Education

Resources for 504 Accommodations

Understanding 504 Plan – Understood

Guide to the Key Differences Between Section 504 and IDEA – Wrightslaw

A Parent’s Guide to Section 504 in Public Schools

504 Education Plans – KidsHealth

The ARC of Delaware

Advocating for the rights, opportunities and self-determination of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
Local Website: The ARC of Delaware
National Website: The ARC
Contact: (302) 996-9400 or (844) 344-6524 / TTY/TDD relay: 1-800-232-5460 (Kent County – 302-736-6140)

Art Studio 4:10

Promoting a lifelong love of the arts for all children, including children with disabilities. Full inclusion art classes for children with disabilities.
Website: Art Studio 4:10
Contact: Phone (302) 753-3487

Assistive Technology Center For Advancing Opportunities

Helping people with disabilities, their families, teachers and employers to identify the right type of assistive technology for a student. Links to resources for information and equipment.
Website:
 The Assistive Technology Center

Autism Speaks – IEP & Services Guides

Helping families better understand the Individualized Education Program, and how to implement one that works for their child.
Link: Guide to Individualized Education Programs (IEP)
Link: Directory – Find Autism Services & Support

Bookshare – An Accessible Online Library

An accessible online library for people with print disabilities, offering free membership to qualified US students.
Website: Bookshare Accessible Online Library

Centreville Layton School

Providing children who learn differently with a rigorous educational and cultural experience, empowering each student to reach their potential.
Website: Centerville Layton School

College – Resources for Students w Disabilities & Chronic Health Conditions

Resources listed by special need to help students with disabilities transition to post-secondary education.
Link: College Resources for Students w Disabilities

Resources and tools for those living on campus with epilepsy, diabetes and other chronic health conditions.
Link: Managing Chronic Health Conditions in College

College – Scholarships, Financial Aid & Grants for Students w Disabilities

Find a wide range of scholarships, grants and tips on how to apply for them.
Link: Scholarships & Grants for Students with Disabilities

A list of disability scholarships being offered from various foundations and organizations.
Link: Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

Cool Tools – IDEA & Special Education Assistance

Tools to help better understand IDEA requirements, find federal law or regulations, access additional resources, and to learn special education advocacy tactics and strategies.
Link: WrightsLaw Cool Tools

Deaf-Blindness

A guide from the Parent Center helping families of children and youth with deaf blindness in the evaluation, IEP, and transition to adult life process.
Link: Parent Center Guide to DeafBlindness

IEP Tools from the Parent Advocacy Network for families with children affected by deaf-blindness.
Link: Developing an Effective IEP for Children with Deaf-Blindness

Delaware Dept. of Education – Exceptional Children and Early Childhood Group

Providing necessary information for students with disabilities so they can receive an education that is in full compliance with Federal and state laws.
Website: Delaware Exceptional Children Resources – Special Education
Website: State of Delaware Department of Education
Contact – Special Education Dept: (302) 735-4000

Delaware ECAP and Head Start Program

Early Childhood Assistance Program – ECAP: Providing comprehensive child development programs for low-income families with children age (4) and eligible for kindergarten the following year.

Head Start: Providing child development services to children ages three to school entry at or below the poverty.

Link: Early Childhood Assistance Program (ECAP)
Link: Delaware Dept. of Education – Office of Early Learning
Link:
 Head Start Collaboration
Link: Office of Early Learning Resources

Learning Ally for Visual and Learning Disabilities

The nation’s largest online accessible audio library of core curriculum textbooks and literature, ideal for students who are blind, visually impaired or have a physical or learning disability.
Website: Learning Ally

LearningDisabilities Online – School Resources

The educator’s guide to learning disabilities and ADHD. Links to resources and helpful guides.
Website: LD Online
Link: Five Simple Homework Strategies To Help Your Child
Link: Books for Children with Learning Disabilities/ADHD

McAndrews Law

Providing families with exceptional legal representation in special education, estate planning and disability law.
Website: McAndrews Law
Contact Wilmington & Georgetown Office: (302) 380-4975

National Special Education Advocacy Institute

Helping improve the quality and professionalism of special education advocates.
Website: National Special Education Advocacy Institute

Parent Information Center of Delaware (PIC)

Giving parents and caregivers of children with disabilities or special needs access to relevant information as well as training and resources to advocate for their children’s developmental and educational outcomes.
Website: PIC of Delaware

Parents As Teachers

Helping organizations and professionals work with parents during the critical early years of their children’s lives, from conception to kindergarten. P.A.T. programs train professionals and advocate for children and families.
Website: Parents As Teachers

Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Groups

Brandywine Special Needs PTA
(302)475-2014

Southern Delaware Center for Children & Families

P.O. Box 567 – 18907 Unit 4-Marantha Way, Bridgeville, DE  19933 – (302) 337-3633

Sussex County
Lake Forest School District
Delaware Early Childhood Center
Lake Forest South B Elementary School, Mispillon & West Streets, Harrington, DE  19952 – (302) 856-5909

Telamon  Corporation

Early Childhood Program
Rd. 6, Box 100, Georgetown, DE  19947 – (302) 934-1642

Telamon Head Start

204 George’s Alley, Smyrna, DE  19977 – (302) 659-5092

Protecting Students w Disabilities – U.S. Dept. of Education

Find frequently asked questions about Section 504 and the education of children with disabilities.
Link: Protecting Students with Disabilities

ReadWriteThink

Providing educators, parents and after-school professionals with access to the highest quality practices in reading and language arts instructions by offering the very best in free materials.
Website: ReadWriteThink

Student Mental Health & Career

Expert advise and school resources for understanding disorders and getting help.

From Accredited Schools Online.
Link: Promoting Student Mental Health

From Best Colleges.
Link: College Guide for Students with Psychiatric Disabilities
Link: Special Populations College Education Guide

Varrassi Educational Associates LLC

Building a bridge to success at college and career for students with a history of underachievement due to learning disabilities, ADHD, as well as poor study, time management, and organizational skills.
Website: Varrassi Educational Associates

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