Internet Resources for Individual Program Plans and Special Services

This explains the IFSP–what it does, what it must contain. On the left side of this page you can click on forms and find forms for the IFSP as well.  https://www.azdes.gov/main.aspx?menu=98&id=2510 (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)

A Student’s Guide to the IEP: http://www.ldonline.org/article/5944 (Links to an external site.) This article is for students with disabilities on how to participate in their own IEP meeting.

National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center: http://ectacenter.org/ (Links to an external site.) The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center is funded by the Office of Special Education Programs (Links to an external site.) to improve state early intervention and early childhood special education service systems, increase the implementation of effective practices, and enhance the outcomes of these programs for young children and their families.

Building the Legacy: IDEA 2004: http://idea.ed.gov/ (Links to an external site.)

This is the US Dept. of Education’s website on IDEA 2004. It has portals to info on Part B (ages 3 – 21) and Part C (ages birth – 2).

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law ensuring services to children with disabilities throughout the nation. IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities.

Infants and toddlers with disabilities (birth-2) and their families receive early intervention services under IDEA Part C. Children and youth (ages 3-21) receive special education and related services under IDEA Part B.

Arizona Center for Disability Law: http://www.azdisabilitylaw.org/ (Links to an external site.)

IEP Model Forms: http://idea.ed.gov/static/modelForms (Links to an external site.)

PACER (Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational
Rights) Center in Minneapolis:  (Links to an external site.)
http://www.pacer.org (Links to an external site.)

Proposed Benefits of Preschool Inclusion: http://ectacenter.org/topics/inclusion/research/benefits.asp (Links to an external site.)

Free Online Learning Module on Differentiated Instruction

Differentiation is an educational approach in which teachers adjust curriculum, instruction and assessment to match the learning needs of students. It is an educational framework, not a single strategy or technique

This is an IRIS Center Peabody College Vanderbilt University learning module entitled Instruction: Maximizing the Learning of All Students. This Module discusses the importance of differentiating three aspects of instruction: content, process (instructional methods), and product (assessment). It explores the student traits—readiness level, interest, and learning profile—that influence learning.

Differentiated Instruction: Maximizing the Learning of All Students

Environmental Modifications

In this handout, learners will view photo examples of environmental modifications such as changes made to a room setup, modifications made to materials, simplification of activities, and the use of special equipment.