American Association of Occupational Therapy National professional organization for occupational therapy

American Association of Physical Therapy –National professional organization for physical therapy

Genetics Education Materials for School Success (gemss): A new website with genetics tools for schools
Developed by the Dissemination, Education and Marketing work group within the New England Genetics Collaborative (NEGC) with support from the Institute on Disability and the University of New Hampshire. The site's information and resources, that support students who have genetic conditions, are great for teachers, parents, paraprofessionals--anyone with a special interest in genetics and education. The site is well organized and includes information about academics, athletics, nutrition, etc. Other site resources and links listed include information about IEPs, 504 Plans, gene tests, positive behavioral interventions and supports, information about specific genetic conditions, and more.

IDEA Partnership
The IDEA Partnership reflects the collaborative work of more than 50 national organizations, technical assistance providers, and organizations and agencies at state and local level. Together with the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), the Partner Organizations form a community with the potential to transform the way we work and improve outcomes for students and youth with disabilities.

Searching for Evidence

CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability   Located at McMaster University CanChild is a research and educational centre that provides evidence-based information to improve the lives of children and youth with disabilities and their families.

Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) Free access to abstracts and some articles,   Many resources previously found on the ERIC/IT and AskERIC websites may be found at The Educator’s Reference Desk. or The Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM) Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine an excellent site to learn about evidence based practice.

Cochrane Collaboration A source for evidence-based medicine reviews.

PEDro, Centre for Evidence-Based Physiotherapy (CEBP)

National Guidelines Clearinghouse

Doing What Works (DWW) is a website sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. The goal of DWW is to create an online library of resources that may help teachers, schools, districts, states and technical assistance providers implement research-based instructional practice.

Institute of Educational Science (IES) What Works Clearinghouse –A central source of scientific evidence for what works in education

Internet Resources for Related Service Personnel

Government Websites on IDEA
Public Law 108-446, Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004.

Resources on IDEA and Related Issues Consortium for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE), Eugene, OR.


Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).


Response to

Deaf/Hard of Hearing

For information on previous WWE events for teachers of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing, click here.

Visually Impaired

For professional development information for teachers of students with visual impairments, visit the Florida Instructional Materials Center for the Visual Impaired (FIMC-VI) website at