Educational Resources – IEP/504

GED Classes

Several organizations offer free classes for GED preparation in the Birmingham area.  For a list of agencies in the area, click Birmingham GED prep classes.

Literacy Skills Resources

The Literacy Council of Central Alabama – Offers Literacy Skills, GED Prep, and ESL

2301 1st Avenue North
Suite 102 Birmingham, AL 35203
Contact Adrienne Marshall  Phone: (205) 326-1925

M-POWER Ministries– Offers Literacy Skills and GED Prep

4022 4th Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama 35222

Phone  205.595.5959

Better Basics–  Provides literacy intervention and enrichment programs for elementary- and middle- school students throughout Alabama

1231 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233  Phone: (205) 944-2928

The Birmingham Public Library– Offers Ready to Read Classes  for more information contact the Literacy and Outreach Office- 205-226-4013

Beginning Bridge Outreach Ministry

Adult Basic Literacy — Computer/Internet Service, Contact Vanessa Hunter-Beavers (205) 966-2194:

Mt. Zion Baptist Church, East Thomas, 715 12th Avenue

West: Southside C.M.E. Church 713 M.L. King Drive S.W.

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church

Literacy classes for women. Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9:30-1:00 a.m. 1910 12th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35205. Contact Lucy Watson at 933-1140.

IEP/504 Resources

Does your child have an IEP or 504?  Here are some great resources that might help you prepare for the meeting.  Our peer support staff is also available to help answer questions and help you advocate for yourself or your child.

Alabama Parent Education Center

The Alabama Parent Education Center (APEC) is a non-profit organized by parents, educators, and professionals serving families formed to provide parents with training and information to help them become meaningful participants in their children’s education.  Visit APEC.

Information Chart

IEP Information Chart is an information chart you might find helpful. It was prepared by the Alabama Parent Education Center (APEC).  The chart can help both you and the school staff prepare for an IEP or 504 meeting.  Transition planning for youth is key to helping our youth reach their maximum potential.


Alabama School Connection A great site that keeps many informed about educational matters and it is not biased. It is a great resource at this time to stay in the knowing.