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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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PBS Kids

PBS Kids is made up of over a dozen sites connected to PBS characters. PBS Kids is a noncommercial, safe, and educational online space, just for kids. Online games, writing, and Did You Know sections are created with educational goals in mind.

PBS Kids: Fern's Poetry Club

This poetry club offers examples of different styles of poetry, poems written by kids, and a section where kids can submit their own poems.

PBS Kids: Ready to Learn

Ready To Learn is public broadcasting's on-going contribution to the fulfillment of the first national education goal — that by the year 2000, all American children will begin school ready to learn. PBS and its member stations are working towards achieving this goal for children in a number of ways: offering a full line-up of high-quality PBS children's programming based on specific educational goals, both on-air and online; creating interactive online resources for kids and their caregivers; producing special on-air educational messages that teach kids important skills; presenting community outreach and educational materials for neighborhoods; and offering TV Tips for Parents.

PBS LearningMedia

Get access to tens of thousands of free classroom-ready, digital resources including videos and interactives perfect for the Interactive Whiteboard, plus audio and photos, and even in-depth lesson plans. You can search, save, and share with ease.

PBS Parents

Here you'll find information about your child's development, fun educational activities, information about PBS KIDS programs, and much more!

PBS Parents: How to Help Children with Autism

Autism is a disability that affects the way children behave, learn and interact in everyday situations. Children with autism often have difficulties with communication and social interactions. PBS Parents offers information on characteristics, identification, and educational needs of children with autism.

PBS Parents: Inclusive Education

Learn more about inclusive education for children with special needs from PBS Parents.

PBS Parents: Special Education Evaluations

Learn more about special education evaluations from PBS Parents, including what to expect, your rights in the process, and what to do with the information you learn.

PBS Teachers

PBS Teachers provides educators with nearly 3,000 free lesson plans and activities tied to PBS programming. Teachers can sort lesson plans by subject area and grade level.

PBS Teachers: Earth Day Activity Pack

Interactive, multimedia lesson plans on environmental topics from PBS Teachers.

PBS Teachers: Folklore and Mythology Lesson Plans

PBS Teachers features a number of multimedia lesson plans. To find the appropriate age level for your students, select the grade level from the menu, and "Folklore" or "Mythology" from the topic menu.

PBS Teachers: Math Lessons

PBS Teachers offers a database of multimedia math lessons and activities that can be searched by grade or topic.

PBS Teachers: Media Infusion Blog

Each month, PBS Teachers' guest experts discuss using multimedia resources to address common instructional challenges. Topics range from digital literacy to online poetry activities.

PBS Teachers: Poetry and Poets

Poetry lesson plans, including numerous video interviews with contemporary poets from around the world.

PBS Teachers: To Triumph in This Country

A teacher writes about using technology to help his ELL students succeed in the 21st century in this PBS education blog.

PBS: A History of the Computer

A timeline of important events in the history of the computer.

PBS: A Place of Our Own

A Place of Our Own is the companion Web site to the daily Californian television series "A Place of Our Own" (and "Los Niños en Su Casa" in Spanish). The Web site, along with the TV series and an outreach program, are directed toward child care providers and share ways to help children to acquire developmental skills, language, and literacy. On the Web site, information and episode resources are organized by key topics, such as Brain Development and Health & Safety.

PBS: Ten Steps to College with the Greens

A PBS documentary that follows the Greens as they prepare for college. Each segment describes the step and has a video clip to accompany the information.

PBS: The Whole Child

This site guides parents through their child's development from birth through age 5. This site is also available in Spanish.

PEAK Parent Center

PEAK Parent Center provides training, information, and technical assistance to equip parents with strategies to advocate successfully for their children with disabilities. Some information is available in Spanish.

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