Resources for Special Education

This section is designed to be a hub that provides helpful resources for special education teachers and professionals alike. Here you will find informative and relevant articles, stories from special education teachers and students about why they decided to go into the field, and even an entire section dedicated to American Sign Language.

In our efforts to educate and keep our audience up to date with all things special education, we’ve grouped our resource pages into the following tabs below:

Industry News

Explore to read articles detailing news in the field of special education.

Special education teacher helping a student with a disability with writing.

Testimonials

Explore to read testimonials from current and aspiring special education teachers.

Children with special needs working on motor skills with shape tiles.

Sign Language

Explore to learn more about ASL and signs for everyday use.

Child Using Sign Language

Parent Support

Explore to learn parenting tips about navigating the field of special education!

teacher works with preschooler sitting on mother's lap

State by State Outlook for Teaching Special Education

Map of the United States detailing the number of students with special needs by state.

Which states have the highest population of students receiving special education? The darker the state color, the more students with special needs. Explore this map in more detail!

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Working With Gifted Students: Issues and Advice for Aspiring Teachers

Working With Gifted Students: Issues and Advice for Aspiring Teachers

A common career path for special education teachers is working with children with learning disabilities. There is, however, another path to choose. The special education field is rich with opportunities for those seeking to work with gifted children. There are an estimated 3 million children with intellectual gifts and academic talent in the U.S., according to the Council for Exceptional Children, […]

What's the Best Teaching Environment for ASD Students?

What’s the Best Teaching Environment for ASD Students?

Students with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can pose unique teaching challenges due to the complexity of the range of disorders and students’ individual level of disability, which can range from mildly impaired to severely disabled. As a developmental disorder, ASD is characterized by a variety of social, communication and behavioral challenges, requiring teachers to have deep knowledge in these […]

Special Education: The Pathway to a Better Future

Special Education: The Pathway to a Better Future

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