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Useful Websites:

CDE's Office of Special Education Page
This site/office is a resource to teachers, administrators, and parents of students with exceptional educational needs due to disability, or learners who are culturally and/or linguistically diverse or have some other special need.

Parents Encouraging Parents (PEP) Conferences 
Family-centered conferences designed to offer support, information, and education to parents and professionals. PEP promotes the partnerships that are essential in supporting and including children with disabilities and their families in all aspects of the school and community. The link above will take you to a page where you can download the application.


Colorado Special Education Advisory Committee (CSEAC) 
A federal and state law mandated committee that includes parent of, and individuals with disabilities, educational service providers, administrators, and representatives from a variety of related agencies.


Council for Exceptional Children: CEC

Professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted.

National Center for Learning Disabilities
National organization concerned about issues related to students with learning disabilities.

Council for Learning Disabilities
International organization concerned about issues related to students with learning disabilities.

Parent to Parent of Colorado
An organization that connects families of children with disabilities or special health care needs in communities across Colorado. Look at the two brochures under "Where do I Start?" in English and Spanish with a lot of information and phone numbers that Parent to Parent has put together for parents.

Family Leadership Training Institute (FLTI)
Prepares families to become leading advocates for children. The FLTI teaches families, who wish to imporve the lifelong health, safety and learning of children, how to become practiced change agents for the next generation.


Rural Assistance Center (RAC)
Health and human services information for rural America.

Special Education Guide
Parents and educators know that children with special needs have gifts and talents—it’s just a matter of unleashing their full potential, and making sure that their parents and teachers have the right information,tools and support to help them. That’s where Special Education Guide comes in. We are your go-to resource for mastering the terminology,procedures and best practices in special education.

Special Education Resources 
A list of websites put together by VoiceNation.


One Place for Special Needs 
Helps you find more and do more in the disability community. It's the perfect place for the newly diagnosed family as well as seasoned special needs parents and individuals. 


Yampa Valley Autism Program
Yampa Valley Autism Program provides resources and direct services to individuals and families living with autism or other disorders to cultivate their abilities and maximize quality of life.

Intervention Central
This website offers free tools and resources to help school staff and parents to promote positive classroom behaviors and foster effective learning for all children and youth.

Kids Health 
This website provides an overview on stuttering. The article includes causes, signs, and information about the school years,when to seek help, and what parents can do.

Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR)
Part of the mission of the FCRR is to disseminate information about research-based practices related to literacy instruction and assessment for children in pre-school through 12th grade. This website has information for teachers, coaches, administrators, parents and researchers.

Oregon Reading First
This website provides general information on the Oregon Reading First initiative as well as specific supports to schools participating in the project. It has valuable information for teachers who want examples of best practices in reading instruction.

Stuttering Foundation
This website provides free online resources, services and support to those who stutter and their families, as well as support for research into the causes of stuttering.

Reading Rockets
Reading Rockets is a national multimedia project offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.

Speaking of Speech
An interactive forum for speech/language pathologists and teachers to improve communication skills in our schools by:exchanging ideas, techniques, materials and lessons that work; finding out about materials before you buy; seeking and giving advice on therapy and case load management issues; and exploring a myriad of helpful resource links.



CDE Resources:

CDE: ESLU Colorado Department of Education: Exceptional Student Leadership Unit

Parent and Child rights in Special Education: Procedural Safeguards Notice

Derechos de los Padres y sus Hijos en la Educacion Especial:Aviso de Garantias de Procedimiento

CDE's Parent Brochure on Forming a Local Special Education Advisory Committee

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