Organizations and Web Sites

Recommended Links

Alphabetical Listing by Name

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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NAEYC: Family Brochures

These brochures for parents cover a variety of topics concerning the education of young children, from providing the best care to finding the right toys. Some are also available in Spanish. The brochures are available for purchase for a minimal fee from the online store of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

NAEYC: Resources on Embracing Diversity in Early Childhood Settings

This list includes articles and books on many areas of diversity and research on English Language Learners in preschool settings.

NAEYC: We're Going on a Field Trip!

This worksheet from NAEYC's Teaching Young Children magazine offers an easy template to use when sharing information with parents about upcoming field trips. A Spanish version, Nos vamos de paseo, is also available.

NASA Science for Kids

The NASA website for kids includes links to fun activities and further space activity links.

National Adult Literacy & Learning Disabilities Center (NALLD)

America's Literacy Directory is a national database of literacy programs available via the Internet and the National Institute for Literacy's toll-free number. The ALD connects employers, learners, volunteers, social service providers, and others to current information about literacy programs in all 50 states and the U.S. territories.

National Alliance of Vietnamese American Service Agencies

NAVASA works with national and local affiliates to support its member agencies; to strengthen national advocacy capability and, to promote the integration of the Vietnamese American community into American society. The member agencies work with refugees and immigrants (both Vietnamese and non-Vietnamese) at the local and regional level while NAVASA coordinates and develops national programs, initiatives and resources.

National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association

The mission of NAAPIHMA is to promote the mental health and well being of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. NAAPIMHA advocates on behalf of AAPI mental health issues as well as serves as a forum for effective collaboration and networking between stakeholders of community based organizations, consumers, family members, service providers, program developers, researchers, evaluators and policy makers representing the various ethnic and regional differences.

National Association for Bilingual Education

The National Association for Bilingual Education is the only professional organization at the national level wholly devoted to representing both English language learners and bilingual education professionals. Along with affiliate organizations in 23 states, NABE represents a combined membership of more than 20,000 bilingual and English-as-a-second-language teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals, university professors and students, researchers, advocates, policymakers, and parents.

National Association for Child Development

The National Academy of Child Development is an international non-profit organization dedicated to investigating, developing and implementing methodologies to enhance neurological/brain function, so as to assist individuals in achieving their innate potential.

National Association for Multicultural Education

Contains links to a variety of resources, as well as research and policy information regarding multicultural education.

National Association for the Education and Advancement of Cambodian, Laotian, and Vietnamese Americans (NAFEA)

NAFEA is a non-profit organization, serving professionals who are Southeast Asians and those who work with the Southeast Asian community in the fields of education, social services, and community development. NAFEA's mission is to promote and support the advancement of Cambodian, Laotian, and Vietnamese Americans through education, networking, and cross-cultural exchange

National Association for the Education of African American Children with Learning Disabilities

The NAEAACLD links information and resources provided by an established network of individuals and organizations experienced in minority research and special education with parents, educators and others responsible for providing an appropriate education for students, specifically African Americans.

National Association for the Education of Young Children

NAEYC is the nation's largest and most influential organization of early childhood educators and others dedicated to improving the quality of programs for children from birth through third grade.

National Association of Elementary School Principals

The mission of NAESP is to lead in the advocacy and support of elementary and middle level principals and other education leaders in their commitment to all children.

National Association of Private Schools for Exceptional Children

The National Association of Private Schools for Exceptional Children is a nonprofit association whose mission is to ensure access for individuals to private special education as a vital component of the continuum of appropriate placement and services in American education. The association consists solely of private special education schools that serve both privately and publicly placed children with disabilities.

National Association of School Psychologists

The mission of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) is to promote educationally and psychologically healthy environments for all children and youth by implementing research-based, effective programs that prevent problems, enhancing independence, and promoting optimal learning. This is further accomplished through state-of-the-art research and training, advocacy, ongoing program evaluation, and caring professional service.

National Association of Secondary School Principals

NASSP, a professional organization that assists middle level high school principals, assistant principals, and aspiring principals with programs on supervision, curriculum, and staff development and advances middle level and high school education through advocacy for and promotion of secondary education.

National Association of State Directors of Special Education

Since 1938, NASDSE has focused on improving the educational services for children and youth with disabilities by making sure that students with disabilities are able to participate in their education and successfully transition to post-school education, employment, and independent living.

National Black Child Development Institute

Since 1970 The National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI), a nonprofit organization, has provided and supported programs, workshops, and resources for African American children, their parents and communities in: Early Health and Education, Health, Elementary and Secondary Education, Child Welfare, and Parenting

National Black Child Development Institute

Since 1970 The National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) a nonprofit organization has provided and supported programs, workshops, and resources for African American children, their parents and communities. Through hands-on service and community-outreach programs, NBCDI initiates positive change for the health, welfare, and educational needs of all African American children.

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