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.

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university’s programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity & Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 West Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY (for the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder, and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop 7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS 66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas, medical center campuses).