Welcome to the Companion Website

The SAGE edge site for Special Education in Contemporary Society by Richard Gargiulo and Emily Bouck offers a robust online environment you can access anytime, anywhere, and features an impressive array of free tools and resources to keep you on the cutting edge of your learning experience.


The Sixth Edition of Richard Gargiulo’s well-respected Special Education in Contemporary Society: An Introduction to Exceptionality offers a comprehensive, engaging, and easy-to-read introduction to special education. Grounded in research and updated to reflect the most current thinking and standards of the field, the book provides students with the skills and knowledge to become successful teachers. Richard Gargiulo and new co-author Emily Bouck encourage a deep awareness and understanding of the human side of special education. Their book provides students a rare look into the lives of exceptional students and their families, as well as the teachers that work with exceptional persons throughout their lives.


We gratefully acknowledge Richard Gargiulo and Emily Bouck for writing an excellent text and reviewing the resources on the site. Special thanks are also due to Nancy Burton and Melissa Savage for developing and reviewing the digital resources for this title.