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Education, Educational Leadership, & Special Education

Swain Education Library

The Gary and Rita Swain Education Library is located on the second floor of Sangren Hall.

Encyclopedia of Special Education

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Additional Resources

Title: Concise Encyclopedia of Special Education
Description: Ref LC 4007 .E53 2002 (ERC)
This single volume is designed as a "desk Reference for special educators, psychologists, school psychologists, diagnosticians, parents, and the handicapped themselves."

Title: Council for Exceptional Children
Description: 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.  Librarian's Comment: Professional organization for teachers of both special education and gifted and talented students.

Title: Federal Resource Center for Special Education
Description: The FRC supports a nationwide technical assistance network to respond to the needs of students with disabilities, especially students from under-represented populations. Through its work with the RRCs and the technical assistance networks, the FRC provides a national perspective for establishing technical assistance activities within and across regions by identifying and synthesizing emerging issues and trends.

Librarian's Comment: This site is a good starting place for information on IDEA and related amendments and regulations.

Title: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Title: LD Online: Learning Disabilities Information & Resources for Parents, Teachers, and Children
Description: Site provides a variety of information about learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder. Includes Q&A service, information on I.E.P.s, and links to other sources.

Title: News, Special Education
Description: Special Education News answers a need in education for in-depth, timely news related to educating students with disabilities. The Web site and newsletter are journalistic publications centered on the news of the special education field. The Web site is also designed to offer unique resources to special education professionals in one convenient place. These include places for educators and others to exchange their views, find links to important information at other sites on the Web and keep track of news and events across the country.

Title: Office of Special Education (Michigan Department of Education)
Description: The Office of Special Education oversees the administrative funding of education and early intervention programs and services for young children and students with disabilities. Early intervention services are coordinated for infants and toddlers (birth through age two) with disabilities and their families according to federal regulations and state standards.


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Phone: 269-387-1581
Office: Waldo 1012

Research & Instruction Librarian

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Brad Dennis
Phone: 269-387-1581
Office: Waldo 1012