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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U.S.A. Learns

U.S.A. Learns is a free Web site for adults to learn English and improve their basic reading, writing, speaking, and life skills. It offers online video courses by topic, essential vocabulary, and assessment tools.

UCLA Institute for Democracy, Education, and Access

IDEA is a network of UCLA scholars and students, professionals in schools and public agencies, advocates, community activists, and urban youth. IDEA's mission is to make high quality public schooling and successful college participation routine occurrence in low income neighborhoods of color. Research and advocacy are the tools IDEA uses to empower individuals, build relationships, and create knowledge for civic participation and social change.

Understanding the "Silent Period" with English Language Learners

This article describes some strategies used by two kindergarten teachers to communicate verbally and nonverbally.

Understanding the WIDA Language Proficiency Standards: A Resource Guide

Language proficiency standards from World-class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) that incorporate easy to understand benchmarks and connections with content learning.


Understood is a comprehensive resource for parents of kids with learning & attention issues that provides clear answers, simple tools, & ongoing support.

UNICEF: Education Information

UNICEF Information by country about universal education.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

The UN Refugee Agency's website.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees: Child Refugees

Information on child refugees from the UN.

United Nations: World Refugee Day

Information on World Refugee Day, June 20th.

United Professionals AFT Vermont

United Professionals AFT Vermont is the Vermont State affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers.

United We Dream

United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation, a nonpartisan network made up of 52 affiliate organizations in 25 states.

University Affiliated Cincinnati Center for Developmental Disorders

The Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics is devoted to interdisciplinary service, training and outreach.

University of California Linguistic Minority Research Institute

UC LMRI disseminates research findings on educational issues affecting linguistic minorities, as well as racial and ethnic minorities, and immigrants.

University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning

The Center for Research on Learning is an internationally recognized research and development organization noted for creating solutions that dramatically improve quality of life, learning, and performance, especially for those who experience barriers to success.

University of Minnesota Human Rights Library

Links to information on many countries and the current conditions and political situation in the country.

University of North Carolina: International Children's Stories

Stories, legends, and folktales from around the world. Links to stories from many countries such as India, Greece, China, and Egypt.

University of Texas at Arlington: G-Force

The G-Force program aims to reduce the dropout rate among minority/underserved high school students and to prepare these first-generation students for post-secondary education. They also seek to develop a college-going culture at the high school campuses by working closely with all students and their parents.

University of the District of Columbia Faculty Association/NEA

University of the District of Columbia Faculty Association/NEA is a National Education Association State Affiliate that regularly lobbies legislators for the resources schools need, campaigns for higher professional standards for the teaching profession, and files legal actions to protect academic freedom and the rights of school employees.

Using English: ESL Lesson Plans

Many lesson plans, worksheets, and other activities are available through this site, including a number of resources related to business English.

Using Music to Help Children Learn Languages

This blog post offers ideas for using music to help children learn new languages.

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