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Education


A New Era: Revitalizing Special Education for Children and their Families
by President's Commission on Excellence in Special Education

Achievement Matters: Getting Your Child the Best Education Possible
by Hugh B. Price

Appointment Book: Principal's Project
by Ron Korenich and Christine Salisbury

Believe in My Child with Special Needs! Helping Children Achieve Their Potential in School
by Mary A. Falvey

Design and Deliver - Planning and Teaching Using Universal Design for Learning
by Loui Lord Nelson

Effective Inclusive Schools - Designing Successful SchoolWide Programs
by Thomas Hehir and Lauren Katzman

Executive Function in the Classroom - Practical Strategies for Improving Performance and Enhancing Skills for All Students
by Christopher Kaufman

First Steps to Preschool Inclusion - How to Jumpstart Your Programwide Plan
by Sarika S. Gupta

From Text Maps to Memory Caps - 100 More Ways to Differentiate Instruction in k-12 Inclusive Classrooms
by Paula Kluth and Sheila Danaher

From Tutor Scripts to Talking Sticks - 100 Ways to Differentiate Instruction in K-12 Inclusive Classrooms
by Paula Kluth & Sheila Danaher

From Emotions to Advocacy: The Special Education Survival Guide
by Pamela Wright & Peter Wright

From Special to Regular, From Ordinary to Extraordinary
University of New Hampshire

How to Co-Teach - A Guide for General and Special Educators
by Elizabeth A. Potts

How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms 2nd Edition
by Carol Ann Tomlinson

Including Students - with severe and Multiple Disabilities in Typical Classrooms. (3rd edition)
by June E. Downing

Individual Education Plans: Involved Effective Parents
by Alison B. Seyler & Barbara E. Buswell

Inventing Better Schools: An Action Plan for Educational Reform
by Phillip C. Schlechty

Leadership Strategies for Successful SchoolWide Inclusion
by Dennis D. Munk & Thomas L. Dempsy

Learning Standards for Early Education (2009)
Office of Child Development and Early Learning

Learning Standards for Early Education - Infants/Toddles - 2009 Revised with inserts
Office of Child Development and Early Learning

Learning Standards for Early Education - Kindergarten - 2009 Revised with inserts
Office of Child Development and Early Learning

Learning Standards for Early Education - Pre-Kindergarten - 2009 Revised with inserts
Office of Child Development and Early Learning

Making Preschool Inclusion work -Strategies for Supporting Children, Teachers & Programs
by Anne Marie Richardson-Gibbs & M. Diane Klein

Modifying Schoolwork (Third Edition)
by Rachel Janney & Martha E. Snell

Negotiating the Special Education Maze, 4th Edition - A Guide for Parents & Teachers
by Winifred Anderson, Stephen Chitwood, Deidre Hayden & Cherie Takemoto

No Child Left Behind: A Parents Guide
U.S. Department of Education

Opening Doors: Connecting Students to Curriculum, Classmates, and Learning 2nd Edition
by Barbara E. Buswell, C. Beth Schaffner & Alison B. Seyler

Preparacion Para La Educacion Postsecundaria Para Los Estudiantes Con Discapacidades: Conozca Sus Derechos Y Responsabilidades
U.S. Department of Education

Quick-Guides to Inclusion - Ideas for Educating Students with Disabilities - Second Edition
by Michael F. Giangreco & Mary Beth Doyle

Read and Rise: Preparing Our Children for a Lifetime of Success
National Urban League

Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools
by Johathan Kozol

Special Education: A Parent's Guide for Children's Success
by Michael T. Bailey

Special Education Mediation: A Guide for Parents
U.S. Office of Special Education Programs

Strategic Co-Teaching in Your School - Using the Co-Design Model
by Richael Barger-Anderson & Robert S. Isherwood & Joseph Merhaut

Teaching Assessing IDEA NCLB (DVD)
U.S. Department of Education

Teaching Communication Skills - to Students with Severe Disabilities (Third Edition)
by June E. Downing & Amy Hareddy & Kathryn D. Peckham-Hardin

Teaching Everyone - An Introduction to Inclusive Education
by Whitney H. Rapp & Katrina L. Arndt

The Beyond Access Model - Prompting Membership, Participation and Learning for Students with Disabilities in the General Education Classroom
by Cheryl M. Jorgensen & Michael McSheenan & Rae M. Shonnenmeier

The IEP Process: A Family & School Collaboration: A Parent to Parent Information Module
The Family-Centered Preschool Project - University of Pittsburgh

The Inclusion Facilitator's Guide
by Cheryl M. Jorgensen & Mary C. Schuh & Jan Nisbet

The Occupational Therapist's Handbook for Inclusive School Practices
by Julie Causton & Chelsea P. Tracy-Bronson

The Paraprofessional's Handbook for Effective Support In Inclusive Classrooms
by Julie Causton-Theoharis

The Principal's Handbook for Leading Inclusive Schools
by Julie Causton-Theoharis & George Theoharis

The Public School's Special Education System as an Assistive Technology Funding Source: The Cutting Edge 2nd Edition
by Ronald M. Hager & Diane Smith

The Speech-Language Pathologist's Handbook for Inclusive School Practicies
by Julie Causton & Chelsea P. Tracy-Bronson

Twenty-Five Years of Educating Children with Disabilities: The Good News and The Work Ahead
American Youth Policy Forum and Center on Education Policy 2002

Wrightslaw: Special Education Law
Peter W.D. Wright & Pamela Darr Wright

Wrightslaw: Special Education Law 2nd Edition
Peter W.D. Wright & Pamela Darr Wright

Writing Measurable IEP Goals and Objectives
by Barbara D. Bateman and Cynthia M. Herr

You're Going to Love This Kid! - Teaching Students with Autism in the Inclusive Classroom- Second Edition
by Paula Kluth


Cartoons on Special Education and Inclusion

Ants in His Pants: Absurdities and Realities of Special Education
Cartoons by Michael F. Giangreco, Illustrations by Kevin Ruelle

Absurdities and Realities of Special Education: The Best of Ants…, Flying…, and Logs
Cartoons by Michael F. Giangreco, Illustrations by Kevin Ruelle

Absurdities and Realities of Special Education: The Complete Digital Set Cartoons
by Michael F. Giangreco, Illustrations by Kevin Ruelle

Flying by the Seat of Your Pants: More Absurdities and Realities of Special Education (Cartoons)
by Michael F. Giangreco, Illustrations by Kevin Ruelle

Teaching Old Logs New Tricks: More Absurdities and Realities of Education
cartoons by Michael F. Giangreco, Illustrations by Kevin Ruelle