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Services, Networks & Organizations for Individuals with EBD

Below are web resources and direct links to information that explains EBD, ADHD and a variety of other learning disabilities. Also included are specific links to articles and resources to explain the acronyms, specific language and processes parent's are likely to encounter as they navigate through the meetings and processes of special education for their child.

Learning disabilities resource
LD is the world's leading web site on learning disabilities and ADHD, serving more than 200,000 parents, teachers, and other professionals each month. LD Online seeks to help children and adults reach their full potential by providing accurate and up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD. The site features hundreds of helpful articles, multimedia, monthly columns by noted experts, first person essays, children’s writing and artwork, a comprehensive resource guide, very active forums, and a Yellow Pages referral directory of professionals, schools, and products.

Parent Resources and Guides for helping their Children

Wrights Law
Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.
Begin your search in the Advocacy Libraries and Law Libraries. You will find thousands of articles, cases, and resources about dozens of topics. This direct link takes you to an article comparing and contrasting 504 and IDEA:

Council for Exceptional Children
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides professional development, advocates for individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.

Subscribe to CEC SmartBrief, and five times a week you will receive

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY)
Located in Washington, DC.
Serves the nation as a central source of information on:

  • disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth,
  • IDEA, which is the law authorizing special education,
  • No Child Left Behind (as it relates to children with disabilities), and research-based information on effective educational practices.

Here is a NICHCY link to a page describing Emotional Disturbance with information on Characteristics, Educational Implications and other Considerations
IEP4U.COM has over 4000 free goals and objectives. This information is free of charge and is designed to help you with the daunting task of writing proper IEPs.

Online training in writing an IEP
This online training is available via California Services for Technical Assistance and Training (CalSTAT) and is specific to benchmarks related to CA content standards. But it's also conveniently based on IDEA 2004 and deals with writing measurable goals and objectives, a skill quite central to writing effective IEPs.

Parent IEP Checklist and IEP Information

Circle Of
The Circle of Inclusion Web Site is for early childhood service providers and families of young children. This web site offers demonstrations of and information about the effective practices of inclusive educational programs for children from birth through age eight.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
Nami is an EBD resource site, but has more specific information on ADHD than EBD.

Center for Speech and Language Disorders
Resource for parent’s with Children exhibiting speech and language problems.

Autism Speaks
The nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

Center for Assistive Technology and Inclusive Educational Studies

An overview of Risks and Protective Factors Related to EBD in School Contexts. A university website with excellent resources and articles. Here is an article specifically on the risk factors related to EBD in school.

Child Advocacy and Youth Policy Action Center

Parent Educational and Advocacy Training Center - Virginia Advocacy Site - PEATC is committed to reaching all families, schools and communities as they build positive futures for Virginia's children.

PACER Center
PACER Center is a parent training and information center for families of children and youth with all disabilities from birth through 21 years old.

The Technical Assistance Alliance for Parents
The Technical Assistance ALLIANCE for Parent Centers (the ALLIANCE) is an innovative partnership of one national and six regional parent technical assistance centers, each funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).

Special Education Acronyms and Glossary – Click through links for more information

Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports
The Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is funded by a grant from the US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, and is administered from the University of Oregon in Eugene. Four additional partners are involved, University of Kansas, University of Kentucky, University of Missouri and University of South Florida. It gives schools capacity-building information and technical assistance for identifying, adapting, and sustaining effective school-wide disciplinary practices.

Multimodal Functional Behavioral Assessment
Provides sample bland and completed forms for functional behavioral assessments and behavior intervention plans.

Center for Effective Collaboration
It is the mission of the Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice to support and promote a reoriented national preparedness to foster the development and the adjustment of children with or at risk of developing serious emotional disturbance. To achieve that goal, the Center is dedicated to a policy of collaboration at Federal, state, and local levels that contributes to and facilitates the production, exchange, and use of knowledge about effective practices.

The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)
OSEP is a component of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), which is one of the principal components of the U.S. Department of Education (ED). In addition to OSEP, OSERS includes the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) and the National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR).