Resources

Connecticut Resources:

CT Assoc. for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities  www.cacld.org
CT Birth to 3 System   www.birth23.org
CT Coalition for Inclusive Education  www.includeme.org
CT Dept. of Developmental Services http://www.ct.gov/DDS
CT Down Syndrome Congress  www.ctdownsyndrome.org
CT Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities (P&A) www.state.ct.us/opapd
CT Parent Advocacy Center (CPAC)  www.cpacinc.org
CT State Department of Education   www.state.ct.us/sde
SERC (Special Education Resource Center)  www.ctserc.org
Smart Kids With Learning Disabilities  www.SmartKidswithLD.org
SPED*NET New Canaan  www.spednet.org

Connecticut Resources: Focus on Fairfield County:

Abilis (formerly Greenwich Arc)  www.abilis.us  
ARI  OF CONNECTICUT, INC.  www.arict.org.
CACLD   www.cacld.org  
Child's Play Clinic  http://childsplay.home.att.net.  
CT Dept. of Developmental Services http://www.ct.gov/DDS
Disability Resource Center of Fairfield County, Inc.  (DRC)  www.drcfc.org
Fairfield County Autism Society  contact Kim at scott.newgass@yale.edu.
Fairfield SEPTA Contact Wendy Anderson-Brachfeld wendya@excite.com
Greenwich Challenger Little League Baseball.  contact Pat Ferris (203) 531-7198.
Kennedy Community Services  www.thekennedycenterinc.org  
PDD/Asperger Syndrome Support group  www.pddaspergersupportCT.org.
SPED*NET Special Education Network of New Canaan, Ltd. www.spednet.org.
SPED*NET Special Education Network of Wilton, Ltd.  www.spednetwilton.org
Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities  www.SmartKidswithLD.org
STEPS of Darien  YWCASTEPSDarien@aol.com.
St. Vincent's Special Needs Service/First Connections Family Center  www.stvincentsspecialneeds.org
STAR - Lighting the Way, Inc.,   www.starinc-lightingtheway.org
WeCAHR  www.wecahr.org  
Westport SEPTA  myschoolonline.com/ct/westport_septa.

Education Law Sites:

Council of  Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPPA) http://www.copaa.org
Education Law Association - http://www.educationlaw.org/
Harbor House Law Press - http://www.harborhouselaw.com/
Wrightslaw.com - http://www.wrightslaw.com

Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA):

FERPA Information Family Policy Compliance Office - http://www.ed.gov/offices/OM/fpco/

Government Resources:

ADA Homepage  www.ada.gov
ERIC (Educational Clearinghouse on Disabilities and   gifted Education www.eric.ed.gov
Council for Exceptional Children  www.ideapractices.org 
No Child Left Behind www.nochildleftbehind.gov
Check www.ourchildrenleftbehind.com for the FULL story on NCLB!
US Dept of Education Office of Special Education Programs www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers   
Inclusion Resources:
Axis Disability Rights   www.normemma.com
Disability is Natural  www.disabilityisnatural.com  Read  the article on People First Language and share it with everyone you know – especially those who write reports on your child!
Family Village   www.familyvillage.wisc.edu
Families and Advocates Partnership for Education (FAPE)    http://www.fape.org
Inclusion Press Homepage   www.inclusion.com
Kids Together www.kidstogether.org
LD Online  www.ldonline.org
NICHCY (National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities)  www.nichcy.org
Nth Degree www.thenthdegree.com Check out the full line of posters, teeshirts, totes, etc.
PACER Center: www.pacer.org
TASH  www.tash.org
The Center on Human Policy  http://soeweb.syr.edu/thechp  Check out their posters & tee-shirts
Universal Design for Learning: CAST  www.cast.org/udl
Very Special Arts    www.vsarts.org   Check out their Express Diversity program!
Windows to the Universe www.windows.ucar.edu/about_windows.html  science resources for diverse learners
Wrights Law  www.wrightslaw.com
Legal and Legislative Research:
Legal Information Institute, Cornell Law School http://www.law.cornell.edu/
Thomas - Legislative Information on the Internet  http://thomas.loc.gov/
FirstGov - the U.S. government's official web portal   http://www.firstgov.gov
The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law   http://bazelon.org

Legal Search Engines:

About.com - Law, Crime and Punishment    http://law.about.com
American Law Sources On-Line (ALSO)  http://www.lawsource.com/also
Council on Law in Higher Education   http://www.clhe.org
DisabilityGov    http://www.disabilityinfo.gov
First Gov    http://www.firstgov.gov
Hieros Gamos    http://www.hg.org/index.html
Internet Legal Resource Guide    http://www.ilrg.com
Law.com - legal news   http://www.law.com
MoreLaw - litigation digest and directory   http://www.morelaw.com/
Virtual Law Library   http://www.law.indiana.edu/v-lib
Westlaw.com (subscription neccessary!)   http://www.westlaw.com
West Legal Directory   http://lawyers.findlaw.com