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Acronym and Key Term Finder

The field of education — and particularly special education — can seem a veritable alphabet soup to those unfamiliar with its technical terms, jargon and acronyms. The Acronym and Key Term Finder will help you unscramble the puzzle.
Ask the Expert

For more than 50 years, SSD has been a leader in special education. Today, the district employs more than 5,000 staff with a huge range of expertise. Our "Ask the Expert" feature allows you to submit questions about specific disabilities, trends in special education, new therapies and cutting-edge technology. E-mail the expert
or read expert responses.
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Whether it’s planning for an IEP or exploring transition resources, preparation is key for parents of students receiving special education. This collection of helpful checklists aims to help you stay on top of your child’s needs.
Comment Corner

We want to hear from you. Comment corner is an open invitation to tell us what’s going well, offer suggestions, submit a concern or make a general comment. You can simply submit your comments, or you can request a response. We value your time and input and will use this information to continuously improve the district.
Disability Resources

This section of the SSD website offers in-depth information on a broad range of educational disabilities along with an array of resources aimed at helping students and parents understand and address the challenges these disabilities present.
Family & Community Resource Center

The Family & Community Resource Center (FCRC) is both a clearinghouse of information and a lending library for families seeking information, resources and services related to disabilities and special education.
Instructional Resource Center

This section of the SSD website offers tools to help educators and parents plan and implement inclusive education for students with disabilities. It features the Inclusion Matters! publication and related resources.
Instructional Resource Center

With its vast collection of resources and tools, the Instructional Resource Center is a veritable treasure trove for parents. The IRC's collection includes everything from instructional materials and software to professional books and assistive devices that will supplement classroom learning. Items are available for loan to all parents of students receiving SSD services.
Parent Workshops

SSD offers dozens of workshops each year designed to help participants better understand and address the diverse needs of students with disabilities. Workshops cover subjects ranging from the development of self-advocacy skills to understanding the IEP process.
Podcasts

For parents on the go, SSD podcasts offer a convenient, portable way to receive information and resources on a variety of subjects related to the unique needs of children and teens with disabilities.
   
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Special School District of St. Louis County (SSD) is a leader in providing special education services to students with disabilities and also provides a wide range of career and technical education programs.
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