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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Arte Público Press: Piñata Books

Piñata Books is an imprint of Arte Público Press dedicated to the publication of children's and young adult literature that authentically and realistically portrays themes, characters, and customs unique to U.S. Hispanic culture. Books published under this imprint include bilingual picture books for children and entertaining novels and short-story collections for young adults by authors such as Pat Mora, Diane Gonzales Bertrand, Victor Villaseñor, Ofelia Dumas Lachtman, and many others.

ASCD: ELL Resources

This site by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) offers lots of information about ELL instruction. Although designed to promote instructional materials sold by ASCD, the site has a wide range of resources for ELL teachers, mainstream teachers, and content-area teachers.

Asia for Kids

Asia for Kids offers bilingual books and language learning materials with a focus on Chinese. Other cultures/languages represented include Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Cambodia, India, Hmong, Central Asia, and Pakistan.

Asperger Syndrome Coalition of the United States

National organization providing information and support to individuals, families and professionals dealing with neurological communication disorders on the autism spectrum, including Nonverbal Learning Disabilities, Asperger's Syndrome, High-Functioning Autism, Semantic-Pragmatic Disorder, Hyperlexia, and PDD-NOS.

Assessment in ESL and Bilingual Education: A Hot Topic Paper

This site, provided by the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL), examines various assessment techniques used with ESL and bilingual education students. Another feature of this site is its section on things to look for when selecting an assessment instrument for ESL and bilingual students.

Assistive Technology Exchange Center

ATEC stands for Assistive Technology Exchange Center—a resource for any item of equipment or technology used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities for individuals at home, school, or work.

Assistive Technology News Portal

Axistive Assistive Technology News Portal offers free news, articles, product reviews and all product and vendor information of assistive technology devices.

Association for Library Service to Children

The Association for Library Service to Children develops and supports the profession of children's librarianship by enabling and encouraging its practitioners to provide the best library service to our nation's children.

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

ASCD, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development is an international, nonprofit, nonpartisan education association committed to the mission of forging covenants in teaching and learning for the success of all learners. Founded in 1943, ASCD provides professional development in curriculum and supervision; initiates and supports activities to provide educational equity for all students; and serves as a world-class leader in education information services.

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

ASCD is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership association provides expert and innovative solutions in professional development, capacity building, and educational leadership essential to the way educators learn, teach, and lead.

Association of Educational Therapists

National membership organization that provides referrals to local educational therapists.

Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs

The Association of Farmworker Opportunity Program's (AFOP) mission is to improve the quality of life for migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families by providing advocacy for the member organizations that serve them. AFOP's Children in the Fields campaign also advocates for enhanced educational opportunities and protective child labor laws for children.

Association of Mexican American Educators (AMAE)

AMAE's mission is to insure equal access to a quality education at all levels for the Mexican American/Latino students where cultural and linguistic diversity is recognized and respected. The organization advises state/local boards and legislators, administrators and faculty and works in partnership with the community and parents for the benefit of students.

Association of University Centers on Disabilities

The mission of UCEDD in Developmental Disabilities is to be of assistance in improving the quality of life for Oregonians and all persons with developmental disabilities and their families.

Association on Higher Education and Disability

Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) is a professional association committed to full participation of persons with disabilities in postsecondary education.

Attention Deficit Disorder Association

The Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) is designated as a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization by the Internal Revenue Service. This international organization has been in existence since 1989. The mission of ADDA is to provide information, resources and networking to adults with AD/HD and to the professionals who work with them.

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA - SR)

ADDA-SR is a non-profit organization. Their mission is to provide a resource network and to support individuals impacted by attention deficit disorders.

Audible Kids

Audible Kids provides digital audio content for children. Shop, purchase, and download digital audio editions of books, newspapers, and magazines; original programming; and TV and radio subscriptions. Spanish titles are also available.

Author Website: Alma Flor Ada

Alma Flor Ada's colorful author Website links to books in both English and Spanish that she has written for children and educators. She suggests ways for educators to help children to connect to her literature, for example by creating an Author's Study or writing responses to her books.

Author Website: Jacqueline Jules

Jacqueline Jules, a children's author and school librarian, highlights her stories on her Web site with the help of book trailers, teacher guides, videos, and some interactive games.

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