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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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Connecticut Family Learning Initiative

The CT State Department of Education's Family Literacy Initiative works to expand, strengthen and coordinate family literacy services in the state. Family literacy publications and resources are available on the program's website, including a family literacy guide in Spanish.

Connecticut State Parent Information Resource Centers

The Connecticut Parent Information and Resource Center (CT PIRC) is a school-based project that works through faith-based and community organizations and is guided by the overarching principle that all families have a critical role to play in their children's educational success.

Connecticut TESOL

ConnTESOL, the Connecticut affiliate of National TESOL, serves the teachers of English to speakers of other languages and their students.

Corporation for National and Community Service

The Corporation is the nation's largest grantmaker supporting service and volunteering. Through the Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America programs, the Corporation provides opportunities for Americans of all ages and backgrounds to express their patriotism while addressing critical community needs.

Council for Exceptional Children

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides continual professional development, advocates for newly and historically underserved individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.

Council for Exceptional Children: Division of Learning Disabilities

The Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD) is one of 17 special interest groups of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). DLD works on behalf of students with learning disabilities and the professionals who serve them. DLD promotes efforts to meet the needs of more 2.8 million school-aged children and youth currently receiving special education services for identified learning disabilities in the United States.

Council for Learning Disabilities

The Council for Learning Disabilities is an international professional organization dedicated solely to professionals working with individuals with learning disabilities.

Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates

COPAA is an independent, nonprofit organization of attorneys, advocates and parents established to improve the quality and quantity of legal assistance for parents of children with disabilities

Creating a College Bound Culture in a Predominantly Hispanic Region

This presentation features information compiled by Dr. William Serrata and Kim McCay of South Texas College.

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.)

Critical Thinking Skills in Education

This site explains in depth what critical thinking is and why teachers need to teach these skills.

Crosscultural Developmental Education Services

CCDES is a company that works with school districts, teachers, and parents around the United States and Canada, offering technical assistance, professional development, and numerous tools and resources. CCDES, founded by Dr. Catherin Collier in 1987, specializes in ESL, LEP and Special Education issues as well as an emphasis on Parent Education and Empowerment.

Cuentos y Más

Celebrate the joy of reading with Cuentos y Más, a dynamic show offered by the Arlington Public Library in Arlington, VA and winner of the Outstanding Children's Program award by the Virginia Public Library Directors Association. The program features the talented and engaging bilingual storyteller Mariela Aguilar, who tells stories in English and Spanish and then visits places in the community such as the library. Produced for television, the program is now available as an online video for free viewing.

Culture for Kids

Culture for Kids offers educational resources, bilingual books, and learning tools featuring a wide variety of backgrounds and languages.

Curry School of Education: Office of Special Education

The Curry School of Education, Office of Special Education, provides a wealth of information for educators, parents, and students with a variety of disabilities.

D.C. Language Access Coalition

The D.C. Language Access Coalition's (Coalition) goal is to ensure that DC residents and workers who are limited English proficient (LEP) or non-English proficient (NEP) have equal access to the most essential government benefits and services including food stamps, Medicaid, health care, unemployment benefits, job training programs, public education, fire and emergency services, the police department and mental health services.

Dakota County Libraries: Bifolkal Kits

A BiFolkal kit is a packaged program designed to bring back memories on a particular time or topic. Each kit is designed to unlock remarkable stories, humorous anecdotes, and first-person accounts of history, experience and life. The thematic kits contain cultural artifacts, resources, and tools. The Dakota County Library in Minnesota offers a number of kits on a wide variety of topics.

Dakota TESL

Dakota TESL provides support, advocacy, and professional development opportunities for those in the Dakotas and surrounding states who work with English as a second language students or English language learners.

Dakota TESL

Dakota TESL provides support, advocacy, and professional development opportunities for those in the Dakotas and surrounding states who work with English as a second language students or English language learners.

Dave's ESL Café

Dave's ESL Café is an Internet meeting place for ESL and EFL students and teachers from around the world. It includes news of interest to the ESL community, a job posting center, and resources for teachers and students, including an expansive grammar lesson section, a chat room, and a help center.

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