What is Special Education?
“The Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) defines Special Education as “specially designed instruction, at no cost to the parents, to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability,” but still, what exactly is Special Education? Often met with an ambiguous definition, the umbrella term of Special Education broadly identifies the academic, physical, cognitive and social-emotional instruction offered to children who are faced with one or more disabilities.”

The mission of the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network is to support the efforts and initiatives of theBureau of Special Education, and to build the capacity of local educational agencies to serve students who receive special education services. Resources for teachers and a parent website!

Special Education Resources on the Internet
Special Education Resources on the Internet (SERI) is a collection of Internet accessible information resources of interest to those involved in the fields related to Special Education. This collection exists in order to make on-line Special Education resources more easily and readily available in one location. This site will continually modify, update, and add additional informative links.

Special Education Guide
Looking for an organization or website to provide you with more information on a special education or disability topic? Start here!

Differentiating Instruction for Student with Disabilities within the Physical Education classroom
This resource from P.E. Central provides ideas and suggestions on how to adapt physical activities to meet the needs, interests and abilities of all students.