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This list is not exhaustive but offers many resources for the public.

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Government Resources

 Code of Federal Regulations: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/cfr-table-search.html

• Congressional Record: http://thomas.loc.gov

• County Offices: http://www.countyoffice.org/  *Find government offices in your county: courts, board of education, chamber of commerce and more.

• GPO Access: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/multidb.html

• Legislative Information from Library of Congress: http://thomas.loc.gov/

• United States Code: http://uscode.house.gov/search/criteria.shtml *This site has a user-friendly search engine for the U.S. Code.

• United States Constitution: http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/constitution.overview.html

• Virginia Code: http://legis.state.va.us/Laws/CodeofVa.htm

• Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP): http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/osep/index.html

• Ohio Dept of Education - variety of resources: http://www.ode.state.oh.us/exceptional_children/

• US Dept of Education: http://www.ed.gov/index.jhtml

• Virginia Governor’s official web site: http://www.governor.virginia.gov/

• White House Official website: http://www.whitehouse.gov/government/

Special Education Interest Groups & Resources

• Center for Parent Information and Resources: http://www.parentcenterhub.org/   (CPIR) serves as a central resource of information and products to the community of Parent Training Information (PTI) Centers and the Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs), so that they can focus their efforts on serving families of children with disabilities.

• Council for Exceptional Children: http://www.cec.sped.org

• Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Inc.: http://www.copaa.org/ *COPAA is a “network of attorneys, advocates, parents and related professionals dedicated to protecting and enforcing legal and civil rights of students with disabilities and their families” and their site has a search feature to help find representation.

• National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities: http://www.nichcy.org

• Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights: http://www.pacer.org/legislation/index.htm

• Resources for Students with Disabilities (VA): http://ttaconline.org/index.asp

• Special Education Resources and Strategies: http://www.cast.org/

• Special Education Resources: http://prenhall.com/murdick

Other Interest Groups and Resources

• American Association of School Administrators: http://www.aasa.org/ *AASA focuses on school leaders’ interests.

• Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development: http://www.ascd.org/portal/site/ascd *ASCD represents educators’ interests.

• Education Sector: http://www.educationsector.org/ *Education Sector is an independent education policy think tank, which focuses upon pressing educational problems.

 Education Writers Association: http://www.ewa.org  A professional organization of members of the media who cover education at all levels

 GoodCall: https://www.goodcall.com/education/college-costs/  A group that makes data available free for you to make good decisions. Additional reports may also be found on this site about scholarships, avoiding student loan debt, and more.

• International Association of Rehabilitiation Professionals: www.rehabpro.org  Information on the professional of vocational rehabilitation and information on a section of the association, Vocational Rehabilitation Transition Services as well as a directory of members.

 • Martindale-Hubble: http://www.martindale.com/Find-Lawyers-and-Law-Firms.aspx *An online directory of attorneys. Complete the fields on this page, including Areas of Practice and geographical information, to find a list of practitioners.

• MoneyGeek: https://www.moneygeek.com/education/college/ Some highlights of this site include: Step-by-step instructions to filling out the FAFSA, Alternative ways to pay for college, Different types of college savings plans

• National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY): http://naehcy.org/ *NAEHCY is an advocacy organization focused on protecting the educational rights of children and youth experiencing homelessness.

• National School Boards Association: http://www.nsba.org/cosa/ *NSBA provides Legal Clips as a free service; the focus on School Law issues.

• Principal Leadership Institute (PLI) (UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education): http://gse.berkeley.edu/program/principals/pli.html *This institute focuses on development of school leaders.

• Research Center for Leadership in Action (NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service): http://wagner.nyu.edu/leadership/index.php *This center is focused on leadership development and on research into leadership practice and theory capacity.

• Sustainability Leadership Institute: http://www.sustainabilityleaders.org/ *This is an educational organization, which is focused on research and developing leadership capacity in local, national and international organizations and communities in order to create a more sustainable economic, environmental and social future.

• Southern Poverty Law Center: http://www.splcenter.org/center/about.jsp *The SPLC is a nonprofit organization, which focuses on civil rights.

• Tolerance and Social Justice (Southern Poverty Law Center): http://www.tolerance.org/ *This site provides great resources, such as curricula and activities that are germane to preparing and developing educational leaders for social justice.

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