National Tools and Resources

Eight Steps to Better IEPs

Ten Common Mistakes Parents Make During the IEP Meeting

The Art of Letter Writing - From Wright's Law

Dispute Resolution Resources (CADRE)

Ready to Mainstream?

Mainstream Assessment of Readiness -Preschool 

Websites with Many Resources

The IEP Advocate Resources

Wright's Law

504 versus IEP

Frequently asked questions about section 504 from the USDOE

Key differences between Section 504 and IDEA


IDEA site from USDOE

Deaf Student Education Services from US DOE


Document from US FDA concerning the needs of students with cochlear implants

OSEP memos and OSER Dear Colleague Letters to print and site

OSEP memo - RTI/MTSS cannot be used to delay evaluation

OSEP memo - Communicating with children who have hearing loss and "primary consideration" to the auxilary aid or service requested

OSER Dear Colleague Letter - FAPE and appropriately high  expectations/standards for children with disabilities

OSEP memo "Letter to Delisle" - Children with disabilities and high cognition

Audiotry Oral/Auditory Verbal Research (Note: In Florida we use the term "auditory oral" interchangeably with "auditory verbal")

Auditory Verbal Effectiveness Research Summary

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