Resources from the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education

By | April 24, 2020

New! The module on Students with Emotional Disturbance, from OSEP’s 20th Annual Report to Congress.
The U.S. Department of Education released the Final Regulations for the 1997 amendments to the IDEA.
Read the Disciplinary Guidelines regarding the 1997 amendements to the IDEA.
The text of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997 is available.
Check out national statistics on serious emotional disturbance.
Read the “National Agenda for Achieving Better Results for Children and Youth with Serious Emotional Disturbance.”
Lea el “Agenda Nacional para Lograr Mejores Resultados Para los Niños y Jóvenes con Desordenes Emocionales Serios.”
The “Teacher’s Guide to the U.S. Department of Education” compiles information about the Department’s services for teachers, in hopes of increasing teachers’ access to educational resources.
Mini-webs – These are “websites on our website” that provide extensive information around a specific topic, including articles, online discussions, links, and other resources.

Safe and Effective Schools for All Students and All Communities: What Works - information on the CECP's upcoming meeting and videoconference. 
Wraparound Planning - Resources on wraparound planning, including articles, fact sheets, training and presentation materials, links, and an online discussion with John VanDenBerg, a nationally recognized expert in the field, and one of the CECP's Expert Practitioners.
School Safety and Violence Prevention - Here you can find the Early Warning, Timely Response Guide to Safe Schools in a variety of formats (and two languages!), as well as online discussions with some of the authors, violence prevention resources and links to other sites.
Cultural Competence - Find useful resources for addressing diversity, including research-based articles, a bibliography, and links.
Prevention and Early Intervention - Locate information on best and promising practices in the area of preventing and intervening early with emotional and behavioral problems in children.
Promising Practices in Children's Mental Health - Read and download monographs that review what's working within 41 systems of care funded through the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families Program.
Prevention Strategies That Work - Read and download a research-based document on what administrators can do to promote positive student behavior, and find out more about the programs that were studied.
coming.gif (1225 bytes)Functional Assessment Miniweb - Resources on conducting a functional behavioral assessment.

Online Information

aqua.gif (326 bytes) The Calendar lists events sponsored by the Center, and also has information about many other conferences that might be of interest to you.
The Center has collected Success Stories in Special Education from a number of effective programs.
The Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders website is now online!
Material from the CECP/NASP collaborative strand on safe schools from the 1999 NASP convention in Las Vegas will be available for download shortly.
Browse the Center’s Product Recommendation Inventory and find information on books, articles, guides, websites, curricula, and other resources that were recommended by the Center Team.
Look over background material for the CECP/NASP collaborative strand on promising programs from the 1998 NASP convention in Orlando.
Check out information from the Georgetown University Center for Child Health and Mental Health Policy about the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).
Find assistance in your state using our list of State Consultants in Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, or our list of State Children’s Mental Health Contacts.
Look over the Fall 1997 issue of “Research Connections in Special Education” on School-Wide Behavioral Management Systems, prepared by the Council for Exceptional Children.
Join in focused listserv discussions organized by the CECP that are open to general participation.
Find out about E-mail resources for information or discussion on a particular disability or practice.
Read selected articles from various professional journals.

Promising Practices in Children's Mental Health 1998 series - seven monographs and executive summaries are now online!

dot Early Warning, Timely Response – A Guide to Safe Schools, available now!
Read the Center’s report on Safe, Drug-Free Schools, and Effective Schools for ALL Students: What Works!
Read the Center’s document on “Addressing Student Problem Behavior — An IEP Team’s Introduction To Functional Behavioral Assessment And Behavior Intervention Plans.”
Part II of the “Addressing Student Problem Behavior” series is now online – read “Conducting a Functional Behavioral Assessment”
Find out how to order a copy of the videotape “Functional Assessment and Behavioral Intervention Plans: Part 1.”
Read the Center’s information sheets on Preventing School Failure and Antisocial Behavior.

Why Are We Surprised?

Paying Now or Paying Later

Preventing School Dropouts
What Can Be Done to Prevent School Failure and Antisocial Behavior: The Utah Example
Preventing Antisocial Behavior
School-Wide Approaches to Prevention of Antisocial Behavior
Early Intervention to Prevent the Development of Antisocial Behavior
Addressing Antisocial Behavior
Improving School Results Through Coordinated Services

How Two Schools Are Helping Students with Emotional and Behavioral Problems To Succeed
Find out how to order videos and highlights from the March 1996 Conference “Making Collaboration Work.”

The 54-minute Town Meeting videotape includes a keynote address from U.S. Department of Education Secretary Richard Riley. Reflections of life experiences by 12 diverse young people who made it through the system are a moving highlight of this tape.

The 90-minute Video Conference tape opens with an address by Judith Heumann, Assistant Secretary of Education in the U.S. Department of Educaiton, and features presentations from four exemplary programs. Actual classroom scenes from each program are included. The success of each approach is clearly demonstrated.

The Highlights from the National Invitational Conference, Making Collaboration Work for Children, Youth, Families, Schools and Communities, was prepared by Lyndal M. Bullock and Robert A. Gable for CEC’s Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders.
Promising Practices

Greenhouses are programs of some duration that have produced outcome data and which have been visited by a Center staff member.
Nurseries are programs which are at an earlier state of development or for which outcome data are not yet available or which have not been visited by a Center staff member.
Prospector Reports describe promising programs and practices.  Our Prospectors are a group of specialists and national experts who, in the course of their work, are in and out of schools, programs and communities across the nation, and employ a common protocol to identify what's working.  You can be a prospector, too!