FERPA Resources

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act. (FERPA)

What is FERPA?

FERPA is a Federal law that protects the privacy of students education records. Under FERPA law, parents have certain rights. The purpose of this regulation is protect the privacy of parents and students under section 444 of the General Provision Act.


FERPA General Guidance for Parents– U.S. Department of Education

Wikipedia Definition


FERPA overview American Psychological Association

Legislative History of Major FERPA Provisions

Parents Guide to FERPA

FERPA– Wrightslaw.com

Happy Holidays

The Special Needs Blog wishes you and yours a happy holiday!

happy holidays

Autism Teacher Blogs

The following are blogs created by teachers on teaching children with autism. Though scanning many of the blogs, I found that most were not current and decided not to include outdated blogs on this list.

The Autism Teacher– A blog about teaching students with autism. last update is in August, but still very useful information.

The Autism Helper– A website that includes a blog with resources, tips and materials.

The Autism Adventures of Room 83– A blog for teachers by teachers

Teach. Love. Autism- A diary of the life of a teacher in a autistic support classroom with middle schoolers.



Person First Language

Here are some resources on people first language

Language used to describe individuals with disabilities-ASHA Publication Board

Person First Language 101- JJslist

What is people first language?- The ARC

Examples of People First Language- by Kathie Snow

Communicating with and About People with Disabilities-CDC.gov

An Introductory Guide to Disability Language and Empowerment-Syracuse University


Family Resources

Special Education- A Crash Course

Basic Special Education Rights

Disability Resource Links

Financial Resources

OSEP Resources for Families

The Families and Advocates Partnerships for Education

Planning for a Special Needs Child-** New

Understanding Dyslexia and How to Help Children Who Have It


The Importance of Self-Esteem for Kids With Learning and Attention Issues


Parenting Tips for ADHD: Do’s and Don’ts


How to Create an Autism-Friendly Environment for Kids

How to Discuss Puberty with Your Child Who Has Special Needs


Creating the Optimal Environment for a Kid with ADHD

ADHD and Addiction – What is the Risk?

Teaching the Person with Autism How to Drive

Updated September 15, 2017

Assistive Technology Laws

Assistive Technology Laws

American with Disabilities Act

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act

Assistive Technology Act of 1998


Adapted Switches Blogs

No Limits to Learning

Glenda’s Assistive Technology Information

Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs

Spectronics Blog

excitim-special needs blog

Love That Max- Special Needs Blog

Cold Weather Precautions Resources

Mayo Clinic- safety tips for exercising outdoors

Winter preparedness tips for persons with disabilities

Winter storm safety checklist

Wind Chill Chart

Tips for Winter Weather Preparedness for People with Disabilities

Holiday Lesson Plans


Students make marshmallow snowmen-art

Making Holiday Bells-art

Christmas printable activities worksheets

Christmas preschool activities and crafts

Making 3-D snow flake magnets

Playdough Christmas Ornaments


Fun activities for teaching Hanukkah

Hanukkah- teacher resources

Hanukkah lessons and teacher resources

Hanukkah lessons and worksheets


What is Kwanzaa?

Celebrate Kwanzaa in the United States

Kwanzaa lesson plans for teachers

Kwanzaa activities printables