Organizations and Web Sites

Recommended Links

Alphabetical Listing by Name

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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The Latino College Access Coalition

The Latino College Access Coalition is a partnership of community organizations based in Rhode Island where Latino students and parents can find expert advice on college planning, financial aid & financial literacy.

The Learning Page

Learning Page provides a huge collection of professionally produced instructional materials you can download and print. Lesson plans, books, worksheets, and much more can be found on the site.

The Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People

The Legal Center is an independent public interest non-profit specializing in civil rights and discrimination issues. We protect the human, civil and legal rights of people with mental and physical disabilities, people with HIV, and older people throughout Colorado.

The Lexile Framework for Reading

A searchable database of books with corresponding Lexile level.

The National Association of State Directors of Migrant Education (NASDME)

NASDME is a professional organization of state officials charged with the administrative responsibilities of using these federal funds effectively and productively to help all migrant children succeed in school.

The National Child Tramautic Stress Network: Resources for Refugees

Resources for helping refugees cope with post-traumatic stress disorder.

The National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance

Founded by award-winning authors and illustrators, the NCBLA creates and develops special projects and events that promote literacy, children's literature, and libraries.

The National High School Equivalency Program (HEP) and the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) Association

The National HEP/CAMP Association is an organization whose membership is comprised of universities, colleges and non-profit organizations that administer a High School Equivalency Program (HEP) and/or a College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP). The Association’s membership is committed to improving the quality and effectiveness of the national HEP and CAMP program, all HEP and CAMP projects, and to disseminating information about HEP and CAMP.

The National Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Association (NMSHSA)

The National Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Association (NMSHSA) is made up of Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Directors, Staff, Parents, and Friends that meets regularly to discuss issues and concerns unique to Migrant and Seasonal Head Start children and their families.

The New York Immigration Coalition: English Language Literacy

The NYIC is in the forefront of efforts to expand English and literacy classes for immigrants in New York. Their website offers updated press releases, action alerts, and multilingual resources for families.

The Really Useful List of Fill-in-the-Blank Web Tools

Created by members of Monmouth University, this list of practical tools and resources will help K-12 teachers put the Internet to good use in their classrooms. The list provides tools, forms, templates, checklists, and interactive activities that will help to create Web sites, lessons, puzzles, rubrics, projects, games and more.

The Refugee Experience Series

The Refugee Experience Series is a group of volunteers in the Washington, DC area dedicated to raising awareness of the refugee experience through films and discussions.

The Savvy Source

Time to choose a preschool? If so, you may want to check out the Savvy Source, a website for parents by parents. By entering your zip code, you can read about preschools in your area. They've gathered information and seek reviews from other parents. The site has lots of other ideas for preschool crafts, games and books.

The Stages of Second Language Acquisition

This chapter from Classroom Instruction That Works with English Language Learners Facilitator's Guide, by Jane D. Hill and Cynthia L. Björk, offers information on the second language acquisition process and effective ELL instruction. It includes a a simplified chart of language acquisition levels and the kinds of language teachers can use to help students at each level.

The TESL Reading and Writing Forum

A forum to share teaching tips, handouts, syllabi, lesson plans and more!

Three Rivers TESOL

Three Rivers Teachers of Speakers of Other Languages (Three Rivers TESOL) serves the Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia area and is an affiliate of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.

Tibetan Alliance of Chicago

The Tibetan Alliance of Chicago is a volunteer organization dedicated to empowering Chicago's Tibetan community and fostering its further development. The Tibetan Alliance provides services aimed at enabling the community and each Tibetan to meet their needs and achieve their economic, social, cultural and political goals.

Time for Kids

Time for Kids offers a great range of informational text for different grade levels and related activities.

Time Magazine for Kids: Classroom Resources

Time for Kids offers a number of activities, articles, and worksheets for students in grades K-6. Each edition usually includes a Spanish-language article as well.

Time To Read

Time To Read is AOL Time Warner's nationwide volunteer literacy program. Started in 1985 to address the crisis of low levels of literacy among American children and adults, the program now operates at more than 400 locations across the country, involving more than 29,000 tutors and learners. Program locations range from schools and adult-education centers to prisons, libraries, churches, community centers, clinics and homeless shelters.

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