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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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Report: Arts as a Tool for Teachers of English Language Learners

This report from the New York State Department of Education explores the linguistic, academic, and social-emotional benefits of using arts education with ELLs.

Report: Supporting Latino Community College Students

This paper highlights how Excelencia in Education (Excelencia), Single Stop USA, and innovative community colleges across the country are making smart changes in their student services that are helping thousands of Latino students access millions of dollars in supports and services that can help keep them in college.

Research-based Methods of Reading Instruction for English Language Learners, Grades K-4

Authors: Sylvia Linan-Thompson and Sharon Vaughn. A practical and accessible guide to reading instruction for ELLs that is organized around these five key components.

Resource Guide for Serving Refugees with Disabilities

The Resource Guide for Serving Refugees with Disabilities is written as a how-to for caseworkers and advocates who serve refugees with disabilities. It is available through the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants.

Resource Room: High-Low Books

Provides links to a variety of sources for high interest/low readability books.

Resources for Dual Language Learners

This website from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers articles, tip sheets and other resources you can use to meet the needs of diverse populations and promote dual language learning, including information about Head Start and ELLs.

Resources for Undocumented Students

An overview of grants, scholarships, and tuition policies affecting undocumented students.

Retelling Stories Boosts Kids' Understanding

This article describes the broad benefits retelling has on students. It also explains how parents can make retelling part of their reading routine without creating an uncomfortable environment for the child. This site provides a great opportunity for teachers to provide ideas and support as parents become actively involved in their child's learning.

Rethinking Schools

Begun as a grassroots effort by teachers who wanted to improve education in their own classrooms, this organization has grown to become a national distributor of educational materials. Their goals have remained the same, with a vision that public education is central to the creation of a humane, caring multiracial democracy.

Rhode Island Federation of Teachers and Health Professionals

Rhode Island Federation of Teachers and Health Professionals is the State Affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers.

Rhode Island State Parent Information Resource Centers

The goal of the Rhode Island State PIRC&s Project School Connect (PSC) is to bring families and educators into partnership through education on the benefits received by students, parents and schools when families, schools and communities come together for student success.

RIF: ¡Leamos en familia!

Reading is Fundamental (RIF) provides a bilingual website that is designed to help Latino families read, sing, and share stories together at home.

RIF: Reading Planet

The RIF Reading Planet, part of the Reading Is Fundamental website, is a place where kids can explore the colorful online world of books, activities, and literacy games.

RTI Action Network

The RTI Action Network is dedicated to the effective implementation of Response to Intervention (RTI) in school districts nationwide. The goal is to guide educators and families in the large-scale implementation of RTI so that each child has access to quality instruction and that struggling students — including those with learning disabilities — are identified early and receive the necessary supports to be successful.

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