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that include a focus on

cultural and linguistic diversity

and/or

disabilities

and/or

postsecondary education

All of the following Web sites include a focus on cultural and linguistic diversity and/or disabilities and/or postsecondary education. These sites were identified by the CLD Transition Success Research Project during an extensive search of the Web for literature and resources on issues related to success in postsecondary education for culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) youth with disabilities. Success in postsecondary education may be viewed in terms of three phases: preparation, access, and retention and graduation.

Listed below are the Web site names and addresses, along with one-sentence descriptions of the sponsoring organizations. The listings also describe FREE resources (articles, briefs, reports, monographs, etc.) that are particularly relevant to postsecondary education for culturally and linguistically diverse youth with disabilities, and that can be viewed or downloaded at the Web sites. Many of the sites also offer publications and other resources (such as video programs) for purchase. Each of the free resources listed below is indicated by the symbol, and Web links are provided. The symbol indicates a Web page of particular interest.

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100 BLACK MEN OF AMERICA, INC.
Areas of focus include improving special education and mentoring programs.

ALL ONE HEART: DIVERSITY TOLERANCE EDUCATION
Non-profit organization promoting harmony and tolerance.

ALLIANCE PROJECT
Coordinates four national sites working to increase number of special education and related services personnel from historically underrepresented groups; based at Vanderbilt University.

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY COLLEGES (AACC)
National voice for the US’s approximately 1,200 accredited two-year colleges and their 10 million students.

AACC Project Brief on Removing Barriers to Rural Community College Access (1998; 16 pages)

AACC Research Brief on Remedial Education in Community Colleges (2001; 12 pages)

Pursuing Excellence for High-risk Students at Denver Community College (2001; 3 pages)

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES (AAPD)
Advocates for the economic self-sufficiency and political empowerment of all Americans with disabilities.

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS (AASA)
Aims to develop and support effective school system leaders dedicated to achieving high quality public education.

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS (AAUP)
Aims to promote academic freedom and professional values and standards.
Click here for Web page addressing issues related to historically Black colleges and universities.

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION ON MENTAL RETARDATION (AAMR)
Promotes progressive policies, sound research, effective practices, and universal human rights.

AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EDUCATION (ACE)
Promotes equal educational opportunity for all and a strong higher education system; members are accredited institutions of higher education.
Office of Minorities in Higher Education
Provides information on the educational status of minorities and exemplary programs for improving the campus climate in terms of diversity. The Minorities in Higher Education 2000-2001, 19th Annual Status Report (2002) can be ordered through this Web site.

AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR THE BLIND
Works to eliminate barriers preventing the approximately 10 million Americans who are blind or visually impaired from reaching their potential.

AMERICAN INDIAN COLLEGE FUND
Provides privately-funded scholarships for students at tribal colleges.
Developing Your Vision While Attending College (Series of Four Booklets) (1999)

AMERICAN INDIAN CULTURE RESEARCH CENTER (AICRC)
Aims to inform the general public of the world view and philosophy of life of its native people, with a focus on those of the North Plains.

AMERICAN INDIAN HIGHER EDUCATION CONSORTIUM (AIHEC)
Represents tribal colleges (34 in the US and one in Canada).
Tribal Colleges Overview (1999; 31 pages)

AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION (ALA)
“The voice of America’s libraries.”
Click here for Web page providing links to numerous diversity-related resources on the Web.
Black Caucus of the American Library Association
Promotes library development, promotion, and improvement for African American communities.

AMERICAN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION (AOTA)
Represents interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners and works to improve the quality of occupational therapy services.

AMERICAN SPEECH-LANGUAGE-HEARING ASSOCIATION (ASHA)
Advocates on behalf of, and provides information and resources to, speech-language-hearing professionals, prospective trainees, and the public.
Office of Multicultural Affairs
Addresses diversity issues related to persons with communication disorders and speech-language-hearing professionals.

AMERICAN STUDIES ELECTRONIC CROSSROADS
This Web site provides numerous cultural diversity links; based at Georgetown University.

AMERICAN YOUTH POLICY FORUM
Non-partisan organization supporting local, state, and national policymakers to improve youth education, training and transition-to-employment systems.

ARC, THE
“Works to include all children and adults with cognitive, intellectual, and developmental disabilities in every community.”

ASSOCIATION FOR CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (ACTE)
Dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for careers.

ASSOCIATION FOR PERSONS IN SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT (APSE)
Aims to improve and expand integrated employment opportunities, services, and outcomes.

ASSOCIATION FOR PERSONS WITH SEVERE HANDICAPS, THE (TASH)
“Fighting for a society in which inclusion of all people in all aspects of society is the norm.”

ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES (AAC&U)
Mission is to reinforce collective commitment to liberal education at national and local levels.
DiversityWeb
A project of the AAC&U, this Web site provides college campus practitioners with practices and resources for enhancing diversity.

ASSOCIATION ON HIGHER EDUCATION AND DISABILITIES (AHEAD)
“An international, multicultural organization of professionals committed to full participation in higher education for persons with disabilities.” Numerous resources related to persons with disabilities and postsecondary education can be ordered through this Web site, including a book entitled Expanding Postsecondary Options for Minority Students with Disabilities.

BEACH CENTER ON DISABILITY
Aims to improve quality of life of families and individuals affected by disability; based at University of Kansas.

BUENO CENTER FOR MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION
Conducts research, service, and training projects to promote quality education with emphasis on cultural pluralism; based at University of Colorado at Boulder.

CALIFORNIA TOMORROW
Non-profit organization focused on improving education for bilingual and bicultural youth.

CENSUS BUREAU
Preeminent collector and provider of data about the US population and economy.
Click here for Web page providing links to the latest data on racial and ethnic populations.
Socioeconomic Characteristics of Students, October 1999 (2001; 12 pages)

Adolescent Health and Medicine
Provides research, training, and clinical services addressing all aspects of adolescent health and development; based at the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health, University of Minnesota.

CENTER FOR APPLIED LINGUISTICS (CAL)
Non-profit organization working to identify and solve problems related to language and culture.

CENTER FOR EFFECTIVE COLLABORATION AND PRACTICE (CECP)
Facilitates the production, exchange, and use of knowledge about effective practices for children and youth with emotional and behavioral problems.
Click here for the center’s Web page on cultural competence.

Center for Higher Education Policy Analysis (CHEPA)
Conducts research to improve urban higher education and strengthen school-university relationships; based at University of Southern California.

CENTER FOR MULTILINGUAL, MULTICULTURAL RESEARCH (CMMR)
Research unit for multilingual and multicultural education, English as a second language, and related areas; based at University of Southern California.

CENTER FOR RESEARCH ON EDUCATION, DIVERSITY AND EXCELLENCE (CREDE)
Aims to improve education of students facing barriers of language, race, and poverty; based at University of California at Santa Cruz.
Click here for Web page providing access to current and past issues of “Talking Leaves” newsletter.

CENTER FOR RESEARCH ON LEARNING
Aims to develop solutions to education problems; promotes Strategic Instruction Model (SIM); based at University of Kansas.

CENTER FOR RESEARCH ON THE EDUCATION OF STUDENTS PLACED AT RISK (CRESPAR)
Aims to transform schooling for students placed at risk; partnership of Johns Hopkins University and Howard University.

CENTER FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING
Instructional support center for teaching and learning at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Teaching for Inclusion: Diversity in the College Classroom Handbook (1997; 204 pages)

CENTER ON DISABILITY STUDIES (CDS)
Supports quality of life, community inclusion, and self-determination of persons with disabilities and their families; a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities based at University of Hawaii at Manoa. See entries for national initiatives of the CDS: CLD Transition Success Research Project, National Center for the Study of Postsecondary Education Supports, and National Technical Assistance Center for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

CENTER ON EDUCATION POLICY (CEP)
National, independent advocate for public education and for more effective public schools.

CENTER ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION AND DISABILITIES (CPED)
Focus areas include universal design and learning disabilities; based at University of Connecticut.

CENTER ON SELF DETERMINATION
Identifies, develops, validates, and communicates practices and policies promoting self-determination; based at Oregon Health and Science University.

THE CIVIL RIGHTS PROJECT
Ongoing assessment of prospects for justice and equal opportunity for racial-ethnic minorities; based at UCLA.
The Negative Social Consequences of Merit Scholarships for College (2002)

CLD TRANSITION SUCCESS RESEARCH PROJECT
Conducts research on factors supporting the postsecondary educational success of young adults with disabilities of culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) heritage; based at the Center for Disability Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa, with four US Mainland university partners.
Addressing the Needs of Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students with Disabilities in Postsecondary Education (2003)
¨ Strengthening IDEA to Improve Post-secondary Outcomes for Youth with Disabilities of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Heritage (2002)

CONNECTICUT SPECIAL EDUCATION RESOURCE CENTER (SERC)
Professional development and information for Connecticut's educators and the families they serve.

CONSORTIUM OF POLICY RESEARCH IN EDUCATION (CPRE)
Aims to improve K-12 education through practical research; based at University of Pennsylvania in collaboration with four other universities.

COUNCIL OF THE GREAT CITY SCHOOLS (CGCS)
Coalition governed by superintendents and board of education members from 50 major cities.

COUNCIL FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN (CEC)
Largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes.
Division for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Exceptional Learners (DDEL)
Promotes improved educational opportunities for culturally and linguistically diverse learners with disabilities and/or who have gifts and talents.
Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT)
Focuses on the career development of individuals with disabilities and/or who are gifted and their transition from school to adult life.

COUNCIL OF CHIEF STATE SCHOOL OFFICERS
Composed of state education department heads, this council works on behalf of state K-12 education agencies.

COUNCIL OF LATINO AGENCIES
Coalition of Latino agencies in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
The US federal department responsible for education issues.
Institute of Education Sciences
Promotes educational excellence through national leadership for education research and statistics; replaced the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI), effective November 2002.
Toward Resiliency: At-risk Students Who Make It to College (2000; 53 pages)
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the US and other nations.
Academic Programs at Native American Schools (1996; 2 pages)
Adult Participation in Work-related Courses (1998; 16 pages)
Characteristics of Native American Education (1997; 279 pages)
Comparative Data on High School Credits Earned and Demographics (2001; 641 pages)
Educational Achievement and Black versus White Inequality (2001; 120 pages)
>Educational Progress of Blacks (1995; 24 pages)
Educational Progress of Hispanics (1995; 27 pages)
Effects of Accommodations for Students with Limited English Proficiency on National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP) in Math (2001; 122 pages)
Factors Affecting Choice of Postsecondary Institution (1998; 109 pages)
First Generation Postsecondary Students (1998; 100 pages)
High School Academic Preparation and Postsecondary Education Persistence (2001; 76 pages)
High School Academics and Postsecondary Education for First Generation Learners (2001; 83 pages)
High School Dropout Rates, 1972-2000 (2002; 95 pages)
How Low-income Students Pay for Postsecondary Education (2000; 116 pages)
Impact of Language on Math Performance (2001; 164 pages)
Minorities in Higher Education (1997; 40 pages)
Minority Participation at the Undergraduate Level (1995; 65 pages)
Native Americans in Postsecondary Education (1998; 412 pages)
Paving the Way to Postsecondary Education for Underrepresented Youth (2001; 145 pages)
Profile of Persons with Disabilities in Postsecondary Education (1999; 103 pages)
Recent History of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (1996; 122 pages)
Reconceptualizing Minority Access to Postsecondary Education (2001; 179 pages)
Students At-risk and the Pipeline to Higher Education (1997; 85 pages)
Trends in Secondary Vocational Education (2000; 424 pages)
Urban Schools and the Challenge of Poverty (1996; 228 pages)
Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficiency Students (OELA)
Administers Title III of No Child Left Behind Act (2001) and provides national leadership in promoting high quality education for English language learners.
No More Excuses - Final Report of the Hispanic Dropout Project (1998; 98 pages)
Office of Indian Education (OIE)
Supports meeting the unique educational and culturally related academic needs of Native Americans.
Executive Order 13096 on American Indian and Alaska Native Education, August 1998
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)
Aims to improve results and outcomes for people with disabilities of all ages.*****

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)
http://www.ed.gov/offices/OSERS/NIDRR/
Provides leadership and support for a comprehensive program of rehabilitation research.

Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)
Provides leadership and funding to improve results for youngsters with disabilities (to age 21).

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)
Principal federal agency to carry out the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and other rehabilitation legislation.
Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE)
Enhances help for youth and adults to obtain knowledge and skills for postsecondary education and careers.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
“Fosters and promotes the welfare of the job seekers, wage earners, and retirees of the United States.”
Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
Aims to build up the US labor market through workforce training and job placement.
Division of Indian and Native American Programs (DINAP)
Supports Native American peoples to gain economic self-sufficiency through employment and job training.
Section 166 (Native American) of the Workforce Investment Act (1998; 7 pages)

DISABILITYDIRECT
Provides links to disability-related Web sites and information of all US federal departments.

DISABILITY STATISTICS CENTER
Produces and disseminates disability-related statistics; a Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) based at the University of California at San Francisco.
Computer and Internet Use by Persons with Disabilities (Some Data by Ethnicity) (2000; 17 pages)

DISABILITY WORLD
Bimonthly web-zine of international disability news and views; has Spanish section.
Academics in Service of Activism through Participatory Action Research (2001; 3 pages)

DIVERSITYWEB
Supports campus practitioners to find and share effective ways to foster diversity in higher education; based at University of Maryland.

EDUCATION COMMISSION OF THE STATES (ECS)
Helps state leaders shape education policy; each state is represented by its governor and six other leaders.

EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT CENTER, INC. (EDC)
Non-profit organization conducting projects with goal of “building bridges between research and practice.”

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES INFORMATION CENTER (ERIC)
World’s most comprehensive index of education-related resources, available through 16 federally funded clearinghouses.
Click here to search the ERIC Database.
Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education (ERIC/ACVE)
Provides comprehensive information services on adult and continuing education topics; based at The University of Ohio.
Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education (ERIC EC)
Gathers and disseminates professional literature, information, and resources on special education and gifted education; operated by the Council for Exceptional Children.
Incarcerated Students with Disabilities - ERIC EC Digest #E621 (2001, 3 pages)
Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics (ERIC/CLL)
Provides services and materials to language educators; operated by the Center for Applied Linguistics.
Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication (ERIC/REC)
Provides educational materials, services, and coursework to all interested in the language arts; based at Indiana University.
Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools (ERIC/CRESS)
Supports better understanding and improvement of rural education, with specialties including American Indians/Alaska Natives, Mexican Americans, migrants, and outdoor education; operated by AEL, Inc., Charleston, WV.

Clearinghouse on Urban Education (ERIC/CUE)
Offers manuals, articles, annotated bibliographies, reviews, etc. in urban education; based at Columbia University.

ELECTRONIC RESOURCES ON DIVERSITY
Provides numerous Web links for six different ethnic groups; based at Santa Clara University.

FAMILIES AND ADVOCATES PARTNERSHIP FOR EDUCATION (FAPE)
One of four partnerships funded by US Department of Education to deliver consistent messages about implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 1997; lead organization is the PACER Center.

FEDERAL RESOURCE CENTER FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION (FRC)
Provides contact information for all technical assistance and dissemination projects funded by the US Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs; operated by the Academy for Educational Development.

FEDERATION FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS (FCSN)
Organized as coalition of parent groups; operates a parent center in Massachusetts.

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE (GAO)
Congress’ investigative arm, helping it meet its Constitutional responsibilities.

GREAT LAKES AREA REGIONAL RESOURCE CENTER (GLARRC)
One of six regional resource centers funded by US Department of Education to support state special education agencies to improve education and related services to youngsters with disabilities and their families; based at The Ohio State University.

HEATH RESOURCE CENTER
Operates the National Clearinghouse on Postsecondary Education for Individuals with Disabilities; based at George Washington University.

HELEN KELLER NATIONAL CENTER FOR DEAF-BLIND YOUTHS AND ADULTS
In addition to a vocational rehabilitation program at its Long Island, NY headquarters, the center offers field services through 10 regional offices and more than 40 affiliates, a national training team, and an older adult program.

HISPANIC ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES (HACU)
Represents more than 280 institutions of higher education, which together comprise less than 7% of US institutions of higher education but enroll nearly 70% of all Hispanic college students.

INDIANA INSTITUTE ON DISABILITY AND COMMUNITY
Helps communities to include, support, and empower persons with disabilities and family members; a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities based at Indiana University.

INFOUSE
Private firm providing health, disability and rehabilitation information using computer technology.
Click here for downloadable summaries of national disability data.

INSTITUTE FOR ACADEMIC ACCESS
Aims to determine and promote effective ways to improve educational outcomes for students with disabilities through access to general education curriculum; collaboration of Center for Research on Learning at University of Kansas and Institute for the Development of Educational Achievement at University of Oregon.

INSTITUTE FOR COMMUNITY INCLUSION (ICI)
The many projects of this institute include several with a focus on transition from high school; based at University of Massachusetts Boston.

INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP (IEL)
Aims to improve education by bringing together diverse constituencies and empowering leaders.

INSTITUTE FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (IHD)
Aims to build and enhance the capacity of an integrated, statewide service continuum for persons with disabilities in Arizona; a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities based at Northern Arizona University.

INSTITUTE ON COMMUNITY INTEGRATION (ICI)
Aims to improve community services and social supports for persons with disabilities and their families; a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities based at University of Minnesota. See entries for national centers operated by ICI: National Center on Secondary Education and Transition, National Center on Educational Outcomes, and National Transition Network

INSTITUTE ON DISABILITY
Aims to promote the full inclusion of people with disabilities in their communities; a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities based at University of New Hampshire.
Click here for Web page describing the institute’s activities and findings in the areas of High School and Postsecondary Education.

INTERCULTURAL DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH ASSOCIATION (IDRA)
Independent non-profit organization focused on improving education for all children; active primarily in Texas.

INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR DISABILITY RESOURCES ON THE INTERNET (ICDRI)
Mission is to collect and disseminate a knowledge base of quality disability resources and best practices and to provide education, outreach and training based on these core resources.
Click here for Web page providing links to Web sites concerned with disabilities and education.

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF LIBRARY ASSOCIATONS AND INSTITUTIONS (IFLA)
“The global voice of the library and information profession.”
Section for Libraries Serving Disadvantaged Persons
Aims to enhance supports for those unable to access or use conventional library services.

INTERWORK INSTITUTE
Promotes the integration of all individuals, including those with disabilities, into all aspects of school, work, family, and community life; based at San Diego State University.

JOB ACCOMMODATION NETWORK (JAN)
Provides free consultation and information about job accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the employability of people with disabilities; operated by the International Center for Disability Information at the West Virginia University.
JAN’s Searchable Online Accommodation Resource (SOAR) system is designed to let users explore various accommodation options for people with disabilities in work and educational settings.

JOURNAL FOR VOCATIONAL SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION (JVSNE)
For secondary and postsecondary educators and others concerned with the vocational education of students with disabilities.

JOURNAL OF BLACKS IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Publishes statistics and information on academic and social conditions of particular relevance for Black students.

LINKING ACADEMIC SCHOLARS TO EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES (LASER)
Aims to enhance the capacity of minority institutions to engage in research that impacts children from minority and/or low-income backgrounds; based at University of South Florida.

LD ONLINE
Provides information and resources on learning disability issues; a service of The Learning Project of WETA public television, Washington, DC.

LEARNING DISABILITIES ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (LDA)
Aims to advance the education and general welfare of children and adults with learning disabilities.

MICHIGAN ELECTRONIC LIBRARY
Comprehensive electronic information tool for Michigan’s libraries, schools and citizens.
Blind, Handicapped, and Disability Resources for Libraries
Provides links to disability-related Web resources.

MID-ATLANTIC EQUITY CONSORTIUM (MAEC)
Non-profit organization providing technical assistance, training, and information for creating learning environments free of race, gender, class, ethnic, and culture biases.

MID-SOUTH REGIONAL RESOURCE CENTER (MSRRC)
One of six regional resource centers funded by US Department of Education to support state special education agencies to improve education and related services to youngsters with disabilities and their families; based at University of Kentucky.

MIDWEST CENTER FOR POSTSECONDARY OUTREACH (MCPO)
Promotes access to and availability of postsecondary education for deaf and hard of hearing persons in the Midwest.

MOUNTAIN PLAINS REGIONAL RESOURCES CENTER
One of six regional resource centers funded by US Department of Education to support state special education agencies to improve education and related services to youngsters with disabilities and their families; based at Utah State University.

MULTICULTURAL PAVILION
Provides resources and dialogues on multicultural issues for educators, students, and activists; based at University of Virginia.

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES (NAS)
Mandated by the US Congress in 1863 to advise the federal government on scientific and technical matters.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION (NAME)
Brings together individuals and groups with an interest in multicultural education to advocate for educational equity and social justice.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE (NAACP)
Primary focus is “the protection and enhancement of the civil rights of African Americans and other minorities.”

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST (NASP)
Promotes educationally and psychologically healthy environments for all children and youth.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SECONDARY SCHOOL PRINCIPALS (NASSP)
Promotes excellence in secondary school leadership.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STATE DIRECTORS OF SPECIAL EDUCATION (NASDSE)
Promotes and supports enhanced education programs for students with disabilities.
Policymaker Partnership (PMP)
One of four partnerships funded by US Department of Education to deliver consistent messages about implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 1997.

NATIONAL BLACK CHILD DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE (NBCDI)
Aims to improve and protect the quality of life of Black youngsters and their families.

NATIONAL CENTER FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES (NCCF)
Aims to improve practice and public understanding of social issues impacting children and families; based at Teachers College, Columbia University.

NATIONAL CENTER FOR CULTURAL COMPETENCE(NCCC)
Supports the design, implementation, and evaluation of culturally and linguistically competent service delivery systems; operated by Center for Child and Human Development at Georgetown University.

NATIONAL CENTER FOR CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS (NCCRESt)
Provides technical assistance and professional development to close the achievement gap between students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and their peers, and reduce inappropriate referrals to special education.

NATIONAL CENTER FOR LEARNING DISABILITIES (NCLD)
Provides national leadership and resources in support of children and adults with learning disabilities.

NATINAL CENTER FOR PUBLIC POLICY AND HIGHER EDUCATION
Provides action-oriented analyses of state and federal policies affecting postsecondary education; core funding provided by a consortium of national foundations.

NATIONAL CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION (NCRVE)
From 1988-1999, conducted research on preparing all individuals for employment, further education, and lifelong learning, with numerous research reports still available at this Web site; based at University of California at Berkeley.

NATIONAL CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION SUPPORTS (NCSPES)
Aims to develop a research foundation for improved support systems for persons with disabilities in postsecondary education; a Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) based at University of Hawaii at Manoa.

NATIONAL CENTER ON DEAFNESS (NCOD)
Provides services and supports to nearly 300 students with hearing impairments at California State University at Northridge.

NATIONAL CENTER ON EDUCATION, DISABILITY AND JUVENILE JUSTICE (EDJJ)
Focus on delinquency prevention, education services, and transition and aftercare for youth with disabilities; based at University of Maryland.

NATIONAL CENTER ON EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES (NCEO)
Promotes participation of students with disabilities in assessments, standards-setting, and graduation requirements; based at University of Minnesota.

NATIONAL CENTER TO IMPROVE PRACTICE (NCIP)
Supports improvement in special education practice through technology, media, and materials; operated by Education Development Center, Inc. from 1992-1998.

NATIONAL CENTER ON SECONDARY EDUCATION AND TRANSITION (NCSET)
Develops and promotes research-based secondary education and transition models; partnership of six organizations, headquartered at the Institute on Community Integration at the University of Minnesota.

NATIONAL CENTERS FOR CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATON (NCCTE)
Fosters innovative approaches to improving the practice of career and technical education; operated by a consortium of five university primary partners.

Policy Career and Technical Education in Urban Schools. In Brief: Fast Facts for Policy and Practice (2000)

NATIONAL CLEARINGHOUSE FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE ACQUISITION AND LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS (NCELA)
Formerly known as the National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education, it collects, analyzes, and disseminates information on effective education of learners with limited English proficiency; based at George Washington University.

NATIONAL CONGRESS OF AMERICAN INDIANS(NCAI)
Aims to inform the public and the federal government on tribal self-government, treaty rights, and related issues.

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF LA RAZA (NCLR)
Aims to reduce poverty and discrimination and improve life opportunities for Hispanic Americans.

NATIONAL COUNCIL ON DISABILITY
Independent federal agency making recommendations to the President and Congress on disability issues.

NATIONAL INFORMATION CENTER FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES (NICHCY)
Provides information on disabilities for families, educators, and other professionals.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR URBAN SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT
Supports urban communities, schools, and families to build capacity for successful education.

NATIONAL LIBRARY OF EDUCATION
Includes Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC), Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM), and Ed Pub (on-line ordering of US Department of Education publications and other products).

NATIONAL LONGITUDINAL TRANSITION STUDY2 (NLTS2)
This second major longitudinal transition study began in 2001 to document the experiences of a national sample of students with disabilities as they move from high school into adult roles.

NATIONAL NETWORK FOR YOUTH
Dedicated to ensuring that young people can be safe and lead healthy and productive lives.

NATIONAL REHABILITATION INFORMATION CENTER FOR INDEPENDENCE (NARIC)
Provides interactive information to the disability and rehabilitation community, including a focus on participatory action research.

NATIONAL RESEARCH CENTER IN ENGLISH LEARNING AND ACHIEVEMENT (CELA)
Research on improving English learning and literacy achievement; based at State University of New York at Albany, in partnership with University of Wisconsin at Madison.

NATIONAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER FOR ASIAN AMERICANS AND PACIFIC ISLANDERS (NTAC-AAPI)
Provides technical assistance to increase employment opportunities and improve vocational rehabilitation services for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders with disabilities; based at University of Hawaii at Manoa.

NATIONAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CONSORTIUM FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS WHO ARE DEAF-BLIND
Provides technical assistance to families and agencies serving persons who are deaf-blind, birth through 28 years old; based at Western Oregon University.

NATIONAL TRANSITION NETWORK (NTN)
Provides technical assistance and evaluation services to help states improve school-to-work and transition outcomes; based at University of Minnesota.

NATIVE AMERICAN DISTANCE EDUCATION COMMUNITY WEB
Helps education institutions serving Native Americans to develop distance education and networking capacity; based at University of New Mexico.

NEW YORK STATE BILINGUAL/ESL NETWORK
Provides New York educators with current information on critical issues pertaining to the education of students with limited English proficiency.

NORTHEAST REGIONAL RESOURCE CENTER (NERCC)
One of six regional resource centers funded by US Department of Education to support state special education agencies to improve education and related services to youngsters with disabilities and their families; operated by Learning Innovations/WestEd.

NORTHEAST TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER (NETAC)
Promotes access and availability of postsecondary education for deaf and hard of hearing persons in the Northeast; based at Rochester Institute of Technology.

OYATE
Native American advocacy organization.

PARENT ADVOCACY COALITION FOR EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS (PACER) CENTER
Parents helping parents to ensure free and appropriate educations for their children with disabilities; conducts both national and Minnesota state activities.

PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON EXCELLENCE IN SPECIAL EDUCATION (PCESE)
Established by President Bush (October 2001) to develop policy recommendations for improving special education.

PROMISING PRACTICES NETWORK (PPN)
Provides information about programs and practices that credible research indicates are effective in improving outcomes for children, youth, and families in education, health, and other domains.

PUBLIC POLICY INSTITUTE OF CALIFORNIA (PPIC)
Non-profit, non-partisan organization conducting research on economic, social, political issues affecting California.

Race Forward
“A public policy, educational and research institute whose work emphasizes issues of race and social change.”

RAGGED EDGE MAGAZINE ONLINE!
Covers “what it means to be a crip living at the start of the 21st century.”

RESEARCH INSTITUTE ON SECONDARY EDUCATION REFORM FOR YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES (RISER)
Aims to expand the knowledge base to enhance education outcomes of students with disabilities; based at University of Wisconsin at Madison.

SOUTHEAST REGIONAL RESOURCE CENTER (SERRC)
One of six regional resource centers funded by US Department of Education to support state special education agencies to improve education and related services to youngsters with disabilities and their families; based at Auburn University at Montgomery.

SPECIAL EDUCATION RESOURCES ON THE INTERNET (SERI)
Provides Internet links to information for persons in fields related to special education.

TEACHING RESEARCH DIVISION, WESTERN OREGON UNIVERSITY
Focus on special education issues and national technical assistance for deaf/blind programs.

TRANS CEN, INC.
Provides training, technical assistance, and advocacy to improve educational and employment outcomes for persons with disabilities.

TRANSITION COALITION
Provides information, support, and linkages on transition from school to adult life of youth with disabilities; based at University of Kansas.

TRANSITION LINK
Interactive Web resource providing information, references, useful strategies, and links on transition from school to adult life of youth with disabilities.

Analysis of 1980-1990-2000 Census Language Data, with Charts (2002; 4 pages)

URBAN INSTITUTE
“A nonpartisan economic and social policy research organization.”

URBAN SPECIAL EDUCATION LEADERSHIP COLLABORATIVE (USELC)
Provides leadership development and technical assistance on special education for urban school district administrators in 21 states and the District of Columbia.

WESTERN REGION OUTREACH CENTER AND CONSORTIA
Supports postsecondary education opportunities for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing; based at California State University at Northridge.

WESTERN REGIONAL RESOURCE CENTER (WRRC)
One of six regional resource centers funded by US Department of Education to support state special education agencies to improve education and related services to youngsters with disabilities and their families; based at University of Oregon.

WHITE HOUSE INITIATIVE ON TRIBAL COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
As required by Executive Order 13021, promotes full tribal college access to federal programs; Web site has links to federal programs.

YOUTH TRANSITIONS FUNDERS GROUP (YTFG)
Works across agencies and systems to reduce barriers and create opportunities for vulnerable youth.

The CLD Transition Success Research Project is funded by the US Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs, Grant Award Number H324C010090. The contents herein do not necessarily reflect the views of the US Government, nor does mention of products or organizations imply endorsement by the US Government.

   
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