- Respect for diversity
and human differences
- Best practices
- Continuous improvement
- Open and honest communication
Resources for Educators
ASCD (formerly Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)
A membership organization that develops programs, products, and services essential to the way educators learn, teach, and lead. Dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI)
A nonprofit professional membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.
Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies
A non-profit charitable organization that encourages the use of behavioral sciences in solving human problems.
A non-profit organization that uses technology to expand opportunities for all people, especially those with disabilities. Provides information on research and development of innovative computer technology for individuals with disabilities.
Center for Implementing Technology in Education (CITEd)
Showcases hundreds of tools to help you meet every day educational challenges through technology. Provides resources to plan an educational technology initiative and establish a community practice. Offers evidence-based, promising, and emerging practices based on latest research.
Consortium for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE)
National Center on Dispute Resolution, encourages the use of mediation and other collaborative strategies to resolve disagreements about special education
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
Works to improve the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents.
A service of WETA, Washington D.C., in association with The Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities. A leading website for parents, teachers, and other professionals.
Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)
Anon-profit organization whose members are individuals with learning disabilities, their families, and the professionals who work with them. LDA strives to advance the education and general welfare of those with learning disabilities – both children and adults.
The largest non-profit professional association committed to ensuring success for all students through staff development and school improvement.
Internet Special Education Resources (ISER)
A nationwide directory of Professionals who serve the learning disabilities and special education communities. ISER is a directory, similar to the Yellow Pages, focused exclusively on special education and learning disabilities resources.
Offers free tools and resources to help school staff and parents to promote positive classroom behaviors and foster effective learning for all children and youth.
National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE)
Providing leadership focused on the improvement of educational services and positive outcomes for children and youth with disabilities throughout the United States.
Office of Digital Learning
The Office of Digital Learning supports the expansion of digital learning capacity and literacy to advance learning for every student in the Commonwealth. It provide policies, guidance, professional development and support in the areas of district technology and infrastructure capacity, classroom level instructional tools, assistive technology resources, virtual schools and online courses and emerging digital learning trends.
Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)
Dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts.
Project Forum was a federally funded project at NASDSE for nearly 30 years that ended at the end of December, 2012. The project identified information needed to improve the management, administration, delivery and effectiveness of education programs and services, and promoted utilization of research data and other information for improving outcomes for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities. Project Forum provided information on emerging issues, studied critical issues and convened small work groups to gather expert input related to specific topics.
Special Education Resources on the Internet (SERI)
A collection of Internet information for those involved in fields related to Special Education. This site continually modifies, updates, and adds additional informative links.
Massachusetts and Federal Procedures/Laws, and Regulations
DOE Special Education Links
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