Dr. Donna Wakefield
Donna Wakefield, PhD, is an associate professor in the Special Education Program in the National College of Education at National Louis University. Her work focuses on children with exceptional learning needs. She researches the portrayal of disabilities in children’s and young adult literature from both a literature viewpoint and a disability viewpoint. She has presented on making literacy and literature accessible to all by adapting literacy tools for individuals with special needs as well as the use of technologies for individuals with exceptional learning needs.
Resources. IRIS Center brochure (PDF - 2.02 MB)Evidence-based practices resources.
American Printing House for the BlindThe APH Instructional Products Catalog lists a wide variety of accessible kits, aids, tools, and supplies that are useful to blind and visually impaired people at home, at work, or at school. APH Family Life Catalog, 2009 - 2010, consists of a selected listing of products taken from the APH Products Catalog and APH's book offerings. Early Childhood Direction CenterThe ECDC provides free information, referral, technical assistance and support to families, professionals, and community agencies concerned with children birth to five with suspected or diagnosed delays or disabilities. Profiles of Disabilities Covered Under IDEA. Profiles of Disabilities Covered Under IDEA.