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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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U. S. Department of Education: Migrant Education Program

The goal of the Migrant Education Program is to ensure that all migrant students reach challenging academic standards and graduate with a high school diploma (or complete a GED) that prepares them for responsible citizenship, further learning, and productive employment.

U. S. Department of Education: Migrant Student Records Exchange Initiative

The Migrant Student Information Exchange (MSIX) is the technology that allows States to share educational and health information on migrant children who travel from State to State and who as a result, have student records in multiple States' information systems.

U.S. Census: School Enrollment

School enrollment captures the population who report being enrolled in a regular school. A regular school advances a person towards an elementary school certificate, high school diploma, or college, university, or professional school (such as law or medicine) degree.

U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service: Information for New Immigrants

Links to a booklet, "Welcome to the United States." The booklet covers basic information about housing, jobs, education and healthcare in the U.S. Downloadable in multiple languages.

U.S. Community Colleges by State

This directory hosted by the University of Texas at Austin offers a comprehensive listing of community colleges in each state.

U.S. Department of Education

The mission of the U. S. Department of Education is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence for all Americans. The Department WebSite includes information on funding, research, publications, and programs.

U.S. Department of Education: ELL Literacy and Language Development

One-page informational sheet, "English Language Learners: Literacy and Language Development" that includes information on the research-supported importance of developing ELLs' oral language skills.

U.S. Department of Education: Family Involvement Case Study

Additionally, the U.S. Deptartment of Education also features a case study on Hueco Elementary School in El Paso, TX that describes the process the school went through to increase parent involvement and develop better partnerships with their Spanish-speaking families. This article is part of the Department's online archive.

U.S. Department of Education: Financial Aid Website

U.S. Department of Education's Financial Aid homepage.

U.S. Department of Education: Healthy Start, Grow Smart Series

The "Healthy Start, Grow Smart" series was an initiative of Laura and George W. Bush and sponsored by the Texas Department of Health. It offers downloadable Word and PDF documents in English and Spanish that offer parents advice for caring for babies from birth to 12 months of age.

U.S. Department of Education: Helping Your Child Series

The U.S. Department of Education's "Helping Your Child" publication series offers downloadable PDF booklets and brochures in English and Spanish with practical lessons and activities to help preschool and elementary school children to master reading, understand the value of homework, and develop important skills and values.

U.S. Department of Education: High School Equivalency Program (HEP)

The High School Equivalency Program (HEP) helps migratory and seasonal farmworkers (or children of such workers) who are 16 years of age or older and not currently enrolled in school to obtain the equivalent of a high school diploma and, subsequently, to gain employment or begin postsecondary education or training

U.S. Department of Education: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

The Office of Elementary and Secondary Education strives to promote academic excellence, enhance educational opportunities and equity for all of America's children and families, and to improve the quality of teaching and learning by providing leadership, technical assistance and financial support.

U.S. Department of Education: Office of Migrant Education

The mission of the Office of Migrant Education (OME) is to provide excellent leadership, technical assistance, and financial support to improve the educational opportunities and academic success of migrant children, youth, agricultural workers and fishers, and their families.

U.S. Department of Education: Office of Special Education Programs

The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is a component of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), which is one of the principal components of the U.S. Department of Education (ED). OSEP's mission and organization focus on the free, appropriate public education of children and youth with disabilities from birth through age 21. OSEP is a major funder of Reading Rockets.

U.S. Department of Education: Resources For Parents

This main page for parents leads parents through important issues in their child's education, such as school involvement and finanical aid. There are also helpful downloadable guides and pamphlets.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Administration for Children and Families

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is responsible for federal programs that promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities.

U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement

Resources and information from the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement, a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services agency.

U.S. Refugee Admissions Program

A national network of 10 U.S. resettlement agencies offering assistance to refugee families.

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