Special Education Professional Development

For K-12 Administrators, Teachers, and Paraeducators


Prepare All K-12 Educators to Meet the Needs of Your Diverse Learners

With the Exceptional Child Online Professional Development System, you can easily deliver evidence-based special education-related training to all staff who support students with exceptionalities. A school or district subscription is the perfect solution to provide online PD for teachers, including general education teachers, special education teachers, paraprofessionals, and more.

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Special Education Directors

Spend less time organizing training, and provide affordable, effective professional development without pulling teachers out of the classroom or paying substitute fees or travel costs.

Risk Management Directors

Provide training on key special education laws and other important safety topics, like restraint and seclusion.

Professional Development Director

Assign courses to new hires or other subgroups, like principals or paraprofessionals, to easily address unique training needs. Or support professional growth with custom PD plans for individual educators.

General Education Teachers

Access engaging video-based courses on key topics that will help you meet the needs of the diverse students in your classroom today! Learn more about specific disabilities or the IEP process, or how to effectively collaborate with the special ed team.


Gain valuable knowledge and skills to better support the students you work with. And learn effective behavior management strategies to address a wide range of individual student needs.
Learn more about our online training for paraeducators.

College of Education Students

Ensure that future teachers are graduating with a background in key special education topics. The flexible on-demand course modules can easily be incorporated into college courses.
Learn more about how we support higher education.

Whitepaper: The Cost of Not Training All Staff on Special Education Topics - Is It Worth the Risk?


“This is so needed. I wish that the teachers that I work with had access to these courses right now.”

Engaging, Evidence-Based Online Courses

With a school or district subscription, you’ll get access to the full library of multimedia-rich online courses on Autism, Behavior, Special Ed Law, IEP Process, Transition, and many more important topics. Every course is written by the nation’s leading experts and includes:

– Interventions
– Actionable ideas
– Assessments
– Helpful reference materials
– Certificate of completion

Teachers will love the flexibility that online PD provides!

Continuing Education Credits

Exceptional Child courses may be eligible for CEU credits, however, you should verify eligibility with your school administration or state professional development office prior to completing a course because requirements vary by state.

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Graduate Credits through Ashland University

Educators can complete the self-paced online courses through their school’s or district’s subscription to Exceptional Child and register for graduate credits directly through Ashland University for the following course bundles.

– Autism Spectrum Disorder
– IEP and Special Education Law

Learn more about our Ashland University program

Online System Makes Managing Professional Development Easy

  • Assign courses
    to individuals or groups of educators and track completions
  • Ensure staff stays on track
    with email notifications of assignments and due dates
  • Customize courses
    with your own content to meet your specific needs

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Contact Us to Learn More

Learn more about organizational subscriptions by contacting us at:
1-800-434-0154 or info@exceptionalchild.com