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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Community Network for Youth Development (CNYD)

The purpose of CNYD is to shape a world where all young people thrive supported by communities that help them develop their full potential. They do this by working with partners at every level of the field — youth workers, youth agency leaders, funders and policy-makers — to ensure that all young people have access to the highest-quality youth development experiences.

Comprehension: Helping ELLs Grasp the Full Picture

This Colorín Colorado webcast discusses effective reading comprehension strategies for teaching English language learner students.

CONNECT: The Center to Mobilize Early Childhood Knowledge

CONNECT is developing web-based, instructional resources for faculty and other professional development providers that focus on and respond to challenges faced each day by those working with young children with disabilities and their families. The modules help build practitioners’ abilities to make evidence-based decisions.

Connecticut Education Association

Connecticut 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.

Connecticut Family Learning Initiative

The CT State Department of Education's Family Literacy Initiative works to expand, strengthen and coordinate family literacy services in the state. Family literacy publications and resources are available on the program's website, including a family literacy guide in Spanish.

Connecticut State Parent Information Resource Centers

The Connecticut Parent Information and Resource Center (CT PIRC) is a school-based project that works through faith-based and community organizations and is guided by the overarching principle that all families have a critical role to play in their children's educational success.

Connecticut TESOL

ConnTESOL, the Connecticut affiliate of National TESOL, serves the teachers of English to speakers of other languages and their students.

Corporation for National and Community Service

The Corporation is the nation's largest grantmaker supporting service and volunteering. Through the Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America programs, the Corporation provides opportunities for Americans of all ages and backgrounds to express their patriotism while addressing critical community needs.

Council for Exceptional Children

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides continual professional development, advocates for newly and historically underserved individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.

Council for Exceptional Children: Division of Learning Disabilities

The Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD) is one of 17 special interest groups of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). DLD works on behalf of students with learning disabilities and the professionals who serve them. DLD promotes efforts to meet the needs of more 2.8 million school-aged children and youth currently receiving special education services for identified learning disabilities in the United States.

Council for Learning Disabilities

The Council for Learning Disabilities is an international professional organization dedicated solely to professionals working with individuals with learning disabilities.

Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates

COPAA is an independent, nonprofit organization of attorneys, advocates and parents established to improve the quality and quantity of legal assistance for parents of children with disabilities

Creating a College Bound Culture in a Predominantly Hispanic Region

This presentation features information compiled by Dr. William Serrata and Kim McCay of South Texas College.

Creating a College-Going Culture in the Latino Community

The webinar, presented by Alejandra Rincón, Ph. D., Vice President of Scholarships and Programs at the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, highlights the importance of parental support and involvement throughout the entire college preparation process. (The first half of the webinar is presented in this video.)

Critical Thinking Skills in Education

This site explains in depth what critical thinking is and why teachers need to teach these skills.

Crosscultural Developmental Education Services

CCDES is a company that works with school districts, teachers, and parents around the United States and Canada, offering technical assistance, professional development, and numerous tools and resources. CCDES, founded by Dr. Catherin Collier in 1987, specializes in ESL, LEP and Special Education issues as well as an emphasis on Parent Education and Empowerment.

Cuentos y Más

Celebrate the joy of reading with Cuentos y Más, a dynamic show offered by the Arlington Public Library in Arlington, VA and winner of the Outstanding Children's Program award by the Virginia Public Library Directors Association. The program features the talented and engaging bilingual storyteller Mariela Aguilar, who tells stories in English and Spanish and then visits places in the community such as the library. Produced for television, the program is now available as an online video for free viewing.

Culture for Kids

Culture for Kids offers educational resources, bilingual books, and learning tools featuring a wide variety of backgrounds and languages.

Curry School of Education: Office of Special Education

The Curry School of Education, Office of Special Education, provides a wealth of information for educators, parents, and students with a variety of disabilities.

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