My mother is a special education teacher, and I had the pleasure of giving presentations about public library services in some special education classrooms. Since gifted education used to be classified as special education, I was curious to see if I could find any libraries on that subject; I did not. I also wanted to know what topics special education libraries covered, and below are some that I found.
Special Education Libraries
for these amore, see Directory of Special Libraries and Information Centers, 40th ed., 2012
Association for Children with Down Syndrome Library
4 Fern Pl.
Plainview, NY 11803 USA
Subjects: Down syndrome, mental retardation, early childhood education, special education, advocacy, families with special needs. Publications: Yes.
AVKO Dyslexia Research Foundation Library
3084 Willard Rd.
Birch Run, MI 48415-9404 USA
Subjects: Special education, reading, spelling, dyslexia.
Exceptional Child Education Resources (ECER) - Council for Exceptional Children
2900 Crystal Dr., Ste. 1000
Arlington, VA 22202-3557 USA
888-232-7733 / 866-915-5000.
Subjects: Exceptional child education, disabilities, gifted, special education. Electronic Resources: Yes.
Governor Baxter School for the Deaf Library
1 Mackworth Island
Falmouth, ME 04105 USA
Subjects: Deafness, sign language, deaf education, professional education. Special Collections: Yes.
House Ear Institute - CARE Center - Parent Resource Library
2100 W. 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90057 USA
Subjects: Deafness - social problems, special education, sign language, communication, child rearing.
Missouri School for the Blind Library
3815 Magnolia Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110 USA
Phone: (314)776-4320, x3257
Subjects: General collection, special education, blind education. Electronic Resources: Yes.
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
1825 Connecticut Ave. NW, Ste. 700
Washington, DC 20009 USA
202-884-8200 / 800-695-0285
Subjects: Special education and disabilities in children. Special Collections: Yes. Electronic Resources: Yes. Publications: Yes.
Nebraska Center for the Education of Children Who are Blind or Visually Impaired Library
PO Box 129
Nebraska City, NE 68410 USA
402-873-5513 / 800-826-4355
Subjects: Education, the blind and visually impaired, curriculum. Special Collections: Yes. Electronic Resources: Yes.
New York CIty Board of Education - Special Education Teachers Resource Center
110 Livingston St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201 USA
Subjects: Language arts, science, teacher education, special education, social studies, early childhood, mathematics. Special Collections: Yes. Publications: Yes.
New York Institute for Special Education - Edward R. Finch Library
999 Pelham Pkwy.
Bronx, NY 10469 USA
Subjects: Special education. Special Collections: Yes. Electronic Resources: Yes. Formerly: New York Institute for Special Education - Walter Brooks Library.
Ohio State School for the Blind Library
5220 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43214 USA
Phone: (614)752-1359 / (800)310-3317
Subjects: Special education with emphasis on blindness. Special Collections: Yes. Electronic Resources: Yes.
Phoenix Public Library - Special Needs Center
1221 N. Central Ave., Fl. 1
Phoenix, AZ 85004 USA
Subjects: Special education, rehabilitation, blindness and visual impairment, deafness and speech impairment, physical disability, mental disability. Special Collections: Yes. Electronic Resources: Yes. Publications: Yes.
South Carolina Department of Disabilities & Special Needs - Whitten Center Library & Media Resource Services
Clinton, SC 29325 USA
Subjects: Mental retardation, services for mentally handicapped, special education, special media for mentally handicapped, psychology. Special Collections: Yes. Publications: Yes.
Special Education Service Agency Library
3501 Denali St., Ste. 101
Anchorage, AK 99503 USA
Subjects: Special education, disabilities, early childhood, alternative communication, child rearing. Special Collections: Yes. Electronic Resources: Yes.
St. Mary’s School for the Deaf - Library Information Center
2253 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14214 USA
Subjects: Deafness, audiology, speech, special education, ASL, sign language, deaf culture, deaf history. Special Collections: Yes. Networks/Consortia: Member of Western New York Library Resources Council (WNYLRC).
Texas Department of Mental Health & Mental Retardation - Brenham State School Staff Library
4001 Highway 36 South
Brenham, TX 77833 USA
Subjects: Special education, mental retardation, team building, management.