Learning Disabilities

Links & Resources

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) ~ It is the nationā€™s leading organization serving individuals with AD/HD and their families. Offers support for individuals, parents, teachers, and professionals  through 200 local chapters throughout the U.S.

ADD Resources ~ A national non-profit organization that helps people with ADD or ADHD achieve their full potential through education, support and networking opportunities.

National Attention Deficit Disorder Association (NADDA) ~ Provides information, resources and networking to adults with AD/HD and to the professionals who work with them. Focuses on diagnoses, treatments, strategies and techniques for helping adults with AD/HD lead better lives.

One ADD Place ~ The source for ADD and ADHD information.

Dyslexia

International Dyslexia Association (IDA) ~ It is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with dyslexia, their families and the community. Provides the most comprehensive forum for parents, educators, and researchers to share their experiences, methods, and knowledge.

Family Village Library ~ An excellent source for information about disabilities.

Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic (RFB&D) ~ An invaluable educational resource providing recorded materials for all people who cannot effectively read standard print because of a visual perceptual, learning, or physical disability.

Educator Learning Lab ~ Online courses on dyslexia and early literacy for teachers, parents, and administrators. Including one free course on dyslexia awareness.

Gifted/Learning Disabled

ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education.

National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) ~ Advocacy organization that provides information to educators, administrators, and parents.

Understood.org

Learning Disabilities ā€“ General

LD Online ~ Provides 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.

Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) ~ Advocates for students of school age with learning disabilities and for adults affected with learning disabilities.

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

Schwab Foundation for Learning (SFL) ~ Provides information and referral to national and local resources.

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) ~ A professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with disabilities and/or the gifted. Provides advocacy services, professional development, and sets professional standards to obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.

Council for Learning Disabilities ~ International organization consisting of professionals that promotes effective teaching and research to enhance the education of individuals with learning disabilities.

LD Resources ~ Rich site, many subjects, software for people with disabilities.

Family Village Library ~ An excellent source for information about disabilities.

All Kinds of Minds ~ Based upon the work of Dr. Mel Levine and his colleagues, conducts comprehensive evaluations, provides professional training and consultation to schools to foster the understanding of children with differences in learning.  A good resource for parents, students, educators, and clinicians.

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.

Parents Helping Parents (PHP) ~ A parent-directed family resource center serving children with special needs, their families, and the professionals who serve them.

ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education.

Reading and Literacy

International Dyslexia Association (IDA) ~ A non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with dyslexia, their families and the communities that support them. Provides the most comprehensive forum for parents, educators, and researchers to share their experiences, methods, and knowledge to improve educational outcomes.

International Reading Association (IRA) ~ Seeks to promote high levels of literacy for all by improving the quality of reading instruction through studying the reading processes and teaching techniques; serving as a clearinghouse for the dissemination of reading research through conferences, journals, and other publications; and actively encouraging the lifetime reading habit.

Literacy Volunteers of America (LVA) ~ National organization that provides literacy opportunities for adults.

National Reading Panel ~ A government panel of experts charged to report on what works!

Educator Learning Lab ~ Online courses on dyslexia and early literacy for teachers, parents, and administrators. Including one free course on dyslexia awareness.