Special Education and Universal Design for Learning

This page features resources curated by our faculty, graduate students and other content-area experts on special education and Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

Special Education

For Educators

For Families

  • Maine Autism Institute for Education and Research (MAIER)
    A unique partnership between the Maine Department of Education’s Office of Special Services and the University of Maine’s College of Education and Human Development, MAIER is dedicated to improving outcomes for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) through leadership, training, professional development, technical assistance, collaborative consultation, technology and research. The site includes a resource center, parent coaching modules, and information about the MAIER Family Partnership.
  • CEC Innovations in Special Education Technology
    CEC’s ISET division seeks to inform special educators and families, so they can better understand effective technology-based practices. Check out the Tech in Action section for videos that may be helpful to both educators and families.
  • Center for Parent Information Resources
    A central “hub” of information and products created for the network of Parent Centers serving families of children with disabilities. There are nearly 100 Parent Training and Information Centers and Community Parent Resource Centers in the US and territories. Find one near you.
  • Understood.org
    A site focused on learning disabilities and ADHD, specifically targeted to families on a wide range of topics

Universal Design for Learning

For Educators

PreK-12 Resources


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