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Behavior Management

The Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice
http://www.air.org/cecp/
The Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice maintains lots of information about behavior, child development, and Federal, state, and local policies that pertain to children.
Minnesota Department of Education - Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities (E/BD)
http://education.state.mn.us/html/intro_speced_prog_ebd.htm
The Minnesota Department of Education website maintains information about the educational policies that pertain to the state of Minnesota. You may want to try searching under Behavior to find out more on this topic.
U.S. Department of Education
http://www.ed.gov
The website for the U.S. Department of Education provides all kinds of information and resources on anything related to education.
Kentucky Department of Education
http://www.state.ky.us/agencies/behave/homepage.html
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling at UK (SERC) collaborate on this student behavior web site. The purpose of this web site is to provide a format that allows school personnel, parents, and other professionals to gain access to information, to share effective practices, and to receive ongoing consultation and technical assistance concerning the full range of behavior problems and challenges displayed by children and youth in school and community settings, as well as other behavioral issues that may affect their success in school.
Early Childhood Behavior Project
http://www.ici2.umn.edu/preschoolbehavior/
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling at UK (SERC) collaborate on this student behavior web site. The purpose of this web site is to provide a format that allows school personnel, parents, and other professionals to gain access to information, to share effective practices, and to receive ongoing consultation and technical assistance concerning the full range of behavior problems and challenges displayed by children and youth in school and community settings, as well as other behavioral issues that may affect their success in school.

Early Childhood

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
http://www.naeyc.org
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8. NAEYC is committed to becoming an increasingly high performing and inclusive organization.
Clearinghouse on Early Education and Parenting (CEEP)
http://ceep.crc.uiuc.edu/eecearchive/index.html
This site provides publications and information to the worldwide early childhood and parenting communities. Also, CEEP offers access to the archive of ERIC/EECE materials on Early Childhood Education at http://ceep.crc.uiuc.edu/eecearchive/index.html. (For more information on the ERIC database since 2003, please go to http://eric.ed.gov.) http://ceep.crc.uiuc.edu/
The Council for Exceptional Children
http://www.cec.sped.org
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides continual professional development, advocates for newly and historically underserved individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.
Center for Early Education and Development (CEED)
http://education.umn.edu/CEED/
Through research and community outreach, this organization is a source for a variety of information regarding Early Childhood Education. It is affiliated with the University of Minnesota.
Illinois Early Learning Project
http://illinoisearlylearning.org
The Illinois Early Learning Project Web site is a source of evidence-based, reliable information on early care and education for parents, caregivers, and teachers of young children in the State of Illinois. The Web site offers printable Tip Sheets for caregivers and parents, Frequently Asked Questions (and their answers), a customized question-answering service, a statewide calendar of events for parents and caregivers, an easy-to-use database of links to "the best of the Web" on topics related to early care and education, and periodic Online Chats.
Early Childhood Research & Practice
http://ecrp.uiuc.edu
A peer-reviewed electronic journal that covers topics related to the development, care, and education of children from birth to approximately age 8.
Early Childhood Education Journal
http://www.kluweronline.com/issn/1082-3301/contents
Early Childhood Education Journal is a professional publication for early childhood practitioners, such as classroom teachers, child care providers, and teacher educators, all of whom are dedicated to the education and care of young children, ages birth through eight. The journal publishes peer-reviewed articles covering curriculum, child care programs, administration, staff development, family-school relationships, equity issues, multicultural units, health nutrition, facilities, special needs, employer-sponsored care, infant/toddler programs, child development, advocacy, and more. Articles analyze issues, trends, policies, and practices, as well as offering well-documented points-of-view and practical recommendations.

Autism

National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities: Autism Information Center
http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/dd/ddautism.htm
The National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities: Autism Information Center focuses on activities and resources that are considered best practice for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. It includes information about ASD, resources for families and a special Kids' Quests with activities that help children to learn about autism.
Autism Society of America
http://www.autism-society.org
The Autism Society of America website maintains information all about Autism Spectrum Disorders including treatment and education, and resources.
O.A.S.I.S. Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support
http://www.udel.edu/bkirby/asperger
The O.A.S.I.S. website maintains information all about Asperger Syndrome including papers and articles, education, social skills, and many links to other Asperger Syndrome and Autism pages.
Autism Today: everything you need to know about autism.
http://www.autismtoday.com/aboutus.htm
Autism Today: everything you need to know about autism website provides information about the latest resources and information on autism and Asperger Syndrome including: information from experts in the field of autism, newsletters, current articles, online courses, answers to frequently asked questions, and educational practices. It also maintains a bookstore.
Tony Attwood's Website
http://www.tonyattwood.com.au
Tony Attwood is an expert on Asperger Syndrome. In his website, he has includes information about his publications and workshops, recommended books and resources, books by people with Asperger Syndrome, books to help explain the diagnosis, and information on relationships and sexuality, friendship, and social skills.
The Gray Center for Social Learning and Understanding
http://www.thegraycenter.org
The Gray Center for Social Learning and Understanding website maintains information to improve social understanding for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. It includes articles, books and resources, tips for teachers, information on sensory integration, and related links. The highlight of the website is the information on Social StoriesT including: getting help writing social stories and sample social stories.
Autism Society of Minnesota
http://www.ausm.org
The Autism Society of Minnesota website provides information about Autism Spectrum Disorders and provides an array of services including: information and referral, newsletter, library, parent education, classes on intervention strategies, and workshops.
Autism Asperger Syndrome Consulting Group
http://www.aascg.com/teacherresources.asp
The Autism Asperger Syndrome Consulting Group website includes a variety of teacher resources including information about visual supports, social skills, sensory programming and behavior management and classroom structure.
Do2Learn
http://www.do2learn.com
The do2Learn website provides free learning materials to promote independence in children and adults with special learning needs including: games, songs, communication cards, print resources, and picture symbols for making visual schedules, story strips, choice boards, and task lists.

 

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