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Library for the Blind, "Home lesson in touch reading being given by a Blind Teacher," 1926 [actually taken in studio]., Digital ID 106140, New York Public LibraryMy 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.

School house, San Mateo, Cal., Digital ID 1258286, New York Public LibraryAVKO 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
Phone: (213)353-7005
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.

[Children in a circle.], Digital ID ps_pho_cd5_53, New York Public LibraryNational 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
Phone: (718)519-7000
Subjects: Special education. Special Collections: Yes. Electronic Resources: Yes. Formerly: New York Institute for Special Education - Walter Brooks Library.

Library for the Blind, Alfred Zaiss, Salesman of paper and twine, lost sight at 17, reading in room 116, June 1914., Digital ID 106142, New York Public LibraryOhio 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
Box 239
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.

Deaf and Dumb Alphabet., Digital ID 1136377, New York Public LibrarySt. 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.


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