Resources for Special Education

This section is designed to be a hub that provides helpful resources for special education teachers and professionals alike. Here you will find informative and relevant articles, stories from special education teachers and students about why they decided to go into the field, and even an entire section dedicated to American Sign Language.

In our efforts to educate and keep our audience up to date with all things special education, we’ve grouped our resource pages into the following tabs below:

Industry News

Explore to read articles detailing news in the field of special education.

Special education teacher helping a student with a disability with writing.

Testimonials

Explore to read testimonials from current and aspiring special education teachers.

Children with special needs working on motor skills with shape tiles.

Sign Language

Explore to learn more about ASL and signs for everyday use.

Child Using Sign Language

Parent Support

Explore to learn parenting tips about navigating the field of special education!

teacher works with preschooler sitting on mother's lap

State by State Outlook for Teaching Special Education

Map of the United States detailing the number of students with special needs by state.

Which states have the highest population of students receiving special education? The darker the state color, the more students with special needs. Explore this map in more detail!

Want to learn more about the careers these professionals mentioned? Head to the Careers page!

Special Education: Putting You on the Right Path

Special Education: Putting You on the Right Path

Click here to read why choosing a path in Special Education is so much more than a job!

Parent Teacher Communication Ideas

Parent Teacher Communication Ideas

We always hear how important parent teacher communication is, and it is true.  Most parents want to be involved in their child’s education.  They want to know what is happening in the classroom, how their child is progressing in the curriculum and with the standards, how their child is getting along with others in the […]

Meet a Teacher: Working With Students With Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

Meet a Teacher: Working With Students With Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, emotional and behavioral disorders affect 10–15 percent of children globally. Disorders include attention-deficit hyperactivity (ADHD), autism, bipolar, anxiety and oppositional-defiant. Children experiencing behavioral disorders (BD) and emotional disorders (ED) often struggle with maintaining healthy interpersonal relationships and learning in a mainstream classroom setting. Special education jobs that include working with BD/ED students present unique challenges. We interviewed Katrina […]