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Organizations re: Learning Disabilities

  • Adult ADD/ADHD (
    Most children with ADD / ADHD don’t outgrow their disorders; rather, they become disorganized, inattentive adults. If you’re an adult with ADD / ADHD, your symptoms may be holding you back at work, impacting your relationships, and keeping you from accomplishing your goals.
  • Apraxia-Kids
    Mission is to strengthen the support systems in the lives of children with apraxia, so that each child has their best opportunity to develop speech.
  • Attention Deficit Disorder Association
    Provides information, resources and networking to adults with AD/HD and to the professionals who work with them.
  • BookShare
    A free service for all U.S. students with qualifying disabilities providing accessible books and periodicals.
  • Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice
    To support and promote a reoriented national preparedness to foster the development and the adjustment of children with or at risk of developing serious emotional disturbance.
  • Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
    A national non-profit organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with AD/HD.
  • Chime
    Grounded in its promise of a quality education for all children, Chime is a national leader in the development and delivery of quality inclusive education.
  • Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
    The voice and vision of special education.
  • Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates
    A national voice for special education rights and advocacy.
  • Do-It Programs and Resources (University of Washington)
    Many capable individuals with disabilities face challenges as they pursue academics and careers. They are underrepresented in many rewarding career fields, including science, engineering, business, and technology. DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) serves to increase the participation of individuals with disabilities in challenging academic programs and careers.
  • Family and Advocates Partnership for Education (FAPE)
    Helping parents and advocates improve educational results for children with disabilities.
  • Headsprout
    To help children master basic academic skills with fun, interactive learning programs that work. Every hour of every day, in schools and homes across the country and around the world, children are learning to read with Headsprout.
  • Language Development Skills (Center School PA)
    Few areas are more important to early education than language-development skills. Such skills allow children to share their thoughts and ideas, ask for help when they are having difficulty and communicate with their peers in an appropriate manner. When that development is disrupted by a learning disability, such as dyslexia, it can have a ripple effect on the child's entire life.
  • Learning Disabilities Association of America
    If you are a parent or teacher of a child with a learning disability – or have learning disabilities yourself – you are not alone. Typical learning difficulties include dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia – often complicated by associated disorders such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
  • 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, multimedia, 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.
  • National Center for Learning Disabilities
    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.
  • Nonverbal Learning Disorders Association
    NLDA is a non-profit corporation dedicated to research, education, and advocacy for nonverbal learning disorders. Nonverbal Learning Disorder, known as NLD, is a neurophysiological disorder originating in the right hemisphere of the brain. Reception of nonverbal or performance-based information governed by this hemisphere is impaired in varying degrees, including problems with visual-spatial, intuitive, organizational, evaluative, and holistic processing functions.
  • PATINS Project (Promoting Achievement through Technology and Instruction for all Students)
    Designed in Indiana to develop organization and professional capabilities within school systems in order to effectiver deliver AT services and implement Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles.
  • Project Evolve: Expanding and Validating Options for Learning Through Variations in Education (Univ. of Vermont)
    This grant was awarded to the Center on Disability and Community Inclusion at the University of Vermont by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Program under the funding category, Model Demonstration Projects for Children with Disabilities.
  • School to Prison Reform Project to help at-risk children get special education services, avoid incarceration.
  • The Sparkle Effect
    A nonprofit corporation that provides guidance, peer mentoring, and online tools to enable high school students across the United States to create cheerleading squads for students with special needs and to fully integrate those squads into the high school sports curriculum.