External Resources

Resources

SOURCES OF EDUCATION LAW

New OSEP Guidance on COVID-19

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Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

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National Disability Rights Network

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Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regulations

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Federal Section 504 Implementing Regulations for elementary, secondary and college (34 CFR 104.31-47)

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IDEA Final Regulations

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IDEA Legislation - Parts A-C

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OCR Section 504 Complaint Form

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CPS 2020-21 School Reopening Final Framework

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CPS 2020-21 Online Reopening Guide

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CPS Remote Learning Frequently Asked Questions, August 25, 2020

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CPS Guidelines for Maintaining Appropriate Boundaries Between Staff and Students 2020-21

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Illinois School Code - Special Education Statute 105 ILGA 5/14

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Illinois State Special Education Regulations (226 Ill. Adm. Code 226.)

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ISBE Fall 2020 Remote Learning Recommendations 7/23/20

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Illinois Department of Public Health K-12 Interim Exclusion Guidance

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ISBE Illinois Transition Guidance: Starting the 2020-21 School Year, August 17, 2020

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ISBE Special Education FAQ August 14, 2020

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ISBE State Special Education Complaint Form

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ISBE Public Inquiry Final Report (concerning CPS) April 18, 2018

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ISBE Due Process Hearing Appropriate Standard Practices Manual for Hearing Officers

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ISBE Special Education Due Process Form

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Illinois Gifted/Accelerated Education Act

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Resources

ILLINOIS-SPECIFIC RESOURCES

The ARC of Illinois

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Autism Society

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Chicago Children’s Theatre Sensory-Friendly Programs

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Dyslexia Action Network of Naperville

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Easter Seals of Chicago

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Family Resource Center on Disabilities

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Guardianship and Advocacy Commission

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IL Council on Developmental Disabilities

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Illinois Statewide Technical Assistance Collaborative (ISTAC)

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ISBE (Illinois State Board of Education)

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LDA of Illinois

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NAMI – Chicago

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Raise Your Hand

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Starnet

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TAP (The Autism Program) of Illinois

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Resources

NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

The Alliance Project

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Association of Educational Therapists

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Child Development Institute

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Council for Exceptional Children

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COPAA (Council of Parents Attorneys and Advocates):

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Get Ready to Read

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NASDSE (National Association of State Directors of Special Education):

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NICHCY

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PACER (Parent Advocacy Center for Educational Rights):

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Parents Helping Parent

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Sibling Support Project

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Stop Bullying Parent Guide

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TASH (The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps)

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Tourette Syndrome Association

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U.S. Department of Education

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Family Center on Technology and Disability (FCTD)


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Office of Special Education Programs’ (OSEP) IDEA

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What Works Clearinghouse

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Resources

DISABILITY SPECIFIC ORGANIZATIONS

ADHD

CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)

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ADDA (Attention Deficit Disorder Association)

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Resources

AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER/PERVASIVE DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDER

The Autism Society

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The Autism National Committee (AUTCOM)

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Autism Speaks

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National Association of the Deaf (NAD)

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Resources

BRAIN/SPINAL CORD INJURY

Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA)

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The National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA)

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Epilepsy Foundation

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Epilepsy Foundation of America

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United Cerebral Palsy Organization

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Resources

COMMUNICATION DISABILITIES

American Speech-Language Hearing Assoc. (ASHA)

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The National Institute On Deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

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American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC)

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National Association of the Deaf (NAD)

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Resources

EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIORAL DISORDERS

National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health

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American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness

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Resources

INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

The ARC

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Angelman Syndrome Foundation

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GiGi’s Playhouse

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National Down Syndrome Society

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National Down Syndrome Congress

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National Association for Down Syndrome

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Resources

LEARNING DISABILITIES

The Council for Learning Disabilities

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LD Online

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Learning Disabilities Association of America

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The International Dyslexia Association

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The National Center for Learning Disabilities

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Nonverbal Learning Disorders

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A Teachable Teacher - Phonics & Reading Instruction

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Resources

VISUAL IMPAIRMENT

Family Connect

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National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

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National Federation of the Blind (NFB)

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SPARKLE

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