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Organizations and Web Sites

Recommended Links

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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.

Center on Technology and Disability

The Center provides resources on assistive and instructional technology tools and strategies for families, educators, administrators, researchers, service providers, training and resource centers, and other relevant programs.

App Finder: Tools for Life

This database from Georgia Tech allows users to search for apps by disability or multiple disabilities as well as by price ranges and device types. Every app has been used and/ or tested by one or more members of the Tools for Life team along with peers from across the country including members of other Assistive Technology (AT) Act Programs, physical, occupational and speech language therapists; AT professionals; people with disabilities and other leaders in the disability community. You will also find reviews and comments from apps users.

Landmark School Outreach Program

The Landmark School Outreach Program's mission is to empower students with language-based learning disabilities by offering their teachers an exemplary program of applied research and professional development. Our strategies help educators broaden their thinking about how to teach students with language-based learning disabilities, providing the bridge that links teachers with the evidence-based practices that improve student outcomes.

Understood.org

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

Welcoming Refugees

This initiative and website from the Office of Refugee Resettlement includes multimedia resources, including archived webinars, videos, and social network communities.

College Board: Advising Undocumented Students

This resource section for guidance counselors and educators includes information on admissions, financial aid, and the counselor's role and options in advising undocumented students.

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.

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.

How Do I Choose Between a Two-Year and Four-Year College?

This video series from MonkeySee features college advice for students about a number of topics, including choosing between a two-year and four-year college.

Two-Year vs. Four-Year Colleges: Which One is Right for You?

This article from College View is written to help students understand the differences between two-year and four-year colleges.

College Bound

College Bound is a free online parent education program that offers simple ways for parents to help children do well in school, available in English and Spanish. Registration required.

National Hispanic Institute

NHI's mission and purpose is to engage Latino high school youth in critical learning experiences that further their capacities in self inquiry and introspection.

Creating a College-Going Culture in the Latino Community

The webinar, presented by Alejandra Rincón, Ph. D., Vice President of Scholarships and Programs at the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, highlights the importance of parental support and involvement throughout the entire college preparation process. (The first half of the webinar is presented in this video.)

Partnering to Create a College-Going Culture: Resource Guide

Prepared as part of the Building Educational Success Through (BEST) Collaboration in Los Angeles County initiative, this report is meant to serve as a resource for local educators aiming to build and maintain partnerships geared toward cultivating college going cultures in their schools.

Early College Resources

Jobs for the Future has compiled videos, fact sheets, and FAQs about early college programs in high schools around the country, in which students begin earning college credit before graduation.

Hidalgo Early College Toolkit

Hidalgo ISD is a small, rural school district in South Texas where every student earns college credits before graduating from high school. After two years of collaboration with Hidalgo, Jobs for the Future is sharing the district's knowledge about what it takes to create college opportunity for all.

KnowHow2Go

This multi-year, multi-media campaign from the American Council on Education, Lumina Foundation, and the Ad Council includes television, radio and outdoor public service advertisements (PSAs) that encourage young people, primarily those in 8th through 10th grade, to prepare for college using four simple steps. Information is available on the website in Spanish as well.

Latinos in College

Latinos in College is a not-for-profit organization incorporated in the State of New York offering a website with resources for assisting Latino students and their families in choosing schools, finding funding, and succeeding in college. The website aims to not only provide links to resources but also to answer any college related question in Spanish or English that students might have.

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.

Mapping Your Future

Students can explore careers and find guidance about selecting a school, applying for admission, paying for school, and managing finances.

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