Resources on Students with Special Needs

This document was designed to support teachers of ELLs and students with disabilities as they seek to help their students meet new, higher standards in English language arts. Produced by AFT for AFT Connecticut, and supported by an AFT Innovation Fund grant.
Since 2014, more than 62,000 unaccompanied minors crossed the U.S.-Mexico border. This resource, produced by Colorín Colorado and the AFT, can help schools and educators service this unique population of students.
This publication is designed to help teachers, nurses and paraprofessionals meet the challenges of dealing with children who have serious medical problems. It contains information on training, health and safety, and legal rights and responsibilities. $4 each (April 2009).
This booklet contains the resolution on English Language Learners passed at the 2006 AFT convention. Also included are a Q&A section, background information and additional reading. Item no. 39-0247. $3 each (Nov. 2006).
About one in every 400 school-age child has diabetes. Several state legislatures are being asked to consider legislation that would train nonmedical staff (teachers, paraprofessionals and others) to provide routine and emergency care to students with diabetes. This publication explains why a better solution would be to ensure that school nurses provide this care. Item no. 67-0067. $1 each (August 2004).
This policy brief provides the data and context to support the AFT's call for increased attention to the condition of education for Latino students. It discusses the current demographic and achievement trends of Latinos, some of the specific barriers to closing the achievement gap, and presents a set of recommendations to improve educational opportunities for Latino children. Item no. 39-PB0017. $1 each (March 2004).
A brochure describing AFT's campaign to educate policymakers and the public about the significant role that school nurses play in the lives of our nation's children. Item no. 67-0068. $1 each (July 2003).