The links below will take you to sites outside of the North Pocono website. The North Pocono School District is not responsible for the content of these sites.
The National Autism Resource and Information Center is a central point of quality resources and information for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities, their families, and other targeted key stakeholders.
Autism Now Website
Autismspeaks is the nation's largest organization dedicated to increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders. Many resources are available here, including many toolkits that are useful for school and home. The site also features a Resource Guide with links to many locally available services.
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
The CEC is an organization dedicated to the improvement of the educational success of individuals with disabilities. The CEC offers many services and resources, including professional development opportunities, Special Education Publications, and opportunities to attend conferences and workshops.
Council for Exceptional Children Website
Learning Disabilities Online (LD Online)
LD Online seeks to help children and adults reach their full potential by providing accurate and up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD. The site features hundreds of helpful articles, multimedia, monthly columns by noted experts, first person essays, children's writing and artwork, a comprehensive resource guide, very active forums, and a Yellow Pages referral directory of professionals, schools, and products.
LD Online Website
Office of Dispute Resolution (ODR)
ODR provides the resources for parents and educational agencies to resolve disputes concerning the identification, evaluation, educational placement, or the provision of a free appropriate public education for students with disabilities, students who are gifted and children with disabilities served by the early intervention system.
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSEP)
The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) understands the many challenges still facing individuals with disabilities and their families. Therefore, OSERS is committed to improving results and outcomes for people with disabilities of all ages. OSERS supports programs that serve millions of children, youth and adults with disabilities.
Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN) – Family Engagement
One of the most important ways for you to be involved in your child’s education is to be informed. There are many resources, training events, and videos available on the PaTTAN website to assist you in learning about specific disabilities and educational initiatives.
PaTTAN Family Engagement Website
Special Education in PA - Consult Line
The Consult Line is designed to assist parents and advocates of children with disabilities or children thought to be disabled. If you have any questions concerning your child's special education program or the laws relating to the provision of services in your child's IEP (Individualized Educational Program), the special education specialists at Consult Line may be able to assist you.
PDE Consult Line Website
Parent Training Video Series: The Six Principles of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA)
Credit: The Arc of Jefferson, Clear Creek & Gilpin Counties, Colorado
- How does my child become eligible for special education supports and services?Principles of IDEA: Special Education Eligibility
- What is the Evaluation Report?
Principles of IDEA: Special Education Evaluations
- What is an Individualized Education Plan (IEP)?
Principles of IDEA: What is an IEP?
- Why is it important for me to attend my child's IEP meeting? When does my child need to attend? (Please note: the following video states that a child must attend at age 15. In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the age is actually 14).
Principles of IDEA: Parent and Student Participation at the IEP Meeting
- What is meant by the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)?
Principles of IDEA: Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
- What are my rights as a parent of a student with a disability? Procedural Safeguards information is included in the following video.
Principles of IDEA: My Rights as a Parent (Procedural Safeguards)