Education resources

Academic Accommodations for Students

As the number of individuals being diagnosed with learning disabilities has increased, so have the understanding and utilization of academic and technological strategies for accommodation. Achieving equal access through accommodations and universal design. Members of the largest group of students with disabilities have learning disabilities.

Association for Children with Down Syndrome (ACDS)

ACDS programs deliver on our mission statement – to serve individuals with developmental disabilities throughout their lifetime. Our programs encompass three broad age categories: Early childhood and preschool years, 5 years plus, and adult years.

Attention Deficit Disorder Association

(ADDA) Information, resources, articles, services, support groups and more for individuals with attention deficit disorder.

Autism Speaks: School Community Tool Kit

A tool kit to assist members of the school community in understanding and supporting students with autism.

Best Practices Guide to Intervention - 2005

A guide to teaching students with severe emotional and behavioral disorders from Firwood & Oak Grove Schools. This guide is a Connecting IDEAS Project funded by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Washington State.

Bookshare: Accessible Books and Periodicals for Readers with Print Disabilities

Bookshare makes reading easier. People with dyslexia, blindness, cerebral palsy, and other reading barriers can customize their experience to suit their learning style and find virtually any book they need for school, work, or the joy of reading.

Brain Injury Association of America

BIAA's mission is to advance awareness, research, treatment, and education and to improve the quality of life for all people affected by brain injury.

Brain Injury Association of Washington

The Brain Injury Alliance of Washington (BIAWA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing public awareness, support, and providing hope for those affected by brain injury.

Bullying Report

How are Washington State Schools Doing? This preliminary report, issued by the Washington State PTA and The Safe Schools Coalition, is a result of the passage of HB 1444 in 2002. View these preliminary findings to see how our schools are dealing with issues of harassment, intimidation and bullying.

CEA agenda

Community Employment Alliance - Advocating, Educating & Partnering for Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities

Center for Change in Transition Services

CCTS is a state- and contract-funded project housed in the College of Education at Seattle University.

Center for Parent Information and Resources (NICHCY)

Much of the rich library of materials and publications that NICHCY produced over the years has a new home here, on this website of the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR).

Center on Human Development and Disability (UW)

The Center on Human Development and Disability (CHDD) at the University of Washington makes important contributions to the lives of people with developmental disabilities and their families through a comprehensive array of research, clinical services, training, community outreach, and dissemination activities.

CHADD - Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) creating and implementing programs and services in response to the needs of adults and families affected by ADHD through collaborative partnerships and advocacy, including training for parents and K-12 teachers, hosting educational webinars and workshops, being an informative clearinghouse for the latest evidence-based ADHD information, and providing information specialists to support the ADHD community.

Disability History Museum/Library and Education

Teacher Resources Course Packets

Disability Resource Community

The Disability Resource Community is a platform designed for people with disabilities, their family members and caregivers to ask questions, share resources and build community around the things that matter most.

Going to College

A resource for teens with disabilities.

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Welcome to the U.S. Department of Education’s Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) website, which brings together IDEA information and resources from the Department and our grantees.

Office of the Education Ombudsman

In 2006, the Washington State Legislature passed House Bill 3127 to establish the Office of the Education Ombuds (OEO) to reduce the opportunity gap by supporting families, students, educators, and communities in understanding the public K-12 education system and resolving concerns collaboratively. The legislature placed us within the Governor’s Office to ensure our independence from the public education system.

OSPI Conferences, Trainings & Professional Development

This page is for training and professional development opportunities.

OSPI Publications

The Special Education Resource Library is intended to provide guidance and professional development resources on behalf of students with disabilities.

Paraeducator Training and Testing On-line Course

ESD 112 offers the SW Washington region introductory level training for competencies 1-6, 7-11, and 13. These competencies are required for paraeducators working in special education. Although beneficial for all paraeducators, they are not required for those in general education. Please follow the link to register for the paraeducator online training courses.

Resources in Washington State

English, Spanish and Vietnamese (from Informing Families) Strategies to Support Real Lives: Connecting to Resources in WA State

STOMP: Specialized Training of Military Parents

Provides families with federal information to gain a a better understanding of how to navigate through educational and medical systems when they have a child who has exceptional/special needs.

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP)

UCP affiliates provide services and support on a community-by-community basis, serving the unique needs of people with disabilities in their region.

Winning In College: A Guide For Students With Disabilities

A guide to transitioning into college life.

YVS volunteer

College In-residence Volunteer Program