Nashoba Regional High School is an inclusive school environment where we
work together to discover and develop each student's unique gifts and
talents. The Special Education Department provides a continuum of
services and programs for students who have been identified as having
educational or social/emotional needs that cannot be met through regular
education programs and services alone. Through the Special Education
Team Evaluation Process, potential students are evaluated, a TEAM
meeting is held and if a student is found eligible for special education
services, an Individualized Education Program (I.E.P.) is developed.
The I.E.P. identifies the student's strengths and weaknesses, provides
goals appropriate to his/her individual needs, and describes the
services required to meet those needs in the least restrictive
Assessments are conducted by special education teachers, the school
psychologist, speech/language pathologist, and other specialists to
determine whether a student has a disability and a need for specially
designed instruction. Special education services include academic
assistance in general education classrooms as well as in three learning
centers designed to provide varyingdegrees of support in a separate
setting. Related services such as speech/language therapy and
individual or group counseling are also available. Referrals are
directed to the special education Team Chairperson.
See our Program of Studies to learn more.
SPED Connections from the Department of Education DOE
Special Education Resources on the Internet - SERI
A collection of Internet accessible information resources of interest to those involved in fields
related to Special Education.
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
NICHCY is the national information and referral center that provides
information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families,
educators, and other professionals.
Council for Exceptional Children: (Division of Career and Development and Transition)
DCDT focuses on the career development of children, youth and adults of
all ages and exceptionalities, including transitions and career
development of exceptional children.
The National Center for Learning Disabilities
The mission of National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) is to
promote public awareness and understanding of children and adults with
The Institute for Community Inclusion
The Institute for Community Inclusion supports the rights of children
and adults with disabilities to participate in all aspects of the
National Center to Improve Practices in Special Education
The National Center to Improve Practice was established to improve
educational outcomes for students with disabilities by promoting the
effective use of assistive and instructional technologies among
educators and related personnel serving these students
Developmental Delay Resources
DDR is a nonprofit organization dedicated to meeting the needs of those
working with children who have developmental delays in sensory motor,
language, social, and emotional areas.
The Family Village
The Family Village is a global community that integrates information,
resources, and communication opportunities on the Internet for persons
with cognitive and other disabilities, for their families, and for those
that provide them services and support.
Cornucopia of Disability Information
CODI serves as a community resource for consumers and professionals by
providing disability information in a wide variety of areas.
Special Education Schools Network
A compilation of Special Education Schools across the country, as well
as resources and organizations related to Special Education Schools.
Mobility International USA
MIUSA is a U.S. Department of State funded program to empower people
with disabilities around the world through international exchange,
information, technical assistance and training, and to ensure the
inclusion of people with disabilities in international exchange and
A collection of SPED links from Berrien County Intermediate School District http://www.remc11.k12.mi.us/bcisd/classres/specialed.htm
- American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry provides
information to assist parents and families in their most important
roles, contains news, facts, journal & publications and more.
- Internet Mental Health Disorders.
Besides offering excellent links to other sites, it has detailed and
extensive material about the diagnosis and, in particular, medical
treatment. Contains professionally-oriented information.
- Gifted Resources Home Page Links to all known online gifted resources, enrichment programs,
talent searches, summer programs, and more.
- Prufrock Press The leading publisher for education of the gifted.
General Special Education Sites
- Aligning IEP and CIM Information from Oregon on IEPs.
- Assistive Technology-Disabilities Designed to provide information on assistive technology.
- Closing the Gap Computer technology in special education and rehabilitation
- Disability-Related Sites on the WWW
- Disability Resources from Apple Education Includes assistive technology, software and more.
- DO-IT Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology
- Gan Harmony
Variety of programs dedicated to individuals with special needs,
including opportunities and activities toward better inclusion in
school, society, and life in general. Contains projects and programs,
links to online discussion lists and support groups, stories and
- The Internet: an inclusive magnet for teaching all students A handbook with much info!
- Internet Resources for Special Children (IRSC)
- The National Center to Improve Practice
(NCIP) promotes the effective use of technology to enhance educational
outcomes for students with sensory, cognitive, physical and
- National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities Includes publications, state resource sheets, and information about conferences.
- National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)
NORD is the only organization of its kind--a unique federation of more
than 140 not-for-profit voluntary health organizations serving people
with rare disorders and disabilities.
- National Transitional Alliance seeks to help disabled youth successfully bridge the gap from school to employment.
- Office of Rare Diseases Research, information, and more.
- ParenthoodWeb Library. Although the information on ADHD is somewhat limited, parents will enjoy the broad range of advice offered about parenting.
- Special Education/Disability Sites
- Special Needs Education Network
Sponsored by Canada's Schoolnet. The Room 13 Project is a pilot project
designed to explore how modern technology can be used to benefit
students with special needs.
Hearing Impaired and Deaf Resources
- Attention Deficit Disorder: What You Should Know K-12 Questions and answers.
- Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (C.H.A.D.D.)
ADHD-related site. It is rich with accurate and diverse information,
not only about ADHD, but also about other disorders (OCD, Tourettes, and
- Language Based Learning Disabilities Info and research, references lists, and databases of helps.
- Learning Disabilities Association Find articles related to mainstreaming, ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, education standards, literacy, and more.
- LD Online The interactive guide to learning disabilities.
- LD Resources Essays, resources, software and more.
- The National Attention Deficit Disorder Association The home page for ADDA (the more adult-oriented ADHD support group). Good information and links.
- NIMH info page on ADHD
Site with a lot of detailed information. The ADHD-related sites are
also part of a much larger collection of materials about mental health