Membership Benefits

Here's a List of NASET Membership Benefits:

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Professional Development Program (PDP)

The National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) has always provided an online platform that supplied the resources required for Special Education Professional Development. Over the years, we have added   numerous courses, lectures, PowerPoint presentations, resources and e-Publications. In fact, the sheer volume of content has reached a point where another approach to maximize the primary function of professional development was needed. From this need for a better layout to allow for easier access and use of our website for Professional Development, we have created the NASET Professional Development Program (PDP). Within this area, you will find our suggestions for how to best use the content and separate menu selections broken down in a way that will direct you to the professional development you or your staff need. Go to PDP Program

Professional Development Courses

In response to a very important need by school districts, agencies and private schools for better trained, more informed, more qualified, and more knowledgeable teachers. NASET is proud to offer its members free access to over 100 comprehensive Professional Development Courses.

To see the entire list of available course- CLICK HERE


NASET'sWEEK in REVIEW is a weekly emailed publication that provides members with some of the most interesting stories, topics and issues reported during the week in the field of special education.


To read the latest NASETWeek in Review - CLICK HERE


Researched Based Articles in Special Education

All members of The National Association of Special Education Teachers, (NASET)  have free access to an online peer reviewed research journal in special education, the Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals (JAASEP).

The Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals (JAASEP) is an online peer-reviewed journal committed to advancing the professional development of special education professionals through research, policy, and practice.  JAASEP is a multi-faceted electronic journal that seeks new contributions based on original work of practitioners and researchers with specific focus on or implications for the field of special education.

To see the entire list of the latest and archived issues - CLICK HERE

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The Special Educator’s List of 100 Forms, Tables, Checklists, and Procedures

This list is provided to all members of NASET to help facilitate the numerous tasks required on a daily basis. All documents are available to view online or download as a PDF file for offline printing.

To view a the list of available documents - CLICK HERE

NASET Special Educator e-Journal

The online NASET Special Educator e-Journal is published throughout the school year, and provides timely information on what's current in special education.

In order to keep up to date with the most current information in the field of special education, NASET provides its members with an e-Journal monthly.

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NASET's Discipline of Students in Special Education Series

The 9 part series of Discipline of Students in Special Education is presented each month so that you can find IDEA's requirements in specific disciplinary areas. The case study at the end looks at how IDEA's discipline procedures apply in a real-life situation.

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Assessment in Special Education Series

This is a monthly education resource that will focus on the process used to determine a child’s specific learning strengths and needs, and to determine whether or not a child is eligible for special education services. . Assessment in special education is a process that involves collecting information about a student for the purpose of making decisions. Assessment, also known as evaluation, can be seen as a problem-solving process.

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Lesser Known Disorders in Special EducationSeries

This Series is devoted to lesser known disorders that you may encounter in special education. While not as prevalent as other disorders experienced by most special education teachers, you should be aware of these disorders in order to become more knowledgeable, and increase your ability to assist patents of children with these disorders if they should appear in your classroom or school. Each month we will present a list of 3 disorders that appear in the special education population. Some of these  disorders may contain subtypes which will also be presented. You will also notice that each disorder has a code. These codes represent the coding system for all disabilities and disorders listed in the Educator's Diagnostic Manual (EDM) Wiley Publications.

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The NASETLD Report is an e-publication on the latest information on learning disabilities.  Individuals with learning disabilities represent approximately 50% of all students receiving special education services.  Therefore, it is inevitable that special education professionals will be working with students with LD throughout their entire careers.  The NASETLD Report is a completed series and all issues are available for NASET members with a comprehensive overview of learning disabilities.

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The Practical Teacher

The Practical Teacher is a monthly education resource that provides NASET members with practical tools, strategies, and relevant information that they can use both in and outside of the classroom.  It is sent directly to our members to their email accounts, so that they have immediate access to it. PDF file version of each issue can be found at the end of the article.

Examples include:

  • Respectful Classroom
  • Establishing a Positive Classroom Climate: Teacher Advice
  • What Teachers Need to Know About Annual & Triennial Reviews
  • Training and Working with your Assistant Teachers and Paraprofessionals
  • Error Correction & Word Drill Techniques
  • Tools to Build Student Text and Lecture Comprehension
  • Study Skills Package
  • Homework Contracts: Tapping the Power of Parents
  • Classwork & Homework: Troubleshooting Student Problems From Start to Finish
  • Finding the Spark: Tips for Building Student Motivation

To see the latest and archived issues - CLICK HERE

Parent Teacher Conference Handouts

NASET provides for its members a variety of parent teacher conference handouts to view online or download. The Parent Teacher Conference Handouts are e-publications provided throughout the school year on a monthly basis. These handouts, on a variety of topics, are extremely useful and practical for all parents of children with special needs. The handouts can be given at the end of parent teacher conferences to reinforce concepts and help parents further understand information discussed at the conference.

Members have access to the individual Parent Teacher Conference Handouts online or downloadable PDF or MS Word versions. Examples include:

  • Preventing Bullying for Parents 
  • Disability Awareness 
  • Using Positive Methods for Change at Home 
  • Options for Children with Special Needs During the Summer Months 
  • Identification of High Risk Behavior - Part III 
  • Identification of High Risk Behavior - Part II 
  • Identification of High Risk Behavior - Part I 
  • Test Vocabulary for Parents 
  • Annual Review Preparation for Parents

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NASET Behavior Management Series

The NASETBehavior Management Series, is a series (completed) on the latest information on behavior management for students. The NASETBehavior Management Series is an education resource that provides members with the latest information for special education professionals on why students do what they do and what to do when they do it. It offers insight into the inner dynamics, conflicts, fears, symptoms, and tensions of students who may be experiencing behavioral difficulties in the classroom.  The goal of  the NASETBehavior Management Series is to help educators toward a greater understanding of issues pertaining to the psychology of children in the classroom.

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Resolving Disputes with Parents Series

In the monthly e-Publication, Resolving Disputes with Parents Series you'll find authoritative information about critical aspects of resolving conflicts under IDEA.

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NASET Q & A Corner

The NASETQ & A Corner is an e-publication that presents:

  • some of the most frequently asked questions by members about special education
  • answers from experts in the field on the questions addressed. 

At NASET, we get many questions from our members about certain areas of interest.  The NASETQ & A Corner provides all members with the opportunities to have access to these questions, and more importantly, answers to them from professionals in the field.

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Classroom Management Series

This series of articles provides teachers with practical guidelines covering a variety of topics and supportive information which may help improve their classroom. There are a variety of settings in which teachers may be hired in the field of special education, including a resource room, self contained special class or an inclusion setting. We feel that it is critical for teachers working with special needs to have a real grasp on what is involved in creating the most ideal and practical classroom for their students with special needs.

The Classroom Management Series focus is on topics for both new and experienced teachers, including topics on setting up your classroom, behavioral management, adapting curriculum, working with different personality styles of students, assisting parents of children with special needs, and many more relevant topics.

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NASET RTI Roundtable

The NASETRTI Roundtable is an e-publication on the latest information on Response to Intervention (RTI).  RTI is a newly-identified process described in the federal special education law (IDEA 2004) for identifying students with learning disabilities. The NASETRTI Roundtable is a completed series that provides members with the latest information on RTI. 

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Genetics in Special Education Series

The Genetics in Special Education Series is e-publication that provide infomration about selected genetic, orphan and rare diseases. Each month NASET will present 2 such disorders in this series. We hope you find them informative.

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Working with Paraprofessionals in Your School

The climate and quality of a school and the success of its students is greatly affected by the relationships among the adults who work in and operate the school. This idea is the basis of NASET’s Working with Paraprofessionals in Your School. The series was developed to provide teachers, related service personnel, administrators, paraprofessionals, parents, and other individuals charged with assisting in the development of the paraprofessional workforce with information and strategies to build strong, effective, supportive teams to ensure successful educational services for all students.

To view and or download all archived issues - CLICK HERE


One of the Largest Databases in the Country for Exceptional Children and Disability Information and Practical Resources for Special Educators

Membership in NASET provides you with access to one of the country's most comprehensive and conveniently organized databases on Exceptional Students and Disability Information. Twenty categories under each disability provide an extensive overview of useful and practical resources to assist you on a daily basis.

To learn more about NASET's Resources - CLICK HERE

Special Education and the Law Database

As a professional of special education, professor at a college or university, or a graduate student in the field, it is imperative that you have the ability to gain access to any new changes in the laws that govern your work. At NASET, we provide all members with an extensive and comprehensive site that covers the most up-to-date information on special education and the law.

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
  • Goals 2000: Educate America Act
  • Government Resources 
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004) 
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1997 (IDEA 97)
  • Landmark Cases in Special Education
  • No Child Left Behind (NCLB)
  • Perkins Vocational Education Act
  • Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act
  • State Education Departments
  • Technology Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act
  • United States Department of Education

To View the Special Education Law Database - CLICK HERE

Power Point Presentations

As a member of NASET you will have free access to over 70 Power Point Presentations which can be used for personal growth or presentations. Examples include:

  • Autism  -  50 Slides  -  99k
  • Child Find - 10 Slides - 238k - (USOE)
  • Effective Classroom Strategies  - 20 Slides  -  418k (USOE)
  • Emotional Disturbance  -  62 Slides  -  77k
  • Evaluation Eligibility - 12 Slides - 1,145k (USOE)
  • Identification of High Risk Students  -  35 Slides  -  124k

To see the entire list of Power Point Presentations - CLICK HERE

NASET’s Career Center

You will have access to The Career Center, which provides members with the ability to view current job placements in special education posted by employers throughout the country, career advice, career book resources, career fact sheets, access to databases for teacher salaries by state, and state licensure information.

To review the NASET Career Center area - CLICK HERE

Membership Certificate

As a member of NASET you will have access to print or download a professional membership certificate recognizing your participation in the National Association of Special Education Teachers.

To learn how to print your Membership Certificate - CLICK HERE

Coming soon - online access to a membership card and paid membership invoice.

The membership certificate will proudly show your participation in a professional association created specifically for special education teachers.



Professional Reference Library

You will have the availability of an extensive professional reference library, where you can access daily headlines from numerous news services, a comprehensive reference library with materials such as online dictionaries, encyclopedias, thesauri, medical information, statistics, acronym finder, almanacs, quotations, historic documents and much more, as well as access to numerous popular search engines and much more.

To read more about the Professional Reference Library - CLICK HERE

Special Education Teacher's Group (on Facebook)

NASET has sponsored a Facebook Group that provides you with the opportunity to connect with other members of the special education community.  We encourage you to participate so that you may enhance your professional awareness, as well as share your knowledge and expertise to help others in the field.

NASET Awards

You will be afforded the opportunity to nominate individuals as well as be nominated for various Awards presented annually by NASET.

Each year, NASET presents awards in a variety of categories for outstanding professional accomplishments. NASET takes great pride in the accomplishments and service of its members, and therefore bestows on to them awards and recognition for their work in the field of special education.

To read more about NASET Awards - CLICK HERE

And Much More....

In addition to all the above listed membership benefits and features, NASET also provides the following:

  • Transition Services - with 18 main sections, comprising this is a comprehensive guide to an important element of Special Education.

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  • NASET Member's Discounts - From Board Certification in Special Education with our partner AASEP, to reduced prices from Lorman Education Services for seminars and tele-seminars, NASET can help to save you money on your continuing education needs.
  • Other Useful Links - Links to sites of specific interest to the Special Education Community.

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  • NASET Sponsors - Special education products and services: from adaptive technology to toys for the special needs student.

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  • NASET Store - Everything from golf shirts to book bags with the NASET logo

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  • Literacy - Teaching Literacy in English to K-5 English Learners

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Can You Really Afford Not To Be Part of NASET?

Now is a Great Time to Join

You can start taking advantage of all these member's benefits today!

There are mulitple ways to join NASET, including online registration for immediate access. Take a moment to review the various membership options and registration methods.

Whatever method you choose to join, we look forward to having you be part of our special education community. Remember NASET is the only national association solely dedicated to meeting the needs of you, our present and future members.

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