Education Links

CNN Student News

     Brief, student-friendly news stories to help you keep up with what's going on in the world...
     Click on the link:  www.CNN Student News or go to http://www.cnn.com/studentnews/


Discovery Education

     A good source of general information on just about any subject, plus top-notch videos, etc.
     Click on the link:  Discovery Education or go to http://www.discoveryeducation.com

Hyper History

     A wonderful source for interactive timelines and maps..
     Click on the link:  Hyper History or go to 
http://www.hyperhistory.com

Buncombe County Schools

     This website contains information regarding every aspect of education in Buncombe County Schools system 
     from transportation to graduation.

     Click on the link: Buncombe County Schools or go to http://chs.buncombeschools.org/

North Carolina Department of Education

     This is the general website for the NC DPI.  Information on all of the state's education initiatives as well as
     links to many other official education and government websites can be found here.
 
     Click on the link: North Carolina DPI or go to http://dpi.state.nc.us

North Carolina Department of Education, Division of Exceptional Children

     As part of the North Carolina Department of Public Instructions, the Division of Exceptional Children is the
     governing body for Special Education programs and the specifics on the administration of Exceptional Student
     education in the state.

     Click on the link:  North Carolina DPI EC/Special Education or go to http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/ec/

North Carolina Department of Education, Division of Exceptional Children

     "Parents' Rights and Responsibilities in Special Education: NC Notice of Procedural Safeguards"
     The parent/guardian handbook for EC/Special Education in North Carolina is available online at:     
     http://ec.ncpublicschools.gov/parent-resources/parents-rights-handbook

North Carolina State Board of Education

     The business of education in North Carolina, including state school board policies, implementation efforts of
     No Child Left Behind, ABC standards, funding, etc.
 

Council for Exceptional Children
From their website, CEC’s mission statement:

       "The Council for Exceptional Children is an international community of professionals who are the voice and vision of special and gifted education. CEC's mission is to improve, through excellence and advocacy, the education and quality of life for children and youth with exceptionalities and to enhance engagement of their families."  For more information, click on their link:  http://www.cec.sped.org or go to http://www.cec.sped.org

The Autism Society of America

The goal of the Autism Society of America (ASA) is to increase public awareness about autism and the issues faced by those who have been diagnosed as autistic, their families and the people who work with them.  It claims to be the oldest and largest nongovernmental organization in the autism community. The ASA is a great source of current information, research and reference material.

Click on the link:  Autism Society of America or go to http://www.autism-society.org/


Center of School, College, and Career Resources
The Center for School, College, and Career Resources has recently launched a campaign to help students with Autism and Asperger's have a smooth transition to college.  This expert-driven guide details what students and their families should look for when choosing a college and how to best develop a transition plan. It also includes comprehensive resources that they can use to find support on and off campus.  You can access this guide at https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/students-with-autism/.