Education

Resources for 504 Accommodations

Understanding 504 Plan – Understood

Guide to the Key Differences Between Section 504 and IDEA – Wrightslaw

A Parent’s Guide to Section 504 in Public Schools

504 Education Plans – KidsHealth

The ARC of Delaware

The ARC advocates for the rights, opportunities and self-determination of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
Local Website: The ARC of Delaware
National Website: The ARC
Address: 2 South Augustine Street (Suite B), Wilmington, DE  19804
Contact: (302) 996-0683 or (800) 232-5460 (TTY/TTD)

Art Studio 4:10

Promoting a lifelong love of the arts for all children, including children with disabilities. Full inclusion art classes for children with disabilities.
Website: Art Studio 4:10
Address: 607 Delaware Ave. Elkton MD 21921
Contact: Phone (302) 753-3487

Assistive Technology Center For Advancing Opportunities

Helping people with disabilities, their families, teachers and employers to identify the right type of assistive technology for a student. Links to resources for information and equipment.
Website:
 The Assistive Technology Center

Autism Speaks – IEP & Services Guides

Helping families better understand the Individualized Education Program, and how to implement one that works for their child.
PDF: Individualized Education Program – Summary, Process, & Practical Tips
Link: Family Services Resource Guide by State

Bookshare – An Accessible Online Library

An accessible online library for people with print disabilities, offering free membership to qualified US students.
Website: Bookshare Accessible Online Library

Centreville Layton School

Providing children who learn differently with a rigorous educational and cultural experience, empowering each student to reach their potential.
Website: Centerville Layton School
Address: 6201 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE  19807

College Assistance Guide for People with ADHD

Resources and tips for people with ADHD on how to find what they need for a successful college experience.
Link: College Assistance guide for People with ADHD

College – Resources for Students w Disabilities & Chronic Health Conditions

Resources listed by special need to help students with disabilities transition to post-secondary education.
Link: College Resources for Students w Disabilities

Resources and tools for those living on campus with epilepsy, diabetes and other chronic health conditions.
Link: Managing Chronic Health Conditions in College

College – Scholarships, Financial Aid & Grants for Students w Disabilities

Find a wide range of scholarships, grants and tips on how to apply for them.
Link: Scholarships & Grants for Students with Disabilities

A list of disability scholarships being offered from various foundations and organizations.
Link: Scholarships & Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities

DeafBlindness – Sordo Ceguera

A guide from the Parent Center helping families of children and youth with deaf blindness in the evaluation, IEP, and transition to adult life process.

Resource Guide: Parent Center Guide to DeafBlindness

Helpful webcasts and resources for families with children affected by deafblindness by providing support to the development of meaningful, appropriate programming for students with deafblindness.

Link: Advocating for your child’s needs: What do you need to know?

Sordo-CegueraRecursos in Espanol – Recursos para educación y transición a la vida adulta para las familias con niños afectados por sordo ceguera

Delaware Dept. of Education – Exceptional Children and Early Childhood Group

Providing necessary information for students with disabilities so they can receive an education that is in full compliance with Federal and state laws.
Website: Delaware Exceptional Children Resources – Special Education
Website: State of Delaware Department of Education
Address: 401 Federal St. Suite 2, Dover DE 19901
Contact – Special Education Dept: (302) 739-4210

Delaware Dept. of Education – ECAP and Head Start Programs

Early Childhood Assistance Program – ECAP: Providing comprehensive child development programs for low-income families with children age four and eligible for kindergarten the following year.

Head Start: Providing child development services to children ages three to school entry at or below the poverty.

Link: Head Start and Early Childhood Assistance Program (ECAP)
Link: ECAP / Head Start Program Directory
Link: Early Childhood Development and Learning Resources
Link: Delaware Stars for Early Success

Great Starts Delaware

Providing information, early learning and child development services for children with high needs, including low-income, children with disabilities and dual language learners, to improve children’s outcomes and readiness for school and life.
Website:  Great Starts Delaware

Learning Ally for Visual and Learning Disabilities

The nation’s largest online accessible audio library of core curriculum textbooks and literature, ideal for students who are blind, visually impaired or have a physical or learning disability.
Website: Learning Ally

LearningDisabilities Online – School Resources

The educator’s guide to learning disabilities and ADHD. Links to resources and helpful guides.
Website: LD Online
Link: Five Simple Homework Strategies To Help Your Child
Link: Books for Children with Learning Disabilities/ADHD

McAndrews Law

Providing families with exceptional legal representation in special education, estate planning and disability law.
Website: McAndrews Law
Contact: Wilmington DE Office: 910 Foulk Road, Suite 200, Wilmington DE 19803,  (302) 380-4975

National Special Education Advocacy Institute

Helping improve the quality and professionalism of special education advocates.
Website: National Special Education Advocacy Institute

National Center For Autism Resources and Education (nCARE)

Providing educational advocacy and resources on autism and related disorders, including training for families, educators, clinicians and lawyers.
Website: nCARE

Parent Information Center of Delaware (PIC)

Giving parents and caregivers of children with disabilities or special needs access to relevant information as well as training and resources to advocate for their children’s developmental and educational outcomes.
Website: PIC of Delaware

Parents As Teachers

Helping organizations and professionals work with parents during the critical early years of their children’s lives, from conception to kindergarten. Parent As Teachers programs train professionals as well as advocate for children and families.
Website: Parents As Teachers

Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Groups

Brandywine Special Needs PTA
(302)475-2014

Southern Delaware Center for Children & Families

P.O. Box 567 – 18907 Unit 4-Marantha Way, Bridgeville, DE  19933 – (302) 337-3633

Sussex County
Lake Forest School District
Delaware Early Childhood Center
Lake Forest South B Elementary School, Mispillon & West Streets, Harrington, DE  19952 – (302) 856-5909

Telamon  Corporation

Early Childhood Program
Rd. 6, Box 100, Georgetown, DE  19947 – (302) 934-1642

Telamon Head Start

204 George’s Alley, Smyrna, DE  19977 – (302) 659-5092

Protecting Students w Disabilities – U.S. Dept. of Education

Find frequently asked questions about Section 504 and the education of children with disabilities.
Link: Protecting Students with Disabilities

Student Mental Health & Career

Expert advise and school resources for understanding disorders and getting help.

From Accredited Schools Online.
Link: Promoting Student Mental Health

From Best Colleges.
Link: College Guide for Students with Psychiatric Disabilities
LinkDisability – College and Career Guides for Students with other Disabilities
Link: Mental Health – Eating Disorders, Suicide Prevention, Mental Health Challenges

Varrassi Educational Associates LLC

Building a bridge to success at college and career for students with a history of underachievement dut to learning disabilities, ADHD, Asperger Syndrome, as well as poor study, time management, and organizational skills.
Website: Varrassi Educational Associates

The Verizon Foundation Programs

ReadWriteThink provides educators, parents and afterschool professionals with access to the highest quality practices in reading and language arts instructions by offering the very best in free materials.
Website: ReadWriteThink

Thinkfinity is the Verizon Foundation’s free online professional learning community, providing access to over 60,000 educators and experts in curriculum enhancement, as well as thousands of award winning digital resources for K-12. Also can be listed in the child’s IEP as supports for teachers.
Website: Thinkfinity

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