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Developmental Disabilities / Special Education Subject Guide LRC@TCC

Scope: Resources about children and adults with disabilities.

Call number areas to browse:
LC3950-4941 (Special education)
HV888-894, HV1533-3195 (Developmental disabilities, Deaf, Blind)
RJ496-506 (Pediatric topics)
RC570 (Mental retardation)

Subjects to search:
Attention-deficit disorder, Autism, Behavior modification, Blindness, Cerebral palsy, Deaf, Developmentally disabled, Down syndrome, Dual diagnosis, Epilepsy, Exceptional children, Fetal alcohol syndrome, Genetic disorders, Handicapped, Learning disabled, Learning disabled children, Learning disabilities, Mental retardation, Mentally handicapped, Multiple sclerosis, Muscular diseases, Spina bifida, Special education, Students with disabilities

Databases (use MyTCC ID to login from off-campus)

Academic Search Complete

CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature)

Education Research Complete
ERIC: Educational Resources Information Center
Health & Wellness Resource Center

OmniFile Full Text Select
PsycArticles
PsycINFO

Science Resource Center

Teacher Reference Center

Internet Resources:

American Association on Mental Retardation Includes policy positions, career opportunities, and links to related sites.

The Arc of the United States For parents, professional workers, and others interested in individuals with mental retardation.

The Council for Exceptional Children The largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities and the gifted.

Special Education Teacher Resource List Special Education teachers are being constantly challenged to find new teaching techniques and activities that address students’ individual needs and encourage them to interact with others. This resource will introduce you to resources on general special education, teaching children with Autism and Down Syndrome, inclusion and helpful technology for the classroom.

National Down Syndrome Society The mission of the NDSS is to benefit people with Down syndrome and their families through national leadership in education, research and advocacy.

Special Education Resources on the Internet A collection of hundreds of Internet sites of interest to those involved in the fields related to special education.

Virginia Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services Virginia’s public mental health, mental retardation and substance abuse services system is comprised of forty community services boards (CSBs) and sixteen state facilities.

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