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Alabama Association for Gifted Children   The Alabama Association for Gifted Children (AAGC)


Alabama Federation of the Council for Exceptional Children (AFCEC)   This web site link is to the October 2002 issue of the Online Journal of the Alabama Federation of the Council for Exceptional Children. This issue is devoted to transition topics and happenings in Alabama.


Alabama Head Injury Foundation  


Alabama Head Injury Foundation   The Alabama Head Injury Foundation (AHIF) was founded by professionals and families in 1983 to increase public awareness of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and to stimulate the development of supportive services. Today, AHIF is among the largest state brain injury associations in the nation with model programs and statewide services.


Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind   Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind


Alabama Parent Education Center  


ALEX   Sample AOD lesson plans on ALEX The Alabama Learning Exchange (ALEX) is Alabama's new education web site that provides sample lesson plans and instructional resources correlated to the Alabama Courses of Study, including the Alabama Occupational Diploma (AOD). ALEX helps teachers and administrators find what they need quickly and easily. Click on this link or go to: www.alex.state.al.us


American Foundation for the Blind   AFB CareerConnect™ is a free resource for people who are blind or visually impaired to learn about the range and diversity of the jobs that are performed throughout the United States and Canada by adults who are blind or visually impaired.


Autism Alabama   Autism Alabama is an initiative to provide on-line training resources on autism and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Contact Special Education Services, speced@alsde.edu


CADRE   CADRE is funded by OSEP to provide technical assistance about dispute resolution, including mediation.


Captioned Media Program's Website   Many Special Education teachers and school librarians in Alabama may not be aware of the Captioned Media Program offered by the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the National Association of the Deaf. In Alabama, it's coordinated by the Alabama School for the Deaf Library and is available to people with hearing impairments or organizations that provide services to them.


College Opportunities On Line   College Opportunities On Line (This website was developed as a mandate included in the Higher Education Amendments of 1998 and was built and will be maintained by the Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics.)


Creating Family-Friendly Schools   Creating Family-Friendly Schools


Discipline Models   A Discipline Model for handling over one hundred different misbehaviors at school and home.


Federal Regulations   IDEA 2004--Part B Final Regulations The U.S. Department of Education has announced the final Part B regulations to implement the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA). The regulations and other IDEA 2004 resources are available on the US Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) website. Please note that these regulations take effect on October 13, 2006. The IDEA ’97 regulations remain in effect through October 12, 2006.


Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (OSEP)   Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (OSEP)


FERPA Regulations   The complete current copy of the FERPA regulations are available, including the newest additions. Click on: “FPCO’s unofficial version, current as of January 2009.


LD On-line   LD On-line


National American Council of the Blind (ACB) Office   National American Council of the Blind (ACB) Office


National Federation of the Blind (NFB)   National Federation of the Blind (NFB)


Office of Disability Employment Policy at the Department of Labor   Office of Disability Employment Policy at the Department of Labor. is your online connection to a broad range of disability-related information and resources. The Web site contains links to resources of interest to people with disabilities, educators, administrators, service providers and family members.


Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)   Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)


Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights (PACER)   Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights (PACER)


Questions and Answers On Serving Children With Disabilities Placed by Their Parents at Private Schools   Use this link b to access subject document.


Southeast Regional Resource Center (SERRC)   Southeast Regional Resource Center (SERRC) One of six regional resource centers funded by the federal government to provide technical assistance to state and local agencies, and their partners. SERRC provides services to Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Texas and Virgin Islands


Special Education Connection   The ALSDE has provided each district with access to Special Ed Connection. Usernames and Passwords have been provided to your districts.


Special Education Guide   SpecialEducationGuide.com is a resource for parents and teacher of children with disabilities.


Special Education on ALEX  


STAR is Alabama’s State Assistive Technology Act Program   STAR is Alabama’s State Assistive Technology Act Program funded under the Assistive Technology Act of 1998 as amended in 2004.
STAR works to increase access to and awareness of Assistive Technology to individuals with disabilities of all ages through comprehensive statewide programs of technology-related assistance. The programs include activities such as short term device loan, device demonstration, device reutilization, alternative finance programs, and training and technical assistance. STAR is a program of the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services. Visit the STAR website or call toll free at 1-800-STAR-656.
Donna K. Bowden, M.S. Rehabilitation Specialist II Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator STAR Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services 2125 E.S. Boulevard Montgomery, AL 36111 334-613-3492 1-800-STAR-656 Fax: 334-613-3485


Steps to Success   This document provides information on specific communication skills that can help in developing and maintaining a strong partnership with your child’s school.


The Auburn Transition Leadership Institute Newsletter  


The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)   The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)


The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)   The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)


The National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY)   The National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY)


The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented   The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented


Training in Transition “TNT” Module I   Training in Transition “TNT” Module I The series of Trainings in Transition, or “TNT”, Module I “Transition Process and the IEP,” which was provided in on-site training last year (2007-08) by the Alabama State Department of Education and The Auburn Transition Leadership Institute is now available as an on-line course. To register for Module I, “Transition Process and the IEP,” go to the following URL, https://fp.auburn.edu/institute/TNT, and follow the directions.


Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)   Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services (ADRS) is the lead state agency for services for people with traumatic brain injury. This link is information about TBI and TBI services offered by the ADRS.