American Council on Rural Special Education
West Virginia University
Morgantown West Virginia 1 26506-6122
(304) 293 3450
The American Council on Rural Special Education (ACRES) is a non-profit organization comprised of special educators, general educators, related service providers, administrators, teacher trainers, researchers, and parents who are committed to the enhancement of services to students and individuals living in rural America. ACRES was founded in 1981 by a group of individuals interested in the unique challenges of rural students and individuals needing special services. ACRES is the only national organization devoted entirely to special education issues that affect rural America. The membership of ACRES is geographically diverse, and is representative of all regions of the country. This fact is especially important since rural issues are not only different from urban issues, but also may vary among specific rural areas.
Barbara Ludlow, National Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Information and Referral
- Sponsors annual conference for parents and professionals to share information on rural special education issues. Provides listserve for discussion of rural special education issues.