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Resources: Educators

Miscellaneous/Comprehensive Websites
Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Behavior/Behavior Interventions/Discipline
Bipolar Disorder
Bullying Prevention
Character Education
Early Childhood
Evidence-based Instruction and Intervention
Reading Instruction and Intervention
Response to Intervention (RTI)
Social Emotional Learning
Special Education
State Resources


Comprehensive Websites

Tufts Child and Family Webguide

National Association of School Psychologists Educator Resources

American Psychological Association

Council for Exceptional Children

US Department of Education

US Department of Education OSEP

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Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD)

Helping Students With ADHD in the Classroom
From NASP.

Teaching Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Instructional Strategies and Practices
Publication of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

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Autism Spectrum Disorders

The Autism Program of Illinois
The Autism Program of Illinois is the largest statewide network of services in the nation for individuals diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families.  Visit often to learn how state budget cuts may affect The Autism Program of Illinois.

Autism Spectrum Disorders: Primer for Parents and Educators
National Association of School Psychologists handout.

Autism-Help.org
This site provides help with over 350 fact sheets of autism-related information with an emphasis on practical strategies.

TEACCH Autism Program
TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and Communication related handicapped CHildren) is an evidence-based service, training, and research program for individuals of all ages and skill levels with autism spectrum disorders.

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Behavior/Behavior Interventions/Discipline

Conscious Discipline

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
The Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports was established by the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education, to give schools capacity-building information and technical assistance for identifying, adapting, and sustaining effective school-wide disciplinary practices.

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 Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder: Educational Implications for Secondary Students
Handling the symptoms of childhood bipolar disorder appropriately is vital to students' ability to learn.
 

Bipolar Disorder in Children & Teens
Provides a guide through symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment from the National Institute of Mental Health.

Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation

NASP Handout on Early-Onset Bipolar Disorder

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Bullying Prevention

Stop Bullying Now!

SAMHSA Bullying Information/Resource Site

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Character Education

Character Plus

Fostering Gratitude
A few simple practices can promote the feeling and expression of gratitude among students, thereby building their character, prosocial skills, and positive emotions.

Fostering Self-Discipline
Self-discipline, a primary goal of education, helps students exhibit good behavior in and out of school.

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Early Childhood

Zero to Three
Resources for parents and teachers on infant and toddler development.

Illinois Early Learning Standards

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Evidence-based Instruction and Intervention

Center on Instruction
A collection of scientifically based research and information on K-12 instruction in reading, math, science, special education, and English language learning. Part of the Comprehensive Center network, the Center on Instruction is one of five content centers serving as resources for the 16 regional U.S. Department of Education Comprehensive Centers. Explore the links for topic-based materials, syntheses of recent research, and exemplars of best practices.

The Access Center
Enhancing access to the general education curriculum for students with disabilities.

Special Connections
Strategies for helping students with special needs successfully access the general education curriculum.

What Works Clearinghouse
Established by the U.S. Department of Education, What Works Clearinghouse is a central and trusted source of scientific evidence for what works in education.

Cognitive Strategy Instruction

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Reading Instruction and Intervention

Florida Center for Reading Research
Includes printable K-5 Student Reading Center Activities and other resources.

Vaughn-Gross Center for Reading and Language Arts
From translating research into practice to providing online professional development, the Vaughn Gross Center for Reading and Language Arts (VGC) emphasizes scientifically based research and is dedicated to improving instruction for all students, especially struggling readers, English language learners, and special education students.

National Reading Panel
Updated regularly with information about NRP publications and materials.

National Institute for Literacy
The National Institute for Literacy provides leadership on literacy issues, including the improvement of reading instruction for children, youth, and adults.

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Response to Intervention (RTI)

Illinois ASPIRE (ASPIRE)
Illinois ASPIRE (Alliance for School-based Problem-solving and Intervention Resources in Education) has worked to implement a coordinated, regionalized system of personnel development to increase the capacity of school systems to provide early intervening services that are aligned with the general education curriculum to at-risk students and students with disabilities.

The RTI Network
Learn how RTI helps students succeed and choose from a variety of resources on how to best implement a Response to Intervention model.

National Center on Student Progress Monitoring
The National Center on Student Progress Monitoring (NCSPM) has downloadable articles, PowerPoint presentations, FAQs, and links to additional resources about student progress monitoring, Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM), applying decision making to IEPs, and other research-based topics.

Response to Intervention: Research for Practice
A guide compiled by the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDE).

Assessment Practices and RTI
A NASP article.

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Social Emotional Learning

CASEL
The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) is a not-for-profit organization that works to advance the science and evidence-based practice of social and emotional learning.

Illinois Social Emotional Learning Standards
Illinois has established these standards for students in grades K-12 for social and emotional learning.

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Special Education

Council for Exceptional Children

National Association of State Directors of Special Education

Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA)
Resources related to IDEA and its implementing regulations. Resources and information continue to be added every day.

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State Resources

Illinois State Board of Education

Illinois Department of Human Services

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