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Ask the Experts

  Ask the Experts


Welcome to NAPCSE's Ask the Experts Resource



This service is a membership benefit and available to NAPCSE members only


The NAPCSE Ask the Experts Resource allows members to ask any questions regarding issues pertaining to the field special education. Ask the Experts is provided as a service to help members educate themselves in all areas of special education so that they can receive maximum benefit from encounters with their children’s teachers, administrators, other parents, and professionals in the field.


NAPCSE’s team of experts include those who work as/hold degrees in:

  • Full-Time Graduate School University Professors in Departments of Special Education
  • Licensed Teachers
  • Clinical Psychologists
  • Board Certified Child Psychologists
  • Board Certified Adolescent Psychologists
  • Board Certified Forensic Psychologists
  • School Psychologists
  • Administrators
  • Degree recipients in the field of law (NAPCSE will not offer legal advice, we have a referral source who can direct you toward knowing your legal rights to best advocate for your children’s needs)
  • Parents and many other professionals

NAPCSE prides itself on assisting its members in any way possible. We believe in responding to your questions quickly, and therefore an expert in field will get back to you within 24-48 hours of your question submission.

The questions we welcome the most are the ones that we are uniquely qualified to answer-- Questions about the field of special education and children with special needs. Please note that NAPCSE will always try to answer all questions it receives.

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Suggestion : Before asking your question, you may find the answer to your question in NAPCSE's extensive database.  Choose one of the links below to begin your search:


For Exception Children and Disability Information

 Attention Deficit Disorder


 Early Intervention  

 Emotional Disturbance 

Gifted and Talented

Hearing Impairments  

Learning Disabilities

   Mental Retardation

Orthopedic Impairments

  Other Health Impairments

  Speech & Language Impairments

Traumatic Brain Injury 

Visual Impairments

Resources For Parents

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For Transition Services

 Assistive Technology

Definition of Transition Services

 Disability Population & Transition Services

Employment Planning

Financial and Health Insurance Issue

Legal Issues in the Transition Phase

Overview of Transition Services

  Post Secondary Education Planning

Recreation and Leisure Activities

Record Keeping & the Transition Service Phase

Residential Placement Options


Social and Sexual Issues & the Transition Phase

Types of Transition Services

Transition Planning (A Team Effort)

Transition Planning Time line

Transition Services on the IEP

Travel Training

Vocational Assessments

Tables, Charts, Statistics, and Other Links

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For Special Education and the Law for Parents

 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Goals 2000: Educate America Act

Government Resources

Individuals with Disabilities Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004)

Individuals with Disabilities Act of 1997 (IDEA 97)

Landmark Cases in Special Education

No Child Left Behind (NCLB)

Perkins Vocational Education Act

Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act

 State Education Departments

Technology Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act

United States Department of Education

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