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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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Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics

LEAP is a national nonprofit organization founded in 1982 to achieve full participation and equality for Asian Pacific Americans. LEAP offers leadership training, publishes original public policy research, and conducts community education to advance a comprehensive strategy of Asian Pacific American empowerment.

League of United Latin American Citizens

LULAC advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating at more than 700 LULAC councils nationwide.

Learn and Serve America

Learn and Serve America provides support to schools, higher education institutions, and community-based organizations, that engage students, their teachers, and others in service-learning. Learn and Serve America is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, an independent federal agency created to connect Americans of all ages and backgrounds with opportunities to give back to their communities and their nation.

Learn English

This site, produced by the British Council, has games, quizzes, grammar exercises, e-cards, and more to help parents, educators, and English language learners.

Learn English: Kids

This website was created by the British Council for children who are learning English. Here they will find games, songs, stories, and many activities to help them learn the new language.

Learn NC: Planning a Successful (and Educational) Field Trip

This article by Bobby Hobgood and Lesley Richardson provides detailed information on how to prepare for a fieldtrip and ensure a meaningful experience.

Learning Ally

Founded in 1948 as Recording for the Blind, Learning Ally serves more than 300,000 K-12, college and graduate students, veterans and lifelong learners — all of whom cannot read standard print due to blindness, visual impairment, dyslexia, or other learning disabilities. Learning Ally's collection of more than 65,000 digitally recorded textbooks and literature titles — downloadable and accessible on mainstream as well as specialized assistive technology devices — is the largest of its kind in the world.

Learning Disabilities Association of America

LDA is the largest non-profit volunteer organization advocating for individuals with learning disabilities and has over 200 state and local affiliates in 42 states and Puerto Rico. The membership, composed of individuals with learning disabilities, family members and concerned professionals, advocates for the almost three million students of school age with learning disabilities and for adults affected with learning disabilities. The state and local affiliates, through their affiliation with the national LDA, work continuously for individuals with learning disabilities, their parents and the professionals who serve them.

Learning Disabilities Association of America

LDA is a national, non-profit, volunteer organization including individuals with learning disabilities, their families and professionals. LDA is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all individuals with learning disabilities and their families, to alleviating the restricting effects of learning disabilities, and to supporting endeavors to determine the causes of learning disabilities. LDA seeks to accomplish this through advocacy, education, research and service, and through collaborative efforts.

Learning Disabilities Worldwide

LDW is an international organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with learning disabilities. They strive to increase awareness and understanding through our multi-lingual media productions and publications that serve populations across cultures and nations. Their educational enrichment programs are designed to serve individuals with LD, their families, and the professionals in their lives. They publish the largest peer reviewed journal, "Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal", and present the annual "World Congress on Leaning Disabilities."

Learning First Alliance

The Alliance organizations represent more than 10 million individuals engaged in providing, governing, and improving America's public schools at the local, state, and national levels. The Alliance is dedicated to helping those institutions and people who provide and govern public education work together to find the best way to respond to local challenges. The Alliance will strive to deliver a common message to all parts of the education system, align priorities, share and disseminate success stories, encourage collaboration at every level, and work toward long-term systemic change based on solid research evidence.

Learning Magazine Online

Learning Magazine produces a categorized listing of resources for teachers. Categories include: children's literature, ESL, and Internet resources.

Learning the Language

Learning the Language is a blog sponsored by Education Week and written by Mary Ann Zehr. The blog tackles difficult policy questions surrounding English-language learning, explores learning innovations, and shares stories about different cultural groups.

Learning Two Languages: Questions Parents Ask

This article from PBS answers many questions parents have about helping their children become bilingual.

LearningStore: ELL Resources

LearningStore is a service shared by Colorín Colorado and our sister sites (Reading Rockets, LD OnLine, and AdLit.org) to provide you the best educational materials, vetted by experts. ELL resources include books, software, interactive learning tools, and DVDs.

LEARNS

Linking Education and America Reads through National Service (LEARNS) is a partnership of the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL),the Bank Street College of Education BSC), and the Southern Regional Council (SRC.) LEARNS provides training and technical assistance to projects focused on literacy and education, including Americorps, Senior Corps, and Learn and Serve. For more information, please view the following websites: NWREL: educationnorthwest.org/ BSC: www.bnkst.edu/ Southern Regional Council: www.southerncouncil.org/

Lectorum

Lectorum offers an English and a Spanish-language Web site for consumers to purchase adult and children's Spanish-language books online.

Lee & Low

Lee & Low is an independent children's book publisher focusing on diversity. It is the company's mission to meet the need for stories that all children can identify with and enjoy. Lee & Low also now includes the Children's Book Press imprint.

Lee & Low: Arcoiris Spanish Books

Arcoiris is Lee & Low's Spanish-language publishing division. Arcoiris offers a wide range of children's books in Spanish, including a number of books from non-Spanish-speaking cultures and traditions.

Lee & Low: Bebop Books

Bebop Books are leveled texts that appeal to children's interests and provide support as they develop into readers. Bebop offers many bilingual editions as well.

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