Organizations and Web Sites

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University and Research Centers

The following are research and university centers and clinics that focus on child development, disabilities, and learning issues. Click on the name below to go to the organization's web site.

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 Institutes for Research

The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is one of the largest behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. Their overriding goal is to use the best science available to bring the most effective ideas and approaches to enhancing everyday life.

Association of University Centers on Disabilities

The mission of UCEDD in Developmental Disabilities is to be of assistance in improving the quality of life for Oregonians and all persons with developmental disabilities and their families.

Center for Community Inclusion

The University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion, Maine's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service, is a partnership of people that brings together the resources of the community and the University to enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families.

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.

Center on Disabilities and Human Development, University of Idaho

The Center on Disabilities and Human Development promotes quality lives in integrated settings for people of all ages with disabilities, individuals at-risk, and their families through education, outreach, research, and service.

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.

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.

Early Childhood and Parenting Collaborative, University of Illinois

The Early Childhood and Parenting Collaborative at the University of Illinois is home to more than a dozen projects focused on the education, care, and parenting of young children.

Eunice Shriver Center, University of Massachusetts

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center has been a pioneer in research, education, and service for people with developmental disabilities and their families for over three decades.

Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development

A division of Georgetown University's Department of Pediatrics, the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development brings to bear its unique capacity on critical social issues of our time that affect children, families and individuals with disabilities of all ages

HEATH Resource Center, George Washington University

HEATH is a national clearinghouse that provides free information on postsecondary education and related issues. Publishes newsletter.

Muskingum College Center for Advancement of Learning - Learning Strategies Database

The CAL Learning Strategies Database is a collection of learning strategies intended for use in postsecondary contexts, but applicable to elementary and secondary levels, or adults, with modification. Designed for both students and instructors, this site helps students understand and take responsibility for their own learning.

National Center on Accelerating Student Learning, Vanderbilt Univeristy

The Center on Accelerating Student Learning (CASL) is designed to accelerate learning for students with disabilities in the early grades and thereby to provide a solid foundation for strong achievement in the intermediate grades and beyond. CASL is a five-year collaborative research effort supported by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). Participating institutions are the University of Maryland, Teachers College of Columbia University, and Vanderbilt University.

National Center on Educational Outcomes, University of Minnesota

Provides national leadership in the participation of students with disabilities and limited English proficient (LEP) students in national and state assessments, standards-setting efforts, and graduation requirements.

National Center on Student Progress Monitoring

The National Center on Student Progress Monitoring is dedicated to the implementation of scientifically-based student progress monitoring for grades K-5. The Center works to provide technical assistance to states and districts and disseminate information about student progress monitoring practices proven to work in different academic content areas. The National Center on Student Progress Monitoring is a technical assistance and dissemination center funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.

National Research Center on Learning Disabilities

The National Research Center on Learning Disabilities (NRCLD) conducts research on the identification of learning disabilities, formulates implementation recommendations, disseminates findings, and provides technical assistance to national, state, and local constituencies.

Partners for Inclusive Communities, University of Arkansas

Formerly known as the University Affiliated Program, we are Arkansas' University Center on Disabilities.

SERVE Center for Continuous Improvement, University of North Carolina

The SERVE Center for Continuous Improvement at UNCG is an education organization with the mission to promote and support the continuous improvement of educational opportunities for all learners in the Southeast.

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