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

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Vaughn Gross Center for Reading and Language Arts

Located in the College of Education on The University of Texas at Austin campus, this center is committed to providing leadership to educators in effective reading instruction through its diversified research, technical assistance, and professional development projects.

Verizon Foundation

Verizon's comprehensive resources leverages mobile technology, award-winning free digital content, and teacher training for schools and organizations.

Vermont Folklife Center: Refugee Experiences

These educational resources for grades Pre-K-12 focus on the question, "What does it mean to be a refugee?"

Vermont State Parent Information Resource Centers

The Parental Information Resource Center project for Vermont, also known as PIRC-VT, is designed to help Vermont families assist their children with achieving success at school.

Vermont-NEA

Vermont-NEA 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.

Viet-Aid

Viet-AID's mission is to build a strong Vietnamese community and a vibrant Fields Corner through the following measures: promoting civic engagement and community building; building affordable housing and commercial development; providing small business technical assistance and micro-enterprise development; and offering high quality child care services.

Vietnamese American Civics Association (VACA)

Founded in 1984 as a Mutual Assistance Association (MAA), VACA provided an array of services designed to help Vietnamese refuges and immigrants to address daily living needs, successfully adjust to a new country, culture and language and achieve economic self-sufficiency. Services offered by VACA include: naturalization assistance, ESL, employment services, social services and health education.

Vietnamese Culture and Science Association (VCSA)

Vietnamese Culture and Science Association (VCSA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) whose main goals are promoting harmony and cooperation amongst Vietnamese Americans, especially in the fields of Culture and Science, and providing a multi-faceted environment where young Vietnamese American professionals can exchange ideas, share skills, and participate in the building of a strong Vietnamese-American community.

Virginia Education Association

Virginia 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.

Virginia State Parent Information Resource Centers

The goal of the Virginia State PIRC - PEATC (Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center) is to build better futures for children by helping families, schools and professionals work collaboratively in order to meet the educational needs of students and improve their opportunities for success in schools and community life.

Virginia TESOL

VATESOL is a professional organization dedicated to promoting professional development, strengthening instruction, and supporting research opportunities at all levels for teachers and administrators of ESL/EFL/ESOL in Virginia.

Visual Thinking Strategies Model

A short article on the creator of Visual Thinking Strategies, Abigail Housen, and the theory behind the model's success.

Vocabulary Activity: Prediction and Confirmation

An activity for vocabulary prediction and confirmation featured on the Florida Center for Instructional Technology website.

Vocabulary Building Games

This word game website helps to build English vocabulary with fun practice activities for K-12 students.

Vocabulary Workshop

Website with lists of common English prefixes, roots, and suffixes and their meanings from the South Hampton College of Long Island University.

Voces del Corazón: Voices from the Heart

The National Writing Project (NWP) presents a Literacy Night event where students read, write, and reconnect with their families. This article provides some guidelines on how to prepare a creative and inviting environment for a positive reading experience.

VolunteerMatch

Through VolunteerMatch, you can enter your zip code, city, state, keywords describing the opportunity you're looking for, skills you have (or would like to develop) and be matched with organizations needing help. VolunteerMatch is also a great place to look for summer service opportunities for kids.