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ED251: Overview Of Students With Disabilities


Using the library catalog to find books, videos, etc.

You can use the library catalog to find books on your topic. The catalog uses Library of Congress Subject Headings, which may be found in detail in:
     REF 025.49 L61 Library of Congress Subject Headings or on a Web site where you can search for subject headings.

Because there are so many subject headings, and so many possible arrangements of subdivisions (e.g., “Developmentally disabled children -- United States -- Life skills guides” is a single heading), the keyword search in the library catalog may be the easiest search to use.

Sample LC Subject headings in hierarchical arrangement:

	Developmentally disabled
		Cerebral palsied
	Mentally handicapped
		Learning disabled
		Mentally ill
	Physically Handicapped
		Hearing impaired
			Cerebral palsied
		Visually handicapped

There are many other specific subject headings, e.g., “Physical education for handicapped persons.”

Some Reference Books

R 362.403 En1Encyclopedia of disability
R 362.4048 C73The Complete directory for people with disabilities
R 362.4048 R31Resources for people with disabilities


Some starting places on the Internet

Information on assistive technology and disability-related resources, maintainted by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research - U.S. Department of Education.
New Freedom Initiative: Disability Direct -
A comprehensive site on disability resources.
Elementary and Middle Schools Technical Assistance Center (EMSTAC) -
The EMSTAC program is defunct, but the site continues to supply useful information. Good resource links.
IDEA - Office of Special Education Programs site -
"A 'one-stop shop' for resources related to IDEA and its implementing regulations."
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities -
(Formerly the National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities) National information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals. Includes information in Spanish.
National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center -
NECTAC is a national technical assistance center working to support states, jurisdictions, and others to improve services and results for young children with disabilities and their families.
Office of Special Education And Rehabilitative Services Programs -
Home page of the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs And Rehabilitative Services with information on its programs, studies, related legislation, etc.
Office of Special Education Programs Technical Assistance and Dissemination Network -
Links to agencies which provide technical assistance for special education.
Oregon Office of Student Learning and Partnerships-
The OSLP is responsible for making sure that students with disabilities receive an education. Coordinates special education technical assistance efforts across regions and topical areas.

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