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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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Japanese American Citizens League

The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) is a membership organization whose mission is to secure and maintain the human and civil rights of Americans of Japanese ancestry and others victimized by injustice. Founded in 1929, the JACL has 112 chapters nationwide and eight regional districts with over 24,000 members nationwide and in Japan.

Japanese American Network

The Japanese American Network (JA*Net) is a partnership of Japanese American organizations based in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. A goal of this partnership is to encourage the use of the Internet and interactive communications technologies to exchange information about Japanese Americans and areas such as art, culture, community, history, news, events, social services, and public policy issues.

Japanese American Service Committee

The JASC is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit social services agency; its mission is to preserve and raise awareness of Japanese American culture and heritage, and promote the physical and spiritual well-being of Japanese Americans and the greater multicultural community in the Midwest.

Joan Ganz Cooney Center

The Joan Ganz Cooney Center is an independent research and innovation lab that focuses on the challenges of educating children in a rapidly changing media landscape. We conduct original research on emerging education technologies and collaborate with educators and media producers to put this research into action. The Center also aims to inform the national conversation on media and education by working with policymakers and investors.

Job Accommodation Network

Job Accommodation Network (JAN) has a free consulting service that provides information on equipment, methods, and modifications for disabled persons to improve their work environment. All information is specific to the disability including LD.

José-Luis Orozco: Spanish Children's Music

José-Luis Orozco is an author and recording artist whose work draws upon the rich heritage of the Spanish-speaking world. Through his music, José-Luis has sought to expose a wider audience to Spanish-language children's traditions and promote Latin American culture. These cds are excellent tools for young children.

Jumpstart

Jumpstart brings college students and community volunteers together with preschool children in low-income communities for a full school year of individualized mentoring and tutoring. Jumpstart's research-based curriculum is focused on building language, literacy, social and emotional skills in preschool children.

Jumpstart's Read for the Record

An annual one book, one day readathon where kids across the country pledge to read that year's book selection, at school, at home, or with a mentor.

Justice Matters

Justice Matters' mission is to bring about racially just schools by developing and promoting education policy rooted in community vision. Information in Spanish is also available.