part 2): Behavioral Interventions

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)
Behavior – Section home page
Fact sheets:
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD)
Emotional Disturbance
Applying Discipline Rules to Students with Disabilities

National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems (NCCRESt)
Mental Health in Urban Schools

School Mental Health Services in the United States
School Mental Health/Positive Behavioral Support: Collaborative State Initiatives
The Juvenile Justice System and Youths with Disabilities
Alternative Schools and Students with Disabilities: Current Status and Emerging Issue
Autism: Challenges Relating to Secondary Transition
Disability Categories: State Terminology, Definitions & Eligibility

National Center on Education, Disability, and Juvenile Justice (EDJJ)

Youth with Disabilities in the Juvenile Justice System
Special Education and the Juvenile Justice System
School Failure, Race, and Disability: Promoting Positive Outcomes, Decreasing Vulnerability for Involvement with the Juvenile Delinquency System

Beach Center on Disability

Positive Behavior Support Home

Center for School Mental Health (CSMH)

School Mental Health Issue Briefs Section

Center for School Mental Health Resources
Bullying Resource Packet
Empirically Supported Interventions in School Mental Health
The School Mental Health Connection – Associated web site
See listing of Resources on left side bar.

Center for Mental Health in Schools
A Center Quick Training Aid ....Assessment and Screening
Assessing to Address Barriers to Learning
Addressing Barriers to Learning: A Set of Surveys to Map What a School Has and What it Needs
Screening/Assessing Students: Indicators and Tools
Responding to Crisis at a School
Behavior Problems at School

Technical Assistance ALLIANCE for Parent Centers (the ALLIANCE)

Functional Behavioral Assessment and Positive Interventions (See Translations for Somali.)








IDEA Partnership Organizations IDEA Partnership Organizations

Council for Exceptional Children
Behavior Disorders/Emotional Disturbance

RTI for Emotional and Behavior Disorders Shows Promise
Bullying of Children with Exceptionalities: Tackling it in Your School and Your Classroom
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Education Commission of the States

Safety/Student Discipline/Special Education – Issue Site
Note: Please understand that documents dated earlier than 2004 may not be current.
Recent State Policies Related to School Safety and Special Education

Learning Disabilities Association of America

Evaluation: What Does it Mean for Your Child?
Social Adjustment Problems Associated with Learning Disabilities
Social Acceptance of Students with Learning Disabilities
Learning the Language of Relationships
Preventing Mental Health Problems: Tips For Parents Of Young Children

National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE)

Mental Health, Schools and Families Working Together For All Children and Youth: Toward A Shared Agenda

National Association of School Psychologists
Mental Health Resources for School Personnel
Responding to the Mental Health Needs of Students

Supporting Children’s Mental Health: Tips for Parents and Educators

Resources on Zero Tolerance
Zero Tolerance and Alternative Strategies: A Fact Sheet for Educators and Policymakers

Cybersmart! Cyberbullying Package, a NASP Partnership
Bullies and Victims
Bullying Prevention and Intervention
Study Indicates Importance of Social Support in Helping Children Cope With Bullying
Bipolar Disorder - Handout
Bipolar Disorder: Educational Implications for Secondary Students
Depression: Helping Students in the Classroom
Depression in Young Children - Handout

National Education Association
Classroom Management web section

Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights (PACER)

Bullying Prevention Web Site
Emotional and Behavioral Disorders and Children's Mental Health Issues – Section Site