Educational Resources

General Learning Disorders
Specific Learning Disability Resources
General Educational Resources

General Learning Disorders

National Center for Learning Disabilities - IDEA Parent Guide
The NCLD has created a parent guide to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Misunderstood Minds
A companion site to the PBS special on learning differences and disabilities.  Explore stories from the show and find information and resources for parents.
Learning Disabilities Association of America
LDA has provided support to people with learning disabilities, their parents, teachers and other professionals. At the national, state and local levels, LDA provides cutting edge information on learning disabilities, practical solutions, and a comprehensive network of resources.
Schwab Learning - A Parent's Guide to Helping Kids with Learning Difficulties
Schwab Learning serves children in kindergarten through high school who struggle with academics because of learning or attention problems. They also support their parents by providing practical, reliable, research-based information to guide them in helping their children.
Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights
The mission of PACER Center is to expand opportunities and enhance the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families, based on the concept of parents helping parents.  Provides multiple resources on their site.
National Center for Learning Disabilities
The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) works to ensure that the nation's 15 million children, adolescents and adults with learning disabilities have every opportunity to succeed in school, work and life. NCLD provides essential information to parents, professionals and individuals with learning disabilities, promotes research and programs to foster effective learning and advocates for policies to protect and strengthen educational rights and opportunities.
Learning Disabilities Association of California
The Learning Disabilities Association of California is a non-profit volunteer organization of parents, professionals, and adults with learning disabilities. Its purpose is to promote and support the education and general welfare of children and adults of potentially normal intelligence who manifest learning, perceptual, and/or behavioral handicaps
LD Online
LD OnLine seeks to help children and adults reach their full potential by providing accurate and up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD. The site features hundreds of helpful articles, monthly columns by noted experts, first person essays, children's writing and artwork, a comprehensive resource guide, very active forums, and a Yellow Pages referral directory of professionals, schools, and products.
Wrights Law
Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.

Specific Learning Disability Resources

Helping the Student with ADHD in the Classroom
In PDF format, this document contains helpful information for both the families and the educators of students with ADHD.
College Internship Program
Provides Bay Area and nationwide comprehensive training modules in Asperger's and learning differences. Provides comprehensive, individualized, academic, internship and independent living experiences for young adults with Asperger's Syndrome and non-verbal learning differences.
Bright Solutions for Dyslexia
Site maintained by Susan Barton, who provides training and lectures as a way to educate parents and teachers about the causes, the symptoms, and the appropriate remediation techniques for students with dyslexia and/or ADHD.
International Dyslexia Association
IDA is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with dyslexia, their families and the communities that support them.  Site has areas for educators, adults, college students, parents, and teens, as well as articles, a shop, news updates, and more.
The Educational Issues of Students with Bipolar Disorder
Information broken down by the Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation, including eligibility for special services, 504 vs. IEP accommodations, school compliance, and interventions.
 Dyslexia, the Gift
Site dedicated to exploring the positive talents that give rise to dyslexia, and sharing knowledge about the best ways for dyslexic people to learn.  Lists articles, resources, forums, and information on the Davis Dyslexia Correction method.

General Educational Resources

Head-Royce School
Located in Oakland, CA, HRS is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school with classes from kindergarten through twelfth grade. The School offers students a challenging program in the liberal arts and sciences in a supportive environment.
Parents Helping Parents
PHP is a 30-year-old nonprofit, family resource center that benefits children with special needs. This includes children of all ages (birth through life) and all backgrounds that have a need for special services due to any special need.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Official website of audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists.
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.
Northwest Regional Educational Library
Improves learning by building capacity in schools, families, and communities through applied research and development. NWREL provides research and development assistance to education, government, community agencies, business, and labor. NWREL's primary service area is the Northwest states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.
Center for Development & Learning 
Provides support for students, families, educators, and clinicians in order to increase success for all school children.  Specializes in the development and dissemination of leading edge research, knowledge, and best practices from multiple disciplines that impact teaching and learning.
Disability Rights Advocate 
DRA is a non-profit law firm dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of people with disabilities. DRA advocates for disability rights through high-impact litigation, as well as research and education. They do not charge their clients for their services.
Scientific Learning
Scientific Learning combines the latest advances in brain research and proprietary technology to create products and services that develop learning and communication skills.
Read Write Think
A partnership between the International Reading Association (IRA), the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), and the Verizon Foundation. NCTE and IRA are working together to provide educators and students with access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction through free, Internet-based content.
Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act Update 2004
Details the 2004 updates and changes to the IDEA act signed into law.

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