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The following resources from around the country may be of interest to readers of this Impact issue:
NCEO English Language Learner Resources (http://www.nceo.info). The new report, “Assessment Principles and Guidelines for ELLs with Disabilities,” (www.cehd.umn.edu/nceo/onlinepubs/partners.html) is among the extensive resources about English language learners (ELLs) with disabilities available on the Web site of the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) at the Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota. Among the topics addressed in the online resources are accommodations, accountability, graduation requirements, standards, and Universal Design.
English Learner Disability Resources (http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/SchSup/SpecEdComp/EngLearnDisabiRes/index.html). This Web site from the Minnesota Department of Education offers information useful to professionals and parents within Minnesota and elsewhere. Among the online resources are information on staff development for interpreters working with English language learners with disabilities, glossaries of special education terminology in Hmong and Somali, plus a brochure on how to hold IEP meetings with an interpreter.
English Learners with Special Needs (www.ncela.gwu.edu/files/uploads/17/Accellerate_3_3.pdf). This issue of AccELLerate!, the Spring 2011 quarterly review produced by the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition, addresses theory, research, and practice related to English learners with special needs.
National Center for Learning Disabilities Spanish Web site (http://www.ncld.org/recursos-en-espanol). The center offers much of its Web site and extensive information on learning disabilities for parents and professionals in both Spanish and English. It includes information on different types of learning disabilities, perspectives of parents raising children with learning disabilities, explanations of different types of education practices and services, and tips on planning for life after high school.
Special Education: What Do Parents Need to Know? (http://www.pacer.org/publications/specedrights.asp). This free, online presentation for parents is available in Hmong, Somali, Spanish and English. It was created to help parents of children with disabilities understand what special education is, how a child might get into special education, how to resolve disagreements, and what role parents play. Developed by PACER Center, a resource center for families of children with disabilities, whose Web site also offers many other materials for families in Hmong, Somali, Spanish and English. Their phone number is 888/248-0822 (U.S.) and 800/537-2237 (MN).
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Retrieved from the Web site of the Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota (http://ici.umn.edu/products/impact/261). Citation: Liu, K., Watkins, E., Pompa, D., McLeod, P., Elliott, J. & Gaylord, V. (Eds). (Winter/Spring 2013). Impact: Feature Issue on Educating K-12 English Language Learners with Disabilities, 26(1). [Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration].
The PDF version of this Impact, with photos and graphics, is also online at http://ici.umn.edu/products/impact/261/261.pdf.
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