These suggestions are here to help you find information you need. If you have suggestions for additional listings please let me know.


Books, Articles, Magazines:

Wright, Peter and Wright, Pamela: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition, 2007, Harbor House Law Press, Inc., Hartfield, VA (Must Have for all Parents of special needs children)

Wright, Peter and Wright, Pamela: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition, 2006, Harbor House Law Press, Inc., Hartfield, VA (Must Have for all Parents of special needs children)

Wright, Peter and Wright, Pamela, and Sandra Webb O'Connor: All About IEPs, 2010, Harbor House Law Press, Inc., Hartfield, VA (Must Have for all Parents of special needs children)

Web Sites:

Federal Sites  Department of Education home Individuals with Disabilities Education Act home Americans with Disabilities Act home


State Sites  Texas Education Agency home TEA – SPED in Texas A-Z Index  Texas guide to the ARD process


Houston Area Retailers and Other Sources  Your local source for special needs supplies, advocacy, and consultation.  You really need to visit this site and the “bricks and mortar” store! Robin is a fantastic person.

 All-Star Martial Arts  You have to see this site: Martial arts for special kids . Kelli Lowery has a great thing going. More information about Kelli's work

Houston Area School District Sites  Aldine ISD Special Ed  Conroe ISD Special Ed Cypress Fairbanks Special Ed home  HISD Special Ed home Klein ISD Special Ed Montgomery ISD Special Ed  Region Four Education Service Center Home


Advocacy in General  Council of Parents Attorneys and Advocates  The major source of information for special-needs parents  The Texas Organization of Parent Attorneys and Advocates  Disability Rights Texas Overviews and PDF's of IDEA. You can read the whole thing at your leisure! Modifications, accommodations, and alternative assessments  Family to Family Network—Great Site National Disseminating Center for Children with Disabilities: Extremely useful source for special needs parents The ARC: for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities Advancing the rights of Texans with disabilities

The Legal Framework Summaries of and links to special ed laws by topic. Very useful!


ADHD  Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder


Asperger’s Syndrome  ASPIE of Houston: Asperger's Syndrome parent-Professional Information exchange Excellent information on Asperger's Syndrome


Autism The Brain Connection: Excellent autism resource  Local chapter of Autism Society Coalition for Barrier Free Living  The Autism Society of America Families for Early Autism Treatment  Future Horizons: Leader in Autism/Asperger's Syndrome Publications


Behavior/Bullying  Information on Positive Behavioral Supports National anti-bullying site:  Discussion of the new anti-bullying provisions in Texas Law CEPC: “Improving Services to Children and Youth with Emotional and Behavioral Problems”  In- depth look at Functional Behavioral Assessments prepared by the Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice ABA isn't just for autism. Behavior tLC is a splendid local resource.


Down Syndrome Great information site for Down Syndrome parents

Dyslexia The International Dyslexia Association: information, resources, local conferences for parents and professionals TEA Region 10 Dyslexia page     IDA Houston Chapter: information, resources, conferences

Texas State Dyslexia Consultant: 1-800-232-3030 (Questions about dyslexia testing, services and school district responsibilities) Dyslexia Parent Support Group of Kingwood. Anyone with a struggling reader or dyslexic student is welcome.   The Dyslexia Handbook.
(See page 60 for frequently-asked questions.)

On-line Free Spell Checker -- free access on-line context iterative spell checker for people with dyslexia or dysgraphia, or who are not native-English speakers


Due Process Hearings FAQ's about Due Process Hearings


IEP’s IEP 101.html  Great e-brochure from the Special Advocacy Center in Illinois: IEP Tips, Do's, and Don'ts


Learning Disabilities / Response to Intervention  Comprehensive treatment of Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) and Response to Intervention (RTI)   “the leading Web site on learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and other professionals”  The National Learning Disabilities Association Project FIRST (Families, Information, Resources, Support & Training. This specific page addresses "Diagnosis vs. Disability Category  National Research Center on Learning Disabilities Response to Intervention: Questions PARENTS Must Ask (From Learning Disabilities Association of America)


Music Therapy  American Music Therapy Association


Special Ed Trusts, Powers of Attorney, and Guardianships A firm specializing in Special Ed financial and legal issues. I have met these folks and you will find them easy to work with.

Transition National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center: Extensive resource for transition information, planning, and IEP development Travel Training Information


Visually Impaired Choices for Children “to educate policymakers, legislators, and the public about the unique educational needs of children who are blind or visually impaired” National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments.


Williams Syndrome  The Williams Syndrome Association