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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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FAFSA Pin Website

Get a PIN to sign your FAFSA electronically and conduct other online business with the U.S. Department of Education.

Family Education Network

This section of the Learning Network is designed to help parents stay connected to their children's learning. Find homework help, creative activities, printables, games, and ideas from other parents and experts.

Family Education: Printables Center

Valuable printables resource center with thousands of printable activities. Database can be searched by grade level and topic.

Family Night Fun Programs

These parent and child programs were designed by educators at the Pennsylvania Center for the Book to be used by professionals who are training parents or caregivers to support young children's literacy learning.

Family Reading Night

This website from PTO Today provides all the information needed to organize a successful Family Reading Night event. You can also request a Family Reading Night Kit, which includes a planning guide, posters, brochures, and many fun creative ideas to use at your event.

Farmworker Justice

Farmworker Justice is a nonprofit organization that seeks to empower migrant and seasonal farmworkers to improve their living and working conditions, immigration status, health, occupational safety, and access to justice.

FastWeb Scholarship Search

Fastweb lists more than 600,000 scholarships for students to search for free.

Federal Education Association

An affiliate of the National Education Association, FEA supports literacy through advocacy, support of teachers, and conferences.

Federation for Children with Special Needs

The Federation is a center for parents and parent organizations to work together on behalf of children with special needs and their families.

Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health

Provides information, support, and referrals through federation chapters throughout the country. Focuses on the needs of children with broad mental health problems

Field Trips and Other Adventures

This booklist from Reading Rockets offers a selection of children's titles that take children on an adventure, from a trip to the zoo to a trip on the Magic School Bus!

FinAid.org

The SmartStudent guide to financial aid college scholarships, and student loans.

First Book

First Book is a national nonprofit organization with a single mission: to give children from low-income families the opportunity to read and to own their first new books. The primary goal of First Book is to work with existing literacy programs to distribute new books to children who, for economic reasons, have little or no access to books.

Five Paragraph Essay Sample

A sample five-paragraph essay with an outline template from the Gallaudet University English Works website.

Florida Center for Reading Research

The Florida Center for Reading Research conducts basic research on reading, reading growth, reading assessment, and reading instruction; disseminates information about research-based practices related to literacy instruction and assessment for children in pre-school through 12th grade; and conducts applied research that will have an immediate impact on policy and practices related to literacy instruction in Florida.

Florida Education Association

Florida Education Association, a statewide affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers, educates the public and supporters of public education to build a consensus for standards of excellence in our educational system.

Florida State Parent Information Resource Centers (Clearwater, FL)

Family Network on Disabilities of Florida, Inc. is a statewide resource provider and network for people who may be at-risk, have disabilities, or have special needs, as well as for their families and concerned citizens.

Florida State Parent Information Resource Centers (Tampa, FL)

The mission of the Florida PIRC at USF is to implement successful and effective parental involvement programs and practices that lead to increased student academic achievement and strengthen partnerships among parents and educators to meet the educational needs of children.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The official website for the federal financial aid application. This is a free online application to determine the family’s expected contribution toward college.

FreeReading

FreeReading is a free, open-source reading program addressing literacy development for grades K-3. Leveraging the collective wisdom of researchers, teachers, reading coaches, and other education and industry professionals, FreeReading provides a high-quality, cost-effective framework for intervention programs supporting K-6 literacy. Schools and teachers can use the complete, 40-week, research-based intervention program for K-1 students, or use the library of lessons to supplement existing curriculum in phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing.