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Reading & Dyslexia

abcteach

An educational site offering 5000+ FREE printable theme units, word puzzles, writing forms, book report forms, math, ideas, lessons, and much more.

Advocates for Justice and Education

AJE was formed to motivate and educate parents, and those working with parents about the laws that govern special education and related services, and the consequences of institutional negligence and/or inappropriate classification of students with special needs.

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 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.

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 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.

Asperger Syndrome Coalition of the United States

National organization providing information and support to individuals, families and professionals dealing with neurological communication disorders on the autism spectrum, including Nonverbal Learning Disabilities, Asperger's Syndrome, High-Functioning Autism, Semantic-Pragmatic Disorder, Hyperlexia, and PDD-NOS.

Assistive Technology Exchange Center

ATEC stands for Assistive Technology Exchange Center—a resource for any item of equipment or technology used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities for individuals at home, school, or work.

Association on Higher Education and Disability

Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) is a professional association committed to full participation of persons with disabilities in postsecondary education.

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA - SR)

ADDA-SR is a non-profit organization. Their mission is to provide a resource network and to support individuals impacted by attention deficit disorders.

Audible Kids

Audible Kids provides digital audio content for children. Shop, purchase, and download digital audio editions of books, newspapers, and magazines; original programming; and TV and radio subscriptions. Spanish titles are also available.

Between the Lions

Between the Lions is an award-winning PBS children's series designed to help young children learn to read. The Web site includes games and materials from the show, including a literacy curriculum aimed at children ages 4-7.

Book Adventure

Using Book Adventure, young readers not only receive the intrinsic satisfaction of reading a book and demonstrating their comprehension through short quizzes, but also earn rewards for reading and demonstrating comprehension of the books they've read.

Bridges 4 Kids

Bridges 4 Kids is a non-profit parent organization providing a comprehensive system of information and referrals for parents and professionals working with children from birth through transition to adult life. The organization provides a circle of support for ALL children, with a special focus on those who have disabilities, special needs, or who are at-risk.

Center for the Book (Library of Congress)

On behalf of books and reading, the Center for the Book serves as an advocate, a catalyst, and a source of ideas — both nationally and internationally. Its major themes and projects are reading and literacy promotion, the role of books and reading in today's society, the international role of books, the recognition and celebration of America's literary heritage, and the history of books and print culture.

Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement, University of Michigan

The model that underlies CIERA's research efforts acknowledges many influences on children's reading acquisition: readers and texts, home and school, and policy and profession. CIERA's task goes beyond finding answers to persistent problems in reading through research to disseminating those solutions to people who impact children's early reading achievement: teachers, teacher educators, parents, policymakers, and others.

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'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.

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.

Colleges with Programs for Learning Disabled Students

This page is designed to offer college bound students, parents, and counselors easy access to information about colleges and universities that offer programs, some quite comprehensive, designed to support students with learning disabilities.

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