Organizations and Web Sites

Recommended Links

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The following are links to recommended organizations and web sites that provide information on learning disabilities, ADHD, and other issues.

You can also see this list organized by type of organization, by focus, or by audience.

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D.C. Language Access Coalition

The D.C. Language Access Coalition's (Coalition) goal is to ensure that DC residents and workers who are limited English proficient (LEP) or non-English proficient (NEP) have equal access to the most essential government benefits and services including food stamps, Medicaid, health care, unemployment benefits, job training programs, public education, fire and emergency services, the police department and mental health services.

Dakota County Libraries: Bifolkal Kits

A BiFolkal kit is a packaged program designed to bring back memories on a particular time or topic. Each kit is designed to unlock remarkable stories, humorous anecdotes, and first-person accounts of history, experience and life. The thematic kits contain cultural artifacts, resources, and tools. The Dakota County Library in Minnesota offers a number of kits on a wide variety of topics.

Dakota TESL

Dakota TESL provides support, advocacy, and professional development opportunities for those in the Dakotas and surrounding states who work with English as a second language students or English language learners.

Dakota TESL

Dakota TESL provides support, advocacy, and professional development opportunities for those in the Dakotas and surrounding states who work with English as a second language students or English language learners.

Dave's ESL Café

Dave's ESL Café is an Internet meeting place for ESL and EFL students and teachers from around the world. It includes news of interest to the ESL community, a job posting center, and resources for teachers and students, including an expansive grammar lesson section, a chat room, and a help center.

Dave's Math Tables: English/Spanish Dictionary

List of English math vocabulary words with the Spanish equivalent.

DC Public Library: Bookflix

Scholastic BookFlix is an online resource available at no cost through the District of Columbia Public Library Web site for DC library card holders, and for purchase through Scholastic.com. BookFlix offers high-quality Flash video picture books to link fact and fiction and to promote early reading skills. Some materials are available in Spanish.

DC Public Library: Booklists for Teens

The DC Public Library offers suggested booklists for teens sorted by different categories, such as graphic novels, humor, faith, and fantasy.

Delaware State Education Association

Delaware State Education Association is a National Education Association State Affiliate that regularly lobbies legislators for the resources schools need, campaigns for higher professional standards for the teaching profession, and files legal actions to protect academic freedom and the rights of school employees.

Delaware State Parent Information Resource Centers

The mission of the Delaware State PIRC (DE State PIRC) is to advance academic outcomes for students most at-risk of academic failure by empowering parents and educators to become knowledgeable and powerful advocates for school improvement and student success.

Designs for Change

The basic mission of Designs for Change is to serve as a catalyst for major improvements in the public schools serving the 50 largest cities in the country, with a particular emphasis on Chicago.

Determining Importance in Nonfiction Text in First Grade

This lesson plan offers ideas for helping students learn to identify the different between fiction and non-fiction text.

Developing Literacy in Second-Language Learners

Report from the National Literacy Panel on Language-Minority Children and Youth by Diane August and Timothy Shanahan.

Developmental Delay Resources

DDR is dedicated to meeting the needs of those working with children who have developmental delays in sensory motor, language, social, and emotional areas. It publicizes research on identifiable factors that would put a child at risk and maintains a registry that tracks new trends. DDR also provides parents and professionals with a network of support and current information after a diagnosis.

Dick Blick Arts: Multicultural Art Projects

Lesson plans for multicultural art projects submitted by art teachers.

Did You Know 2.0

YouTube video sharing information on how quickly our technological world has been changing and how it will continue to change.

Directory of Internet Resources for Asians: Communities and Organizations

This website summarizes Internet resources for Asian communities and organizations.

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund

The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Inc., (DREDF) is one of the leading national law and policy center in disability civil rights. DREDF was founded in 1979 by a unique alliance of adults with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities.


Disability.gov has resources for students with disabilities, their parents, and teachers. You'll find information about teaching strategies, using assistive technologies in the classroom, and preparing for college, financial aid, and scholarships. Resources for parents include tips for more effective Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings and helping your child make the transition from school to work. You can also look for resources in your state.


DisabilityInfo.gov is a comprehensive online resource designed to provide people with disabilities with the information they need to know quickly and easily. The site provides access to disability-related information and programs available across the government on numerous subjects, including benefits, civil rights, community life, education, employment, housing, health, technology and transportation.

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