University of Vermont

The Center on Disability and Community Inclusion (CDCI)


Online Resources

Listed are just a few of many online resources regarding disability. Below you will find sites, videos, and articles regarding introductory information for parents, educators, and community members. If you would like to see an online resource added to our list, please send the information to Darren McIntyre.

  • Association of University Centers on Disability: The Center on Disability and Community Inclusion is part of a national network of University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. Click above to see a listing of the other University centers in collaboration with the AUCD and explore their sites.
  • Source: AUCD

  • AT in Vermont: Assistive Technology resources for Vermonters.
  • Source:Center on Disability and Community Inclusion A.T. Tryout Center.

  • AT-National Public Website on Assistive Technology: This website provides links to browse AT products by function, activity, and vendor. They also offer reuse and exchange locations.
  • Source: University of New Hampshire's Institute on Disability

  • Blog by Dr. Paula Kluth: Dr. Kluth is a former special educator and inclusion facilitator. Her personal mission is to provide inclusive, responsive, and engaging school experiences for students with disabilities. She has co-written ten books on special education and received multiple awards regarding her work on autism and inclusion.
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  • Center for Applied Special Technology: CAST is an educational organization that applies Universal Design of Learning to promote learning and development opportunities to individuals.
  • Source: CAST

  • Clinics for Children with Special Health Needs: CSHN clinics range from cardiology clinics to hearing outreach programs. Visit the website to see a full list of Vermont CSHN clinics.
  • Source: Vermont Department of Health

  • Communicating Partners: This website is especially valuable for parents of children who have no formal language, or little formal language. It has valuable tips for interacting with children using body language, and for encouraging the development of verbal language once the non-verbal interactions are established.
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  • Council for Exceptional Children: CEC is an international organization that focuses on professional development and educational success for individuals with disabilities, talents, and gifts.
  • Source: Council for Exceptional Children

  • This federal website provides further resources and information on programs, laws, and services regarding disability.
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  • Developmental Disability Services: This page provides information on Vermont's Developmental Disability Services such as eligibility, how to apply for services, service providers, policies and guidelines, and publications.
  • Source: Division of Disability and Aging Services

  • Early Intervention: This informational site provides guidelines for early intervention for children with autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and other disabilities.
  • Source: Penn State

  • Including Samuel: Watch the trailer for Dan Habib's film "Including Samuel", a documentary following Habib's challenges and achievements in making his son's school and community an inclusive environment. This eye opening film shows how important it is to spread awareness of disability and questions "what is normal?"
  • Source: University of New Hampshire's Institute on Disability

  • Literacy Instruction: This informational site provides guidelines for teaching literacy skills to students with special needs and/or complex communication needs.
  • Source: Penn State

  • Parent Resources on Special Education: This Vermont Department of Education website provides resources for parents going through the special education process. Included is information regarding the IEP process, parent's rights, and special education forms.
  • Source: Vermont Department of Education

  • Parent Technical Assistance Center Network: The National PTAC provides parents with TA, up to date information, and other materials and resources.
  • Source: PTAC

  • Rewarding Work: Rewarding Work can help find the right person to provide support for individuals and families.
  • Source: Rewarding Work

  • Self-Advocacy: Allies in Self Advocacy are partners with the Association of University Centers on Disabilities and encourages its networks to encourage and support self-advocates. Click above to find out more.
  • Source: Allies in Self-Advocacy

  • Six Ways to Access Medicaid: Learn the ways to access Medicaid and other health care benefits when financing for children with special needs.
  • Source: Vermont Family Network

  • Special Education Resources: This site holds an in-depth list of special education information including inclusive education, parent information and support, advocacy organizations, and more.
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  • Special Olympics: Visit the Vermont Special Olympics homepage to find information on fundraising, getting involved, or entering competitions.
  • Source: Special Olympics Vermont

  • TRIPSCY: TRIPSCY, and acronym for trainings and resources for interdisciplinary professionals serving children and youth, provides professional development to personnel through workshops, trainings, and mentorship support.
  • Source: Center on Disability and Community Inclusion

  • Vermont Family Network: Vermont Family Network promotes better health, education and well-being for all children and families, with a focus on children and young adults with special needs.
  • Source: Vermont Family Network

  • Vermont Sensory Access Project: Serving children and youth with Dual Sensory Impairments of vision and hearing or Deafblindness and their families since 1987.
  • Source: Vermont Sensry Access Project, Centere on Disability and Community Inclusion.

  • Webinars from AUCD: View the AUCD library to view new and archived webinars.
  • Source: AUCD

  • Webinars from the Indiana Institute: The Indiana Institute provides webinar trainings focusing on topics such as early childhood, school improvement, transition, supported employment, and financial literacy.
  • Source: Indiana Institute on Disability and Community

  • Webinars from Vermont Family Network: VFN presents webinars on a variety of topics including autism, assistive technology (presented by Leslie Ermolovich from the AT Tryout Center at the CDCI!), developmental disabilities, transition, early childhood development, health, and special education.
  • Source: Vermont Family Network

  • West Virginia Department of Education's Deafblind Resources: This link provides various Deafblind resources including tools, publications, links of interest, and CVI partnership information.
  • Source: West Virginia Department of Education

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