Special Education/IDEA

ISBE: Special Education Information for Parents

ISBE- Individualized Education Programs

ISBE- Parent Guide to Educational Rights and Responsibilities

National PTA: Special Education Toolkit

Special Needs Planning: Parent Timeline

Special Education: A Basic Guide for Parents


Section 504

ISBE- Section 504

Parent and Educator Resource Guide to Section 504

early intervention

Early Intervention Brochure

Illinois Early Learning Project

Zero to Three

Communicating With Baby: Tips and Milestones From Birth to Age 5

learning disabilities

Parents Guide to RTI

National Center for Learning Disabilities


ABA of Illinois

Autism Speaks

Autism Resource Center

Autism Support Network


Helping Anxious Students Move Forward

How to Relax When You Need to Relax

Anxiety Exposure Notebook

Face Your Fears: Take Control of Your Anxiety

record keeping/checklists

IEP Checklist for Parents

IEP Meeting Planner

Illinois Student Records Keeper

Records Checklist

government resources

Government Programs for Those With Disabilities

Illinois Department of Human Services

Social Security


Understanding PUNS


The Behavior Code: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students by Jessica Minahan

The Behavior Code Companion: Strategies, Tools, and Interventions for Supporting Students with Anxiety-Related or Oppositional Behaviors by Jessica Minahan

Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential by Peg Dawson and Richard Guare

Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World by Deborah Reber

Inclusion in Action: Practical Strategies to Modify Your Curriculum by Nicole Eredics

Permission to Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves, and Our Society Thrive by Marc Brackett