SPECIAL EDUCATION RESOURCES
Resources listed below with an asterisk (*), and many other resources, can be found in the Cypress-Fairbanks Professional Library located at the Instructional Support Center, 10300 Jones Road. Teachers and parents are encouraged to access these resources which have been highly recommended by parents and professionals.
- Cast Organization - The Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) s a nonprofit education research and development organization that created the Universal Design for Learning framework and UDL Guidelines, now used the world over to make learning more inclusive.
ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDERS
- Attention Deficit Disorders Association Southern Region
- C.H.A.D.D. Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity
- * Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with ADD from Childhood through Adulthood by Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey, M.D.
- * The ADD/ADHD Checklist by Sandra Rief, M.A.
- * Parenting a Child with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder by Nancy S. Boyles, M. Ed., and Darlene Contadino, M.S.W.
AUTISM AND PDD RESOURCES
- Autism Society of Texas changes lives by connecting families and individuals to community resources and support throughout Texas. Offerings include advocacy, education events, Information & Referrals, support meetings; on-line networking opportunities; Sensory Friendly films; and fun family activities. We rely on donations to support our work and keep services free for families and autistic adults.
- Parent Guide for Autism Spectrum Disorders
- International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) charity, organized and operated to provide advocacy, resources and services to teaching professionals, advocates and individuals and families impacted by dyslexia and other related learning differences.
- CFISD Dyslexia Parent Program
- Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Texas is a statewide program within the Texas Health and Human Services Commission for families with children birth up to age 3, with developmental delays, disabilities or certain medical diagnoses that may impact development. ECI services support families as they learn how to help their children grow and learn.
- Learning Disabilities Association (LDA) aims to create opportunities for success for all individuals affected by learning disabilities through support, education, and advocacy.
- Learning Disabilities Association of Texas LDATX has a Resource Directory to provide access to professional resources to support, inform, and empower individuals with LD/ADHD throughout the lifespan.
- National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) improves the lives of the 1 in 5 with learning and attention issues by empowering parents and young adults, transforming schools, and advocating for equal rights and opportunities. For more than 40 years, NCLD has worked to create a society in which every individual possesses the academic, social, and emotional skills needed to succeed in school, at work, and in life.
OTHER HELPFUL RESOURCES
- Disability Rights Texas
- American Psychiatric Association
- American Psychological Association
- ARC National Association (Organization on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities)
- Council for Exceptional Children
- NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Illness
- National Council on Disabilities
- National Information Center for Children and Youth (NICHCY)
- PACER Center Champion for Children with Disabilities
- PRN (Partners Resource Network, Inc.)
- TEAM Project serves parents of children and youth with disabilities ages 0-26. Phone: 1-877-832-8945. Email: email@example.com
STATE AND FEDERAL RESOURCES
- Texas Department of Aging Services
- Texas Department of Disabilty Services
- Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
- U.S. Department of Education
- Texas Department of State Health Services
- The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD
- Texas Workforce Commission
- TEA Resources on Special Education in Texas
Contact the CFISD Special Education Department at 281-897-6400