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Organizations and Web Sites

Recommended Links

For Parents

The following are recommended links for parents. Click on the name below to go to the organization's web site.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Colorín Colorado

Colorín Colorado is a bilingual web site that provides information, activities, and advice on helping children learn to read and succeed at school. Developed by the Reading Rockets project, Colorín Colorado features practical information for Spanish-speaking parents, beautiful illustrations from Caldecott Award-winning illustrator David Diaz, video clips of celebrities such as the late beloved Celia Cruz, and skill-building activities that draw upon Spanish-language songs and rhymes.

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 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

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.

Developmental Delay Resources

DDR is dedicated to meeting the needs of those working with children who have developmental delays in sensory motor, language, social, and emotional areas. It publicizes research on identifiable factors that would put a child at risk and maintains a registry that tracks new trends. DDR also provides parents and professionals with a network of support and current information after a diagnosis.

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund

The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Inc., (DREDF) is one of the leading national law and policy center in disability civil rights. DREDF was founded in 1979 by a unique alliance of adults with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities.

Discovery Education

Discovery Education provides innovative teaching materials for teachers, useful and enjoyable resources for students, and smart advice for parents about how to help their kids enjoy learning and excel in school. The site is constantly reviewed for educational relevance by practicing classroom teachers in elementary school, middle school, and high school.

Education-A-Must

Education-A-Must Inc. has been in existence and servicing the communities needs since 1996. They began by helping one child and have grown to over 500 to date.

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