Many ELs qualify for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The centers listed on this page are funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Special Education Programs (OSEP).
18 A Regent Park Boulevard Asheville, NC 28806 The goal of CELL is to promote the adoption and sustained use of evidence-based early literacy learning practices. This site has resources for early childhood intervention practitioners, parents, and other caregivers of children, birth to five years of age, with identified disabilities, developmental delays, and those at-risk for poor outcomes. National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems (NCCRESt) Arizona State University P.O. Box 872011 Tempe, AZ 85287-2011 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. The project targets improvements in culturally responsive practices, early intervention, literacy, and positive behavioral supports.
National Center on Educational Outcomes University of Minnesota 207 Pattee Hall 150 Pillsbury Dr., SE Minneapolis, MN 55455 The National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) was established in 1990 to provide national leadership in designing and building educational assessments and accountability systems that appropriately monitor educational results for all students, including students with disabilities and ELs. National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAC) Campus Box 8040, UNC-CH Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8040 NECTAC serves IDEA Part C-Infant and Toddlers with Disabilities Programs and IDEA Part B-Section 619 Preschool Programs for Children with Disabilities in all 50 states and 10 jurisdictions to improve service systems and outcomes for children and families. National Research Center on Learning Disabilities (NRCLD) Vanderbilt University Peabody College, Box 328 Nashville, TN 37203-5701 NRCLD's goal is to help educators, policymakers, and parents understand the complexity and importance of making sound decisions regarding whether a child has a specific learning disability. This includes ELs, along with other students.
Reading Rockets WETA 2775 S. Quincy Street Arlington, VA 22206 Reading Rockets is national multimedia project offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.
Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children (TACSEI) University of South Florida Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute Department of Child & Family Studies 13301 N. Bruce. B. Downs Blvd, MHC2-1134 Tampa, FL 33612-3807 TACSEI takes the research that shows which practices improve the social-emotional outcomes for young children with, or at risk for, delays or disabilities and creates products and resources to help decision-makers, caregivers, and service providers apply these best practices in the work they do every day.
National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA)