Foto de un estante, lleno de libros y materiales. Photo of a bookshelf loaded with books!The CPIR is pleased to give a the home to many of the resources developed by NICHCY, the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities. NICHCY’s funding ended in October 2013, but many of its products and webpages will live on here, where we can maintain their accuracy and continue to make them available to families, professionals, and Parent Centers.

Here’s a quick roadmap to help you find your favorite NICHCY resources on the CPIR website. A more complete alphabetical listing by title and topic is provided further below.

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Alphabetical by Title and Topic

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Accommodations in employment

Accommodations in assessment  | As a component of the IEP

Accommodations in the classroom

Acronyms in special education

All about the IEP

ADA | Americans with Disabilities Act

Adoptive/foster families | Resources especially for…

Adult services 1 | For students in transition

Adult services 2 | For adults

Age of majority

Annual goals statement in the IEP

Assistive technology 1 | As a special factor in IEP development

Assistive technology 2 | A resource sheet for IEP teams

Assistive Technology Act

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD)  | Disability fact sheet

Authority of school personnel in disciplinary situations

Authority of school personnel in special circumstances  | Drugs, weapons, serious bodily injury

Authority of school personnel to report crimes

Autism / PDD  | Disability fact sheet

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Basis of knowledge

Behavior challenges in young children

Behavior in the IEP | As a special factor in IEP development

Behavior Suite  | 5 separate resource pages on behavior

Benchmarks/short-term objectives in the IEP

Blindness / visual impairments 1 |  Disability fact sheet

Blindness / visual impairments 2  |  A resource sheet for IEP teams

Building the Legacy |  A training curriculum on Part B of IDEA 2004

Building the Legacy for Our Youngest Children with Disabilities  | A training curriculum on Part C of IDEA 2004


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Categories of disability under IDEA

Cerebral palsy  |  Disability fact sheet

Child care providers | Resources especially for…

Children enrolled by their parents in private schools | Training module

Common Core State Standards

Communicating with your child’s school through letter writing

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Deaf-blindness  |  Disability fact sheet

Deafness/Hearing loss  |   Disability fact sheet

Deafness/Hearing impairment  | A resource sheet for IEP teams

Definitions of key terms in Part B of IDEA |  Terms used in special education

Definitions of key terms in Part C of IDEA | Terms used in early intervention

Developing your child’s IEP

Developing your child’s IFSP

Developmental delay  |  Disability fact sheet

Developmental milestones


Disability awareness

Discipline under IDEA

Discipline regulations in IDEA

Disproportionality and Overrepresentation | Training module

Dispute resolution options in IDEA

Down syndrome  |  Disability fact sheet

Due process complaints

Due process hearings

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Early intervening services and RTI  | Training module

Early intervention 1  |  Overview of services for babies and toddlers, birth to the 3rd birthday

Early intervention 2  |  Final Part C regulations

Early intervention, then and now | History of early intervention and Part C

Early intervention training module | Training module, The Basics of Early Intervention

Emotional disturbance  |  Disability fact sheet

Employment connections | For students in transition

Employers | Resources especially for…

Epilepsy  |  Disability fact sheet

Español |  NICHCY materials in Spanish 

Evaluating children for the presence of disability

Evaluation procedures for determining specific learning disabilities | Training module

Excusing a member from an IEP meeting

Extent of participation in regular educational environment | Component of the IEP

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General information about disabilities

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Health care and medical resources

Heart conditions


Highly Qualified Teachers | Training module  (Withdrawn | The definitions and requirements for highly qualified teachers have been deleted from IDEA as of December 2015, in accordance with changes made to NCLB when reauthorized in 2015 as the Every Student Succeeds Act.

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IDEA Amendments of 2004

IDEA training curriculum for Part B | Building the Legacy

IDEA training curriculum for Part C | Building the Legacy for Our Youngest Children with Disabilities

Identification of children with specific learning disabilities | Training module

IEP contents

IEP team

IEP team meetings  |  What happens at an IEP meeting?

IFSP contents and team


Independent living connections

Intellectual disabilities  |  Disability fact sheet

Introduction to Procedural Safeguards | Training module

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Lead poisoning

Learning disabilities  |  Disability fact sheet

Least restrictive environment | Considering LRE in placement decisions

LRE decision making | Training module


Limited English proficiency | As a special factor in IEP development

Limited English proficiency | A resource sheet for IEP teams

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Manifestation determination


Medical and healthcare resources

Mental health resources

Mental retardation/Intellectual disabilities  |  Disability fact sheet

Model IFSP Form | The model ISFP form developed by the U.S. Department of Education

Military families | Resources especially for…

Modifications and accommodations for students

Modifications for school personnel  | As a component of the IEP

Moving to a new location

Multiple disabilities  |  Disability fact sheet

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Natural environments in early intervention


NIMAS  | Training module on accessible materials for those with print disabilities 

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Options for dispute resolution under IDEA | Training module

Other health impairment  |  Disability fact sheet

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Parent consent in early intervention

Parent consent in special education

Parent groups

Parenting a child with special needs: The unplanned journey

Parent to parent support

Parent participation in early intervention

Parent participation in school meetings

Part B regulations  | IDEA’s regulations for special education for school-aged children with disabilities

Part C regulations  | IDEA’s regulations for early intervention for babies and toddlers with disabilities

Parent training and information centers

Participation in the regular educational environment | As a component of the IEP

Placement issues

Placement during appeal process

Positive behavior supports

Present levels statement | As a component of the IEP

Preschool special education

Prior written notice 1 | Notification to parents of school-aged children with disabilities

Prior written notice 2 | Notification to parents of infants and toddlers in early intervention

Private school children placed by their parents | Training module

Procedural safeguards in IDEA | Training module

Procedural safeguards notice

Program modifications for school personnel | As a component of the IEP

Public awareness and referral system in early intervention

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Questions and answers about IDEA 1 | Purposes and key definitions

Questions and answers about IDEA 2 | Parent participation

Questions often asked by parents about special education services

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Rare syndromes and disorders | Disability fact sheet

Referring an infant or toddler to early intervention system

Related services

Reporting student progress | As a component of the IEP

Resolution period

Response to intervention 1 | Overview of RTI

Response to intervention 2 | Training module

Rheumatic fever

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Section 504

Sexuality education for children and youth with disabilities

Sibling issues

Sickle cell anemia

Speech and language impairments | Disability fact sheet

Spina bifida | Disability fact sheet

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Top 10 basics of special education | Training module

Transition to adulthood  |  9 separate resource pages on transition issues

Traumatic brain injury  |  |  Disability fact sheet

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Visual impairments  |  Disability fact sheet


Your child’s evaluation

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Resources Not Transferred from NICHCY to the CPIR

The NICHCY materials listed below have not been transferred to the CPIR, because of the differing work scopes of the two projects and the impossibility of maintaining the accuracy of such a collection. We express our regrets to you.

Student’s Guide to the IEP package

Student’s Guide to Jobs package

Student’s Guide to Relish: Making Your Own Sweet Success package |

Summer Camps