Thinking About Exceptionalities Web Resources (Links to an external site.) This website offers explanations of special education laws as well as other resources. (Links to an external site.) Prevalence rates and much more. (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. (Links to an external site.) Famous People with Disabilities

Open Doors Organization (Links to an external site.) This organization is opening doors for people with disabilities in travel and tourism.

Five Most Positive Portrayals of Disability in the Media


What’s Disability to Me? Rachael’s Story

In this YouTube, Rachael tells her story of the obstacles she has faced and overcome as a young woman with a disability in her quest to become a nurse. She argues that those experiences have made her a better nurse since she has a greater understanding of what her patients may be going through.