Links Related to Peer Tutoring

Promoting Access to the General Curriculum Using Peer Support Strategies - is a publication by Eric Carter and Craig Kennedy that describes the importance of peer supports in successful outcomes for those involved.

Inclusion and Peer Buddies: Making the Exception the Norm - is an article based on the experiences of a pilot peer buddy program and its outcomes.

The Peer Buddy Website - is a site created by Erik Carter and Carolyn Hughes, authors of the book Peer Buddy Programs for Successful Secondary School Inclusion.

National Resources

AbleData – is a website that provides information on assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment available from domestic and international sources to consumers, organizations, professionals, and caregivers within the United States.

American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) - is the major professional and advocacy organization for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The ARC - is the national advocacy organization for persons with cognitive disabilities which supports inclusion practices.

Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) - is an educational, non-profit organization that uses technology to expand opportunities for all people, including those with disabilities.

Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD) - is an international professional organization committed to promoting and facilitating the education and general welfare of children and youth with behavioral and emotional disorders.

Council for Exceptional Children - is the major professional organization for all of special education, with divisions representing individual disabilities.

ERIC – is the education resources information center which can be used to search various publications for information about disabilities and interventions.

Learning Disabilities Association of America - is a national, non-profit organization aiming to the education and general welfare of children and adults who manifest disabilities of perceptual, conceptual, or coordinative nature.

National Center for Learning Disabilities (NLCD) - is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting public awareness and understanding of learning disabilities as well as enabling children and adults with learning disabilities to achieve their full potential and enjoy a more fulfilling and productive participation in society.

National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET) – is an organization that seeks to increase the capacity of national, state and local agencies and organizations to improve secondary education and transition for youth with disabilities and their families.

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY) - is an information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues.

Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) - is a division of the U.S. Department of Education specializing in special education issues.

PACER - is a program dedicated to expanding opportunities and enhancing the quality of life for children and young adults with disabilities and their families. It is based on the concept of parents helping parents.

TASH - is an international association of people with disabilities, their family members, other advocates, and professionals working toward a society in which inclusion of all people in all aspects of society is the norm.

The National Down Syndrome Society -is the national advocate for the value, acceptance, and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.

Local Resources

Autism Society of the Bluegrass - is a resource and support group for families and professionals in the Central Kentucky area who are involved with autism.

Autism Society of Kentucky - offers information about local events and community resources for those living in Kentucky. Through Autism Source, one of the components of the website, families can locate local doctors and other service providers in the area.

Autism Society of Kentuckiana - is a non-profit organization serving Greater Louisville and Southern Indiana that provides support for families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Down Syndrome of Louisville - is a non-profit organization founded in 1977 by Mary Carter, an early childhood educator who established the first Early Intervention Education program for children with Down syndrome in Kentucky.

Kentucky Protection and Advocacy (P&A ) - is a Kentucky agency that trains groups about rights, investigate abuse or neglect of people with disabilities, provides technical assistance to attorneys and other professionals, and also provides technical assistance about legislative and policy concerns.

The Human Development Institute - is Kentucky's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service. Their efforts are focused on improving lifelong opportunities and services for individuals with disabilities, their families and the community.

The Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities - is an organization that creates change through visionary leadership and advocacy so that people have choices and control over their own lives.

The Kentucky Division of Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities - is an organization whose mission is to empower each person to realize his or her place in the community as a citizen of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. To accomplish this mission, DDID will partner with and support persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities, families, advocates, stakeholders and government agencies.

The Kentucky Assistive Technology Services (KATS) Network - is a program that serves Kentucky residents of all ages with disabilities of all types, their families, employers and employment service providers, educators, health care and social service providers, and others seeking information about assistive technology (AT) and accessible information technology.

The Down Syndrome Association of Central Kentucky - is a non-profit volunteer organization comprised of families and professionals who are interested in bettering the lives of people with Down syndrome, and helping them to realize their life aspirations

The Kentucky Autism Training Center - is a program whose mission is to strengthen our state's systems of support for persons affected by autism by bridging research to practice and by providing training and resources to families and professionals.