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!

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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!

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Top Challenges Facing Today's Special Educators

Top Challenges Facing Today’s Special Educators

Ever since the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was introduced in 1975 – guaranteeing students with exceptional needs access to free and appropriate public education – the field of special education has changed substantially. One thing has remained constant: special education is a charged topic. From concerns on how to attract high-quality teaching candidates to optimizing curriculum and […]

These 8 Top Special Education Jobs Are Hiring Now

These 8 Top Special Education Jobs Are Hiring Now

Whether you want to work in a classroom or not, there are lots of ways to get involved in the field of special education. A range of different positions are available both inside the classroom and out, and not all of them require a Master’s in special education degree. Depending on your interests and skills, your desired work environment, […]

The SCERTS Model and Your Classroom

The SCERTS Model and Your Classroom

When developing an inclusive teaching approach for your classroom, do you struggle with which method to implement? If you’re teaching both neurotypical students and children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), consider the SCERTS Model, which stands for Social Communication, Emotional Regulation and Transactional Support. This research-based method takes a multidisciplinary approach and outlines individualized strategies to help […]