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 Careers for a Special Education Teacher

Where Do You Start? While special education may seem broad and overwhelming, there is an area of focus for everyone involved in the field. If you’re considering a career in special education, it might be beneficial to ask yourself the following questions: What are you passionate about? What drives you in the classroom? Are there […]

Teaching for Life After School

Students with special needs require a more specialized and accommodating education, especially those with more severe disabilities. To help them successfully move into adulthood, a student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP) will often include transition services (to read about the requirements from IDEA, click here). It is added to their IEP no later than when that […]

Teacher playing with special education student

Special Education by the Numbers

Despite the previous decline in students who received special education services, there has been a recent increase in students who qualify for coverage under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA). According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the number of students ages 3-21 who received special education services in the 2013-14 school year […]