There are numerous resources for families and educators to support students with exceptional needs. Listed below, you will find websites, books, and strategies that may help learners, families and classrooms. Please email the Exceptional Student Services office if there are resources you know about to help all our students succeed.
The Arc of Colorado
The Arc builds better lives for persons with intellectual developmental disabilities and their families by improving connections to schools, work, and the community through influencing public policy, increasing public awareness, supporting local chapters, and collaborating with other organizations sharing the same values.
Assistive Technology Partners
Assistive Technology Partners envisions a world where all persons with cognitive, sensory, and /or physical disabilities are engaged in life at home, school, work and play, without barriers and without boundaries.
StateWide Assistive Technology, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (SWAAAC)
The SWAAAC project with the Colorado Department of Education provides multidisciplinary Assistive Technology services to enable students with disabilities equal access to the curriculum and full participation in their education and classroom.
Colorado Department of Education
A resource to teachers, administrators, and parents of students with exceptional educational needs due to disability, or learners who are culturally and/or linguistically diverse or have some other special need. Resources and training on all aspects of education and special needs in Colorado.
Colorado Statewide Parent Coalition
This coalition offers training programs to parents and school personnel and community members who are interested in making a difference in closing the academic achievement gap, reducing the dropout rates and increasing graduation rates.
Colorado Talking Book Library
A free service to Coloradans of all ages who are unable to read standard print material due to visual, physical or learning disabilities whether permanent or temporary. CTBL provides audio, Braille and large-print books and magazines.
OCALI: Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence
Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) serves families, educators, and professionals working with students with autism and low-incidence disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairments, other health impairments, and traumatic brain injuries.OCALI's mission is to build state- and system-wide capacity to improve outcomes through leadership, training and professional development, technical assistance, collaboration, and technology. OCALI sees connection and partnership with families as vital to the success of each individual at school and in the community.
Parent to Parent of Colorado
Connecting families of sons and daughters with disabilities or special healthcare needs across Colorado.
Peak Parent Center
The mission of PEAK Parent Center is to provide training, information and technical assistance to equip families of children birth through twenty-six including all disability conditions with strategies to advocate successfully for their children.