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The National Center on Education, Disability and Juvenile Justice - The center examines the overrepresentation of youth with disabilities who are at risk for contact with the courts or already involved in the juvenile delinquency system. It provides professional development and technical assistance, conducts research and disseminates resources in three areas of national significance: prevention of school failure and delinquency, education and special education for detained and committed youth, and transition services for youth returning to schools and communities. EDJJ is a collaborative project involving partners from the University of Maryland, Arizona State University, the American Institutes for Research in Washington, DC and the PACER parent advocacy center in Minneapolis....

Council for Exceptional Children - The Council for Exceptional Children is composed of professionals supporting education for gifted students and those with disabilities, advocating for improved educational outcomes for both groups. This site contains publications, information about upcoming special education events and conferences, online discussion forums in addition to a page on IDEA Law and Resources and an Information Center on Disabilities and Gifted Education. ...

National Mental Health and Education Center - This National Association of School Psychologists Web site contains resources for teachers, principals and parents, including free publications, information about model programs, fact sheets and information pertaining specifically to IDEA and positive discipline strategies. ...

Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) - This U.S. Department of Education site is dedicated to improving educational results for children and youth with disabilities through age 21. The site includes a history of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), research, publications and information about model programs and federal grants in addition to links to the text of IDEA and resources for parents, such as parent training and information centers. ...


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