Welcome to Special Connections. This site was developed for general and special education teachers, related service personnel, para educators, parents and other professionals engaged in the meaningful inclusion of students with special needs in the general education curriculum. For returning visitors, many of you can see the site has changed. The site is currently under construction and we are progressing to get all the features up and running.

At this time, all pages should be active minus the case studies.  We are working to bring these case studies back online and should have all text-based information back to pre-October 7th status no later than November 4, 2011.  If there is something that is needed/required before then, please email Sean J. Smith at seanj@ku.edu.

We hope to have a new and improved site up and ready for full use very soon.  In the meantime, the information we have provided still exists and is there for your use. Thank you and we apologize for any inconvenience.


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