Resources

Advocacy

Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) Non-profit law center in Berkeley, California that investigates complaints of persons with documented learning disabilities who were denied accommodations on high stakes tests. Such high stakes tests include state examinations (like high school “exit exams”), as well as college or post-graduate admissions tests and state licensing exams

Wrightslaw Contains information for parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.

 

Learning Disabilities

All Kinds of Minds

Promotes understanding of different kinds of learning styles and application for the classroom and home. Provides programs, tools and a common language for parents, educators and clinicians to help students.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Resource for speech and language disorders, medical conditions, a checklist of typical speech and language development and suggestions for helping children with communication disorders in schools.

Asperger’s Syndrome Website Resource for families, individuals, and medical professionals who deal with the challenges of Asperger’s Syndrome, Autism, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder / Not Otherwise Specified (PDD/NOS). Provides articles, educational resources and links.

Children & Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CH.A.D.D.) National organization of parents and professionals dedicated to children and adults with attention deficit disorder.

Dyscalculia.org Provides information on the nature of dyscalculia, diagnosis, remediation, resources and links.

Dyslexia Parents Resources for parents and educators of dyslexic children and teens. Information on research, diagnosis, assessment, parent education and technology.

Edward Hallowell, M.D. Written by a physician with ADHD and emphasizes his viewpoint that when ADHD is managed properly it can be an asset to individuals.

Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) The Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) is an organization for parents of children with disabilities and professionals in the field. The site offers information about learning disabilities, the LDA Annual Conference, and publications. The national LDA site links to state chapters of LDA.

Misunderstood Minds

Companion site to the PBS special Misunderstood Minds and profiles a variety of learning problems and expert opinions. Give parents and teachers a better understanding of learning processes, insights into difficulties, and strategies for responding.

National Institutes of Mental Health Offers information on signs and symptoms, treatment, publications and science news from National Institutes of Mental Health

National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)

Promotes public awareness and understanding of learning disabilities. Advocates for improved legislation and works for better services for individuals with learning disabilities.

NICHY-The National Information Center for Children & Youth with Disabilities

An information clearinghouse that provides free information on disabilities and disability-related issues.

NLD Resources Educating the caregivers and associates of individuals with NLD is the prime goal of this website; next is the desire to network those interested in NLD.  Contains games for children, information for educators and short essays written by individuals with NLD.

NLD Resources for Professionals Byron Rourke is a leading researcher in the field of nonverbal learning disabilities. This website is intended for professionals, but contains useful information for parents as well.

Schwab Foundation for Learning Non-profit foundation dedicated to raising awareness about learning differences and providing parents and teachers with the information, resources, and support they need to improve the lives of kids with learning differences.

Smart Kids with LD Non-profit organization dedicated to empowering the parents of children with learning disabilities (LD) and attention-deficit disorder (ADHD). Provides information, advice and support from experts, parents, and adults living with LD and ADHD.

Support

American Occupational Therapy Association

The website of the American Occupational Therapy Association provides fact sheets about occupational therapy in schools, the role of OT in homework help and organizational skills, sensory integration and more.

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