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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Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is the nation's leading non-profit organization serving individuals with ADHD and their families. CHADD has over 16,000 members in 200 local chapters throughout the country. Chapters offer support for individuals, parents, teachers, professionals, and others.

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is the nation's leading non-profit organization serving individuals with AD/HD and their families. CHADD has over 16,000 members in 200 local chapters throughout the U.S. Chapters offer support for individuals, parents, teachers, professionals, and others.

Children First: Developmental Assets

The Developmental Assets® are 40 common sense, positive experiences and qualities that help influence choices young people make and help them become caring, responsible, successful adults. This site offers translations of the documents submitted by volunteers.

Children Now: Education Resources

Offers information, research, and policy recommendations for policy-makers, educators, and parents working on behalf of children.

Children's Book Council

The Children's Book Council is a non-profit trade organization dedicated to encouraging literacy and the use and enjoyment of children's books since 1945. The CBC sponsors Young People's Poetry Week and National Children's Book Week each year.

Children's Book Press: Educational Resources

Children's Book Press offers resources for educators, teachers, librarians, parents, and caregivers that can be used with their multicultural books, including teacher's guides, classroom units, and heritage celebration ideas.

Children's Defense Fund

The mission of the Children's Defense Fund is to Leave No Child Behind; and to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities. CDF provides a strong, effective voice for all the children of America who cannot vote, lobby, or speak for themselves, particularly poor and minority children and those with disabilities.

Children's Learning Institute

The University of Texas Health Science Center's Children's Learning Institute combines data and studies from the fields of psychology, neuro-development, education and child development to provide proven learning solutions derived from, and supported by, documented research.

Children's Literacy Initiative

Children's Literacy Initiative (CLI) is a nonprofit that works with K-3 teachers to transform instruction so that children can become powerful readers, writers, and thinkers. CLI's goal is to close the gap in literacy achievement between disadvantaged children and their more affluent peers. CLI provides training and coaching to teachers and administrators, and quality children's books to classrooms.

Children's Literature Connection

The Children's Literature Connection is an organization dedicated to the advancement of children's literature. Goals include encouraging networking and collaboration among writers, illustrators, teachers, librarians, booksellers, publishers, editors, parents, and others, and strengthening the connection between the people who create children's books and the people who use them.


Childtopia offers hundreds of interactive, educational games for kids on a subscription basis, though some games may be tested for free. The Web site, based in Spain, is available in Spanish, Catalan, Basque, English, and French.

Choice Literacy

Choice Literacy provides over 700 professionally-produced and edited video and print sources from and for literacy educators. Choice Literacy offers a subscription-based Web site, DVD Workshop Kits, seminars for literacy leaders, and a free weekly e-newsletter.

Choosing Quality Child Care for a Child with Special Needs

This brochure from Child Care Aware provides parents with important factors to consider when choosing quality child care for a child with special needs. A sample checklist is included.

Cinco Puntos Press

Cinco Puntos Press publishes a variety of titles for children, teens, and adults, many of which originate in the Southwestern United States. Their titles include many bilingual books, CDs, early readers, and folktales.

Classroom Newsletter

This Microsoft Word template, created by a class at The West School in Madison, CT, takes a unique approach to teaching students how to create a newsletter. It has a "click and change" format that gives instructions for creating each component of a newsletter while serving as a template that can be personalized with students' own stories and graphics. It is very easy to use, and the result looks professional!

Classroom Templates

Here you will find many templates for creating a class newsletter, or even your own class Web site. Templates are available for all grade levels, and you'll also find free clip art that you can use to enhance your project. Both newsletter and Web site templates are accompanied by detailed, step-by-step instructions.

Clearinghouse for Multilingual Documents

The California Department of Education promotes the Clearinghouse for Multilingual Documents (CMD), a secure database to assist local educators in both locating and uploading their own free parental notification documents translated into non-English languages. While documents will be most relevant for educators in California, the database serves as a model for other educational systems looking to expand resources in other languages.

Clinical Center for the Study of Development and Learning, University of North Carolina

The CDL provides clinical services, training and technical assistance, research, and educational programs for professionals.

Cody's Cuentos

Cody's Cuentos produces free podcasts of classic fairytales translated into Spanish and read by a professional storyteller. The site mascot is a friendly cartoon dog named Cody. Users have the option of subscribing to receive new podcasts when they are available.

College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)

CAMP is the College Assistance Migrant program, a unique educational program that helps students from migrant and seasonal farmworking backgrounds succceed in college. CAMP alumni run the program website.

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