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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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Alaska Public Employees Association

Since 1980, APEA and AFT individually and collectively have been working with white collar employees to assist them in exercising their right to bargain.

Alaska State Parent Information Resource Centers

The Alaska Parent Information and Resource Center (AKPIRC) connects families and schools throughout Alaska to enhance the academic achievement of all students.

Albuquerque, NM: Summer Reading Program

Information about Albuquerque's Summer Reading program with information on prizes and library events.

All Kinds of Minds

All Kinds of Minds is a non-profit institute that helps students who struggle with learning measurably improve their success in school and life by providing programs that integrate educational, scientific, and clinical expertise.

Alliance for Excellent Education

The Alliance for Excellent Education is a Washington, DC-based national policy and advocacy organization that works to improve national and federal policy so that all students can achieve at high academic levels and graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship in the twenty-first century. The Alliance focuses on America's six million most at-risk secondary school students — those in the lowest achievement quartile — who are most likely to leave school without a diploma or to graduate unprepared for a productive future.

Alliance for Technology Access

The Alliance for Technology Access (ATA) is a network of community-based resource centers, developers, vendors and associates dedicated to providing information and support services to children and adults with disabilities, and increasing their use of standard, assistive, and information technologies. ATA Members can be found all across the country.

ALSC: Exceptional Websites for Children

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, announces which sites that the Great Web Sites for Kids (GWS) committee added to its list in fall 2008.

Américas Award

The Américas Award is given in recognition of U.S. works of fiction, poetry, folklore, or selected non-fiction (from picture books to works for young adults) published in the previous year in English or Spanish that authentically and engagingly portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States. The award is sponsored by the national Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP).

America Reads Spanish

America Reads Spanish is an organization whose main goal is to ensure the availability of Spanish language reading materials in schools and libraries nationwide.

America's Promise Alliance

America's Promise Alliance is the nation's largest partnership dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth by ensuring that they get the fundamental resources they need to succeed: caring adults, safe places, a healthy start, effective education, and opportunities to help others. America's Promise brings together more than 400 national organizations representing nonprofits, businesses, communities, educators, and policymakers.

American Academy of Family Physicians: Medical Interpreting

This site offers guidelines for medical staff who may be enlisted to interpret for patients. The guidelines can be adapted for an educational setting, however, and are excellent recommendations for bilingual education staff who may be asked to serve as interpreters.

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education is a national voluntary organization of colleges and universities that prepare the nation's teachers and other educational personnel. Located in Washington, D.C., AACTE is the leader for innovation in teacher education.

American Association of School Administrators

AASA, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for over 14,000 educational leaders across America and in many other countries. AASA's mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children.

American Association of School Librarians

AASL works to ensure that all members of the school library media field collaborate to provide leadership in the total education program, participate as active partners in the teaching/learning process, connect learners with ideas and information, and prepare students for life-long learning, informed decision-making, a love of reading, and the use of information technologies.

American Council on Education

ACE maintains both a domestic and an international agenda and seeks to advance the interests and goals of higher and adult education in a changing environment by providing leadership and advocacy on important issues, representing the views of the higher and adult education community to policy makers, and offering services to its members.

American Educational Research Association

The American Educational Research Association is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results.

American Federation of Teachers

A group of teachers founded AFT to protect their professional interests, benefit the people they served, and create strong local unions affiliated with the labor movement. The AFT has grown into a trade union representing workers in education, health care, and public service.

American Federation of Teachers: English Language Learners

The AFT seeks to promote educational excellence and equity for English language learners (ELLs) to ensure they meet the same challenging standards required of all students.

American Federation of Teachers: Get Ready for Spring Testing

The AFT provides tips on preparing for spring assessments, and strategies for helping students perform their best.

American Federation of Teachers: Parent Resources

The AFT offers many useful resources for educators to use with parents to help them navigate today’s hot-button educational issues, as well as how to help them become better consumers of public education and advocates for their children.

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