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Parent Advocacy Groups

The following organizations offer information and advice to parents on how to advocate for a child with learning disabilities or ADHD. 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Federation for Children with Special Needs

The Federation is a center for parents and parent organizations to work together on behalf of children with special needs and their families.

National Center for Fair & Open Testing

The National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest) is an advocacy organization working to end the abuses, misuses and flaws of standardized testing and ensure that evaluation of students and workers is fair, open, and educationally sound.

National Disability Rights Network

Provides literature on legal issues and referrals to federally-mandated programs that advocate for the rights of people with disabilities.

Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center

The Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center assists the families of children with disabilities through education, information and training. PEATC builds parent-professional partnerships to promote success in school and community life.

Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities

The Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities, Inc (Quality Trust) was created in order to help address issues of quality improvement and systems development identified in the Evans case.

Wrightslaw

Wrightslaw provides reliable, accurate information about No Child Left Behind issues — research based reading instruction, proficiency testing, parent involvement, tutoring and supplemental educational services, highly qualified teachers, transfers from failing schools, and public school choice.