Key Sites

Links & Resources

International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with dyslexia, their families and the communities that support them. The goal is to provide the most comprehensive forum for parents, educators, and researchers to share their experiences, methods, and knowledge.

LD Online seeks to help children and adults reach their full potential by providing accurate and up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD. Features helpful articles, monthly columns by noted experts, a comprehensive resource guide, very active forums, and a Yellow Pages referral directory of professionals, schools, and products.

National Center for Learning Disabilities, Inc. provides support for children and adults with learning disabilities by providing resources, information, and referral services.

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, and provides l professional development. is the federal government’s one-stop Web site for information of interest to people with disabilities, their families, employers, service providers and many others.

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) part of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, NICHD conducts and supports research on the reproductive, neurobiological, developmental, and behavioral processes that determine and maintain the health of children, adults, families and populations.

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY) the national information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals. Their special focus is children and youth, from birth to age 22.

Family Village Library excellent source for information about disabilities

School Psychology Resources Online extensive listing of School Psychology resources for psychologists, parents and educators, covering such subjects as learning disabilities, ADHD, functional behavioral assessment, autism, adolescence, parenting, psychological assessment, special education, mental retardation, mental health, and more.

Wrightslaw: The Special Ed Advocate 

Child Development Institute (CDI) provides a wide range of resources related to child development, psychology and parenting including search engines and links to other sites.

National Institute for Literacy (NIFL) federal agency that provides leadership through advocacy, information sharing and collaboration.

Department of Education (DOE), Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) – Clearinghouses

Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) ~ It is a national internet based digital library of education research and information sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education.

Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) ~ Government agency that focuses on the free appropriate public education of children and youth with disabilities from birth through the age of twenty-one.


U.S. Department of Education.

Office of Civil Rights (OCR).

U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights.

U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs.

Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).

Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) ~ It is a national internet based digital library of education research and information sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education.

Federal Resource Center for Special Education.

National Council on Disability.

National Institute of Mental Health.

Professional Organizations

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) ~ the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for audiologists and speech-language pathologists.

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) ~ promotes educationally and psychologically healthy environments for all children by implementing research-based, effective programs that prevent problems, enhance independence, and promote optimal learning.

American Psychological Association (APA).

American School Counselor Association (ASCA).

National Association of Private Schools for Exceptional Children (NAPSEC) ~ Association of private special education schools that serve both privately and publicly placed children with disabilities.

National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) ~ Promotes and supports educational programs for students with disabilities. Provides services to State agencies to facilitate their efforts to maximize educational outcomes for individuals with disabilities.

National Association for the Education of Young Children ~ A national network of local, state, and early childhood organizations dedicated to improve professional practice and working conditions in early childhood education.