Resources and Links

 Acronyms in BC Special Education - A list and explanation of commonly used acronyms in special education in British Columbia.
British Columbia : a joint project of SET-BC and PRCVI (http://www.arc-bc.org/) ARC-BC is a Ministry of Education funded collection of alternate format materials based on recommended resources for the BC K-12 curriculum. It contains digital resources in a variety of formats created for students with perceptual disabilities.
Publications and resources for special education from BC Ministry of Education
Publications and resources for special education from Saskatchewan Education
CASE is an international professional educational organization that is affiliated with the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). The CASE website provides resources and information for leadership and support to members regarding policies and practices which impact the quality of education.
Provincial Resource Program that supports adults aged 19 years and older who require an augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) system due to a severe communication disability.
CEC is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents.
Some children and teens (up to 19 years old) require specialized help and support that's tailored to their needs in order to maximize their quality of life, overcome barriers, and participate in their communities. 
Doctors of BC and the BC government are committed to increasing timely access to support and services for child and youth mental health and substance in BC through funding and stewardship of one of the largest initiatives of its kind - the Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use (CYMHSU) Collaborative.
Produced by the B.C. School Superintendents’ Association in partnership with the B.C. Ministry of Education. Revised August 2002.
Information on physical and neurological conditions
The Learning Assistance Teachers’ Association is one of the BCTF’s 33 provincial specialists’ associations (PSA's) that advise the BCTF Executive Committee regarding assessment, technology, teacher education, and curriculum/resources.
Publications and resources for special education from Alberta Education
The Provincial Integration Support Program is an outreach service mandated to assist schools throughout British Columbia, in meeting the educational needs of students with multiple severe/profound physical and cognitive disabilities. The website provides information and resources for people working with students with multiple severe/profound physical and cognitive disabilities.
POPARD provides consultation, training and support services to support students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).The website provides information and resources for people working with students with  Autism Spectrum Disorder.
POPFASD’s website provides information about the effects of FASD on student learning and behaviour.  POPFASD shares current research, ideas, strategies, training and resources to build capacity in school districts to support students with FASD and their teachers and team members.
The Provincial Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired is a Ministry of Education Provincial Resource Program. The mission of the PRCVI is to provide leadership, information, training and consultation to support school districts' goals of equitable access and enhanced learning opportunities for students with visual impairments. The primary function of PRCVI is to provide British Columbia school districts and Group 1 & 2 Independent schools with alternate formats of provincially recommended learning resources and specialized equipment to support the educational needs of students with visual impairments.
The SEA is a provincial organization that works through the BCTF to provide quality education opportunities for all students with special learning needs. SEA provides educators with professional learning opportunities and information on current issues in special education.
SET-BC is a Ministry of Education Provincial Resource Program that provides assistive technology services to BC school districts. SET-BC loans technology and provides technical support, training and resources to meet the educational needs of students with physical disabilities, visual impairments, moderate to profound cognitive challenges, and autism spectrum disorders. 
SET-BC (http://www.setbc.org/setbc/accessiblebooks/default.html)
Over 500 popular children’s books that have been converted into electronic form and narrated by live readers.  Most are in PPT form and can be played with PPT Player if you don’t have PPT.  If you live in BC, you can request these books on CD free of charge if you have a hard cover copy of the book in your school library.
2008 BC CASE resource document for educators and parents
University of Kansas - School of Education 
Subsite of BCTF website with information, strategies, and resources related to special education, learning assistance and ESL.

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