Information on Learning Disabilities: Parents Education Network www.parentseducationnetwork.org “Parents Education Network is a coalition of parents collaborating with educators, students and the community to empower and bring academic success to students with learning and attention difficulties.” PEN also hosts a speaker series on various topics.
Learning Disabilities Association of America www.ldanatl.org The Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) is a non-profit organization that advocates for children and adults with learning disabilities. The site offers information about learning disabilities, the LDA Annual Conference, publications, and local chapters.
The International Dyslexia Association www.interdys.org “The International Dyslexia Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with dyslexia, their families, and the communities that support them.”
LD Online www.ldonline.org Information on learning disabilities for parents, educators, and students.
Legal Resources: Disability Rights and Education Defense Fund (DREDF) www.dredf.org Civil rights law and policy center. Excellent resource that explains the IEP process and contains sample letters when contacting districts.
Wrightslaw www.wrightslaw.com “Wrightslaw is leading website about special education law and advocacy.”
Community Alliance for Special Education (CASE) www.caseadvocacy.org Provides legal support and services to protect the rights of students with learning disabilities. The Special Education Rights and Responsibilities Handbook , a book focusing on the special education process, is available from their office.
National Center for Learning Disabilities www.ncld.org “The National Center for Learning Disabilities’ (NCLD) mission is to ensure success for all individuals with learning disabilities in school, at work and in life.” The organization advocates for improved legislation and services for people with learning disabilities.
ADHD Information: Children & Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CH.A.D.D) www.chadd.org National organization of parents and professionals dedicated to children and adults with attention deficit disorder.
Dr. Ed Hallowell www.drhallowell.com/add-adhd Dr. Hallowell is a physician with ADHD and emphasizes his viewpoint that when ADHD is managed properly, it can be an asset to individuals.
Technology: Center for Accessible Technology www.cforat.org Information on various technology for students with learning disabilities Recommended Books: Late, Lost, and Unprepared: A Parents' Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning by Joyce Cooper-Kahn Overcoming Dyslexia by Sally Shaywitz