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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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National Geographic: Environment Resources

Multimedia video, photos, and articles about environmental topics including volcanoes and water use.

National Governors' Association

The NGA Center for Best Practices supports governors in their efforts to improve education by providing technical assistance, policy analysis and reports, and information on best practices.

National Head Start Association

The National Head Start Association is a private not-for-profit membership organization dedicated exclusively to meeting the needs of Head Start children and their families. It represents more than 1 million children, 200,000 staff, and 2,700 Head Start programs in the United States. The Association provides support for the entire Head Start community by advocating for policies that strengthen services to Head Start children and their families; by providing extensive training and professional development to Head Start staff; and by developing and disseminating research, information, and resources that enrich Head Start program delivery.

National Hispanic Institute

NHI's mission and purpose is to engage Latino high school youth in critical learning experiences that further their capacities in self inquiry and introspection.

National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

The NICHD conducts and supports laboratory, clinical and epidemiological research on the reproductive, neurobiologic, developmental, and behavioral processes that determine and maintain the health of children, adults, families and populations.

National Institute for Early Education Research: ELLs

The National Institute for Early Education Research has a research topic called English Language Learners that focuses on diversity issues and English-language learning in preschool.

National Institute for Literacy (NIFL)

NIFL was created by the National Literacy Act of 1991, when a bipartisan Congressional coalition acted on the literacy field's request for a federal office focused solely on literacy. The Institute serves as a focal point for public and private activities that support the development of high-quality regional, state, and national literacy services.

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD): Early Learning and School Readiness Program

The NICHD supports research that specifies the experiences children need from birth to age eight to help them learn to read and ultimately succeed in school. The Child Development and Behavior Branch of the Center for Research for Mothers and Children includes the Early Learning and School Readiness Program, which integrates basic and applied research on early learning and development. Information about the Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development and the Early Child Care Research Network also can be found on the website.

National Institute of Mental Health: PTSD Information

Introduction to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), including definitions of key terms, and information on helping children and adolescents cope with PTSD. Information is also available in Spanish.

National Korean American Service & Education Consortium

The National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC) was founded as a consortium in 1994 by local community centers that realized that only by coming together can we build and contribute to a national movement for civil rights.

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) at The Library of Congress

Find audio, braille, and print/braille books for preschool through grade 8 in the NLS catalog. Materials are circulated to eligible borrowers in the U.S. through a national network of cooperating libraries.

National Mentoring Center

The National Mentoring Center is a project of the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory. The NMC, now in its fourth year of operation, is one of the preeminent national training and technical assistance providers for mentoring programs across the United States.

National Mentoring Partnership

The National Mentoring Partnership does not provide direct mentoring services, but provides the resources and tools mentoring organizations need to effectively serve young people in their communities.

National Network of Partnership Schools

Established at Johns Hopkins University in 1996, NNPS invites schools, districts, states, and organizations to join together and use research-based approaches to organize and sustain excellent programs of family and community involvement that will increase student success in school. NNPS was founded and is directed by Dr. Joyce L. Epstein.

National Parent Teacher Association

National PTA is the largest volunteer child advocacy organization in the United States. A not-for-profit association of parents, educators, students, and other citizens active in their schools and communities. PTA is a leader in reminding our nation of its obligations to children.

National Park Service

The website of the National Park Service provides links to historic sites and parks throughout the country, along with recommended links, activities, and background information.

National Reading Conference

NRC is a professional organization for individuals who share an interest in research and the dissemination of information about literacy and literacy instruction.

National Reading Panel Report

In 1997, Congress asked the Director of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) at the National Institutes of Health, in consultation with the Secretary of Education, to convene a national panel to assess the effectiveness of different approaches used to teach children to read.

National Research Center on Learning Disabilities

The National Research Center on Learning Disabilities (NRCLD) conducts research on the identification of learning disabilities, formulates implementation recommendations, disseminates findings, and provides technical assistance to national, state, and local constituencies.

National Staff Development Council

The Council's fundamental purpose is to address the issues confronted by all participants in the reform process. The Council views high quality staff development programs as essential to creating schools in which all students and staff members are learners who continually improve their performance.

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