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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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National Capital Language Resource Center

The National Capital Language Resource Center offers online lesson plans and publications for language teaching and assessment.

National Center for Education Statistics

NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data that are related to education in the United States and other nations.

National Center for Fair & Open Testing

The National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest) is an advocacy organization working to end the abuses, misuses and flaws of standardized testing and ensure that evaluation of students and workers is fair, open, and educationally sound.

National Center for Family Literacy

The National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) inspires and engages families in the pursuit of education and learning together. Since 1989, the NCFL has helped more than one million families make educational progress by pioneering and improving family literacy programs. NCFL offers free resources for parents, educators, and community organizations.

National Center for Family Literacy: Free Resources

The National Center for Family Literacy puts the family at the forefront of educational reform in the area of national literacy. They have produced a number of free resources focused on promoting reading to children from birth until age 8.

National Center for Latinos with Disabilities

National Center for Latinos with Disabilities is the only not-for-profit statewide organization focusing solely on the empowerment of Latinos with disabilities and their families. NCLD works toward the equal participation of this population in all aspects of society in an independent, productive, and meaningful manner — through unique linguistically and culturally appropriate advocacy, training, information and referral programs.

National Center for Learning Disabilities

The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) works to ensure that the nation's 15 million children, adolescents, and adults with learning disabilities have every opportunity to succeed in school, work, and life. NCLD provides essential information to parents, professionals and individuals with learning disabilities, promotes research and programs to foster effective learning, and advocates for policies to protect and strengthen educational rights and opportunities.

National Center for Learning Disabilities

The mission of the National Center for Learning Disabilities is to increase opportunities for all individuals with learning disabilities to achieve their potential. NCLD accomplishes its mission by increasing public awareness and understanding of learning disabilities, conducting educational programs and services that promote research-based knowledge, and providing national leadership in shaping public policy.

National Center for Research on Early Childhood Education (NCRECE)

The NCRECE conducts research, disseminates research findings, and conducts leadership activities aimed at improving the quality of early childhood education across the United States. The center will conduct a professional development study, a randomized controlled evaluation, of the effects of two forms of teacher training. It will also conduct fast response studies to address immediate needs of policymakers.

National Center for Research on the Educational Achievement and Teaching of English Language Learners

The National Center for Research on the Educational Achievement and Teaching of English Language Learners (CREATE) is a research program designed to improve educational outcomes for ELLs by using a combination of strategies focused on readers in Grades 4-8 and teacher professional development. The CREATE Web site includes webcast seminars hosted by CREATE researchers, and listings of CREATE conferences and presentations around the country.

National Center for Technology Innovation

The National Center for Technology Innovation (NCTI) advances learning opportunities for individuals with disabilities by fostering technology innovation. NCTI helps researchers, product developers, manufacturers, and publishers to create and commercialize products of value to students with special needs.

National Center on Accelerating Student Learning, Vanderbilt Univeristy

The Center on Accelerating Student Learning (CASL) is designed to accelerate learning for students with disabilities in the early grades and thereby to provide a solid foundation for strong achievement in the intermediate grades and beyond. CASL is a five-year collaborative research effort supported by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). Participating institutions are the University of Maryland, Teachers College of Columbia University, and Vanderbilt University.

National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials

This site serves as a resource to state- and district-level educators, parents, publishers, conversion houses, accessible media producers, and others interested in learning more about and implementing Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) and the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard ()NIMAS.

National Center on Educational Outcomes, University of Minnesota

Provides national leadership in the participation of students with disabilities and limited English proficient (LEP) students in national and state assessments, standards-setting efforts, and graduation requirements.

National Center on Response to Intervention

The National Center on Response to Intervention (RTI) is funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs. The Center supports the implementation of RTI on a national level. This goal includes plans to: 1) Identify, adapt, evaluate, and scale-up RTI models for identifying and serving students with disabilities. 2) Provide ongoing support and technical assistance to states to support implementation of comprehensive RTI programs in districts, schools, and classrooms nationally. 3) Disseminate information about proven and promising RTI models to our target audience, including parents, service providers, program administrators, policymakers, and other interested stakeholders across the country.

National Center on Student Progress Monitoring

The National Center on Student Progress Monitoring is dedicated to the implementation of scientifically-based student progress monitoring for grades K-5. The Center works to provide technical assistance to states and districts and disseminate information about student progress monitoring practices proven to work in different academic content areas. The National Center on Student Progress Monitoring is a technical assistance and dissemination center funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.

National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA)

NCELA collects, analyzes, synthesizes, and disseminates information about language instruction, educational programs for English language learners, and related programs.

National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition and Language Instruction Educational Programs (NCELA)

This clearinghouse collects, analyzes, synthesizes, and disseminates information about language instruction educational programs for English language learners and related programs. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education OELA, it provides extensive information and links through its website.

National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange

The National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (NCDE) is a comprehensive and free one-stop resource for people with disabilities, exchange and disability staff interested in study, work, intern, volunteer, research or teach abroad programs.

National Coalition for Asian American Children and Families

The Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF) is an advocacy organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of Asian Pacific American children in New York City. CACF is the nation's only pan-Asian children's advocacy organization.

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